IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-156
June 24, 2003

IBM HACMP V5 Delivers Faster High Availability, Easier Setup, and New Extended Distance Disaster Recovery Automation

 ENUS203-156.PDF (157KB)

(Corrected on July 2, 2003)

In the Product Positioning section, the information regarding the position of HACMP relative to other cluster servers was revised.

At a Glance

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HACMP 5.1.0 offers robust high availability and disaster recovery, with faster fallover and easier-to-use configuration facilities for IBM eServer pSeries customers with mission-critical applications.

New features include:

  • Single product now encompasses all four previous offerings
  • Application downtime minimized; backup disks come online faster
  • Faster cluster administration and fallover
  • New streamlined user interface
  • Heartbeat by shared disk or IP alias
  • Enhanced security mechanism
  • Integrated Cluster File System utilizing GPFS 1.5
  • Cluster information and status display expanded
  • Custom resource groups for greater control of startup and fallback application behavior
  • HACMP/XD (Extended Distance) feature for ESS/PPRC and IP-based disaster recovery situations

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).

Overview

Better protect your critical business applications from failures with the world-spanning capabilities of IBM High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing for AIX® 5L, V5.1.0 (HACMP V5.1).

For over 10 years, IBM HACMP has provided reliable high availability services, monitoring customers' IBM eServer pSeries™ servers and dependably performing application fallover to backup servers. When used with IBM Enterprise Storage Subsystem (ESS) Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) hardware, HACMP has recently provided new real-time data mirroring for critical business needs. Additionally, IBM HAGEO software has provided unlimited distance IP-based data mirroring that offers both automatic fallover and resynchronization of valuable data to and from a distant backup site. IBM HAGEO has been the D.H. Brown "Number One Rated" Disaster Recovery Solution for UNIX®-based Mission-Critical Applications.

Now HACMP 5.1.0 offers not only improved usability, functionality, and performance, but also a new optional package, HACMP/XD (Extended Distance), that will offer multiple data backup and disaster recovery technologies. HACMP/XD will provide extended distance for ESS/PPRC peers and unlimited distance for IP-connected peers using proven IBM HAGEO technology.

Now you have a single, world-class source of protection for your mission-critical applications.

New V5 features include:

  • Consolidation of all previous forms of HACMP (HAS, CRM, ES, and ESCRM) into one single valuable HACMP offering
  • Fast Disk Fallover — takes less than 10 seconds for disks to fallover, minimizing application downtime
  • Simplified configuration through streamlined user interface, reducing decision points
  • Heartbeat by shared disk — offers additional protection against network-partitioned cluster data divergence
  • Enhanced security mechanism, removing need for /.rhosts
  • Integrated Cluster File System option utilizing General Parallel File System (GPFS) 1.5
  • Performance rewrite of cluster verification and Cluster Single-Point-Of-Control — increases administrative productivity
  • Customized control of startup and fallback application and resource behavior
  • Optional HACMP/XD feature

Key Prerequisites

  • AIX 5L V5.1 or V5.2, or later
  • pSeries servers with adequate slots for your disk and network adapters in a no-single-point-of-failure configuration

Planned Availability Dates

  • July 11, 2003: HACMP V5 and XD feature containing support for ESS/PPRC
  • October 17, 2003: HACMP V5 XD feature with additional support for IP-based mirroring

Description

HACMP V5 is IBM's industry-leading high availability cluster technology offering for customers in the business-on-demand world, providing significant improvement in usability, faster performance, and new data backup and disaster recovery capabilities. HACMP 5.1.0 supports clusters of up to 32 servers with extensive capabilities: cluster management, status monitoring, concurrent shared-access management, and automated data backup and disaster recovery.

HACMP V5 includes all of the functions previously included in HACMP V4: HAS, ES, CRM, and ESCRM. This simplification enables you to easily take advantage of, and achieve all of the benefits of, all of the traditional functions and powers of HACMP.

HACMP V5 provides base services for cluster membership, system management, configuration integrity and control, fallover, and recovery for up to 32 servers or nodes. Easy-to-use status and monitoring facilities are included. Scalability functionality provides these capabilities across entire clusters and allows customers to define their own HACMP events and monitor their applications. HACMP V5 fully supports administration of AIX 5L Enhanced Concurrent Mode, thus providing concurrent shared-access management for all supported disk subsystems.

HACMP V5's new XD option provides automated data backup and disaster recovery across geographically dispersed geographies, enabling you to protect business-critical applications and provide 24 x 7 service to your customers and staff.

HACMP V5 takes advantage of Reliable Scalable Cluster Technology (RSCT) features of AIX 5L to bring greater scalability. HACMP clusters with both nonconcurrent and concurrent access can have up to 32 nodes. A node is an AIX 5L operating system image, and it may be a pSeries or RS/6000® server, an RS/6000 SP™ node, or an LPAR of an applicable pSeries system.

Highlights of Release 5.1

HACMP V5.1 includes the following new or enhanced features:

  • Reorganization, streamlining, and improvement of the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) interface . The SMIT screen flow has been improved, thereby enhancing general usability and customer satisfaction. SMIT screens are now generated from your prior choices whenever possible. The most notable change for experienced users is that the HACMP SMIT configuration paths have been modified to differentiate "standard configuration paths," which most HACMP cluster administrators use most of the time, from "extended paths," which some cluster administrators use some of the time.

    The standard path eases the configuration by presenting the user with the most relevant options, while adding picklist selections by using as much automatic discovery of the underlying configuration as possible. If you want finer control or have some special requirements, the extended configuration paths may be used.

    The use of certain terminology in the HACMP user interface and documentation, such as the use of "adapter," "label," and "interface"; the use of "define" versus "configure"; and in some areas menu item titles, have been made consistent.

  • Custom resource groups . In HACMP 5.1, you can configure custom resource groups (in addition to the regular cascading, rotating, and concurrent groups). For custom resource groups, you can specify parameters that precisely describe resource group behavior at startup, fallover, and fallback. This allows for greater control of resource group behavior and thus increases resource availability. Using the Resource Group Management facility, the cluster administrator can take resources offline, bring them online on particular cluster nodes, and move a particular resource group to another node in the cluster as needed.

  • Forced varyon of a volume group for increased data availability upon partial disk loss. You can now specify a forced varyon attribute for a volume group using the SMIT interface, in addition to using the varyonvg -f command. Forcing a varyon of a volume group is an option you should use with caution, because if it is used with non-mirrored logical volumes and missing disk resources, it can lead to data corruption in a partitioned cluster.

  • Fast disk takeover. If you include in your nonconcurrent resource groups the volume groups that were created in Enhanced Concurrent Mode (or convert the existing volume groups to enhanced concurrent volume groups), then HACMP 5.1 automatically detects these volume groups and ensures that the faster option for volume group takeover is launched in the event of a node failure. This functionality is especially useful in reducing fallover times when you have volume groups made up of a large number of disks.

    During fast disk takeover, HACMP 5.1 can skip the extra processing needed to break the disk reserves or update and synchronize the LVM information by running lazy update. As a result, the disk takeover mechanism used for enhanced concurrent volume groups is faster than disk takeover used for standard volume groups. In addition, enhanced concurrent volume groups are now included as choices in picklists for shared resource groups in SMIT screens.

  • C-SPOC improvements in HACMP 5.1 .
    • C-SPOC now supports data path devices (VPATH). You must have SDD 1.3.1.3, or later. All VPATH disk operations currently supported on AIX are now supported by C-SPOC.
    • C-SPOC now creates new volume groups in enhanced concurrent mode. You can also use C-SPOC to convert existing volume groups to enhanced concurrent mode. If all your cluster nodes utilize AIX 32-bit kernels, C-SPOC allows you to override the default behavior to create an SSA concurrent volume group (on SSA disks).
    • C-SPOC now runs faster and more efficiently.

  • HACMP and GPFS integration . In HACMP 5.1, you can configure, manage, and remove an IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) for AIX V1.5 cluster within an HACMP cluster environment, using the HACMP SMIT interface.

  • Verification enhancements in HACMP 5.1 . Verification error and warning messages have been standardized and improved. Users now receive specific details of all error and warning conditions, along with a brief explanation of why the condition generates an error or warning and information about how to correct the problem.

  • Heartbeating over IP aliases and heartbeating over disks. The RSCT feature of AIX sends "heartbeat" messages between HACMP cluster nodes to communicate status and to determine the health of cluster components. V5.1 enhances the already comprehensive heartbeating capabilities of HACMP by providing heartbeating through aliases for the IP-based paths, and heartbeating through shared disks. Heartbeating through aliases uses a separate set of IP addresses aliased on the normal boot and standby addresses. A private range of IP addresses is allocated for this purpose. This keeps the heartbeat paths logically distinct from the boot and standby addresses, and removes the need to have them on separate subnets.

    Heartbeating through shared disks uses a reserved section of the disk to pass heartbeats between nodes. Each disk can support one heartbeat path between two nodes. This can be an attractive alternative to other non-IP heartbeat mechanisms in situations where cable length or adapter slot restrictions make them infeasible or expensive. Heartbeat by shared disk offers additional protection against network-partitioned cluster data divergence (split-brain syndrome).

  • clstat enhancements. Extensive cluster information now provided in clstat command output. clstat has been enhanced to display the state and location of resource groups and service IP addresses.

  • Optional XD Extended Distance feature for ESS/PPRC and IP-based mirroring configurations .

    This new optional feature of HACMP V5 will offer, in one package, multiple technologies for achieving long distance data mirror, fallover, and resynchronization:

    • HACMP/XD will immediately support ESS PPRC. This means HACMP/XD clusters now support automatic fallover of disks that are PPRC pairs, and create a powerful disaster recovery solution for customers on ESS. HACMP/XD automates the management of PPRC, minimizes recovery time after an outage, and monitors your clustered environment to ensure mirroring of critical data is maintained at all times.
    • HACMP/XD IP-based mirroring will provide the well-known unlimited distance data mirroring of the current IBM HAGEO product. HACMP/XD will deliver a fully integrated copy of HAGEO V2.4, allowing a cluster of pSeries or RS/6000 computers to be placed in two widely separated geographic locations, each maintaining an exact replica of the application and data. Data synchronization during production, fallover, recovery, and restoration is provided.

For an overall description of the HACMP V5.1 product, refer to the Description and Key Features section.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

HACMP V5.1, is capable as of July 11, 2003, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Product Positioning

The prospective customer for HACMP solutions is any enterprise with requirements to keep business-critical applications and systems operational 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. An HACMP solution provides the means to recover from any unplanned server hardware and application failures , and also gives you the means to take down an individual server (node) for planned maintenance and upgrades without having to take down the entire cluster.

High availability is a growing business need across all industries. The following industries are prime opportunities for HACMP solutions:

  • Finance/Banking: Nearly 100% require high availability; federal regulations mandate backup sites.
  • Retail (including online and catalog sales): Back-end office operations and business intelligence (BI) operations.
  • Healthcare/Insurance: BI, data mining, data warehousing, and claimant data.
  • Telco/Utilities/Media: Continuous operation of networks and switching equipment.
  • Distribution/Process: Round-the-clock operation; just-in-time delivery.
  • Manufacturing: Continuous access to operational/plant logistics data.
  • Education: Administration data and central data mirroring/backup.

HACMP opportunities exist in these industries for the following applications:

  • Database/OLTP (DB)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Network computing (NC)
  • BI
  • Any customer application that utilizes any combination of disks and networks

The HACMP/XD (Extended Distance) feature is a must for customers with business-critical data who want to mirror data between separate sites to aid in disaster recovery. This applies to businesses of any size, with multiple sites or regional operations, or wherever decentralization of data is desired.

HACMP is an attractive and affordable high availability solution for small- and medium-sized enterprises, and for small- and medium-sized business units of large enterprises. "High availability" should be a fundamental buying criterion for business-critical and e-business applications.

In addition to providing high availability, HACMP 5.1 can also be configured to provide loosely coupled multiprocessing services. These configurations allow workload to be spread across multiple pSeries systems, sharing the disk and processor resources of the clustered nodes. This clustered approach, along with the capability of application fallover and recovery/restart of the HACMP 5.1 configured machine, offers additional levels of high availability processing for customer-critical environments. The concurrent resource manager function of HACMP 5.1.0 provides an open API that applications can utilize to get concurrent access to a shared disk.

Customers who want to use HACMP 4.5 with ESS PPRC hardware may want to purchase PRPQ 5799-GQB for that purpose.

Position of HACMP Relative to Other Cluster Servers: HACMP is a robust offering for mission-critical availability for up to 32 nodes. It is IBM's strategic high availability offering designed and tuned for pSeries servers running AIX 5L.

HACMP advantages relative to other cluster server products:

  • Call one vendor for support of your total solution
  • Supporting File System and Volume Management built into Base OS (AIX)
  • Support provided for multiple connectivity and storage devices (Token ring, FDDI, X.25, RS-232, tmscsi, tmssa, SNA, and Fibre Channel [FC] tape)
  • Flexibility enabled through simple scripts for application event monitoring
  • Provides application availability analysis tool
  • Allows IP hardware address takeover
  • Pager notification support built in

Reference Information

Refer to Software Announcement 202-003 , dated January 8, 2002.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, pSeries, SP, and eServer are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX, RS/6000, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Description and Key Features

  • Overview of high availability and data backup/recovery options

                                           Maximum Distance
                                              between
                Location of                 Primary/Backup
Offering        Backup Data   Technology   Processors/DASD
 
HACMP           AIX/LVM       SAN           15 km
                Mirror
 
HACMP with XD Feature:
 
 
HACMP/XD PPRC   Remote ESS    ESCON (RM)    103 km (<103 km
                PPRC unit     Fibre         by special order;
                                            performance impact)
 
HACMP/XD IP     Any remote    IP-based      Unlimited
                site
  • Recovery flexibility

    HACMP clusters can be configured to meet complicated application availability and recovery needs. HACMP configurations can include mutual takeover or standby takeover recovery processes. Mutual takeover configurations allow all servers to be active information processors and to perform as backup servers for failed servers. A standby configuration designates a server to be an idle or passive backup for a failed server in the cluster.

    HACMP can be tailored to specify which server in the cluster will take over the application of the failed server and to specify which application has priority on the takeover server. HACMP recovery processes also allow you to specify which server the application should be assigned to, or be reassigned to, after recovery, resynchronization, and reintegration of the failed server into the cluster.

    The IP Aliasing feature of AIX® 5L allows more than one service label to be hosted by a single physical adapter. This provides greater flexibility for maintaining availability.

  • Workload distribution

    With an HACMP mutual takeover configuration, applications and their workloads are assigned to specific servers. For example, in a two-node HACMP cluster, one server is designated to be the application server and the second server is designated to be a database server. Segmenting the application processing to one server and the database processing to the second server utilizes both servers in a productive manner and maximizes application throughput and investments in hardware and software.

  • Scalable growth

    HACMP software is scalable to address a broad range of business-critical, high availability application needs. With HACMP, 2 to 32 servers can be configured for high availability. HACMP offers built-in growth and helps protect investments in cluster hardware, software, services, and training.

  • System management

    HACMP provides a rich set of leadership system management tools to reduce cluster configuration and administration time. These tools include:

    • Cluster single point-of-control
    • AIX SMIT
    • A command line interface

    Enhanced cluster system management is available through a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) client or through Tivoli® NetView® for AIX.

    Administration of single and multiple clusters is enhanced through Cluster Snapshots, Event Summaries, and Event Emulation. These tools allow system managers and application developers to easily configure, replicate, test, and manage pSeries™ high availability clusters.

  • Easy upgrade/migration

    Nondisruptive hardware and software upgrades are possible with HACMP. The cluster configuration can be expanded or modified without service disruption through Dynamic Reconfiguration options. Version Compatibility and Dynamic Reconfiguration eliminate the most common causes of scheduled cluster downtime.

  • Concurrent processing

    Data can be processed concurrently when using Oracle Parallel Server (OPS) V9. The combination of HACMP and OPS offers an additional level of high availability. With HACMP and OPS, all servers in the cluster share the data and system resources; if one or more servers should fail, the remaining servers continue processing with minimal disruption, if any, because no fallover is required. An added benefit of HACMP and OPS is a performance improvement, because all database processing is done in a parallel manner.

  • Breadth of hardware support

    High availability is provided across the pSeries, Cluster 1600, and RS/6000® server lines, extending from entry PCI-based servers to the largest SMP servers. Supported disk subsystems include:

    • Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)
    • Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
    • FC-attached disk subsystems
    • Serial Storage Architecture (SSA), scalable to terabytes of data storage
    • ESS

    HACMP also gives you the ability to "mix and match" processor and disk subsystem technologies to meet processing needs. pSeries and RS/6000 servers and symmetric multiprocessors (SMPs), LPARs on applicable servers, and SP™ nodes can have membership in the same HACMP cluster.

  • Extensive networking support

    Extensive configuration flexibility supports a variety of networks, including:

    • Ethernet
    • FDDI
    • Token ring
    • ATM
    • ATM LAN Emulation
    • X.25
    • SP Switches
    • TMSCSI
    • TMSSA
    • RS232

  • Comprehensive heartbeat capability

    TCP/IP, serial, SSA, SCSI, disk, and IP alias heartbeat transmission paths are available. Multiple heartbeat paths let you reliably differentiate network, node, and adapter failures to eliminate potential false takeovers and their impacts.

  • HACMP/XD

    This new optional feature of HACMP V5 will offer, in a single package, multiple technologies for achieving long distance data mirror, fallover, and resynchronization:

    • HACMP/XD will immediately support IBM ESS PPRC. This means HACMP clusters now support automatic fallover of disks that are PPRC pairs and creates a powerful solution for customers on ESS with PPRC. By automating the management of PPRC, recovery time is minimized after an outage, regardless of whether the clustered environment is local or geographically dispersed. HACMP/XD in combination with PPRC manages your clustered environment to ensure mirroring of critical data is maintained at all times.

    • HACMP/XD IP-based mirroring will provide the well-known unlimited distance data mirroring of the IBM HAGEO product. IP-base mirroring allows a cluster of pSeries computers to be placed in two widely separated geographic locations, each maintaining an exact replica of the application and data. Data synchronization during production, fallover, recovery, and restoration is provided. HACMP/XD is independent of the disk storage used. RAID or mirroring can be used for local protection. HACMP/XD IP-based mirroring is done at the logical volume layer.

HACMP and RAS

Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) are implemented on all enterprise-class pSeries, Cluster 1600, and RS/6000 servers:

  • Error detection
  • Fault tolerance
  • Reliable hardware components
  • High availability
  • Fault-management software
  • Concurrent or online diagnostics

High Availability Control Workstation (HACWS)

For cluster customers using PSSP, there is an existing feature called HACWS. HACWS is a two-node HACMP application. This application improves the reliability, availability, and serviceability of an SP system by providing for a backup control workstation. Automatic fallover and reintegration to the backup control workstation are provided should the primary control workstation fail or if there is a need to take the primary control workstation down to perform hardware and software maintenance. HACWS fully supports pSeries servers that are HMC-controlled in a PSSP-managed cluster.

Previous Release 

Existing customers of HACMP V4.4 or V4.5 (5765-E54) can obtain HACMP V5 via the 5771-HMP or 5773-HMP Software Maintenance product offerings.

Existing customers of HACMP V4.4 or V4.5 (5765-E54) can obtain additional copies of HACMP V4.5.0 via the AIX SPO 5692-A5L feature numbers 0953 through 0956 until withdrawn.

Customers who want to use HACMP 4.5 with ESS PPRC hardware can purchase PRPQ 5799-GQB for that purpose.

Fee Service Offerings

IBM Global Services offers a comprehensive selection of locally and remotely delivered services to address your individual support requirements. When you need help with questions or problems with AIX, applications, middleware, performance, and tuning, select from a list of remotely delivered services that include:

  • IBM Operational Support Services — Consult Line
  • IBM Operational Support Services — pSeries Performance Management
  • IBM Operational Support RS/6000 — System Alert

When you need help onsite with installation, migration, and service, select from a list of locally delivered services that include:

  • IBM High Availability Services — Availability Cluster Implementation Services for RS/6000
  • IBM Migration Services for RS/6000 — Workstation/Server and Enterprise Server
  • IBM Migration Services for RS/6000 SP
  • IBM ServicePac® for Maintenance Service for Midrange Products
  • IBM House Call

For additional information, call your local IBM Support Family Information Center or go to:

Offering Information

Product information is available through the Offering Information Web site at:

Publications

License Information and Proof of Entitlement documents will display automatically when HACMP 5.1 is installed.

The following publications are supplied on CD-ROM with the basic machine-readable material.

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
HACMP for AIX: Concepts and Facilities            SC23-4864
 
HACMP for AIX: Planning and Installation          SC23-4861
 Guide
HACMP for AIX: Administration and                 SC23-4862
 Troubleshooting Guide
HACMP for AIX: Programming Client                 SC23-4865
 Applications
HACMP for AIX: Programming Locking                SC23-4866
 Applications
HACMP for AIX: Glossary                           SC23-4867
 
For HACMP/XD / ESS PPRC customers:
 
HACMP Remote Copy: ESS PPRC Guide                 SC23-4863

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS):

The PNS enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive notifications by e-mail of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded via the Publications Center.

The publications for HACMP 5.1 are included as installation images on the installation media. After installation, the publications may be viewed or printed. All publications are provided in PDF and HTML format. Refer to the release notes for information on how to access publications in PDF and HTML formats.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

HACMP V5.1.0 works with pSeries servers in a "no-single-point-of-failure" server configuration.

HACMP V5.1.0 supports the pSeries, Cluster 1600, and RS/6000 models designed for server applications and that meet the minimum requirements for internal memory, internal disk, and I/O slots. The following pSeries and RS/6000 models and their corresponding upgrades are or will be supported in HACMP V5.1.0:

  • PCI Desktop Systems: Models 140, 150, 170, 240, 260, and 270
  • PCI Deskside Systems: Models E20, E30, F30, F40, F50, F80, 6F0, and 6F1 (pSeries 620)

    Note: Heartbeat network is only supported with serial port 3 or 4 on the Model 6Fx.

  • Entry Systems: Models 25S, 250, and 25T
  • Compact Server Systems: Models C10 and C20
  • Desktop Systems: Models 370, 380, 390, 397, and 39H
  • Deskside Systems: Models 570, 57F, 580, 58F, 58H, 590, 59H, 591, 595, 7028-6E1 (pSeries 610), 7025-6F1 (pSeries 620), and 7028-6E4 (pSeries 630)
  • Rack Systems: Models 98B, 98E, 98F, 990, 99E, 99F, 99J, 99K, B80, R10, R20, R21, R24, R50, R5U, S70, S7A, H10, H50, H70, H80, M80, 7028-6C1 (pSeries 610), 7028-6C4 (pSeries 630), 6H0, 6H1, 6M1 (pSeries 660), 7039-651 (pSeries 655), and 7038-6M2 (pSeries 650)
  • High-End Servers: Models 7040-681 (pSeries 690), 7040-671 (pSeries 670)
  • Symmetric Multiprocessor Server Systems: Models G30, J30, R30, R3U, G40, J40, R40, R4U, J50, R4U, S70, S7A, S80, and S85 (pSeries 680)
  • SP Systems: Models 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 20A, 2A4, 2A5, 2A7, 2A8, 2A9, 2AA, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 30A, 3A4, 3A5, 3A7, 3A8, 3A9, 3AA, 3B4, 3B5, 3B7, 3B8, 3B9, 3BA, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 40A, 500, 50H, 550, and 55H, including the 604 High Nodes, 604E High Nodes, the POWER2™ Super Chip (P2SC) nodes, and the 375 MHz POWER3™ SMP Nodes

Any supported pSeries or RS/6000 server can be joined with any other supported pSeries or RS/6000 server in an HACMP V5.1 configuration. Models with less than three slots can be used in the HACMP V5.1 server configuration, but due to slot limitations, a single-point-of-failure is unavoidable in shared-disk or shared-network resources.

HACMP 5.1.0 supports concurrent access configuration with all supported external storage systems.

Certain non-IBM RAID systems can operate in concurrent I/O access environments. IBM will not accept Authorized Program Analysis Reports (APARs) if the non-IBM RAID offerings do not work properly with HACMP 5.1.0.

The minimum configuration of each machine is highly dependent on the user's database package and other applications.

Actual configuration requirements are highly localized according to the required function and performance needs of individual sites. In configuring a cluster, particular attention must be paid to:

  • Fixed-disk capacity and mirroring (Logical Volume Manager [LVM] and database)
  • Slot limitations and their effect on creating a single-point-of-failure
  • Client access to the cluster
  • Other LAN devices (routers, bridges) and their effect on the cluster
  • Replication of I/O adapters and subsystems
  • Replication of power supplies
  • Other network software

Whenever a process takes over resources after a failure, consideration must be given to work partitioning. For example, if node A is expected to take over for failed node B and continue to perform its original duties, A must be configured with enough resources to perform the work of both.

HACMP 5.1.0 Device Support

HACMP supports client users on a LAN using TCP/IP. HACMP monitors and performs IP address switching for the following TCP/IP-based communications adapters on cluster nodes:

  • Ethernet
  • Token ring
  • FDDI
  • SP Switches
  • ATM
  • ATM LAN Emulation

At this time, the following adapters are supported in the HACMP 5.1.0 environment. Refer to individual hardware announcements for the levels of AIX supported.

Communications Adapters

PCI/ISA

  • 2920 IBM PCI Token-Ring Adapter
  • 2931 ISA 8-Port Asynchronous Adapter
  • 2932 ISA 8-Port Asynchronous Adapter
  • 2933 ISA 128-Port Asynchronous Controller
  • 2741 PCI FDDI-Fiber Single-Ring Upgrade
  • 2742 PCI FDDI-Fiber Dual-Ring Upgrade
  • 2743 PCI FDDI-Fiber Single-Ring Upgrade
  • 2944 128-Port Asynchronous Controller, PCI bus
  • 2943 8-Port Asynchronous EIA™-232/RS-422, PCI bus Adapter
  • 2963 TURBOWAYS® 155 PCI UPT ATM Adapter
  • 2968 PCI Ethernet 10/100 Adapter
  • 2969 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  • 2979 PCI AutoLANStreamer Token-Ring Adapter
  • 2985 PCI Ethernet BNC/RJ-45 Adapter
  • 2986 PCI Ethernet 10/100 Adapter
  • 2987 PCI Ethernet AUI/RJ-45 Adapter
  • 2988 Turboways 155 PCI MMF ATM Adapter
  • 4951 IBM 4-Port 10/100 Base-Tx Ethernet PCI Adapter
  • 4953 IBM 64-bit/66 MHz PCI ATM 155 UTP Adapter
  • 4957 IBM 64-bit/66 MHz PCI ATM 155 MMF Adapter
  • 4961 IBM Universal 4-Port 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
  • 4962 IBM 10/100 Mbps Ethernet PCI Adapter II
  • 4959 Token-Ring PCI Adapter
  • 8396 RS/6000 SP System Attachment Adapter
  • 2975 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet PCI Adapter
  • 5700 IBM Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter
  • 5701 IBM 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter

MCA

  • 1904 FC Adapter
  • 2723 FDDI-Fiber Dual-Ring Upgrade
  • 2724 FDDI-Fiber Single-Ring Adapter
  • 2725 FDDI-STP Single-Ring Adapter
  • 2726 FDDI-STP Dual-Ring Upgrade
  • 2930 8-Port Async Adapter — EIA-232
  • 2964 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Adapter — UNI
  • 2972 AutoLANStreamer Token-Ring Adapter
  • 2980 Ethernet High-Performance LAN Adapter
  • 2989 Turboways 155 ATM Adapter
  • 2992 Ethernet/FDX 10 Mbps TP/AUI MC Adapter
  • 2993 Ethernet BNC MC Adapter
  • 2994 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Adapter — SMP
  • 4018 High-Performance Switch (HPS) Adapter-2
  • 4020 Scalable POWERparallel® Switch Adapter
  • 4025 Scalable POWERParallel Switch2 Adapter
  • 4025 Scalable POWERParallel Switch2 MX2 Adapter (#4026) on SP nodes

Storage Adapters

PCI

  • 6203 PCI Dual Channel Ultra3 SCSI Adapter
  • 6204 PCI Universal Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter
  • 6205 PCI Dual Channel Ultra2 SCSI Adapter
  • 6206 PCI SCSI-2 Single-Ended Ultra SCSI Adapter
  • 6207 PCI SCSI-2 Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter
  • 6208 PCI SCSI-2 Single-Ended Fast/Wide Adapter
  • 6209 PCI SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide Adapter
  • 6215 PCI SSA Adapter
  • 6225 Advanced SerialRAID Adapter
  • 6230 Advanced SerialRAID Plus Adapter (including Fast Write Cache (#6235) with two-initiator only)
  • 6227 Gigabit FC Adapter
  • 6228 1- and 2-Gigabit FC Adapter for 64-bit PCI Bus
  • 4025 Scalable POWERParallel Switch2 PCI Attachment Adapter (#8379) for SP-attached servers

MCA

  • 2412 Enhanced SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide Adapter/A
  • 2415 SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Adapter/A
  • 2416 SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide Adapter/A
  • 2420 SCSI-2 Differential High-Performance External I/O Controller
  • 6212 High Performance Subsystem Adapter/A (40/80 Mbps)
  • 6214 SSA 4-Port Adapter
  • 6216 Enhanced SSA 4-Port Adapter
  • 6219 MCA SSA Adapter

For compatibility with subsystems not listed as follows, refer to the individual hardware announcements.

External Storage Subsystems

  • IBM 7131 SCSI Multi-Storage Tower Model 105 (supports up to four nodes; no CD-ROMs or tapes can be installed)
  • IBM 7131 SSA Multi-Storage Tower Model 405 (supports up to eight nodes; no CD-ROMs or tapes can be installed)
  • IBM 7133 SSA Disk Subsystem Models 020 and 600 (supports up to eight nodes)
  • IBM 7133 SSA Disk Subsystem Models D40 and T40 in up to 72.8 GB Mode (supports up to eight nodes)
  • IBM 7137 Disk Array Subsystem Models 413, 414, 415, 513, 514, and 515 (supports up to four nodes)
  • IBM 7204 External Disk Drive Models 317, 325, 339, 402, 404, and 418 (supports up to four nodes)
  • IBM 2105 Versatile Storage Server™ (VSS) Models B09 and 100 (supports up to four nodes)
  • IBM ESS Models E10, E20, F10, and F20 (supports up to eight nodes using SCSI and FC interfaces via FC/FICON™ features 3021, 3022, and 3023)
  • 2105 TotalStorage™ ESS Model 800
  • TotalStorage FAStT200 Storage Server 3542-2RU
  • TotalStorage FAStT500 Storage Server 3552-1RU x
  • TotalStorage FAStT700 Storage Server 1742-1RU
  • TotalStorage FAStT900 Storage Server 1742-900
  • IBM 2102-F10 FC RAID Storage Server
  • IBM 2104 Expandable Storage Plus Models DL1, TL1, DU3, and TU3
  • IBM 2108 Storage Area Network (SAN) Data Gateway Model G07
  • IBM 2031-016 McData ES-3016 FC Product
  • IBM 2031-032 McData ES-3032 FC Product
  • IBM 2031-232 McData ES-3232 FC Product
  • IBM 2031-216 McData ES-3216 FC Product
  • IBM 2032-001 McData ED-5000 FC Director
  • IBM 2032-064 McData ED-6064 FC Director
  • INRANGE FC/9000 FC Director Model 2042-001 and Model 2042-128
  • IBM 2109 Models S08, S16, F16, F32, and M12 SAN FC Switch
  • IBM 3534 Model F08 SAN FC Switch

Tape Drive Support

  • IBM 3583 Ultrium Scalable Tape Library Model L18, L32, and L72
  • IBM 3584 Ultra Scalable Tape Library Model L32 and D32
  • TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 Model H11
  • Magstar® 3590 Tape Drive Model E11 and B11
  • IBM 3581 Ultrium Tape Autoloader Model H17 and L17
  • IBM 3580 Ultrium Tape Drive Model H11 and L11

Router Support

  • RS/6000 SP Switch Router 9077-04S

    This router can be used in cluster configurations where the router is used to provide communications to client systems. This router is not supported in the communications path between nodes in an HACMP cluster.

  • IBM 7139-111 Vicom Systems SLIC Router
  • IBM 7140-160 SAN Controller 160

Rack-Mounted Storage Subsystems

  • IBM 7027 High Capacity Storage Drawer Model HSC (supports up to two nodes; no CD-ROMs or tapes installed)
  • IBM 7027 High Capacity Storage Drawer Model HSD (supports up to four nodes; no CD-ROMs or tapes installed)

The following table shows the SCSI-2 Single-Ended, SCSI-2 Differential, and SSA cabling that HACMP 5.1.0 supports.

                                                   Maximum
                                                  Number of
                                                  Enclosures
Type                    Adapter    Enclosure       per Bus
 
SCSI-2 Differential     6209       7131-105            2
 (16-bit)                          7137-413            2
                                   7137-414            2
                                   7137-415            2
                                   7137-513            2
                                   7137-514            2
                                   7137-515            2
 
SCSI Single-Ended       2415       7027-HSC            1
                        6208
 
 
 
SCSI-2 Differential     2420       7137-413            2
 (8-bit)                           7137-414            2
                                   7137-415            2
                                   7137-513            2
                                   7137-514            2
                                   7137-515            2
 
 
SCSI-2 Differential     2416       7027-HSD            1
 (16-bit)               or         7131-105            2
                        2412       7137-413            2
                                   7137-414            2
                                   7137-415            2
                                   7137-513            2
                                   7137-514            2
                                   7137-515            2
                                   7204-317           14
                                   7204-325           14
                                   7204-339           14
 
SSA                     6214       7133-020           96  disks
                        or         7133-600           96  disks
                        6216       7133-D40           96  disks
                                   7133-T40           96  disks
                                   7131-405            4

SCSI-2 Differential Disk Cabling for HACMP: The cabling configurations in the following tables assume the processors are at the end of the bus (just before each terminator) and the storage devices are connected to the bus between two of the processors.

The first table lists the available y-cables. Y-cables have three legs that are called base, long leg, and short leg. The first table shows what you can connect to each leg. The cables listed under the long leg and short leg columns can be found in the subsequent table under the cable name column except for the terminator, which is supplied with the y-cable.

Y-Cable
Feature  Base to   Long Leg to                 Length
Number   Adapter   Device Cable  Short Leg      (m)   Notes
 
2114     6209      7131-105      Terminator,     .94  16-bit
                   7137-413      System-to-
                   7137-414      System Cable
                   7137-415
                   7204-339
 
2422     2420      7137-413      Terminator,     .765 8-bit
                   7137-414      System-to-
                   7137-415      System Cable
                   7137-513
                   7137-514
                   7137-515
                   7204-339
 
2426     2416      7027-HSD      Terminator,    .94   16-bit
         or 2412   7131-105      System-to-
                   7137-413      System Cable
                   7137-414
                   7137-415
                   7137-513
                   7137-514
                   7137-515
                   7204-317
                   7204-325
                   7204-339
 
                      Cable
  Cable/Device        Feature  Length
From         To       Number   (m)    Cable Name
 
Y-cable    Y-cable    2423     2.5    System-to-System Cable
                                      (8-bit)
Y-cable    Y-cable    2424     0.6    System-to-System Cable
                                      (16-bit)
Y-cable    Y-cable    2425     2.5    System-to-System Cable
                                      (16-bit)
 
Y-cable    7204-317   2845     0.6    7204 16-bit Cable
7204-317   7204-317
Y-cable    7204-325
7204-325   7204-325
Y-cable    7204-329
7204-329   7204-329
 
Y-cable    7204-317   2846     2.5    7204 16-bit Cable
7204-317   7204-317
Y-cable    7204-325
7204-325   7204-325
Y-cable    7204-329
7204-329   7204-329
 
Y-cable    7131-105   2882     1.0    7131-105 Cable
7131-105   7131-105
Y-cable    7131-105            2.5    7131-105 Cable
7131-105   7131-105
Y-cable    7131-105   2885     4.5    7131-105 Cable
7131-105   7131-105
Y-cable    7131-105   2870    12.0    7131-105 Cable
7131-105   7131-105
Y-cable    7131-105   2869    14.0    7131-105 Cable
7131-105   7131-105
Y-cable    7131-105   2868    18.0    7131-105 Cable
7131-105   7131-105
 
Y-cable    7131-105   9158     1.0    7131-105 Cable
Y-cable    7131-105   9132     2.5    7131-105 Cable
Y-cable    7131-105   9161     4.5    7131-105 Cable
Y-cable    7131-105   9146    12.0    7131-105 Cable
Y-cable    7131-105   9145    14.0    7131-105 Cable
Y-cable    7131-105   9144    18.0    7131-105 Cable
 
2415       7027-HSC   3133     3.0    7027-HSC Cable
2415       7027-HSC   3134     6.0    7027-HSC Cable
6208       7027-HSC   3133     3.0    7027-HSC Cable
6208       7027-HSC   3134     6.0    7027-HSC Cable
 
Y-cable    7027-HSD   3137    12.0    7027-HSD Cable
Y-cable    7027-HSD   3138    18.0    7027-HSD Cable
 
Y-cable    7137-413   2002     4.0    7137 Cable (8-bit to
           7137-414                   16-bit)
           7137-513
           7137-514
           7137-515
 
                      Cable
  Cable/Device        Feature  Length
From         To       Number   (m)    Cable Name
 
 
Y-cable    7137-413   2014     2.0    7137 Cable (16-bit)
(2426)     7137-414
           7137-415
           7137-513
           7137-514
           7137-515
 
7137-413   7137-413   3001     2.0    7137 System-to-System
7137-414   7137-414                   Cable
7137-415   7137-415
7137-513   7137-513
7137-514   7137-514
7137-515   7137-515

SSA Disk Cabling for HACMP 5.1.0:

HACMP 5.1.0 supports all of the announced SSA cables and Fiber Optics Channel Extenders. Refer to the appropriate system manuals for cabling information.

Software Requirements

HACMP 5.1.0 requires AIX 5L on pSeries, Cluster 1600, or RS/6000 servers with at least four slots.

The specific requirements for AIX 5.1 or AIX 5.2 are:

  • AIX 5L V5.1 with the 5100-03 Recommended Maintenance package 5.1.0.30 (or later, modification levels) and APAR IY43601.
  • AIX 5L V5.2 with the 5200-01 Recommended Maintenance package 5.2.0.10 (or later, modification levels) and APAR IY43602.
  • In addition, it is important to note that some HACMP utilities (clinfo and clstat) require SNMP V1 agents, even though the base AIX 5L V5.2 default is SNMP V3. Refer to documentation APAR IY37779 for additional details.

The RSCT file sets delivered with AIX 5L must be installed. They are:

  • AIX 5.1: rsct.basic.hacmp 2.2.1.30 and rsct.compat.clients.hacmp 2.2.1.30.
  • AIX 5.2: rsct.basic.hacmp 2.3.1.0 and rsct.compat.clients.hacmp 2.3.1.0.

PSSP V3.5 is also required on RS/6000 SP (9076) systems.

In order to use disk heartbeating for HACMP 5.1, customers will need these RSCT APARs:

  • RSCT on AIX 5.1 IY42782
  • RSCT on AIX 5.2 IY42783

Each node within a high availability server complex requires the licensed program HACMP 5.1.0 to be installed. Except during the upgrade process from earlier releases of HACMP V4, it is recommended that all nodes in the HACMP server complex be at the same AIX 5L operating system level, including PTFs and maintenance upgrades.

Some of the devices supported in HACMP 5.1.0 may require a later release level of the AIX 5L operating system; refer to the specific hardware announcement for the AIX 5L release levels required by the hardware.

The HAView facility requires the installation of Tivoli NetView for AIX (5697-NVW).

To use C-SPOC with VPATH disks, SDD 1.3.1.3, or later, is required.

To use HACMP Online Planning Worksheets, AIX 5L Java™ Runtime Environment is required.

HACMP/XD requires HACMP V5.1.0 (cluster.es.server.rte 5.1.0.0).

For ESS/PPRC mirroring:

  • AIX 5L Java Runtime Environment 1.3.0.15, or later
  • IBM ESS microcode level 2.1.1, or later
  • IBM 2105 Command Line Interface (ibm2105cli.rte 32.6.100.13) or the IBM 2105 Command Line Interface (ibm2105esscli.rte 2.1.0.15)

    Note: It is assumed that the Command Line Interface is installed in its default location, /usr/opt/ibm2105cli.

  • IBM 2105 Subsystem Device Driver (SDD) ibmSdd_510nchacmp.rte 1.3.3.6, or later

For XD IP-based mirroring: No additional prerequisites

Compatibility

  • An upgrade from HACMP V4.4.1 or 4.5 involves installing HACMP 5.1 on all nodes in the cluster; however, the Version  Compatibility function allows you to upgrade the cluster one node at a time, without taking the entire cluster offline. Configuration is retained.
  • An upgrade from HACMP/6000™ V1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, or 4.4.0 to HACMP 5.1.0 involves reinstalling HACMP on all nodes in the cluster at the same time. This means that at some point the cluster must be brought down; however, with proper planning, the downtime can be minimized. Configuration is not retained for HACMP releases prior to 4.3.

Note: Although HACMP V4 and V5 can coexist in a cluster temporarily, the Version Compatibility function is intended to ease migration from prior releases of HACMP V4 and is not intended to provide long-term compatibility between versions of the product in a cluster.

Limitations: HACMP does not by itself execute a high availability function beyond the nodes in an HACMP cluster.

HACMP clusters containing multiple LPAR partitions within a single pSeries server frame may contain only a single power frame, which would represent a potential single-point-of-failure.

Specific Limitations of HACMP

  • HACMP supports clusters of up to 64 resource groups and 256 interfaces across up to 32 AIX/HACMP images (pSeries servers, SP nodes, RS/6000 systems, or LPARs).
  • The following networks are not supported:
    • Serial Optical Channel Converter (SOCC)
    • SLIP
    • FC Switch (FCS)
    • 802_ether
    • Virtual IP Address (VIPA) facility of AIX
    • Etherchannel
    • IP V6

Specific Limitations of HACMP/XD

  • Only one supported Enterprise Storage Server™ is supported at each site.
  • Concurrent disk access is supported only within sites, not between sites.
  • A single HACMP/XD cluster supports only two sites. A single pSeries or RS/6000 system can be part of only one HACMP/XD cluster.
  • A single HACMP/XD cluster supports up to eight nodes.

For additional information regarding IP-based mirroring, refer to Software Announcement 202-266 , dated October 8, 2002.

Environmental Conditions that Affect the Use of HACMP

  • HACMP supports LAN-attached clients with TCP/IP protocol.
  • HACMP's time to recover from a failure depends, in part, on the amount of time it takes for AIX to detect the failure. Some token-ring failures cannot be detected in less than 60 seconds.
  • HACMP does not support attached terminals using Local Area Transport-B (LAT-B) protocols.
  • Clients most appropriate to an HACMP environment are ASCII terminals attached via LAN-based terminal servers, Xstations, or TCP/IP-based client systems such as an X-server TCP/IP interface on a PC, UNIX® workstation, or a UNIX server.
  • Cluster nodes must be within the cable-length limitations of the shared disks, so the physical distance between nodes is limited by the total cable length of the shared disk cables.
  • Transparency of a failure and the subsequent recovery to external users or clients is dependent on the HACMP configuration, the client system, and application protocol design.
  • The AIX Journaling File System (JFS and JFS2) does not support concurrent access from multiple nodes; therefore, storage accessed in a concurrent configuration must be in raw logical volumes or through GPFS.
  • Some HACMP command operands should not be used on systems also running NetView or other programs that catch SNMP traps. Refer to HACMP documentation for details on the use of the clinfo daemon with such programs.
  • Although the Version Compatibility function will allow HACMP to co-exist in a cluster with earlier releases of HACMP V4, this function is intended as a migration aid only. When the migration is completed, each node in the server cluster should be at the same AIX 5L and HACMP release levels, including all PTFs.
  • The Version Compatibility function in HACMP assumes the customer is using hardware and software components supported in AIX 5L.
  • National Language Support is fully enabled in HACMP for AIX 5L; message translation is provided for Japanese, but some RSCT messages are provided in English only.
  • HACMP 5.1 supports the AIX 5L 64-bit kernel; however, when used with PSSP V3.4, PSSP supports only the 32-bit kernel.
  • The Cluster Lock daemon cannot be used with the 64-bit kernel.

Performance Considerations: HACMP 5.1.0 cluster performance can be measured and reported in many ways. In a mutual takeover/partitioned workload cluster environment, the user's applications and data are spread across 2 to 32 machines in a cluster. Data management and application management can be placed under the control of a single node for efficiency or on each node for performance. In this partitioned environment, minimal interaction between nodes in a cluster derives high efficiency in each node. When a fallover occurs and the backup machine takes over for a failed node, performance is degraded for that period of time when the node is down.

In data sharing, LAN and file system overhead and data contention can reduce processor efficiency. Where data must be shared, the concurrent access configuration can be utilized, but less efficiently than a single system because distributed locks must be maintained between cluster nodes and processors.

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: Customers who purchase two or more HACMP licenses are free to replicate the contents of the following file sets throughout their enterprise:

  • cluster.haview
  • cluster.hativoli
  • cluster.es.client
  • cluster.es.plugins
  • cluster.adt.es
  • cluster.msg.en_US.es
  • cluster.msg.En_US.es
  • cluster.msg.ja_JP.es
  • cluster.msg.Ja_JP.es
  • cluster.man.en_US.es

Conversion Utilities: HACMP 5.1.0 includes conversion utilities to help you convert your configuration from earlier releases of HACMP V4 without installing each intervening version.

All of these conversions can be done while your cluster is not operational; for information regarding node conversion while maintaining cluster operation, refer to the Compatibility section.

The following conversions are provided for converting existing configurations of HACMP V4 (HAS, ES, CRM, or ESCRM) to HACMP V5.1:

  • HACMP for AIX, V4.4.1
  • HACMP for AIX, V4.5.0

HACMP 5.1.0 includes conversion utilities to help you migrate your configuration between products in the HACMP family.

You can convert from the High Availability Network File System (HANFS) feature of older versions of HACMP to HACMP V5.1; however, this conversion requires an intermediate step up converting to HAS V4.5, then converting to HACMP V5.1: HACMP for NFS (HANFS), V4.3.1.

Packaging

  • This program is shipped on CD-ROM; media and publications are shipped under the 5692-A5L SPO.
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE) information to support this licensed program is provided in the License Information document, which will be displayed automatically when HACMP 5.1 is installed.
  • Unlicensed documentation is included.

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of AIX 5L V5.1 and V5.2 for servers.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

HACMP 5.1.0 is a server product that has one charge unit: Number of processors. The number of processors is the sum of the number of active processors in each of the machine type-models on which HACMP 5.1.0 will be installed or run. A license is required for each machine on which HACMP will be installed and run.

HACMP 5.1.0 XD is a server product that has one charge unit: Number of processors. The number of processors is the sum of the number of active processors in each of the machine type-models on which HACMP 5.1.0 XD will be installed or run. A license for HACMP V5 and a license for HACMP V5 XD is required for each machine on which HACMP/XD will be installed and run.

Software Maintenance for HACMP V5 (5771-HMP or 5773-HMP) and HACMP V5 XD (5771-HMP or 5773-HMP) should be ordered in a quantity equal to the sum of the number of active processors in each of the machine type-models on which HACMP V5 and HACMP V5 XD will be installed and run.

Program Name: IBM High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing for AIX 5L.

New Licenses

To order the programs described in this announcement, specify the type model number, order type description, media feature number, and desired one-time charge (OTC) feature (maximum of 250 per feature number) from the following table.

                                                            OTC
                                                            Billing
                                             Program        Feature
Description                                  Number         Number
 
HACMP 5.1.0
 Per processor with 1-Year                   5765-F62       0001
  SW Maintenance
 Per 250 processors with 1-Year              5765-F62       0002
  SW Maintenance
 
Optional HACMP/XD Feature
 (HACMP 5.1.0 license required):
 Per processor with 1-Year                   5765-F62       0003
  SW Maintenance
 Per 250 processors with 1-Year              5765-F62       0004
  SW Maintenance

HACMP V4.5: HACMP 4.5.0 will remain available via the AIX 5L V5 SPO (5692-A5L) until December 31, 2003. The feature numbers to order are:

HACMP 4.5.0 HAS               0953
HACMP 4.5.0 CRM               0954
HACMP 4.5.0 ES                0955
HACMP 4.5.0 ESCRM             0956

Customers who want to use HACMP 4.5 with ESS PPRC hardware can purchase PRPQ 5799-GQB for that purpose.

Current Licensees

Current licensees of HACMP V4.4 or 4.5 should refer to the following Software Maintenance or Software Subscription for AIX sections for information on how to receive HACMP 5.1.0.

Software Maintenance

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition. Extending coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.

Software Maintenance replaces Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) for new and expired contracts. Refer to Software Announcement 202-003 , dated January 8, 2002.

Customers who already have Software Maintenance: Customers who purchased Software Maintenance for HACMP V4.4 or 4.5 (5765-E54) under 5771-HMP or 5773-HMP are entitled to receive HACMP V5.1 (5765-F62) at no charge. Eligible customers should add the applicable media supply feature number (from the following table) under their existing 5771-HMP or 5773-HMP record.

Customers who purchased Software Maintenance for HAGEO V2 (5765-E82) under 5771-HGO or 5773-HGO are entitled to receive the HACMP V5.1 XD feature (5765-F62) at no charge. Eligible customers should add the applicable media supply feature number (from the following table) under their existing 5771-HGO or 5773-HGO record.

Customers who want to add Software Maintenance: To register for future upgrades of products from Software Maintenance for programs described in this announcement, specify 5771-HMP for one-year registration or 5773-HMP for three-year registration, and the applicable HACMP or HACMP/XD After License billing feature with quantity equal to:

  • For HACMP V4, the number of licenses in the base 5765-E54 license contract
  • For HACMP V5, the number of active installed processors in the machine type-model that is running HACMP V5

After License support is available via the Configurators for HACMP V4.2, 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5, and HAGEO V2.4. If After License support is desired for earlier versions, the order will have to be generated outside of the configurator.

  • The following billing features either:
    • Must have been previously purchased and must currently be on a customer's record as proof of eligibility, to receive this upgrade and future upgrades at no charge
      or
    • May be purchased to receive future releases of this product for no charge; order the program number, feature number, and quantity to obtain coverage for your software licenses.
  • The appropriate one-year registration feature (no additional charge feature) will transfer automatically to the customer order record when 1-year 5771-HMP is selected.
  • Customers should select the "Renewal Billing Feature" for one- or three-year contract renewal.
  • Customers should select the "Maintenance After License" to re-enter one of the programs after a contract has lapsed.

Software Maintenance Program Identification (PID) and Features

                                             OTC
                                             Billing        Media
                                             Feature        Feature
Description                                  Number         Number
 
1-Year 5771-HMP Feature Numbers
 
Use Authorizations:
 (to be ordered in quantity)
 
High Availability Cluster                                   5889
 Multi-Processing V5.1
 Software Maintenance
  No-Charge Registration
   Per processor                             0356
   Per 250 processors                        0357
  1-Year Renewal
   Per processor                             0358
   Per 250 processors                        0359
  1-Year After License
   Per processor                             0360
   Per 250 processors                        0361
 
High Availability Cluster                                   5899
 Multi-Processing V5.1
 XD Extended Distance Feature
 Software Maintenance
  No-Charge Registration
   Per processor                             0362
   Per 250 processors                        0363
  1-Year Renewal
   Per processor                             0364
   Per 250 processors                        0365
  1-Year After License
   Per processor                             0366
   Per 250 processors                        0367
 
3-Year 5773-HMP Feature Numbers
 
Use Authorizations:
 (to be ordered in quantity)
 
High Availability Cluster                                   5889
 Multi-Processing V5.1
 Software Maintenance
  Registration
   Per processor                             0332
   Per 250 processors                        0333
  3-Year Renewal
   Per processor                             0334
   Per 250 processors                        0335
  3-Year After License
   Per processor                             0336
   Per 250 processors                        0337
 
                                             OTC
                                             Billing        Media
                                             Feature        Feature
Description                                  Number         Number
 
High Availability Cluster                                   5899
 Multi-Processing V5.1 XD
 Extended Distance Feature
 Software Maintenance
  Registration
   Per processor                             0338
   Per 250 processors                        0339
  3-Year Renewal
   Per processor                             0340
   Per 250 processors                        0341
  3-Year After License
   Per processor                             0342
   Per 250 processors                        0343
 
1-Year 5771-HGO Feature Numbers
 
High Availability Cluster                                   5849
 Multi-Processing V5.1 XD
 Extended Distance No-Charge
 Media Feature
 
3-Year 5773-HGO Feature Numbers
 
High Availability Cluster                                   5849
 Multi-Processing V5.1 XD
 Extended Distance No-Charge
 Media Feature

Software Subscription for AIX

Note: New orders for Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) are no longer being accepted. Software Subscription for AIX has been replaced by Software Maintenance. Refer to the Software Maintenance section.

New 5692-SSO features are not being created by this announcement.

Customers who previously had protection for HACMP V4 (5765-E54) under Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) can receive HACMP V5 by purchasing a 1-year or 3-year Software Maintenance for HACMP V5 (5771-HMP or 5773-HMP) Renewal Billing Feature in the quantity of the number of active installed processors in the machine type-model on which HACMP V5 will be run, and by ordering the no-charge HACMP V5 media feature. Customers will receive credits for unused portions of SSO contracts.

Customers who previously had protection for HAGEO V2 (5765-E82) under Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) can receive the HACMP V5 XD feature by purchasing a 1-year or 3-year Software Maintenance for HACMP/XD (5771-HMP or 5773-HMP) Renewal Billing feature in the quantity of the number of active installed processors in the machine type-model on which HACMP/XD will be run, and by ordering the no-charge HACMP V5 XD media feature. Customers will receive credits for unused portions of SSO contracts.

Note: All SSO Renewal privileges will expire on July 31, 2003. After that date, entry into any Software Maintenance product will be via the After License feature. After License support is available via the Configurators for HACMP V4.2, 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5, and HAGEO V2.4. If After License support is desired for earlier versions, the order will have to be generated outside of the configurator.

Withdrawal of Software Subscription for AIX Features: Refer to Software Announcement 203-017 , dated January 28, 2003.

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Preload (Austin)                                    5005
AAP Preinstall -- SDF Ship                          7305
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
(for IBM use only)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

System Program Order (SPO) (5692-A5L): A 5692-A5L SPO is mandatory for shipments of program distribution and publications. The individual licensed program orders (for example, 5765-F62) are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.

To receive shipment of machine-readable materials stacked on a CD-ROM requires an SPO (5692-A5L). Billing for the media type selected is generated under the SPO. To prevent additional billing expenses, place only one SPO order per machine.

Select one of the following (5692-A5L) feature numbers for the licensed program hardcopy entitled publications to be shipped on a given date.

AIX SPO

A 5692-A5L SPO order is also mandatory for shipments of program distribution media, which includes publications. The appropriate SPO feature should be selected from the following table:

HACMP 5.1 5692-A5L SPO Feature Numbers

 
                                             Program        Feature
Program Name                                 Number         Number
 
IBM High Availability Cluster                5765-F62       0973
 Multi-Processing for AIX 5L,
 V5.1.0
 
IBM High Availability Cluster                5765-F62       0974
 Multi-Processing for AIX 5L,
 V5.1.0 XD Extended Distance
 Feature

Under SPO 5692-A5L, feature number 3470 can be used to suppress hardcopy documentation. To order entitled hardcopy documentation only, order feature number 3430.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). Proofs of Entitlement are required for all authorized use.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

The following agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Select iSeries™ and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495)

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): Yes, contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage® Applies: No

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at:

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

Other Support: AIX (when available)

AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Applies: Yes

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: Yes

iSeries Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing V5

                                        OTC
                                        Billing
                                        Feature
Description                             Number       OTC
 
Program Number 5765-F62
 
HACMP 5.1.0
 Per processor with 1-Year              0001         $   2,855
  SW Maintenance
 Per 250 processors with 1-Year         0002           713,750
  SW Maintenance
 
Optional XD Extended Distance
 Feature (HACMP 5.1.0 license
 required):
 Per processor with 1-Year              0003             5,595
  SW Maintenance
 Per 250 processors with 1-Year         0004         1,398,750
  SW Maintenance

Software Maintenance Program Identification (PID) and Features

                                        OTC
                                        Billing      Media
                                        Feature      Feature
Description                             Number       Number   OTC
 
1-Year 5771-HMP Feature Numbers
 
Use Authorizations:
 (to be ordered in quantity)
 
High Availability Cluster                            5889
 Multi-Processing V5.1
 Software Maintenance
  No-Charge Registration
   Per processor                        0356                       NC
   Per 250 processors                   0357                       NC
  1-Year Renewal
   Per processor                        0358                      570
   Per 250 processors                   0359                  142,500
  1-Year After License
   Per processor                        0360                      855
   Per 250 processors                   0361                  213,750
 
                                        OTC
                                        Billing      Media
                                        Feature      Feature
Description                             Number       Number   OTC
 
High Availability Cluster                            5899
 Multi-Processing V5.1
 XD Extended Distance
 Feature Software
 Maintenance
  No-Charge Registration
   Per processor                        0362                       NC
   Per 250 processors                   0363                       NC
  1-Year Renewal
   Per processor                        0364                 $  1,120
   Per 250 processors                   0365                  280,000
  1-Year After License
   Per processor                        0366                    1,680
   Per 250 processors                   0367                  420,000
 
3-Year 5773-HMP Feature Numbers
 
Use Authorizations:
 (to be ordered in quantity)
 
High Availability Cluster                            5889
 Multi-Processing V5.1
 Software Maintenance
  Registration
   Per processor                        0332                      970
   Per 250 processors                   0333                  242,500
  3-Year Renewal
   Per processor                        0334                    1,540
   Per 250 processors                   0335                  385,000
  3-Year After License
   Per processor                        0336                    1,825
   Per 250 processors                   0337                  456,250
 
High Availability Cluster                            5899
 Multi-Processing V5.1
 XD Extended Distance
 Feature Software
 Maintenance Registration
   Per processor                        0338                    1,905
   Per 250 processors                   0339                  476,250
  3-Year Renewal
   Per processor                        0340                    3,025
   Per 250 processors                   0341                  756,250
  3-Year After License
   Per processor                        0342                    3,585
   Per 250 processors                   0343                  896,250

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit:

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            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 
 Reference: RE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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