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Abstract: IBM PowerHA SystemMirror supports the IBM System Storage DS5020.

IBM PowerHA SystemMirror supports the IBM System Storage DS5020

November 6, 2009

IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX* (formerly HACMP*) V5.4.1, V5.5, and V6.1 for AIX V5.3 and V6.1 adds support the IBM System Storage* DS5020 (1814-20A).

Please refer to the following information for support details. 
DS5020 (1814-20A)
AIX V5.3
AIX V6.1
PowerHA V5.4.1
PowerHA 5.4.1 SP2

AIX V5.3 TL7

RSCT V2.4.8.0

PowerHA 5.4.1 SP2

AIX V6.1 TL0 SP2

RSCT V2.5.0.0

PowerHA V5.5
AIX 5.3 TL9

RSCT V2.4.10.0

AIX 6.1 TL2 SP1


RSCT V2.5.2.0

PowerHA V6.1
AIX 5.3 TL9

RSCT V2.4.12.0

AIX 6.1 TL2 SP1

RSCT V2.5.4.0


  • Testing was performed with DS5020 Microcode level
  • This support includes using SDDPCM, with the caveat that SDDPCM support requires the use of enhanced concurrent volume groups(ECVG).

Utilizing MPIO requires the use ecvgs regardless of any PCM usage.

Also any storage device used in a VIOS environment also requires the use of ECVG

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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