PowerHA SystemMirror 7 Planning Implementation Customization and Basic Admin

Duration: 
5 days
Codes: 
NULL
Versions: 
7

Overview

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

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.

Skills Gained

  • 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)

Prerequisites

You should be AIX system administrator 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 Administrators (AN210)

Course Outline

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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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite
Onsite5 2500 £2500 2019-01-15
Midlands
Birmingham5 2695 £2695 2019-03-04
Manchester
Manchester5 2695 £2695 2019-03-04
Glasgow
Glasgow5 2695 £2695 2019-03-04