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PowerHA SystemMirror 7 Customization and Basic Administration

Course Description


This course is designed to prepare students to perform basic administration and maintenance on a PowerHA SystemMirror cluster.  


The audience for this advanced 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 6.1 or later. The lab exercises are conducted on an AIX 7.1 TL2 -level system.


You should be AIX system administrator and have TCP/IP, LVM storage, and disk hardware implementation skills. In addition, you should be familiar with high availability concepts and knows how to plan and implement a simple active/passive two-node cluster. These skills are addressed in the following courses orcan be obtained through equivalent education and experience:
  • TCP/IP for AIX Administration (AN210)
  • PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1 Planning and Implementation (AN670)

Key topics

Day 1
  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: Cluster validation and testing
  • Unit 2: Basic PowerHA SystemMirror administration
  • Exercise 1: Cluster validation and testing
  • Exercise 2: Extending the configuration
Day 2
  • Unit 3: Events
  • Unit 4: Basic troubleshooting
  • Exercise 3: Events
  • Exercise 4: PowerHA SystemMirror problem determination
  • Open lab


  • Verify cluster configuration and status
  • Perform basic testing of cluster operations
  • Use DARE to make cluster configuration changes without stopping the cluster applications
  • Perform routine administration changes across all nodes using C-SPOC
  • Perform resource group move operations
  • Use the snapshot facility to backup a cluster configuration, to return to a
  • previous cluster configuration, or to roll back changes
  • Perform basic customization for PowerHA
  • Perform basic problem determination and recovery

Course Duration

2 days
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