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IBM VM Recovery Manager for Power Systems Cookbook

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


Last updated on 03 May 2023

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IBM Form #: SG24-8539-00

Authors: Dino Quintero, Felipe Bessa, Shawn Bodily, Carlos Jorge Cabanas Aguero, Vera Cruz, Sachin P. Deshmukh, Dishant Doriwala, Alexander Ducut, Karim El Barkouky, Santhosh S Joshi, Youssef Largou, Juan Prada Diez, Vivek Shukla, Antony Steel, Yadong Yang and Tim Simon

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    This IBM Redbooks publication is designed to give the reader a broad understanding of the IBM Virtual Machine Recovery Manager for Power Systems. Virtual Machine Recovery Manager (VMRM) is a family of solutions that provide high availability and disaster recovery management solutions for users of IBM Power Servers. The VMRM solutions include:

    VMRM HA which provides a single site high availability solution.

    VMRM DR which provides a dual site disaster recovery solution.

    VMRM HADR and VMRM HADRHA which combine high availability and disaster recovery in a single management solution.

    As VMRM is based on virtual machine recovery, it is operating system independent and can provide a solution for any virtual machine running an operating system supported by IBM Power.

    The Redbooks publication provides a high level description of the VMRM solutions suitable for management who are looking for availability solutions for their infrastructure. In addition, we provide a deep dive into the installation, configuration, and management of the solutions that is designed to help the system administrators that will be involved in the installation and management of the solution.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to High Availability and Disaster Recovery

    Chapter 2. IBM VM Recovery Manager architecture and components

    Chapter 3. Planning and deploying IBM VM Recovery Manager HA

    Chapter 4. Planning and deploying IBM VM Recovery Manager DR

    Chapter 5. Planning and deploying IBM VM Recovery Manager HADR

    Chapter 6. Planning and deploying IBM VM Recovery Manager HADRHA

    Chapter 7. Common tasks across the VMRM family

    Chapter 8. KSYS High availability

    Chapter 9. VMRM GUI deployment

    Chapter 10. Advanced Topics

    Chapter 11. Scenarios and examples


    Special Notices

    The material included in this document is in DRAFT form and is provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind. IBM is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the material, and may update the document at any time. The final, published document may not include any, or all, of the material included herein. Client assumes all risks associated with Client's use of this document.