PowerHA SystemMirror

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents. 1

1 Introduction. 2

2 Recommended Software Levels. 2

3 PowerHA SystemMirror v6 to v7 migration assistant tool fix. 3

4 FIX Bundles or APAR list for AIX & PowerHA.. 4

4.1 AIX: CAA and RSCT related Fix Bundles (updated May 09, 2019) 4

4.2 PowerHA SystemMirror Fix Bundle (updated May 07, 2019) 6

4.3 PowerHA SystemMirror Graphical Health Dashboard (GUI) Fix Bundle. 7

5 References: 7

5.1 PowerHA SystemMirror v6 to v7 Migration. 7

5.2 General References. 7

5.3 PowerHA SystemMirror 7.2 references. 8

5.4 PowerHA SystemMirror 7.2.1 references. 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1         Introduction

 

PowerHA SystemMirror High Availability management stack consists of three key components. Those are listed below:

 

 

Component/Software

Packages

1

PowerHA SystemMirror

PowerHA packages

2

Cluster Aware AIX (CAA)

AIX packages

3

RSCT

AIX packages

 

 

Above components are delivered as part of PowerHA & AIX Technology Levels (TLs) and Service Packs (SPs). These deliveries are done over the course of the year during scheduled dates. For issues discovered between these delivery points, IBM support provides IFIXes to customer. This page highlights any known such IFIXes that have not been released yet in Service Packs.

 

This page lists IFIX Bundles and IFIX information that are considered important for PowerHA deployments. Please review and consider installing the IFIX Bundles for the level of AIX and PowerHA in your environment. Note that there are IFIX Bundles for both AIX (CAA and RSCT) and PowerHA in some cases. Note that in some cases Fix bundles are not available and instead only APAR numbers are mentioned. In those cases, please reach out to IBM support to obtain the ifixes for these APARs. You can apply these ifixes after the fix bundle from this page has been applied for a particular component.

 

2         Recommended Software Levels

 

Following levels are recommended. Once you have installed the chosen level, apply the IFIX Bundles defined in the later sections of this document.

 

 

PowerHA SystemMirror

  • PowerHA SystemMirror 7.2.3
  • PowerHA SystemMirror 7.2.2
  • PowerHA SystemMirror 7.2.1
  • PowerHA SystemMirror 7.2 SP2 or later
  • PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.3 SP6 or later

AIX

  • AIX 7.1.4 SP3 or later
  • AIX 7.1.5 SP1 or later
  • AIX 7.2 SP2 or later
  • AIX 7.2.1 SP1 or later
  • AIX 7.2.2 SP1 or later
  • AIX 7.2.3 SP1 or later
  • AIX 7.1.3 SP6 or later
  • AIX 6.1.9 SP6 or later

 

 

 

Note PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.3 was released nearly 5 years back and will reach end of support in April 2018. If possible please consider PowerHA 7.2.1 as release level to be used. In regards to AIX, AIX 7.1.4 or above are recommended. Note that you could perform Non disruptive upgrade from PowerHA 7.1.3 to 7.2.1 release (if you have right version of AIX installed). Refer to video clip related to non-disruptive upgrade here: Video Clip for Non-Disruptive Upgrade

 

3         PowerHA SystemMirror v6 to v7 migration assistant tool fix

 

PowerHA SystemMirror v6 to v7 migration is a major migration and a special migration assistant tool clmigcheck is shipped as part of AIX to evaluate and assist customers to plan for their migration.

Since some network environment requirements are different in v7 Cluster aware AIX(CAA) as compared to v6 environment, potentially migration could fail if the network is not setup correctly. There are guidelines regarding the various setup requirements at the following location: PowerHA v6 to v7 migration guidelines

 

clmigcheck has been enhanced to have these checks inbuilt so that during migration it can alert the customer about any missing network setup and other aspects. All these checks are available as an ifix. This AIX IFIX bundle needs to be applied on AIX once the AIX migration is complete to the new level chosen as the target level.

 

Download and install clmigcheck related IFIX from the following location before starting PowerHA v7 install and migration procedures:

 

 

AIX 6.1 TL09 (SP7 and below)

Link

AIX 7.1 TL03 (SP7 and below)

Link

AIX 7.1 TL04 (SP2 and below)

Link

AIX 7.2 (SP2 and below)

Link

AIX 7.2.1 (SP2 and below)

Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4         FIX Bundles or APAR list for AIX & PowerHA

 

This section captures the important fix bundles and fix information applicable to PowerHA environments. Note if there is no critical fix for an SP, then there will be no fix bundle published for it (will be marked as None).  That also means that all fixes that were in bundles are now in official Service Packs that are GA. Also there are no fix bundles available for older non-recommended AIX service packs (Marked as NR).

 

Note that table contains links to Fix bundles when available. Table also contains list of APARs in some cases. These APARs are considered important for PowerHA SystemMirror stack and you would need to reach IBM support to obtain ifixes for these APARs.

 

Once you have downloaded the FIX bundle for your level, please follow the readme instructions associated with the IFIX bundle. 

 

CAA and RSCT IFIX bundles need to be applied first before applying the PowerHA IFIX bundle. CAA IFIX bundles would require reboot of LPAR after updates are applied. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.1              AIX: CAA and RSCT related Fix Bundles (updated May 09, 2019)

 

 

 

 

SP1

SP2

SP3

SP4

SP5

SP6

SP7

SP8

SP9

SP10

SP11

AIX 6.1 TL09

NR

NR

NR

NR

IJ06118

IJ03871

Link

IJ06118

IJ03871

Link

IJ06118

IJ03871

Link

IJ06118

IJ03871

IV91004

IJ06118

IJ03871

IJ06118

IJ04279

IJ03871

IV97148

IJ04279

IJ06118

IJ03871

IJ04279

IJ06118

IJ03871

AIX 7.1 TL03

NR

NR

NR

NR

IJ06118

IJ03871

Link

IJ06118

IJ03871

Link

IJ06118

IJ03871

Link

IJ06118

IJ03871

IJ06118

IJ03871

IJ06118

IJ03871

N/A

N/A

AIX 7.1 TL04

Link

IV90451

IJ04512

IJ04252

IJ07856

IJ03871

Link

IV90451

IJ04512

IJ04252

IJ07856

IJ03871

IV90451

IV91019

IJ04512

IJ04252

IJ07856

IJ03871

IV90451

IJ04512

IJ04252

IJ07856

IJ03871

IJ04512

IJ04252

IJ07856

IJ03871

IJ04512

IJ04252

IJ07856

IJ03871

IJ04252

IJ07856

IJ03871

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

AIX 7.1 TL05

IJ02843

IJ04266

IJ05079

IJ06703

IJ04252

IJ06118

IJ03871

IJ02843

IJ04266

IJ05079

IJ06703

IJ04252

IJ06118

IJ03871

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

AIX 7.2 TL00

Link

IV90451

IJ04252

IJ07856

IJ03871

Link

IV90451

IJ04252

IJ07856

IJ03871

IV90451

IV97266

IJ04252

IJ07856

IJ03871

IJ04252

IJ07856

IJ03871

IJ04252

IJ07856

IJ03871

IJ04252

IJ07856

IJ03871

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

AIX 7.2 TL01

IV90485

IV91020

IJ04267

IJ04252

IJ06118

IJ03871

IV90485

IJ04267

IJ04252

IJ06118

IJ03871

IJ04267

IJ04252

IJ06118

IJ03871

IJ04267

IJ04252

IJ06118

IJ03871

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

AIX 7.2 TL02

IJ02843

IJ04268

IJ05079

IJ06703

IJ04252

IJ06118

IJ03871

IJ02843

IJ04268

IJ05079

IJ06703

IJ04252

IJ06118

IJ03871

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1.       NR: Not Recommended. No IFIX bundle can be provided for these levels (too many fixes in later SPs)

2.       None: No Critical Fixes have been identified for this SP so far

3.       N/A: Not Applicable (SP is not released)

 

Additionally AIX publishes HIPER APARs for various levels. Please review whether any of those are applicable to your environment on the AIX HIPERs Information page

 

 

 

4.2              PowerHA SystemMirror Fix Bundle (updated May 07, 2019)

 

 

GA Level

SP1

SP2

SP3

SP4

SP5

SP6

SP7

SP8

SP9

PowerHA 7.1.3

 NR

 NR

NR

NR

Link or

Link (includes SAP fix)

IV99428

IV77161

IV83760

IV86812

IV99428

IV96116

IV92354

IV91591

IV90265

IV91681

IV99428

IV96116

IV99428

IV98733

IJ07360

 

IJ07360

 

PowerHA 7.2

Link or 

Link (includes SAP fix)

IV93538

IJ15885

Link or 

Link (includes SAP fix)

IV93538

IV94565

IV96579

IJ15885

IV94530

IV94525

IV92691

IV92688

IV93538

IV93706

IV94565

IV96579

IV96095

IJ15885

IV96579

IV98734

IV99435

IJ15885

IJ05972

IJ03803

IJ04982

IJ03829

IJ15885

IJ05972

IJ15885

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PowerHA 7.2.1

IV95162

IV93776

IV94160

IV95135

IV95125

IV95091

IV98327

IJ02962

IJ09170

IJ08512

IV99104

IV99325

IJ04309

IV98910

IJ02337

IJ02962

IV95091

IV98327

IJ09170

IJ08512

IV99104

IJ04853

IJ04309

IJ02337

IJ02962

IJ04950

IJ09170

IJ08512

IV99104

IJ04950

IJ09170

IJ08512

IJ09170

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PowerHA 7.2.2

IJ06294

IJ05174

IJ04983

IJ06263

IJ03830

IJ03357

IJ10601

IJ08513

IJ05174

IJ10601

IJ08513

IJ10601

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PowerHA

7.2.3

IJ15739

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

1.        NR: Not Recommended. No IFIX bundle can be provided for these levels (too many fixes in later SPs)

2.       None: No Critical Fixes have been identified for this SP so far

3.       N/A: Not Applicable (SP is not released)

 

 

 

 

4.3         PowerHA SystemMirror Graphical Health Dashboard (GUI) Fix Bundle

 

The following fix bundle needs to be installed on PowerHA 7.2.1 GUI Server for enablement PowerHA SystemMirror Graphical Health Dashboard (GUI) Client support for PowerHA SystemMirror 7.2 Clusters & 7.1.3 clusters.

 

PowerHA 7.2.1

Link

PowerHA 7.2.2 GA

IJ05447

IJ05373

IJ05288

IJ05056

IJ04914

IJ04686

 

5                   References:

 

5.1              PowerHA SystemMirror v6 to v7 Migration

 

In this section we will highlight some of the key references to review before planning for migration. Note that PowerHA V6 to V7 migration is currently supported for the following combinations:

From

To

Supported or Not

PowerHA v6.1

PowerHA v7.1.3

Yes

PowerHA v6.1

PowerHA v7.2

Yes

PowerHA v6.1

PowerHA v7.2.1

No

 

 

1 Important Guidelines related to PowerHA v6 to V7 migration: PowerHA v6 to v7 migration guidelines

 

 

2 Fix bundles for specific AIX+PowerHA Service Pack/Technology Level: PowerHA SystemMirror IFIX Bundles Information

 

 

 

 

 

5.2              General References

 

  1. Fix Level Recommendation Tool : FLRT

 

  1. ALL HIPER APARs: HIPER APARs

 

 

  1. PowerHA social forums:
    1. Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=8413388
    2. DeveloperWorks: http://ibm.biz/developerworks-PowerHA-wiki
    3. QA Forum: http://ibm.biz/developerworks-PowerHA-Forum

 

  1. PowerHA Release Notes:

         PowerHA 7.2 7.2_Release_Notes

         PowerHA 7.2.1 7.2.1_Release_Notes

 

5    PowerHA SystemMirror Technology level update images:

Visit ESS web site: https://www-304.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess/ProtectedServlet.wss and look for:

         5765-H39 = "PowerHA for AIX Standard Edition", feature 2322

         5765-H37="PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition", feature 2323

 

6 PowerHA/CAA Tunable Guide : PowerHA_CAA_TUNABLE

 

 

5.3              PowerHA SystemMirror 7.2 references

 

PowerHA 7.2 Release Notes

https://ibm.biz/BdHaRM

PowerHA 7.2 Images (download)

ESS website. Look for 5765-H39, feature 2322

https://www-304.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess/ProtectedServlet.wss

 

Sevice Packs:

http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Cluster%2Bsoftware&product=ibm/Other+software/PowerHAClusterManager&release=7.2.0&platform=All&function=all

PowerHA 7.2 Redbook

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedpieceAbstracts/sg248278.html?Open

PowerHA 7.2 Video Demos

Non-disruptive upgrade from 713 to 72

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kzm7I2mRyE

 

 

5.4              PowerHA SystemMirror 7.2.1 references

 

PowerHA Health Dashboard 2 minute overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_QVvh2dcCM&feature=share

 

PowerHA Health Dashboard Setup Guide

http://ibm.biz/PowerHA_HealthDashboard1_pdf

PowerHA Health Dashboard Overview

https://youtu.be/cPclpxyzNG4

 

PowerHA 7.2.1 Release Notes

7.2.1_Release_Notes

PowerHA 7.2.1 Redbook

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedpieceAbstracts/sg248372.html?Open

 

PowerHA 7.2.1 Images

ESS website. Look for 5765-H37 feature 2323 & 5765-H39, feature 2322

https://www-304.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess/ProtectedServlet.wss

 

PowerHA 7.2.1 Features

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en_us#!/wiki/Power%20Systems/page/PowerHA%20SystemMirror%20v7.2.1%20Features