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PowerHA for AIX

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alternative IP address for the PowerHA SystemMirror GUI communication

The official documentation (https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSPHQG_7.2/rnstandard723/rnstd723.htm) says, that this is already implemented which is wrong.When the SMUI GUI starts gathering the clusterdata it connects not over the alt...
over 4 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Future consideration

Improve PowerHA SVC/FlashSystem ssh access security model

Today PowerHA requires unrestricted the Admin role via SSH to manage the copy relationships on SVC/FlashSystem family storage. In todays modern security environment this is unacceptable to have a full multitenant array have unrestricted SSH access...
12 months ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Submitted

Extend PowerHA Smart Assist NFS monitor

In a SAP environment configured with PHA Smart Assist. Do we get PHA hangs when the total cluster gets stopped. This happen due to the fact that NFS gets stopped before the SAP RGs get stopped.
over 3 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Under review

PowerHA DB2 HADR SmartAssist

Create a PowerHA SmartAssist for DB2 HADR.This would be useful for AIX and Linux.A SmartAssist for DB2 does exist but not if HADR will be used.
over 5 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Planned for future release

add feature to predict if "verification + synchronisation" will bring resource group(s) down of not

When you make a change to the powerHA configuration on one node you have to run "Verify and Synchronize Cluster Configuration" to propagate the change to the other nodes. When you do that the smit panels will give you the following warning: "Depen...
3 months ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Future consideration

PowerHA - Enhance checks in cl_activate_fs in case of non NODE_DOWN events to prevent dual mount of file system

In step "cl_activate_fs" PowerHA has to bring the file system online in the case a NODE_DOWN event has happened. Current Behavior: The behavior of node2's RG takeover logic calling fsck is behaving as designed. This operation deactivates the mount...
about 4 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Future consideration

Need only minimum capabilities for PowerHA ROHA accessing HMC

When defining ROHA we have to setup access to HMC to fulfill various task e.g. increasing/decreasing CPU Entitlement and Memory as an examplt. FOr this we need to use e.g. HSCROOT which has full access to anything on the HMC including Shutdown a P...
about 2 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Under review

Enhance clverify to check for old entries in /etc/environment

It may happen that old HACMP environment variables my be set in the /etc/environment and overwrite the settings in the RG.The clverify should create a warning if there are these old entries. Specially if there is a mismatch to the RG settings.
over 6 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Not under consideration

PowerHA SMUI support of ECDSA keys

Current SMUI is using 8+ years old SSH libraries which do support only RSA keys. More modern keys like ECDSA are supported by used libraries for about 4 years. I do not understand why modern UI is relying on ancient libraries and does not allow us...
3 months ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Under review

Integrate Fix Central in the PowerHA GUI

the availability to have an easier way to just see FixCentral information.IT would be an interesting feature to integrate this in the PowerHA GUI to have it on a single Management interface.
over 3 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Future consideration