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Residency Announcement: PW-3202-R01 IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.x for AIX Best Practices and Reference Architectures (Standard and Enterprise Editions)
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The nomination period for the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.x for AIX Best Practices and Reference Architectures is residency is still open. I encourage you to submit your nomination for consideration.
During this residency, the team will implement and test high availability scenarios to develop and document high availability best practices and reference architectures.
Over the past few months, two IBM Redbooks publications addressing IBM PowerHA SystemMirror have been published addressing different topics including planning, migration, and integration with other technologies. However, in 2013, we would like to develop content that would provide help to our clients implementing this high availability solution. Any topic that past residencies might have not address, or you have questions about it, we encourage you to comment in this blog.
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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 residency team invites you to download and read the draft of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.2 Enterprise Edition for AIX Redbooks publication.
This publication delivers the following table of contents:
Part 1 - IntroductionChapter 1. Concepts and overview of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.2 Enterprise Edition
Chapter 2. Differences between PowerHA Enterprise Edition 6.1 and 7.1.2
Chapter 3. Planning
Chapter 4. Implementing DS8800 HyperSwap
Chapter 5. Cross-site LVM mirroring with PowerHA Standard Edition
Part 3 - Extended disaster recovery (linked clusters)Chapter 6. Configuring PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition linked clusters with SVC replication
Chapter 7. Configuring PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition with XIV replication
Part 4 - System administration, monitoring, maintenance, and managementChapter 8. Migrating to PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.2 Enterprise Edition
Chapter 9. PowerHA 7.1.2 Systems Director plug-in enhancements
Chapter 10. Cluster partition management
Part 5 - AppendicesAppendix A. Configuring PowerHA with IPv6
Appendix B. DNS change for the IBM Systems Director environment with PowerHA
This IBM Redbooks publication can be downloaded at the following website:
In 2013, we continue providing our clients with additional reference documentation utilizing IBM PowerHA SystemMirror as the key to help our IBM Power Systems clients with high availability solutions for their enterprise applications. Comments, questions, and suggestions are welcome as we continue to promote the adoption of IBM PowerHA SystemMirror across our clients environments.
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The IBM Redbooks publication: IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Standard Edition 7.1.1 for AIX Update, SG24-8030-00 (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248030.html?Open) was recently updated (a few sections where the change bar is turned on) to clarify the technical information of hostnames in PowerHA and hostnames in the content of IBM AIX CAA (cluster aware AIX).
The IBM RedPaper - Deploying PowerHA Solution with AIX HyperSwap, REDP-4954-00 (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/abstracts/redp4954.html?Open) provides additional information on how to help you plan, install, tailor and configure the new PowerHA with Hyperswap clustering solution. IBM PowerHA with HyperSwap adds transparent storage protection for replicated storage, improving overal system availability by masking storage failures. Please share any experiences you might have had with IBM PowerHA and the AIX HyperSwap solution.
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.
5 Things You Should Know about the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Solution
For more information, refer to the IBM the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX website at: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/availability/aix/index.html.
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I am working brainstorming topics with my residency team about IBM PowerHA with focus on migration practices.
After evaluating the current documentation including: Installation guides (manuals) and available Redbooks, there is very good documentation on migration scenarios already available including combinations of operating systems and PowerHA versions.
I am asking the broader technical audience via my blog if there is anything outside of what is currently documented that you think might be useful to create content, and document it an IBM Redbooks.
Feedback would be greatly appreciate it.
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The IBM PowerHA 7.1.3 Service Pack 1 - fix pack 18.104.22.168 is now available. Refer to the following website:
1. SAP HA management
2. HyperSwap Active-Active or passive with Oracle RAC
3. Repository replacement related fixes
4. Miscellaneous fixes
Announcing the draft publication of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.3 for AIX Reference Guide, SG24-8167
The residency team is pleased to announced the draft release of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.3 for AIX Reference Guide, SG24-8167 publication which provides details on the latest features and updates of the IBM PowerHA 7.1.3.
The draft can be found at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedpieceAbstracts/sg248167.html?Open
Your feedback is valuable.
For more information, refer to the IBM the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX website at: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/availability/aix/index.html
For more information on IBM Power Systems, refer to the following website: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/
Mi primer blog en Espanol enfocado en IBM Power Systems en especial IBM POWER8 para clientes de habla Hispana
Este primer blog es para anunciar a clientes de IBM de habla Hispana que habra un punto focal para entablar conversaciones acerca de la technologia y soluciones POWER de IBM. En los siguientes blogs, comenzare a proveer punto interesantes de la tecnologia para mantener comunicados y educados a todos nuestros clientes. Ademas este blog les ayudara a entrablar conversaciones con diversos especialistas de Power Systems y en especial compartir con contemporaneos sus puntos de vista acerca de la tecnologia.
Para poder seguir este blog, se necesita esta registrado en IBM developerWorks. Si usted conoce a alguien de sus companeros que posiblemente se beneficiara de las conversaciones de estos blog, a que se inscriba en developerWorks en la siguiente direccion: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/
Otro punto de referencia que cuenta con mucha informacion acerca de IBM Power Systems y otras tecnologias que se acoplan con POWER son IBM PowerHA SystemMirror para disponibilidad, GPFS para manejo de ficheros, y muchas mas se pueden encontrar en IBM Redbooks en la siguiente direccion:
Para informacion adicional acerca de IBM Power Systems en particular el anuncio de POWER8 y para aprender mas acerca de la nueva tecnologia destinada para muchas cosas pero en particular para analitica, refierase a la siguiente direccion:
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I would like to announce the opening of the next IBM PowerHA residency to continue architecting, exploring, and developing content on high availability and challenging business continuity requirement scenarios. The goal for this residency is to continue to develop technical content to:
1. Convince you, if you have not adopted PowerHA yet, to consider it for your next IBM Power System and applications high availability requirements.
2. Help you understand, use, deploy and manage your PowerHA environments with the latest features.
3. Provide you with the most comprehensive technical documentation, complementing the IBM PowerHA manuals to help you keep your environment highly available.
The residency announcement including time table, requirements, and nomination form can be found at the following website:
Note: Your feedback is welcome. Thus I am collecting feedback for the residency team on high availability topics that lack documentation taking into account the current line up of IBM PowerHA Redbooks and Redpapers available at the IBM Redbooks website:
For more information on IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX, refer to the solution website at: