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PowerHA adds support for zBlades



Document Author:

Michael E Herrera


Document ID:

FLASH10750


Doc. Organization:

Advanced Technical Sales


Document Revised:

09/27/2013


Product(s) covered:

HACMP; HACMP/ES; PowerHA SystemMirror







Abstract: PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX supports the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) (M/T 2458-002)

PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Adds Support for the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX).
June 11, 2012

IBM PowerHA* (formerly HACMP*) for AIX, V6.1 and V7.1 adds support for the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension attached to zEnterprise Systems.


This support is with IBM BladeCenter* PS701 (8406-71Y) Blades.

It is recommended to obtain the latest service updates for this support. Please refer to the following information for minimum support levels.
IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter
Extension
AIX V5.3
AIX V6.1
AIX V7.1
PowerHA V5.5
AIX V5.3 TL12,
RSCT 2.4.13.0
AIX V6.1 TL05
RSCT 2.5.5.0
PowerHA V5.5 SP8
AIX V7.1
RSCT V3.1.0.3
PowerHA SystemMirror V6.1
AIX V5.3 TL12,
RSCT 2.4.13.0
AIX V6.1 TL05
RSCT 2.5.5.0
PowerHA V6.1 SP3
AIX V7.1
RSCT V3.1.0.3
PowerHA SystemMirror V7.1
Not Supported
AIX V6.1 TL06
RSCT V3.1.0.3
AIX V7.1
RSCT V3.1.0.3

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


Notes:

  • (*) AIX 6.1 TL06 SP3 preferred with RSCT 3.1.0.4 (packaged in CSM PTF 1.7.1.10 installed with AIX 6.1.6.3) is the preferred baseline for zBX Virtual Servers.
  • When using PowerHA 7.1 on AIX 7.1, PowerHA must be at minimum level 7.1.1 and AIX bos.cluster.rte fileset must be at minimum level 7.1.1.15.
  • For blades in zBX model 2458-002, a minimum level MCL011 in the N48129 EC Stream is required. This provides VIOS 2.2.0.12-FP24 SP-02.
  • For blades in zBX model 2458-003 the GA level of the H09137 EC Stream is sufficient. It provides VIOS 2.2.1.3.
  • When setting up disk volumes used for Power HA, care must be taken to define zBX Virtual Server bootable disks such that they are discovered prior to the shared disks used for Power HA resource groups. In most cases this is achieved by defining the bootable disks with LUN IDs lower than the LUN IDs of the shared disks.
  • POWER HA DLPAR control is not supported.
  • PowerHA is not supported managing IPAT on IPv6 network interfaces/addresses used for zManager PPM control (i.e. "red" network). This network must be unused and left for zManager sole use. Please refer to the zManager PPM Administration Guide.
  • PowerHA is intended for failover within an ensemble and not for business continuity across ensembles.

Service can be obtained from the

IBM Electronic Fix Distribution site.

PowerHA updates can be obtained from the

PowerHA Cluster Manager (HACMP)

For questions or concerns, please send a note to HA Solutions Feedback/Poughkeepsie/IBM or

hafeedbk@us.ibm.com

* Trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others




Classification:

Software

Category:

Installation and Migration







O/S:

AIX

Keywords:

powerha, hacmp, blades, z blades, bladecenter

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