Planning a two-node IBM PowerHA SystemMirror cluster: Six must-know items

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Planning a two-node IBM PowerHA SystemMirror cluster: Six must-know items

 

 

1. What is PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX?

Get an overview of the IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror high-availability (HA) solution, find out what it protects and learn about its product architecture.

 

READ: Introduction to PowerHA

 

READ: IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1 for AIX, chapters 1 and 2 

 

2. Infrastructure planning and configuration

To plan and implement a two-node PowerHA cluster, you should determine what version of PowerHA you will implement, what version of the IBM AIX® operating system will be required, how you will handle Ethernet network and storage redundancy, and lastly, how many PowerHA nodes will be in the cluster.

 

READ: Planning PowerHA SystemMirror, topics “Planning cluster network connectivity,” “Planning shared disk and tape devices” and “Planning shared LVM components” 

 

READ: IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1 for AIX, chapter 3 

 

WATCH: PowerHA7.1 Part 2 SMIT configuration 

 

3. Application planning and configuration

Learn how to use Smart Assists to simplify application planning and configuration. Manual configuration is also available.

 

READ: Planning PowerHA SystemMirror, topics “Planning Resource Groups” and “Applications and PowerHA SystemMirror”

 

READ: The topic pertinent to your application to consider using Smart Assists in the information center. 

 

READ: IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1 for AIX, chapter 6 

 

4. Configure the application into PowerHA

Use either SMIT or the PowerHA SystemMirror IBM Systems Director plug-in to create the PowerHA cluster, nodes, networks, resources and resource groups.

 

READ: IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1 for AIX, chapter 5 

 

WATCH: Configuring a PowerHA SystemMirror V7.1 for AIX Cluster – IBM Training 

 

READ: Installing PowerHA SystemMirror

 

READ: clmgr: A Technical Reference

 

5. Test the configured cluster

Learn about various test plans and simulations to help you determine if PowerHA is configured and working correctly. After you have created the cluster, run the test plan, documenting behaviors and resolving problems.

 

READ: IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1 for AIX, chapter 9 

 

WATCH: PowerHA7.1 Part 4 HA in action 

 

6. What PowerHA course is right for my environment and administering my PowerHA cluster?

For more detailed information and lab exercises, consider IBM Training. A PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX cheat sheet is also included.

 

WATCH: What’s new in IBM Training’s PowerHA curriculum 

 

READ: IBM PowerHA for AIX System Administration Training

 

READ: The PowerHA for AIX (formerly HACMP) cheat sheet

3 thoughts on “Planning a two-node IBM PowerHA SystemMirror cluster: Six must-know items

  1. Hi,

    I have two node with AIX 6.1 TL08 SP2, i want configure powerha 7.1.1, but unfortunatly when i must create the “repository disk”, the mkcluster command failed with this message:

    mkcluster: Cluster product not licensed

    do you know, why?

    Thanks in Advance

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