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This course is designed to teach experienced PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX professionals the latest features in PowerHA SystemMirror. It covers how to:

  • Effectively administer and monitor an IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX cluster
  • Implement PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX's more complex options
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This intermediate course is for experienced AIX system administrators and support personnel who will be responsible for the administration, maintenance, and implementation of PowerHA SystemMirror clusters on IBM Power p systems running AIX. This audience will include:

  • Students who want to learn to work with the PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1 for AIX
  • Students who want to learn about how to implement PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX in complex configurations
  • Technical leaders responsible for designing PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX clustering solutions

Important: This course is not suitable for students that do not have prior knowledge of AIX or PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX and want to go from novice to expert in five days.

You should have experience with installing and performing standard PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX configuration functions, which can be obtained through the following course (or equivalent experience):

  • PowerHA SystemMirror 7 Planning, Implementing, Customizing and Administrating (AN61AGB)

Note: AN61 is a mandatory prerequisite.

You should also be familiar with:

  • The AIX operating system
  • The IBM server hardware that they are using
  • The principles of good system management
  • TCP/IP communications concepts and tools, as covered in Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (AN12GB) or AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals (AN14GB) briefly (or in TCPIP for AIX Administrators (AN21GB) extensively)
  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM) concepts and configuration, as covered in Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (AN12GB) or AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals (AN14GB)
  • Good Korn Shell script programming
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Review fundamental PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX concepts and components
  • Use the more complex configuration options:
    • Create four node clusters with two independent resource groups
    • Create and test robust application start and stop scripts
    • Create and test custom application monitors
    • Create resource group dependencies
    • Customize event notifications
    • Integrate WPAR and DLPAR with applications under PowerHA control
  • Determine the status of the cluster and cluster components using PowerHA/SNMP commands and the IBM Systems Director plug-in
  • Integrate applications using Smart Assists into PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX:
    • Using the DB2 Smart Assist pref
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Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1 Topic 1: PowerHA review
  • Unit 1 Topic 2: Advanced administration: Topology and CSPOC features
  • Exercise 1: Lab setup, cluster review, topology, and C-SPOC administration

Day 2

  • Unit 2 Topic 1: Adding applications manually
  • Unit 2 Topic 2: Adding applications using a Smart Assist
  • Exercise 2 Part 1: Manually adding an application
  • Exercise 2 Part 2: Adding an application using a Smart Assist

Day 3

  • Unit 3: Advanced administration: Resources and resource groups
  • Exercise 3 Part 1: Implementing resource group dependencies
  • Exercise 3 Part 2: Adding application monitors

Day 4

  • Unit 4: Determining cluster status using the command line interface
  • Unit 5: Advanced administration: Event configuration
  • Exercise 4: Determining cluster status using command line
  • Exercise 5: PowerHA for AIX event configuration

Day 5

  • Unit 6: Advanced administration: DLPAR and WPAR implementation
  • Unit 7: Determining cluster status using the IBM Systems Director
  • Exercise 6: Implementing DLPAR and WPAR
  • Exercise 7: Implementing the PowerHA IBM Systems Director plug-in
  • Open lab time
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