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PowerHA for AIX

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Need for PowerHA ROHA access to HMC by exchanging SSH Key rather entering Password

When setting up PowerHA ROHA we need to enter for accessing HMC with Userid a password. It would be more useful to setup also HMC access with SSH Key.
over 2 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 4 Delivered

Add SmartDR control functions to SRDF file sets for PowerHA

Currently we have customer applications which have servers with PowerHA installed using SVC SAN storage. I am managing the migration from SVC SAN storage to EMC PMAX SAN Storage which includes a new feature called SmartDR (AKA MetroDR) fromDell-EM...
over 3 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 3 Delivered

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.
almost 4 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Delivered

The relationships attribute of the HACMPsvcpprc HACMP ODM class can store character strings of a total length of 1024 chars

Current PowerHA configuration contains following limitations. The most important limitation is 1024 chars for SVC Metro Mirror relationships. This limitation is not set on number of Metro Mirror relations, but on number of chars. In client's big e...
almost 4 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Delivered

PowerHA manage/unmanage - add an option to not run startup scripts on manage

We have a lot of PowerHA clusters - but many do not have application server monitoring configured, and many are old and we do not want to retrofit to configure them. Due to this, we cannot use the manage/unmanage functionality, as it will run the ...
almost 5 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Delivered

Use settings from SVC instead redefinig in PowerHA (HACMP)

In PowerHA we must redfine what we allready defined in SVC for MetroMirror. If changes aplied to MetroMirroring it is required to not forget it to change also in PowerHA configuration.More details are in attached file.
over 5 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Delivered

Add option to disable auto start of PowerHA for Linux

PowerHA for Linux does get start automatically after an OS reboot. This is in most cases not a good idea.We need an option where this can be disabled.
over 5 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 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

Add support for MQ listener in Smart Assist Webshere MQ service. See case number TS001448575

Currently when configuring MQ using Smart Assist it is apparent that the MQ listener is not itself supported or monitored. MQ can be modified to automatically start and stop the listener but the listener process is not monitored. The MQ listener p...
over 5 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Delivered

Increase max number of cascading dependencies

Increase max number of cascading dependencies. The current limit is 3. A limit of 5 would meet nearly all SAP implementations. Most customers would like to implement a "start after" dependency like this:HANFS -> DB -> SAP CI -> SAP ApplSe...
over 5 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Delivered