IBM VM Recovery Manager DR for Power Systems V1.3.0 (以前の IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems) が拡張され、 IBM VM Recovery Manager HA V1.3.0 が組み込まれます

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2018 年 12 月 14 日以降、 IBM® Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems™ は、 IBM VM Recovery Manager DR for Power Systems に名前変更されます。VM Recovery Manager DR for Power Systems は、ソフトウェア発表レター JP17-0395 で発表された Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems と同じ機能をサポートします。

VM Recovery Manager DR は、使いやすい自動災害復旧ソリューションを提供します。これにより、 IBM PowerVM® ユーザーは、計画停止と計画外停止の両方で、非常に短時間でのリカバリーが可能になります。

VM Recovery Manager DR V1.3.0 SP1 は、サービス発表レター JS17-0009 で発表された Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems V1.2 SP1 の名前変更および機能拡張を表します。例えば、以下のとおりです。

  • 計画フェイルオーバーおよび計画外フェイルオーバーの自動化による、DR ソリューションの容易な導入および使用
  • サイト全体レベルまたはサブサイト (ホスト・グループ) レベルのフェイルオーバー管理
  • 小規模な DR サイトを可能にする、容量ベースの柔軟なフェイルオーバー
  • 幅広いストレージ・サブシステムでの DR 複製管理:
    • IBM DS8000® Global Mirror
    • IBM SAN ボリューム・コントローラー/IBM Storwize® メトロ・ミラーおよび IBM グローバル・ミラー
    • EMC SRDF 複製
    • Hitachi Universal Copy および TrueCopy 複製
  • ゲスト・オペレーティング・システムとしての IBM AIX® 、 Linux® 、および IBM i
  • システムを停止せずにテストを行う、DR フェイルオーバー・リハーサル

VM Recovery Manager DR V1.3.0 には、以下も含まれます。

  • モニタリング用の UI グラフィカルなヘルス管理ダッシュボード
  • VM Recovery Manager HA V1.3.0

注: このバージョンの製品では、DR モードまたは HA モードでのデプロイが可能です。DR モードと HA モードの両方をアクティブにしてデプロイすることはできません。

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VM Recovery Manager DR ソリューションは、 PowerVM 対応のシステム上で稼働し、システムと対話するために HMC が必要です。このソリューションによって保護される VM/LPAR が、 PowerVM 仮想化で完全に仮想化されている必要があるので注意してください。

詳細な要件については、 『技術要件』 セクションを参照してください。

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Planned availability date

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December 14, 2018

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The VM Recovery Manager family now offers two products:

  • VM Recovery Manager HA (5765-VRM), which provides VM Restart based HA management.
  • VM Recovery Manager DR (5765-DRG), which provides VM Restart based HA and DR capabilities.

When deployed for HA management within a data center, VM Recovery Manager HA solution offers an easy-to-use graphical interface that can be used to deploy, monitor, and manage high availability for the entire data center. VM Recovery Manager HA solution also provides a deployment wizard that enables easy deployment of the solution.

VM Recovery Manager provides a number of flexible HA capabilities:

  • Automation that integrates with PowerVM components such as HMC and VIOS to make it easy to discover and deploy HA management.
  • Easily manage HA for many VMs.
  • Enable/Disable HA monitoring for host, hostgroup, and VMs.
  • Automated restart/relocation/failover of VMs upon outages. Administrators can choose Advisory mode to receive failure-related alerts and do the failovers manually.
  • Priority-based restart of VMs during recovery.
  • Priority-based capacity adjustment support during a recovery.
  • Adjust failure detection times for Hosts and VMs. Application failure detection is done within the VM and hence those policies are controlled by the VM administrator.
  • Application HA monitoring support: Lightweight framework for AIX and Linux enables custom application monitoring capabilities. Control start and stop sequences of applications within a VM.
  • VM Recovery Manager HA includes agents for monitoring and managing IBM Db2®, SAP, and Oracle. The agent framework also enables customers to create their own agents for other application environments.
  • VM Recovery Manager HA is supported for PowerVM virtualized deployments supporting NPIV, vSCSI, or SSP storage solutions.

Additionally, VM Recovery Manager HA exploits Live Partition Mobility for planned HA management that includes features such as:

  • Vacate a Host for maintenance: All the VMs in the Host are redeployed using LPM to other Hosts in the Hostgroup.
  • Restore a Host after repair: Bring back all the VMs that were part of this Host originally. VMs have the attribute "Homehost" that will be used to search your VM list to see which VMs truly belong to the Host, and that will be moved back to the repaired original Host.

VM Recovery Manager DR provides an easy to deploy and use DR solution that can help clients plan and manage DR for their infrastructure. The solution works with components of PowerVM, such as VIOS and HMC, and also with storage subsystems to automate DR operations. After the setup and verification, administrators can perform DR failovers with the execution of a single command. Some of the capabilities of DR solution are:

  • Easy setup and deployment of the DR environment in a few steps
  • Administrator-initiated site or subsite (Hostgroup) DR management
  • Storage replication management for DR purposes, including resynch automation
  • DR failover rehearsal for nondisruptive DR failover testing
  • Flex Capacity-based DR site capacity adjustment
  • VLAN and vSwitch customization per site
  • Boot device management for POWER8®, or later, systems

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Statement of general direction

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IBM intends to enhance VM Recovery Manager for DR to include the capability to manage both HA and DR.

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Reference information

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See Software Announcement JP17-0395 , for information about IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems, V1.1.0.

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Product Number VRM Program Name
5765-DRG 1.3.0 VM Recovery Manager DR

Note: The following existing SWMA will be renamed:

Maintenance PID number Program Name
5771-DRG VM Recovery Manager DR 1yr SWMA
5773-DRG VM Recovery Manager DR 3yr SWMA
5771-DRL VM Recovery Manager DR ALC

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Technical information

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VM Recovery Manager DR solution operates on PowerVM capable systems and needs an HMC to interact with the systems. Note that it is required that the VMs/LPARs protected by the solution need to be completely virtualized based on PowerVM virtualization.

Hardware requirements

VM Recovery Manager HA is supported for the following Power® systems:

  • POWER7+® systems (except MMB models)

Software and firmware requirements

  • HMC: V9 R9.1.0, or later
  • VIOS: VIOS, or later
  • Storage: Any storage (except iSCSI) supported with VIOS
  • Guest VMs: AIX 6.1, or later; IBM i 7.2, or later; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, or later; or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.1, or later
  • KSYS LPAR: AIX 7.2 TL02 SP1, or later
  • Firmware:
    • POWER7+: FW770.90, or later
    • POWER7+: FW780.70, or later
    • POWER7+: FW783.50, or later
    • POWER8: FW840.60, or later
    • POWER8: FW860.30, or later
    • POWER9: FW910, or later

Prerequisites specific to DR deployment

VM Recovery Manager DR management automates storage replication by performing command and control operations on the storage subsystems. VM Recovery Manager DR replication management is supported with the following storage methods. Check the exact version/model of the storage methods supported in the product documentation.

  • EMC SRDF replication capable storage subsystems
  • IBM DS8K Global Mirror storage
  • SVC or Storwize storage
  • Hitachi TrueCopy or Universal Copy storage

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