About this course

Course code TPZL1_AN41
Duration 5 Days

Learn to install and configure a highly available cluster using PowerHA for AIX.

The lab exercises are conducted on an AIX 6.1 level system.

Prerequisites

This course is for experienced AIX system administrators with TCP/IP networking and AIX LVM experience who are responsible for the planning and installation of a Power HA 6.1 cluster on an IBM power systems server running AIX 5L V5.3 or later.

You should be an AIX system administrator and have TCP/ IP, LVM storage and disk hardware implementation skills. These skills may be obtained by attending:

  • Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (AN12) or (AX12)
  • Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination (AN15) or (AX15)
  • or through equivalent experience

Delegates will learn how to

  • Explain what high availability is
  • Outline the capabilities of PowerHA for AIX
  • Design and plan a highly available cluster
  • Install and configure PowerHA for AIX in the following modes of operation: Single resource group on a primary node with standby node; and Two resource groups in a mutual takeover configuration
  • Configure resource group startup, fallover, and fallback policies
  • Perform basic system administration tasks for PowerHA
  • Perform basic customization for PowerHA
  • Perform basic problem determination and recovery

Outline

Day 1

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to PowerHA for AIX 5L
  • Unit 2- Basic Application and resource group considerations
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2

Day 2

  • Unit 3- Basic Network considerations
  • Unit 4- Shared storage considerations for high availability
  • Unit 5 - Initial cluster configuration steps
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5

Day 3

  • Unit 6 - Verification and basic monitoring
  • Unit 7 - Additional network and application considerations
  • Unit 8 - Additional cluster configuration steps
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8

Day 4

  • Unit 9 - Basic PowerHA administration
  • Unit 10 - Events
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10

Day 5

  • Unit 11 - Problem determination and recovery
  • Unit 12 - PowerHA installation
  • Exercise 11
  • Open Lab

5 Days

Duration
Delivery Method

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