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Abstract: IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Enterprise Edition 6.1 SP3 adds support for the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V/VM (USP V/VM)

IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Enterprise Edition adds support for the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V/VM (USP V/VM)

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 Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V/VM (USP V/VM).

Hitachi Storage systems provide short distance replication and long-distance replication through Truecopy® synchronous and asynchronous replication with Hitachi Universal Replicator (HUR) technologies. PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition enables integrated discovery and management of mirrored resources for management of Highly Available (HA) resource groups in support of high availability and disaster recovery.  

Please refer to the following information for support details. The specified levels, or later, are required for this support.
Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V/VM (USP V/VM)
AIX V5.3
AIX V6.1
PowerHA V6.1
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

Important: This support is initially for direct attach only.

Clients are advised to obtain the latest available service updates from IBM and Hitachi to use this new feature.

PowerHA 6.1 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: ES HACMP - Hitachi support - Runtime Commands ES HACMP - Hitachi support Commands HACMP Hitachi support Messages - U.S. English

The following Hitachi software/microcode is required for this support:

  • USPV Mircocode Level 60-06-05/00, or later.
  • CCI version - 01-23-03/06 or later

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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