New PowerHA SystemMirror Enhancements

Last week, as part of the IBM i 7.1 TR6 announcement, we also announced several new enhancements to PowerHA SystemMirror for i. These enhancements will be available by the end of March via PTFs (SI48371, SI48522, and SI48540). All the changes will be available for the 7.1 release in every language currently supported by PowerHA.

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PowerHA and External Storage

The types of storage used by IBM i customers have become as varied as the types of business that run on IBM i. As virtualization becomes more common and clients move into an external storage environment, PowerHA has technologies that integrate the replication capabilities on those external storage servers with IBM i.

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Manage My Passwords with IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i

Today I’m going to show you how to keep your passwords synchronized across multiple systems using some simple commands provided with IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i. The IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i LP was introduced in release 6.1 as the IBM i disk-based high availability and disaster-recovery solution. Part of that solution includes the application known as cluster administrative domain. Even if you aren’t ready for a full-blown HA/DR configuration, you can use cluster administrative domain as a simplified management tool for managing resources across multiple systems, including your user profiles and passwords.  

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