This intermediate course is for experienced AIX system administrators and support personnel who will be responsible for the administration, maintenance, and implementation of PowerHA SystemMirror clusters on IBM Power p systems running AIX. This audience will include:
Students who want to learn to work with the PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1 for AIX
Students who want to learn about how to implement PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX in complex configurations
Technical leaders responsible for designing PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX clustering solutions
Important: This course is not suitable for students that do not have prior knowledge of AIX or PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX and want to go from novice to expert in five days.
This course is designed to teach experienced PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX professionals the latest features in PowerHA SystemMirror. It covers how to: Effectively administer and monitor an IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX cluster Implement PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX's more complex options
Day 1 Welcome Unit 1 Topic 1: PowerHA review Unit 1 Topic 2: Advanced administration: Topology and CSPOC features Exercise 1: Lab setup, cluster review, topology, and C-SPOC administration Day 2 Unit 2 Topic 1: Adding applications manually Unit 2 Topic 2: Adding applications using a Smart Assist Exercise 2 Part 1: Manually adding an application Exercise 2 Part 2: Adding an application using a Smart Assist Day 3 Unit 3: Advanced administration: Resources and resource groups Exercise 3 Part 1: Implementing resource group dependencies Exercise 3 Part 2: Adding application monitors Day 4 Unit 4: Determining cluster status using the command line interface Unit 5: Advanced administration: Event configuration Exercise 4: Determining cluster status using command line Exercise 5: PowerHA for AIX event configuration Day 5 Unit 6: Advanced administration: DLPAR and WPAR implementation Unit 7: Determining cluster status using the IBM Systems Director Exercise 6: Implementing DLPAR and WPAR Exercise 7: Implementing the PowerHA IBM Systems Director plug-in Open lab time
Review fundamental PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX concepts and components Use the more complex configuration options: Create four node clusters with two independent resource groups Create and test robust application start and stop scripts Create and test custom application monitors Create resource group dependencies Customize event notifications Integrate WPAR and DLPAR with applications under PowerHA control Determine the status of the cluster and cluster components using PowerHA/SNMP commands and the IBM Systems Director plug-in Integrate applications using Smart Assists into PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX: Using the DB2 Smart Assist pref