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My ideas: PowerHA for AIX

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Tool to test out NFS Tiebreaker in PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX clusters

Need a way to validate nfs tiebreaker configuration and operation. Today we can deploy it but there is no way to validate that it is truly working.
over 3 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Delivered

clcallev need to care about return codes

We had the need to add pre-events.During testing we discovered that the Pre-defined PowerHA event will be started regardless of the return code of the Primary event. This need to be changed!
almost 6 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Delivered

Request to Change the design of powerHA Smart assit for Oracle which depends on /tmp fs to setup temp files to elsewhere

Customer wants to change the design code of powerHA smart assist for oracle which depends on /tmp fs to setup temp files to elsewhere.Customer had regular outages in recent days due to /tmp fs getting full since any (non-previleged) user/Applicati...
about 6 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Delivered

PowerHA add delay option to startup

When starting the whole cluster the Nodes are processed in sequence.This creates problems when RGs have start after dependencies, are located on different Primary nodes.A detailed problem description got already sent to Ravi Shankar.
over 7 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Delivered

function ROHA of PowerHA needs a direct SSH connection with HMC

Hi,I follow banks in France.Function ROHA of PowerHA needs a direct SSH connection between the AIX VM and the HMC. For several customer it is not accepted by security team.
about 8 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Delivered

PowerHA 7.1.3 tiebreaker disk with PowerPath 6.1

Client has PowerHA 7.1.3 installations with PowerPath 6.1. He would like to use tiebreaker disk as split/merge policy.EMC has introduced PR_exclusive reservation in PowerPath 6.1 and EMC support says:"Support for PR_exclusive reserve_policy on EMC...
over 8 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Delivered

If ROHA takes CPU from another machine in EP, it returns it to EP as available, not to machine

We have two machines in EP and about 80 lpars on each (not all of them have PowerHA). In case of big RG fallover it will take the needed CPUs from the second machine and the CPUs it was using on primary machine can go to unusable part of EP till m...
over 6 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Delivered

Add possibility to adjust shutdown command on Oracle database smart assist

We have a Oracle database configured with SmartAssist for Oracle. Now we have found out that in this specific case it would be better to shutdown oracle with shutdown abort instead of shutdown immediate. I have noticed that shutdown command is inc...
almost 8 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Delivered

To support MaxDB 7.9 on PowerHA 7.1 SmartAssist

Our customer Saudi Aramco uses PowerHA 7.1.3 SP2 Smart Assist for their SAP MaxDB environment. We came to know from PMR 43156,999,832 and PowerHA 7.1.3 Smart Assist support matrix that MaxDB version 7.9 is not supported.
almost 9 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 3 Delivered

KSYS config does not discover 'new' name of LPAR previously discovered

Initial GDR discovery is ran successfully and the VM names are logged. Then if one of the VM names are changed and GDR does another discovery, it will not acknowledge the new name. It keeps the old name.
over 5 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Delivered