About this Course

Code TPZL1_AN42
Duration 5 Days

Learn the latest features in PowerHA.

Learn to: effectively administer and monitor a IBM PowerHA for AIX cluster; implement PowerHA for the more complex advanced AIX configuration options; and perform problem determination on a PowerHA for AIX cluster


This advanced course is for experienced AIX system administrators and support personnel who are responsible for the administration, maintenance, and implementation of PowerHA clusters on IBM Power p systems running AIX.

The audience includes:

  • Those who want to:
    • learn the new features with PowerHA for AIX V5.5
    • learn about how to implement PowerHA for AIX in complex configurations
    • pass the IBM Certified Systems Expert HACMP V5
  • Technical leaders responsible for designing PowerHA for AIX clustering solutions

You should have experience installing and performing standard PowerHA for AIX configuration functions, which can be obtained by attending one of the following courses:

  • PowerHA for AIX I: Implementation, Configuration and Administration (AN410) or (AX410) or
  • HACMP Systems Administration I: Planning and Implementation (AU540)

or equivalent experience.

You should also be familiar with:

  • The AIX operating system
  • The IBM server hardware they are using
  • The principles of good system management
  • TCP/IP communications concepts and tools
  • LVM concepts and configuration
  • Good Korn Shell script programming

Delegates will learn how to

  • Review fundamental PowerHA for AIX concepts and components
  • Understand what is new with PowerHA for AIX V5.5
  • Use the more complex extended path configuration options
  • Determine the status of the cluster and cluster components
  • Integrate applications into PowerHA for AIX


Day 1

  • Unit 1: PowerHA review
  • Exercise 1: Create a cluster
  • Unit 2: PowerHA extended configuration and migration
  • Exercise 2: Extended configuration and migration Part 1

Day 2

  • Unit 2: PowerHA extended configuration and migration (continued)
  • Unit 3: Determining the cluster status
  • Exercise 2: Extended configuration and migration Part 2
  • Exercise 3: Monitoring and notification

Day 3

  • Unit 4: Application integration
  • Exercise 4: Application integration (TSM)
  • Unit 5: Problem Determination Overview
  • Exercise 5: Cluster Tools / Failures and Logs

Day 4

  • Unit 6: Application and Event Script problems
  • Exercise 6: Application and Event Script problems
  • Unit 7: LVM and C-SPOC problems
  • Exercise 7: LVM configuration problems

Day 5

  • Unit 8: Networking and RSCT problems
  • Exercise 8: Network and RSCT problems
  • Open lab time

5 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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