PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1 Planning and Implementation Global Knowledge Egypt

This course is designed to prepare you to install and configure a highly available cluster using PowerHA SystemMirror. This course should be followed by: AN68GB ptx/CLUSTERS on Numa-Q (AN68GB)

Target Audience:

This basic course is for 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 PowerSystems server running AIX 6.1 or later. The lab exercises are conducted on an AIX 7.1 TL1 -level system.


  • 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 configuration:
  • Single resource group on a primary node and a standby node (active/passive)
  • Configure resource group startup, fallover, and fallback policies


You should be AIX system administrators and have TCP/IP, LVM storage and Disk hardware implementation skills.

  • These skills are addressed in the following course
  • TCP/IP for AIX Administrators (AN21GB) or can be obtained through equivalent education and experience.


  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: Introduction to PowerHA
  • 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
  • Unit 4: Configuring a PowerHA SystemMirror cluster
  • Exercise 3: Preparing an application for integration with SystemMirror
  • Exercise 4: Initial cluster configuration
  • Exercise 5: Install and maintain PowerHA SystemMirror
  • Open lab

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