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



Highlights:
  • 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:
  • Single resource group on a primary node with standby node (active/passive)
  • 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

This course is the first in the PowerHA 7 curriculum. The following courses can be taken after this course is completed:

  • PowerHA 7 Advanced Configurations (AN620)
  • PowerHA SystemMirror 7 Migration (AN650)
  • PowerHA/XD: Extended Distance and Disaster Recovery (AN440)

Audience:

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 V6.1 or later. The lab exercises are conducted on an AIX 7.1 TL2 level system.


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
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