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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Adds Support for the IBM Power 8 Family of Servers

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Abstract: PowerHA SystemMirror support for the IBM Power 8 Family of Servers.

IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Adds Support for the IBM Power 8 Family of Servers

June 10, 2014

IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX* adds support for the new IBM Power 8 family of servers.

Please refer to the following information for support details:

  1. This support announcement is for PowerHA SystemMirror version v6.1 and v7 products.
    Recommended levels are: PowerHA v6.1 SP12 and PowerHA v7.1.3 SP1.
  2. Note that these PowerHA SystemMirror products can be used with AIX v6 or v7 Operating Systems on Power 8 System.
  3. For requirements regarding the level of AIX needed for Power 8 support, refer to AIX related support publications
  4. This support is based on the requirement that deployment meets the generic clustering requirements.

Examples of which are:
  • Ensure that redundant network communication links between the cluster nodes is available and operating correctly
  • If multicast based v7 cluster is deployed, mping based multicast packet communication check should pass for more than 5 minutes (some routers block multicast traffic after 3 minutes or so)
  • Shared storage is configured as necessary based on the needs and is operating correctly. Note that repository disk in v7 product is minimally required and be shared across all the nodes in the cluster

Clients are advised to obtain the latest service updates for this support.

1. AIX needs to be updated to correct levels to be deployed on Power 8 systems. More information about the same can be found at:
2. IBM Service can be obtained from the IBM Electronic Fix Distribution site at:

For questions or concerns, please send a note to HA Feedback at:

HA Solutions Feedback/Poughkeepsie/IBM or

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