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PowerHA SystemMirror 6.1 SP3 adds DS8700 Global Mirror support

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Abstract: IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Enterprise Edition 6.1 SP3 adds support for the IBM DS8700 Global Mirror Feature.

IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Enterprise Edition adds support for the IBM DS8700 Global Mirror Feature

September 10, 2010

IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Enterprise Edition* (formerly HACMP*) V6.1 for AIX V5.3 and V6.1 adds support for the IBM DS8700 Global Mirror (asynchronous replication) feature.

Asynchronous replication allows the flexibility to deploy multiple applications with Extended Distance Disaster Recovery support in variety of combinations. Enterprise customers can use PowerHA System Mirror (Enterprise Edition) 6.1 and DS8700 Global Mirror to add High Availability and Disaster Resiliency functions to multiple applications.

Please refer to the following information for support details. The specified levels, or later, are required for this support.

IBM DS8700 Global Mirror
AIX V5.3
AIX V6.1
AIX V7.1
PowerHA V6.1 Enterprise Edition
PowerHA V6.1 SP3,

AIX 5.3 TL9,

RSCT V2.4.12.0

PowerHA V6.1 SP3,

AIX 6.1 TL2 SP1,

RSCT V2.5.4.0

PowerHA V6.1 SP3,

AIX V7.1,

RSCT V3.1.0.0

It is recommended to obtain the latest service updates for this support. SP3, or newer if applicable, can be downloaded from

There are new install images required for this exact support. Performing a typical "update_all" on SP3 will not install them. You must perform and "install_all" and include:

The following storage hardware/software/microcode is required for this support:

    • IBM DS8700
    • DS8700 Firmware Software Bundle V75.1.145.0 or later
    • DSCLI version or later

Important: This support is initially limited to direct attach only. This limitation is expected to be removed in a future release.

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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powerha, hacmp, DS8000, ds87000, global mirror, enterprise edition, 6.1

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