This course is designed to prepare you to perform administration on a highly available cluster using PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX. It introduces concepts; design and planning considerations; installation and configuration; customization; and maintenance.


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Learning Objectives

Explain what high availability is
Outline the capabilities of PowerHA SystemMirror
Design and plan a highly available cluster
Install and configure PowerHA SystemMirror in the following modes of operation: Single resource group on a primary node with standby node
Two resource groups in a mutual takeover configuration Implement the trusted execution feature of AIX 6.1

Configure resource group startup, fallover, and fallback policies
Perform system administration tasks for PowerHA
Perform customization for PowerHA
Perform problem determination and recovery

  • Day 1

  • Introduction to PowerHA SystemMirror
    Planning and configuring network and storage

  • Day 2

  • Configuring applications for PowerHA SystemMirror
    Configuring a PowerHA SystemMirror cluster

  • Day 3

  • Cluster validation and testing
    PowerHA SystemMirror administration

  • Day 4

  • PowerHA SystemMirror event processing
    Basic Troubleshooting

  • Day 5

  • PowerHA SystemMirror installation


This advanced course is for individuals who are experienced AIX system administrators with TCP/IP networking and AIX Logical Volume Manager (LVM) experience, who are responsible for the planning and installation of a PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1 and later cluster on an IBM power systems server running AIX 6.1 or later. The lab exercises are conducted on an AIX 7.1 TL2-level system.




You should be AIX system administrators and have TCP/IP, LVM storage, and disk hardware implementation skills.


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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