Hands On

Hands On Training

This course includes practical application of the subjects covered.


Official Curriculum

This course is part of Unix's official Course Curriculum.

Curriculum Unix
Course Code AN41GB
Duration 5 Days
Price Available on request
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Course Description

Learn to install and configure a highly available cluster using PowerHA for AIX. The lab exercises are conducted on an AIX 6.1 level system.

This course is for experienced AIX system administrators with TCP/IP networking and AIX LVM experience who are responsible for the planning and installation of an PowerHA 5.5 cluster on an IBM power systems server running AIX 5L V5.3 or later.


  • Explain what high availability is.
  • Outline the capabilities of PowerHA for AIX.
  • Design and plan a highly available cluster.
  • Install and configure PowerHA for AIX in the following modes of operation: Single resource group on a primary node with standby node; and Two resource groups in a mutual takeover configuration.
  • Configure resource group startup, fallover, and fallback policies.
  • Perform basic system administration tasks for PowerHA.
  • Perform basic customization for PowerHA.
  • Perform basic problem determination and recovery.

Course Modules

Day 1 (4 topics)

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to PowerHA for AIX 5L
  • Unit 2 - Basic Application and resource group considerations
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2

Day 2 (6 topics)

  • Unit 3 - Basic Network considerations
  • Unit 4 - Shared storage considerations for high availability
  • Unit 5 - Initial cluster configuration steps
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5

Day 3 (6 topics)

  • Unit 6 - Verification and basic monitoring
  • Unit 7 - Additional network and application considerations
  • Unit 8 - Additional cluster configuration steps
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8

Day 4 (4 topics)

  • Unit 9 - Basic PowerHA administration
  • Unit 10 - Events
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10


You should be an AIX system administrator and have TCP/ IP, LVM storage and disk hardware implementation skills. These skills may be obtained by attending:
  • Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (AN12) or (AX12)
  • Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination (AN15) or (AX15)
  • or through equivalent experience.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor




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