Last blog, I talked about Image Management. Another significant IBM i announcement IBM made in October is related to our high-availability product, PowerHA SystemMirror.
The October 2011 announcement for PowerHA was significant for our customers in the midmarket, and for those customers who want an easier interface for planning and executing their high-availability strategy using PowerHA.
PowerHA SystemMirror for i now supports replication through the Storwize V7000 or SVC copy services technology via the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i Enhancements PRPQ. Many midmarket customers have been wanting a SAN option that fits their IT budgets and which can also be used by PowerHA for its various mirroring options. They now have that option.
Another important addition to the PowerHA product that ships with the PRPQ is a new Graphical User Interface (GUI). This new interface makes configuration of the PowerHA environment easy to use and intuitive. It allows users to easily determine the status of their high-availability environment and to drill down to any problems that might exist.
Finally, the enhancements in the PRPQ also include a new "command line only" support to create an independent auxiliary storage pool (IASP) and configure geographic mirroring, which has been a requirement of customers who want to create scripts that bypass GUI interfaces.
The functions I’ve described are available with the following prerequisites:
- 5799-HAS IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i Enhancements
- 5770-HAS IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i 7.1
- SF99707 Technology Refresh PTF Group, Level 3 or higher
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