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PowerHa SystemMirror 7.1 Planning and Implementation


Course Description


Overview

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

Audience

This course is for 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 6.1 or later. The lab exercises are conducted on an AIX 7.1 TL2 -level system.

Prerequisites

You should be an AIX system administrators and have TCP/IP, LVM storage, and disk hardware implementation skills. These skills are addressed in the following course or can be obtained through equivalent education and experience TCP/IP for AIX Administration (AN21G).

Key topics

Day 1
  • Welcome
  • 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: PowerHA SystemMirror installation
  • Exercise 5: Install and maintain PowerHA SystemMirror
  • Open lab

Objectives

  • 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 configuration:
    • Single resource group on a primary node and a standby node (active/passive)
  • Configure resource group startup, fallover, and fallback policies

Course Duration

3 days
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