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Announcing the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX 7.1.3
The IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Standard Edition is the IBM Power Systems data center solution that helps protect critical business applications from outages, planned or unplanned. PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Enterprise Edition includes the Standard Edition plus advanced capabilities such as failover to back up resources at remote locations.
PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX 7.1.3 enhances and adds new capabilities, including the following key features:
1. HyperSwap for active-active two-site configurations
2. HyperSwap for single-node clusters
3. Support for clustering with unicast communications
4. Capability to dynamically modify the host name of a clustered node
5. Operator-managed manual failover policy for multisite linked clusters
6. Graphical Cluster Simulator
7. Enhanced and flexible high availability management support for SAP
For additional information, refer to the IBM PowerHA System Mirror for AIX website at: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/availability/aix/
I have a few question to help me influence and steer the residency team for the upcoming IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX residency.
1. What are the challenging your customer face?
2. What are the gaps in technical content which can be developed during the residency?
3. Where can we make a big bang during this residency?
From a business perspective, field perspective? Your perspective! What is missing? gap?
Please let me know your comments so I can relay the message to the residency team.
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The residency team encourages you to download and read the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Standard Edition 7.1.1 for AIX Update Redbooks publication. This publication contains information, scenarios, and useful information that can help you compare the features in previous versions of PowerHA Standard Edition with the new release. Thus helping you plan with your clients upcoming upgrades, and new implementation opportunities.
Chapter 7 is a very special chapter because for the first time the residency team covers the Smart Assist for SAP in a implementation scenario. Chapter 7 couples with Appendix E to provide as much detail on how to implement SAP and PowerHA.
This IBM Redbooks publication contains the following table of contents:
Chapter 1. Introducing IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.1
Chapter 2. Cluster Aware AIX
Chapter 3. PowerHA 7.1.1 basic installation and configuration
Chapter 4. Cluster administration
Chapter 5. Smart Assists for PowerHA SystemMirror
Chapter 6. Migration scenarios
Chapter 7. IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Smart Assist for SAP
Chapter 8. Workload partition and PowerHA scenario
Appendix A. AIX upgrades and PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.0
Appendix B. Configuring the PowerHA cluster by using clmgr
Appendix C. Creating the hardware environment by using command-line tools
Appendix D. Replacing the failed repository disk if any nodes are not joined to the cluster
Appendix E. IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Smart Assist for SAP accessories for Chapter 7
Appendix F. PowerHA and workload partition examples
This IBM Redbooks publication can be downloaded at the following website:
If you have any suggestions, comments, or any feedback, please let us know via this blog. The team that developed this Redbooks publication looks forward to receiving any feedback.
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The IBM Analytics Solutions on IBM POWER8 residency team would like to invite you to stop by the IBM booth during SC15 in Austin, Texas to see the implementation of the IBM Data Engine for Analytics on IBM POWER8 with the IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS), and to view the demonstration on how to leverage IBM BigInsights, IBM DB2, IBM BigSQL, IBM Cognos, IBM SPSS, and IBM Spectrum Scale for a real time retail offer generation.
The residency team consisted of (from left to right, see photo below):
For more information about the SC15 conference, refer to the following website:
5 Things you should know about the IBM Data Engine for Analytics Solution - Power Systems Edition
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5 Things You Should Know about IBM Data Engine for Genomics - Power Systems Edition
For more information about IBM Data Engine for Genomics – Power Systems Edition Architecture and Reference Design Version 3.0, refer to the following website:
For more information about IBM Health Care and Life Sciences solutions, refer to the following website:
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