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Proactive AIX Analysis for System p / Power

Proactive AIX Analysis for System p / Power

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Proactive AIX Analysis for System p / Power

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  1. Proactive AIX Analysis for System p / Power

  2. Agenda • The IBM Power challenges • The Proactive AIX Analysis Solution • A fully automated report of IBM AIX, PowerHA & PowerVM • When do you need PAA? • PAA Delivery Flow

  3. The IBM Power challenges • With IBM System p / Power, you expect high availability, interoperability and a high-performance environment. • With IBM System p / Power, you are establishing virtualisation and parallelization of operating systems, applications and storage. • With AIX Operating System, which is optimized on IBM Power Hardware, supported by PowerVM to manage virtual storage paths and PowerHA to ensure high-availability in outage cases, you can meet all these requirements. • But … • Microcode, Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), AIX, PowerVM and PowerHA have dependencies in communication, parameters and interoperability. • Each component has its own Technical Levels, APARs, PTFs, etc. Thus your Operating Team does not always have the time and required skills to analyze this information into a holistic environment set-up. • With a preventive service to check software components, IBM supports you with an up-to-date configuration report based on IBM Technical Support Services best practices using the worldwide IBM knowledge database through automatic and dynamic processes.

  4. The Proactive AIX Analysis Solution • Proactive AIX Analysis is a fully automated report generator. • Based on the LPAR snap files you provide, IBM will analyze and generate reports: • Reports are generated for AIX, PowerVM (VIO) and PowerHA (HACMP). • The report contains a table with an overview of the current information from the provided snap files compared with the IBM Support knowledge database. • The review outcome and potential findings will be reported. • No software tool or agent has to be installed to gather the required information. • You will get a report for each LPAR in Adobe PDF format. Snapshot of an AIX report:

  5. A fully automated report of IBM AIX, PowerHA & PowerVM • The Solution • Regular pro-active and fully automated service: • Analysis of AIX, Power VM and Power HA snap-data focused on areas that are related to AIX system stability • Automated expert-reports containing: • Paging Space, memory and cache usage • Network communication • Storage response times • CPU utilization • Automated delivery to the defined address • IBM Value Proposition • IBM AIX expert knowhowcentralized at one worldwide problem management database • Established process to analyze the AIX, Power VM and Power HA snaps • Proactive AIX Analysis (PAA) for System p is an innovative and unique service by IBM • Your Benefits • Prevention of AIX system failures and outages: • reduced time to resolve problems using reports • minimized unscheduled downtime due to proactive management • input for systems managementprocesses • monthly AIX report • Stabilization of one or more AIX LPARs on IBM System p by continuous error prevention • IT cost savings • no investment in up-to-date AIX skill • reducingIT resources • Your Initial Situation • High complexity of AIX information: • How to differentiate important from unimportant information? • High variety of AIX, Power VM and Power HA LPARs • The size of error log file is limited: • Important system availabilityinformation could be lost! • Cost pressure & skill deficit

  6. When do you need PAA? To ensure the continuity of your business : • Your system must be installed and configured correctly • Virtualizing solution must be configured correctly • High availability solution must be configured correctly • All systems must be on a latest and supported fix level • Solve performance balancing issues • Reduce business complaints Trigger questions: • Is IT availability a significant competitive factor for you? • Which service level requirements do you have? • Do you have the required resources and skills to manage the increasing IT complexity and availability requirements?

  7. Compressedsnapfile(s) Creating & renamingsnap files Customer File transfer to IBM EcuRep Server PAA - automaticanalysis & report generation After contract signing: • Welcome call • PAA Welcome packageincl. Customer Usage Guide PAA EcuRep Server PAAReports PAAReports IBM PAAReports Legend: Client More on EcuRep server : https://www-304.ibm.com/jct05001c/de/support/ecurep/ Client PAA Delivery Flow

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