About this course

Course code TPZL1_AN61
Duration 5 Days

This course is designed to prepare students to install and configure a highly available cluster using PowerHA SystemMirror.


The audience for this course is students 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 5L V5.3 or later. The lab exercises are conducted on an AIX 6.1 TL6 -level system.

Students should be AIX system administrators and have TCP/IP, LVM storage, and disk hardware implementation skills. These skills are addressed in the following courses or can be obtained through equivalent education and experience:

• TCP/IP for AIX Administration (AN21GB)

Delegates will learn how to

• Explain what high availability is
• Outline the capabilities of PowerHA SystemMirror
• Design and plan a highly available PowerHA cluster
• Install and configure PowerHA SystemMirror in the following modes of operation:
o Single resource group on a primary node with standby node (active/passive)
o Two resource groups in a mutual takeover configuration (active/active)
• 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


Day 1

• Welcome and course introduction
• Unit 1: Introduction to PowerHA SystemMirror
• Unit 2: Planning and configuring network and storage for PowerHA SystemMirror
• Exercise 1: Lab setup, cluster planning, and exploring fallover
• Exercise 2: Preparing the AIX environment for PowerHA SystemMirror

Day 2

• Unit 3: Configuring applications for PowerHA SystemMirror
• Unit 4: Configuring a PowerHA SystemMirror cluster
• Exercise 3: Preparing an application for integration with SystemMirror
• Exercise 4: Initial cluster configuration

Day 3

• Unit 5: Cluster validation and testing
• Unit 6: Basic PowerHA SystemMirror administration
• Exercise 5: Cluster validation and testing
• Exercise 6: Extending the configuration

Day 4

• Unit 7: Events
• Unit 8: Basic troubleshooting
• Exercise 7: Events
• Exercise 8: PowerHA SystemMirror problem determination

Day 5

• Unit 9: PowerHA SystemMirror installation
• Exercise 9: Install and maintain PowerHA SystemMirror
• Open lab

5 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method


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