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PowerHA SystemMirror 6.1 Migration, Extended Configuration and PD

Course Description


Learn the latest features in PowerHA SystemMirror. Learn to: This course provides lectures and hands on labs in an instructor lead course environment, either in a face-to-face classroom or in a live virtual classroom environment (ILO - Instructor Led Online).


This advanced course is for experienced AIX system administrators and support personnel who are responsible for the administration, maintenance, and implementation of PowerHA SystemMirror clusters on IBM Power p systems running AIX. This course also includes those who want to:
  • learn the new features with PowerHASystemMirror for AIX V6.1
  • learn about how to implement PowerHASystemMirror for AIX in complex configurations
  • pass the IBM Certified Systems Expert HACMP V5
  • Technical leaders responsible for designing PowerHA SystemMirror 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

Key topics

Day 1
  • Unit 1: PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX concepts review
  • Exercise 1: Create a cluster
  • Unit 2: PowerHA SystemMirror extended configuration and migration
  • Exercise 2: PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX migration and extended configuration, Part 1
Day 2
  • Unit 2: PowerHA SystemMirror extended configuration and migration (continued)
  • Unit 3: Determining the cluster status
  • Exercise 2: PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX migration and extended configuration, Part 2
  • Exercise 3: Monitoring and notification
Day 3
  • Unit 4: Application integration
  • Exercise 4: Configuring a highly available TSM server
  • Unit 5: Problem Determination Overview
  • Exercise 5: PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX problem determination basics
Day 4
  • Unit 6: Application and Event Script problems
  • Exercise 6: Event script application problem determination (and monitoring)
  • 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


  • Review fundamental PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX concepts and components
  • Understand what is new with PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX V6.1
  • Use the more complex extended path configuration options
  • Determine the status of the cluster and cluster components
  • Integrate applications into PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX

Course Duration

5 Days
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