IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM i

June 2021

Version 7.4 HA 4.5.1, PTF SI76617 (plus Language PTFs)

June 25, 2021

New Features
  • Switchover and failover progress monitoring support provided with the new command, Display CRG Activity (DSPCRGACT).

  • FlashCopy Automation

    • SVC FlashCopy verifies the replication state for STRSVCSSN if the FlashCopy is at the target side of replication and prompts the user to confirm if replication is not active.

    • SVC FlashCopy verifies the replication state for CHGSVCSSN performing an incremental copy if the FlashCopy is at the target side of the replication and prompts the user to confirm if replication is not active.

    • The new source ASP Action (SRCASPACN) parameter provides the ability to quiesce the FlashCopy production copy automatically.

    • A new target ASP Action (TGTASPACN) parameter provides support for automatically varying on a FlashCopy target ASP.

  • Automated deployment of geographic mirroring

    • Support for automatically generating copy description and/or session names for geographic mirroring when using CFGGEOMIR.

    • The new start indicator to CFGGEOMIR automatically starts the CRG, varies on the IASP, and if necessary, resumes replication.

Enhancements
  • The DLTCAD command has been simplified. It no longer requires the cluster parameter and now contains support for * for the admin domain parameter.

  • Simplified the RMVCLUNODE command. It no longer requires the cluster parameter and the list of nodes in the cluster when prompting on the command.

  • Simplified the RMVCADNODE command to no longer require the cluster parameter, added a new default * option for the admin domain parameter, and provided prompting for the admin domain parameter.

  • The RMVDEVDMNE command has been simplified to no longer require the cluster parameter, and list of the device domains on the DEVDMN parameter when prompting on the command.

Other Fixes
  • Improved retries on SVC SSH failures where the connection is reset.

  • Resolved error where an automated, unplanned failover with Copy Services Manager may fail due to incorrect information from the storage system.

  • Resolves an issue where a locked CRG object could cause the QHASVR job to end when performing a health check.

  • CFGGEOMIR *DELETE now removes both the source and target copy descriptions.

  • Fixed issue with change session for CSM where choice panel with no options would show in some instances when the session was reversed.

  • Improved error message for when a CRG is not inactive when adding or removing data port IP addresses.

  • Resolved an issue when some instances an automatic failover with Copy Services Manager (CSM) sessions may not be initiated.

  • Improved error messages with CFGGEOMIR:

    • Improved error message when the same copy description name is specified for both the source and target copy descriptions.

    • Improved error message when a conflicting copy description already exists.

    • Improved error message when CFGGEOMIR is used and no data port IP address is specified in the CRG.

    • Improved error message with CFGGEOMIR when the operation partially completes.

  • Resolved an error where CFGGEOMIR *DELETE may remove an incorrect copy description when multiple IASPs for a single CRG exist.

  • Resolved an issue that can result in slow performance when performing operations from PowerHA work panels.

  • Improved performance when performing Start CSM Session (STRCSMSSN) on the non-primary node.

NOTE: PTF update SI76617 requires one or more associated language PTFs. To determine if additional languages you have installed in your environment require a requisite MRI PTF, consult the table of language PTFs in the release cover letter at IBM Support.
Version 7.3 HA 3.7.0, PTF SI76565 (plus Language PTFs)

June 25, 2021

New Features
  • FlashCopy Automation:

    • SVC FlashCopy verifies the replication state for STRSVCSSN if the FlashCopy is at the target side of replication and prompts the user to confirm if replication is not active.

    • The new source ASP Action (SRCASPACN) parameter provides the ability to quiesce the FlashCopy production copy automatically.

    • A new target ASP Action (TGTASPACN) parameter provides support for automatically varying on a FlashCopy target ASP.

  • Automated deployment of geographic mirroring:

    • Support for automatically generating copy description and/or session names for geographic mirroring when using CFGGEOMIR.

    • The new start indicator to CFGGEOMIR automatically starts the CRG, varies on the IASP, and if necessary, resumes replication.

Enhancements
  • The DLTCAD command has been simplified. It no longer requires the cluster parameter and now contains support for * for the admin domain parameter.

  • Simplified the RMVCLUNODE command. It no longer requires the cluster parameter and the list of nodes in the cluster when prompting on the command.

  • Simplified the RMVCADNODE command to no longer require the cluster parameter, added a new default * option for the admin domain parameter, and provided prompting for the admin domain parameter.

  • The RMVDEVDMNE command has been simplified to no longer require the cluster parameter, and list of the device domains on the DEVDMN parameter when prompting on the command.

Other Fixes
  • Improved retries on SVC SSH failures where the connection is reset.

  • Resolved error where an automated, unplanned failover with Copy Services Manager may fail due to incorrect information from the storage system.

  • Resolves an issue where a locked CRG object could cause the QHASVR job to end when performing a health check.

  • CFGGEOMIR *DELETE now removes both the source and target copy descriptions.

  • Fixed issue with change session for CSM where choice panel with no options would show in some instances when the session was reversed.

  • Improved error message for when a CRG is not inactive when adding or removing data port IP addresses.

  • Resolved an issue when some instances an automatic failover with Copy Services Manager (CSM) sessions may not be initiated.

  • Improved error messages with CFGGEOMIR:

    • Improved error message when the same copy description name is specified for both the source and target copy descriptions.

    • Improved error message when a conflicting copy description already exists.

    • Improved error message when CFGGEOMIR is used and no data port IP address is specified in the CRG.

    • Improved error message with CFGGEOMIR when the operation partially completes.

  • Resolved an error where CFGGEOMIR *DELETE may remove an incorrect copy description when multiple IASPs for a single CRG exist.

  • Resolved an issue that can result in slow performance when performing operations from PowerHA work panels.

  • Improved performance when performing Start CSM Session (STRCSMSSN) on the non-primary node.

NOTE: PTF update SI76565 requires one or more associated language PTFs. To determine if additional languages you have installed in your environment require a requisite MRI PTF, consult the table of language PTFs in the release cover letter at IBM Support.

March 2021

Version 7.4 HA 4.4.1, PTF SI75531 (plus Language PTFs)

Mar 12, 2021

Enhancements
  • Simplified ability to perform actions on a PowerHA session with the following:

    • A new F7 = Change session choice selection was added on the Display ASP Session (DSPASPSSN), Display CSM Session (DSPCSMSSN), and Display SVC Session (DSPSVCSSN) panels.

    • A new change session choice selection panel is available when performing option 22 on the Work with ASP Copy Descriptions (WRKASPCPYD) display.

  • Several enhancements to SVC FlashCopy including:

    • The ability to add volumes to copy descriptions when there is an active FlashCopy session, including in incremental FlashCopy environments.

    • PowerHA now delays the creation of FlashCopy reverse consistency groups and mappings until a reverse operation is requested, reducing the time required to start a FlashCopy and eliminating the risk of accidentally starting a reverse FlashCopy from the storage device.

  • Improved control over node selection during switchovers in multi-node device CRG environments with the following improvements:

    • A new 'switch type' parameter added to the Change CRG Primary (CHGCRGPRI) command.

    • When performing change primary from the work with cluster screens, a new selection panel to select the new primary node is displayed.

  • When performing change primary from the work with cluster screens, a confirmation panel is now displayed indicating the current and new primary node.

  • The CHGCRGPRI command includes an improved message when the CRG is not in the correct state to perform a switchover.

  • The Start Cluster Resource Group (STRCRG) and End Cluster Resource Group (ENDCRG) commands now return success if the CRG is already in the desired state, simplifying scripts that call these commands.

  • The Start Cluster Administrative Domain (STRCAD) and End Cluster Administrative Domain (ENDCAD) commands now return success if the administrative domain is already in the desired state, simplifying scripts that call these commands.

  • The Change ASP Session (CHGASPSSN) and Change SVC Session (CHGSVCSSN) commands contain several performance improvements.

Other Fixes
  • SE75118: In a Spectrum Virtualize (SVC) HyperSwap with LUN Level Switching environment, in certain configurations, a switchover or failover operation may fail with message HAE2057 with storage message CMMVC5842E. This has been resolved.

  • In some instances, message text information was unavailable for some messages in PowerHA when retrieving PowerHA session information. This has been corrected so that the message text is available.

  • With SVC Metro Mirror or SVC Global Mirror when the source storage system was down the *DETACH operation failed. The *DETACH operation now only requires the target storage to be operational to perform the operation.

  • Improvements to the Configure Geographic Mirroring (CFGGEOMIR) command to work regardless of recovery domain order in a Geographic Mirroring with LUN-Level Switching environment

  • The error message from CHGASPSSN with an incorrect session name now properly indicates that the session was not found.

  • Previously when encrypted cluster wide data could not be read, any PowerHA operation attempting to use encrypted data resulted in an MCH0601. A correct error message is now displayed when data cannot be decrypted.

  • The correct PowerHA potential fix level is displayed on DSPCLUINF when there is no cluster. Previously, PowerHA would sometimes show the incorrect potential fix level when there was no cluster.
  • The order of the administrative domain (ADMDMN) and source node (SRCNODE) parameters has been changed to be consistent with prior releases.not make any changes to the VIS data using Certify or Role Designer while the import is taking place because this can affect the data imported or any changes may be overwritten by the import.
NOTE: PTF update SI75531 requires one or more associated language PTFs. To determine if additional languages you have installed in your environment require a requisite MRI PTF, consult the table of language PTFs in the release cover letter at IBM Support.
Version 7.2/7.3 HA 3.6.0, PTF SI75466 (plus Language PTFs)

Mar 12, 2021

Enhancements
  • Simplified ability to perform actions on a PowerHA session with the following:

    • A new F7 = Change session choice selection was added on the Display ASP Session (DSPASPSSN), Display CSM Session (DSPCSMSSN), and Display SVC Session (DSPSVCSSN) panels.

    • A new change session choice selection panel is available when performing option 22 on the Work with ASP Copy Descriptions (WRKASPCPYD) display.

  • Several enhancements to SVC FlashCopy including:

    • The ability to add volumes to copy descriptions when there is an active FlashCopy session, including in incremental FlashCopy environments.

    • PowerHA now delays the creation of FlashCopy reverse consistency groups and mappings until a reverse operation is requested, reducing the time required to start a FlashCopy and eliminating the risk of accidentally starting a reverse FlashCopy from the storage device.

  • Improved control over node selection during switchovers in multi-node device CRG environments with the following improvements:

    • A new 'switch type' parameter added to the Change CRG Primary (CHGCRGPRI) command.

    • When performing change primary from the work with cluster screens, a new selection panel to select the new primary node is displayed.

  • When performing change primary from the work with cluster screens, a confirmation panel is now displayed indicating the current and new primary node.

  • The CHGCRGPRI command includes an improved message when the CRG is not in the correct state to perform a switchover.

  • The Start Cluster Resource Group (STRCRG) and End Cluster Resource Group (ENDCRG) commands now return success if the CRG is already in the desired state, simplifying scripts that call these commands.

  • The Start Cluster Administrative Domain (STRCAD) and End Cluster Administrative Domain (ENDCAD) commands now return success if the administrative domain is already in the desired state, simplifying scripts that call these commands.

  • The Change ASP Session (CHGASPSSN) and Change SVC Session (CHGSVCSSN) commands contain several performance improvements.

Other Fixes
  • SE75118: In a Spectrum Virtualize (SVC) HyperSwap with LUN Level Switching environment, in certain configurations, a switchover or failover operation may fail with message HAE2057 with storage message CMMVC5842E. This has been resolved.

  • In some instances, message text information was unavailable for some messages in PowerHA when retrieving PowerHA session information. This has been corrected so that the message text is available.

  • With SVC Metro Mirror or SVC Global Mirror when the source storage system was down the *DETACH operation failed. The *DETACH operation now only requires the target storage to be operational to perform the operation.

  • Improvements to the Configure Geographic Mirroring (CFGGEOMIR) command to work regardless of recovery domain order in a Geographic Mirroring with LUN-Level Switching environment

  • The error message from CHGASPSSN with an incorrect session name now properly indicates that the session was not found.

  • Previously when encrypted cluster wide data could not be read, any PowerHA operation attempting to use encrypted data resulted in an MCH0601. A correct error message is now displayed when data cannot be decrypted.

  • The administrative domain name field was blank on the Work with Cluster Administrative Domain Monitored Resource Entries (WRCADMRE) display. This has been corrected.

NOTE: PTF update SI75466 requires one or more associated language PTFs. To determine if additional languages you have installed in your environment require a requisite MRI PTF, consult the table of language PTFs in the release cover letter at IBM Support.

December 2020

Version 7.4 HA 4.2.2, PTF SI74865 (plus Language PTFs)

Dec 17, 2020

New Features
  • Simplified deployment of PowerHA:

    • The Create Cluster CRTCLU command now honors the start indicator (START) parameter even when more than one node is specified and now adds all nodes to a device domain by default.

    • The Create Cluster Administrative Domain (CRTCAD) command has been improved to accept *ALL for node name, will configure recommended policies, and automatically start the newly created administrative domain.

    • Automatic creation of an ASP device description on required nodes when using the CRTCRG, ADDCRGDEVE and ADDCRGNODE commands.

    • Simplified configuration of geographic mirroring combining transmission delivery and mirroring mode into a single, tunable parameter.

  • PowerHA Health Monitoring Dashboards.

  • PowerHA SQL services for session information provide the ability to explore PowerHA objects and data in new ways. The following new services are available:

    • QHASM.Session_List View

    • QHASM.Session_Info Table Function

  • Visibility of real-time Recovery Point Objective (RPO) information for geographic mirroring with the new round-trip time field on the Display ASP Session (DSPASPSSN) displays.

  • Configure firewall security and Quality of Service (QoS) in a Geographic Mirroring environment easily with the ability to specify a port number used by Geographic Mirroring.

  • New *ALL option on the STRCLUNOD command offers the ability to attempt to start all inactive cluster nodes.

Enhancements
  • For ease of use, the cluster parameter is no longer a required parameter on many cluster, device domain, administrative domain, and CRG commands.

  • Improved F4 prompting with choices that are customized to the environment and status available on many cluster, device domain, administrative domain and CRG commands.

  • Work with Cluster (WRKCLU) menu simplification combines options 1 and 2 and options 6 and 7.

  • Display HyperSwap Status (DSPHYSSTS) now supports 132 column display eliminating the need for F11.

  • Simplified ability to update SVC copy description LUN ranges by allowing CHGSVCCPYD when an active Metro Mirror or Global Mirror session exists, along with improved error messages when a FlashCopy session exists.

  • When user profiles and authorization lists are added to the admin domain via *ALL or generic wildcards on the ADDCADMRE command, PowerHA attempts an automatic re-synchronization of inconsistent monitored resources.

  • Improved support for DS8000 FlashCopy in combination with DS8000 Global Mirror enabling multiple target side FlashCopy, Persistent source side FlashCopy, and switchovers and failovers when DS8000 FlashCopy sessions are active.

  • Several enhancements to IBM Spectrum Virtualize (SVC) based FlashCopy including:

    • Improved SVC Consistency group names when *GEN is used on STRSVCSSN which names the consistency group using environment information.

    • The cleaning rate for SVC based FlashCopy now is set always to be a value greater than zero to prevent a hang with an ENDSVCSSN due to multiple dependent FlashCopies.

    • An error message is returned for SVC incremental FlashCopy with a copy rate of 0. Using a copy rate of 0 is not supported for incremental FlashCopy sessions preventing a FlashCopy session that can never be incremented

    • PowerHA now gives a more descriptive error message if the FlashCopy source and target node are the same.

    • When disk units do not enlist properly in an SVC FlashCopy environment, the STRSVCSSN command now completes with errors rather than indicating it completed successfully.

  • PowerHA logging improvements including reducing the maximum log file size.

  • The PowerHA health check frequency has been increased to now run at 15 minute intervals.

  • Documented configuration for shadowing the system distribution directory in a PowerHA environment.

Other Fixes
  • Eliminated the requirement to press Enter twice when prompting on the Change CSM Session (CHGCSMSSN) command.
  • Removed duplicate target vary state column from DSPCSMSSN OUTPUT(*PRINT).
  • Added missing CRG Exit Point Operation Pending status to PowerHA help text.
  • Improved the order of internet address and key file parameters to be consistent between the ADDSVCCPYD command and DSPSVCCPYD command.
  • The URL for the PowerHA wiki has been updated in the PowerHA help text to point to the new wiki location.
  • In certain unplanned failover operations after a cluster partition could result in message CPFBB17 preventing the failover. This has been improved to no longer encounter this error with failover after a cluster partition.
  • During CRG operations the QHASVR job could end due to a lock conflict with the CRG. PowerHA has been improved to retry the operation once the lock is released.
  • In certain instances if an SVC FlashCopy session is started using *GEN for either the consistency group or reverse consistency group parameters and a subsequent ENDSVCSSN uses the option to not delete the consistency group, PowerHA was leaving orphaned consistency groups on the storage. PowerHA now always cleans up generated consistency groups.
  • ENDSVCSSN now properly cleans up FlashCopy mappings even if the consistency group is already stopped.
  • A timing issue in STRSVCSSN for FlashCopy has been resolved where PowerHA did not wait for the consistency group to enter the copying state before continuing on.
  • STRSVCSSN for FlashCopy has been improved to clean up incomplete FlashCopy mappings when startfcconsistgrp fails reducing the need for manual cleanup on the storage controller.
  • Previously if a user attempted to work with configuration objects on a non-device CRG, locks were left on panel group QGHAWRKPNL, these locks are now properly released.
  • Several messages have been translated.
  • Eliminated the need to grant *CHANGE authority to the QUSRHASM library for users of PowerHA commands. Previously this resulted in HAE00A - All cluster command user spaces busy or Not authorized to use library QUSRHASM.
  • Resolved an MCH3601 that could occur on DSPASPSSN for geographic mirroring if the disk units for an ASP device were missing.
  • The unused ASPCPY parameter has been removed from the CHGASPSSN command. Any existing CL programs that specified the ASPCPY parameter on the CHGASPSSN command may require modification.
  • FLVRVSREPL, the failover reverse replication parameter has been deprecated, affecting the following commands:
    • Start ASP Session (STRASPSSN)
    • Change ASP Session (CHGASPSSN)
    • Start SVC Session (STRSVCSSN)
    • Change SVC Session (CHGSCVSSN)
    Existing CL programs that use the failover reverse replication parameter may require modification.
  • Because the mirroring mode parameter (MODE) was removed, the following commands are affected:
    • Configure Geographic Mirroring (CFGGEOMIR)
    • Start ASP Session (STRASPSSN)
    • Change ASP Session (CHGASPSSN)
    Any existing CL programs that use the MODE parameter may require modification.
  • The source site (SRCSITE), and target site (TGTSITE) parameters were removed from the Configure Geographic Mirroring (CFGGEOMIR) command. Any existing CL programs that use the removed parameters may require modification.

NOTE: PTF update SI74865 requires one or more associated language PTFs. To determine if additional languages you have installed in your environment require a requisite MRI PTF, consult the table of language PTFs in the release cover letter at IBM Support.
Version 7.2/7.3 HA 3.5.0, PTF SI74921 (plus Language PTFs)

Dec 17, 2020

New Features
  • Simplified deployment of PowerHA:

    • The Create Cluster CRTCLU command now honors the start indicator (START) parameter even when more than one node is specified and now adds all nodes to a device domain by default.

    • The Create Cluster Administrative Domain (CRTCAD) command has been improved to accept *ALL for node name and automatically start the newly created administrative domain.

    • Automatic creation of an ASP device description on required nodes when using the CRTCRG, ADDCRGDEVE and ADDCRGNODE commands.

    • Simplified configuration of geographic mirroring combining transmission delivery and mirroring mode into a single, tunable parameter.

  • PowerHA Health Monitoring Dashboards.

  • PowerHA SQL services for session information provide the ability to explore PowerHA objects and data in new ways. The following new services are available:

    • QHASM.Session_List View

    • QHASM.Session_Info Table Function

  • Visibility of real-time Recovery Point Objective (RPO) information for geographic mirroring with the new round-trip time field on the Display ASP Session (DSPASPSSN) displays.

  • Configure firewall security and Quality of Service (QoS) in a Geographic Mirroring environment easily with the ability to specify a port number used by Geographic Mirroring.

  • New *ALL option on the STRCLUNOD command offers the ability to attempt to start all inactive cluster nodes.

Enhancements
  • For ease of use, the cluster parameter is no longer a required parameter on many cluster, device domain, administrative domain, and CRG commands.

  • Improved F4 prompting with choices that are customized to the environment and status available on many cluster, device domain, administrative domain and CRG commands.

  • Work with Cluster (WRKCLU) menu simplification combines options 1 and 2 and options 6 and 7.

  • Display HyperSwap Status (DSPHYSSTS) now supports 132 column display eliminating the need for F11.

  • Simplified ability to update SVC copy description LUN ranges by allowing CHGSVCCPYD when an active Metro Mirror or Global Mirror session exists, along with improved error messages when a FlashCopy session exists.

  • Improved support for DS8000 FlashCopy in combination with DS8000 Global Mirror enabling multiple target side FlashCopy, Persistent source side FlashCopy, and switchovers and failovers when DS8000 FlashCopy sessions are active.

  • Several enhancements to IBM Spectrum Virtualize (SVC) based FlashCopy including:

    • Improved SVC Consistency group names when *GEN is used on STRSVCSSN which names the consistency group using environment information.

    • The cleaning rate for SVC based FlashCopy now is set always to be a value greater than zero to prevent a hang with an ENDSVCSSN due to multiple dependent FlashCopies.

    • An error message is returned for SVC incremental FlashCopy with a copy rate of 0. Using a copy rate of 0 is not supported for incremental FlashCopy sessions preventing a FlashCopy session that can never be incremented

    • PowerHA now gives a more descriptive error message if the FlashCopy source and target node are the same.

    • When disk units do not enlist properly in an SVC FlashCopy environment, the STRSVCSSN command now completes with errors rather than indicating it completed successfully.

  • PowerHA logging improvements including reducing the maximum log file size.

  • The PowerHA health check frequency has been increased to now run at 15 minute intervals.

  • Documented configuration for shadowing the system distribution directory in a PowerHA environment.

Other Fixes
  • Eliminated the requirement to press Enter twice when prompting on the Change CSM Session (CHGCSMSSN) command.
  • Removed duplicate target vary state column from DSPCSMSSN OUTPUT(*PRINT).
  • Added missing CRG Exit Point Operation Pending status to PowerHA help text.
  • Improved the order of internet address and key file parameters to be consistent between the ADDSVCCPYD command and DSPSVCCPYD command.
  • The URL for the PowerHA wiki has been updated in the PowerHA help text to point to the new wiki location.
  • In certain unplanned failover operations after a cluster partition could result in message CPFBB17 preventing the failover. This has been improved to no longer encounter this error with failover after a cluster partition.
  • During CRG operations the QHASVR job could end due to a lock conflict with the CRG. PowerHA has been improved to retry the operation once the lock is released.
  • In certain instances if an SVC FlashCopy session is started using *GEN for either the consistency group or reverse consistency group parameters and a subsequent ENDSVCSSN uses the option to not delete the consistency group, PowerHA was leaving orphaned consistency groups on the storage. PowerHA now always cleans up generated consistency groups.
  • ENDSVCSSN now properly cleans up FlashCopy mappings even if the consistency group is already stopped.
  • A timing issue in STRSVCSSN for FlashCopy has been resolved where PowerHA did not wait for the consistency group to enter the copying state before continuing on.
  • STRSVCSSN for FlashCopy has been improved to clean up incomplete FlashCopy mappings when startfcconsistgrp fails reducing the need for manual cleanup on the storage controller.
  • Previously if a user attempted to work with configuration objects on a non-device CRG, locks were left on panel group QGHAWRKPNL, these locks are now properly released.
  • Several messages have been translated.
  • Eliminated the need to grant *CHANGE authority to the QUSRHASM library for users of PowerHA commands. Previously this resulted in HAE00A - All cluster command user spaces busy or Not authorized to use library QUSRHASM.
  • Resolved an MCH3601 that could occur on DSPASPSSN for geographic mirroring if the disk units for an ASP device were missing.
  • The unused ASPCPY parameter has been removed from the CHGASPSSN command. Any existing CL programs that specified the ASPCPY parameter on the CHGASPSSN command may require modification.
  • FLVRVSREPL, the failover reverse replication parameter has been deprecated, affecting the following commands:
    • Start ASP Session (STRASPSSN)
    • Change ASP Session (CHGASPSSN)
    • Start SVC Session (STRSVCSSN)
    • Change SVC Session (CHGSCVSSN)
    Existing CL programs that use the failover reverse replication parameter may require modification.
  • Because the mirroring mode parameter (MODE) was removed, the following commands are affected:
    • Configure Geographic Mirroring (CFGGEOMIR)
    • Start ASP Session (STRASPSSN)
    • Change ASP Session (CHGASPSSN)
    Any existing CL programs that use the MODE parameter may require modification.
  • The source site (SRCSITE), and target site (TGTSITE) parameters were removed from the Configure Geographic Mirroring (CFGGEOMIR) command. Any existing CL programs that use the removed parameters may require modification.

  • Improved licensing and compliance messages related to exceeding the processor usage limit. For additional information see Software Licensing and Compliance Information.

NOTE: PTF update SI74921 requires one or more associated language PTFs. To determine if additional languages you have installed in your environment require a requisite MRI PTF, consult the table of language PTFs in the release cover letter at IBM Support.

June 2020

Version 7.4 HA 4.2.1, PTF SI73521

Jun 18, 2020

New Features
  • Simplified updates and upgrades with automated PowerHA and cluster version management.
  • Automated management improvements to the administrative domain policy QCST_AD_CREATE now function if clustering is inactive or partitioned.
  • PowerHA SQL services for cluster, administrative domain and CRG information provide the ability to explore PowerHA objects and data in new ways. The following new services are available:
    • Cluster Services
      • QHASM.CLUSTER_INFO(CLU_INF) view
      • QHASM.CLUSTER_NODES(NODE_LIST) view
    • Administrative Domain Services
      • QHASM.ADMIN_DOMAIN_LIST(CAD_LIST) view
      • QHASM.ADMIN_DOMAIN_MRE_ATTRIBUTES table function
      • QHASM.ADMIN_DOMAIN_MRE_DETAILS table function
      • QHASM.ADMIN_DOMAIN_MRE_LIST table function
      • QHASM.ADMIN_DOMAIN_NODES table function
    • Cluster Resource Group Services
      • QHASM.CLUSTER_RESOURCE_GROUP_LIST(CRG_LIST) view
      • QHASM.CRG_CONFIGURATION_OBJECTS table function
      • QHASM.CRG_INFO table function
      • QHASM.CRG_RECOVERY_DOMAIN table function
Enhancements
  • PowerHA has been enhanced to enable wide screen displays in additional third party emulators.
  • Communication to the SVC has been enhanced for robustness in certain heavily loaded environments where the SVC communication fails with Connection refused. PowerHA has implemented connection retries if this error is encountered.
  • DS8000 LUN-Level Switching has been enhanced for robustness to retry operations upon receiving 'CMUN04003E Operation Failure' during a LUN-Level switch.
  • The Display HyperSwap Status panel has been improved with a new summary status when a storage device failure occurs. Previously 'Invalid Configuration' was displayed, this has been improved to show 'STG Access Failure'.
  • The display HyperSwap Status panel has been enhanced to show volume identifiers in upper-case for consistency with typical DS8000 LUN identifier representation.
  • Improved joblog messages when adding multiple monitored resources to the administrative domain with the ADDCADMRE command to include a summary of the total number of MREs added successfully and the number of MREs that failed to add.
Other Fixes
  • Improved error message when a reattach is performed when the mirror copy of the IASP is online in a geographic mirroring environment.
  • The order of nodes in the CRG recovery domain is now consistent between the WRKCLU and the DSPCRGINF commands to always display nodes ordered by the current node role.
  • In some instances, a resume of geographic mirroring failed with unrecognized error code 0386. PowerHA has been enhanced to resolve the situation automatically.
  • Previously when geographic mirroring replication was active, PowerHA displayed copy progress as 0. This has been fixed to show a copy progress of 100 when replication is active.
  • When communication failures occurred with an IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) storage controller, PowerHA allowed a CSM configuration description that is in-use by a session to be removed. An appropriate error message is returned when a configuration description is in use.
  • In certain instances a PowerHA operation could fail with CPFBA23: Operation Failed due to other in-progress system operations. PowerHA uses automatic retries for these operations.
  • Improved licensing and compliance messages related to exceeding the processor usage limit. For additional information see Software Licensing and Compliance Information.
Version 7.2/7.3 HA 3.4, PTF SI73520

Jun 18, 2020

New Features
  • Simplified updates and upgrades with automated PowerHA and cluster version management.
  • PowerHA SQL services for cluster, administrative domain and CRG information provide the ability to explore PowerHA objects and data in new ways. The following new services are available:
    • Cluster Services
      • QHASM.CLUSTER_INFO(CLU_INF) view
      • QHASM.CLUSTER_NODES(NODE_LIST) view
    • Administrative Domain Services
      • QHASM.ADMIN_DOMAIN_LIST(CAD_LIST) view
      • QHASM.ADMIN_DOMAIN_MRE_ATTRIBUTES table function
      • QHASM.ADMIN_DOMAIN_MRE_DETAILS table function
      • QHASM.ADMIN_DOMAIN_MRE_LIST table function
      • QHASM.ADMIN_DOMAIN_NODES table function
    • Cluster Resource Group Services
      • QHASM.CLUSTER_RESOURCE_GROUP_LIST(CRG_LIST) view
      • QHASM.CRG_CONFIGURATION_OBJECTS table function
      • QHASM.CRG_INFO table function
      • QHASM.CRG_RECOVERY_DOMAIN table function
Enhancements
  • PowerHA has been enhanced to enable wide screen displays in additional third party emulators.
  • Communication to the SVC has been enhanced for robustness in certain heavily loaded environments where the SVC communication fails with Connection refused. PowerHA has implemented connection retries if this error is encountered.
  • DS8000 LUN-Level Switching has been enhanced for robustness to retry operations upon receiving 'CMUN04003E Operation Failure' during a LUN-Level switch.
  • The Display HyperSwap Status panel has been improved with a new summary status when a storage device failure occurs. Previously 'Invalid Configuration' was displayed, this has been improved to show 'STG Access Failure'.
  • The display HyperSwap Status panel has been enhanced to show volume identifiers in upper-case for consistency with typical DS8000 LUN identifier representation.
Other Fixes
  • Improved error message when a reattach is performed when the mirror copy of the IASP is online in a geographic mirroring environment.
  • The order of nodes in the CRG recovery domain is now consistent between the WRKCLU and the DSPCRGINF commands to always display nodes ordered by the current node role.
  • In some instances, a resume of geographic mirroring failed with unrecognized error code 0386. PowerHA has been enhanced to resolve the situation automatically.
  • Previously when geographic mirroring replication was active, PowerHA displayed copy progress as 0. This has been fixed to show a copy progress of 100 when replication is active.
  • When communication failures occurred with an IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) storage controller, PowerHA allowed a CSM configuration description that is in-use by a session to be removed. An appropriate error message is returned when a configuration description is in use.
  • In certain instances a PowerHA operation could fail with CPFBA23: Operation Failed due to other in-progress system operations. PowerHA uses automatic retries for these operations.

March 2020

Version 7.4 HA 4.1.1, PTF SI72362 (plus Language PTFs)
New Features
  • Security compliance automation that detects and disables inactive profiles across all nodes in a PowerHA environment with the introduction of the QHA_AD_ANZCADPRF policy and Analyze Admin Domain Profile (ANZCADPRF) command.
  • Enhanced visibility of real-time Recovery Point Objective (RPO) information for SVC Global Mirror with Change Volumes, and CSM Global Mirror sessions in the Display SVC Session (DSPSVCSSN) and Display CSM Session (DSPCSMSSN) displays.
  • Re-designed display session screens that take advantage of 132 column displays and provide a clearer indication of replication status.
Other Fixes
  • SE72554: Resolves an issue where an authorization list entry where a user's only authority is *AUTLMGT caused the authorization list to be inconsistent within the administrative domain
  • SE67378: Resolves an issue where option 6=Activate on cluster monitor did not properly restart the cluster monitor.
  • SE69164: Previously when the system default SSH client port was set to a port other than 22, PowerHA communication with IBM Spectrum Virtualize based storage (SVC) failed. PowerHA now correctly always uses port 22 when initiating communication with SVC storage.
  • SE72468: In some instances Display ASP Copy Description (DSPASPCPYD) for a copy description used in geographic mirroring resulted in MCH1211. This has been resolved.
  • SE72650: When copy descriptions are used in multiple sessions, the Work with ASP Copy Descriptions screen has been improved to show the copy descriptions in every session that they appear in.
  • Resolves an issue when attempting to add a cluster monitor via WRKCLU filled in the wrong field on the Add Cluster Monitor (ADDCLUMON) command in some instances.
  • Using WRKCLU to remove a cluster monitor that was defined with an IP address, instead of a host name resulted in a CPD0020. This has been resolved.
  • Improves integration with IBM Copy Services manager to support session names on the storage controller that include spaces and special characters
  • Previously, when displaying copy descriptions for ASP copies in geographic mirroring sessions on a node not in the recovery domain of the Cluster Resource Group (CRG) an MCH3601 was encountered. This has been resolved.
  • When running various SVC storage commands, in some instances duplicate completion messages were returned. PowerHA has been improved to return a single completion message.
  • In some instances when the local node was not active in the cluster, the Display Cluster Information (DSPCLUINF) command displayed the incorrect node status for other nodes within the cluster.
  • SVC based FlashCopy has been enhanced to ignore license warning message CMMVC6375W.
  • The Display Cluster Resource Group Information (DSPCRGINF) command has been enhanced to show a CRG status of 'Exit Point Operation Pending' rather than a blank status when a CRG exit point operation is in progress.
  • SVC Copy description commands (ADDSVCCPYD,CHGSVCCPYD) have been enhanced to remove extra padding on internet address and keyfile fields which resulted in difficult to diagnose error messages.
  • The Create CRG Container (CRTCRGCNR) command has improved error messages when required fields node role and site are not specified for a node in the container recovery domain.
  • When adding multiple resources to the administrative domain with *ALL or wildcards a CPFAA07 may be encountered if the list of attributes selected to monitor was not *ALL. The CPFAA07 is no longer encountered in these instances.
Version 7.2/7.3 HA 3.3, PTF SI72439 (plus Language PTFs)
New Features
  • Security compliance automation that detects and disables inactive profiles across all nodes in a PowerHA environment with the introduction of the QHA_AD_ANZCADPRF policy and Analyze Admin Domain Profile (ANZCADPRF) command.
  • Enhanced visibility of real-time Recovery Point Objective (RPO) information for SVC Global Mirror with Change Volumes, and CSM Global Mirror sessions in the Display SVC Session (DSPSVCSSN) and Display CSM Session (DSPCSMSSN) displays.
  • Re-designed display session screens that take advantage of 132 column displays and provide a clearer indication of replication status.
Other Fixes
  • SE72554: Resolves an issue where an authorization list entry where a user's only authority is *AUTLMGT caused the authorization list to be inconsistent within the administrative domain
  • SE67378: Resolves an issue where option 6=Activate on cluster monitor did not properly restart the cluster monitor.
  • SE69164: Previously when the system default SSH client port was set to a port other than 22, PowerHA communication with IBM Spectrum Virtualize based storage (SVC) failed. PowerHA now correctly always uses port 22 when initiating communication with SVC storage.
  • SE72468: In some instances Display ASP Copy Description (DSPASPCPYD) for a copy description used in geographic mirroring resulted in MCH1211. This has been resolved.
  • SE72650: When copy descriptions are used in multiple sessions, the Work with ASP Copy Descriptions screen has been improved to show the copy descriptions in every session that they appear in.
  • Resolves an issue when attempting to add a cluster monitor via WRKCLU filled in the wrong field on the Add Cluster Monitor (ADDCLUMON) command in some instances.
  • Using WRKCLU to remove a cluster monitor that was defined with an IP address, instead of a host name resulted in a CPD0020. This has been resolved.
  • Improves integration with IBM Copy Services manager to support session names on the storage controller that include spaces and special characters
  • Previously, when displaying copy descriptions for ASP copies in geographic mirroring sessions on a node not in the recovery domain of the Cluster Resource Group (CRG) an MCH3601 was encountered. This has been resolved.
  • When running various SVC storage commands, in some instances duplicate completion messages were returned. PowerHA has been improved to return a single completion message.
  • In some instances when the local node was not active in the cluster, the Display Cluster Information (DSPCLUINF) command displayed the incorrect node status for other nodes within the cluster.
  • SVC based FlashCopy has been enhanced to ignore license warning message CMMVC6375W.
  • The Display Cluster Resource Group Information (DSPCRGINF) command has been enhanced to show a CRG status of 'Exit Point Operation Pending' rather than a blank status when a CRG exit point operation is in progress.
  • SVC Copy description commands (ADDSVCCPYD,CHGSVCCPYD) have been enhanced to remove extra padding on internet address and keyfile fields which resulted in difficult to diagnose error messages.

December 2019

Version 7.4 HA 4.0.1, PTF SI71412 (plus Language PTFs)
New Features
  • Increased the cluster administrative domain monitored resource entry limit to support up to 200,000 resources entries - an increase of over 340% to support for the largest environments.
  • New parameters for the Work with Cluster Administrative Domain Monitored Resource Entries (WRKCADMRE) command enable filtering based on criteria like monitored resource, library, resource type, and global status. Filters can be combined and support generic wild cards.
  • The Add Cluster Administrative Domain Monitored Resource Entry (ADDCADMRE) command now supports *ALL and wild cards on the monitored resource and library parameters. In addition, the omit parameter has been added. The new options are supported for user profiles, authorization lists, classes, job descriptions and subsystem descriptions. These simplify administrative domain setups; a single command can be used to add multiple resources at one time.
Enhancements
  • PowerHA enhanced support for replication of encrypted passwords set with(using) the QSYSUPWD API. Previously, the QSYSUPWD API caused the user-affected profile to be marked as inconsistent within the administrative domain.
  • Improved control over changing the synchronization option for an administrative domain using the Change Cluster Administrative Domain (CHGCAD) command even when some nodes in the administrative domain are inactive.
  • The WRKCADMRE command has been enhanced to work even when clustering is inactive. With this function, users can view monitored resources within an administrative domain on a local node even during maintenance windows.
  • Enhanced integrated recovery from a data-center outage in a HyperSwap with a LUN-level switching environment that enables HyperSwap protection to be restored with a single command.
  • Confirmation panels in PowerHA have been enhanced to use F16 instead of enter for confirm.
  • Several PowerHA work panels have been enhanced to show both error and completion messages at the bottom of the panel upon execution of actions on the work (WRKHAPCY, WRKASPCPYD, WRKHACFGD, WRKHYSSTS, Work with cluster resource groups).
  • PowerHA enhanced the detached status for Copy Services Manager Sessions to display as XXXX instead of blanks for consistency and ease of understanding.
  • Improved CHGCRGCNR switch type of *SAMESITE behavior has been improved to be more consistent in handling of ordering of the recovery domain.
  • User queue and user space objects used for PowerHA operation have been moved from the QGPL library to the QUSRHASM library.
  • Function key F13=Release notes has been added to the Work with Cluster (WRKCLU) command menu to show the release notes for the PowerHA product.
Other Fixes
  • SE71819: DS8000 multiple incremental FlashCopy issues at DS bundle versions.
  • SE72158: In an SVC Global Mirror with change volumes environment when the session storage state was 'consistent copying', the RTVSVCSSN command was returning unknown for the storage state. This is corrected to now correctly show the storage state as 'consistent copying'.
  • SE72209: In geographic mirroring environments, when replication was suspended or detached, the mirror copy of the IASP would show the status as VARYONPEND instead of VARYOFF. This has been corrected to show the status as VARYOFF.
  • SE72375: The persistent(*NO) option on STRASPSSN was not being honored for DS8000 FlashCopy sessions.
  • DSPSVCCPYD with the output *PRINT option, now includes the node field previously shown only with interactive displayed output.
  • The Remove HA Policy confirmation panel now wraps text for long policy commands, rather than truncating the displayed value.
  • The WRKHAPCY screen now allows option 1=ADD to be specified on any entry containing policy names, making it easier to add a specific policy without needing to type the entire name of the policy.
  • WRKCLU option 9, work with cluster resource groups (CRGs) has a simplified display for CRG containers indenting CRGs that are managed by a container.
  • DSPHYSSTS with the output *PRINT option now includes the synchronization status column previously shown only with interactive displayed output.
  • Error messages for the Change CSM Session (CHGCSMSSN) command have been enhanced with additional information as to the current session state and why the given operation is not allowed.
  • When performing WRKHAPCY at cluster version less than 9, a diagnostic message was incorrectly being displayed in the job log that the request was not compatible with the current cluster version.
  • When performing a refresh of the DSPCSMSSN command after clustering has ended, an MCH0601 would occur. This has been corrected to correctly show CPFBB26: Cluster Resource Services not active or not responding.
  • WRKCLU option 9 when no cluster is defined would give a CPF6A38 - Variable record CNSIS02RCD not defined in panel group. This has been corrected so that the panel works even when there is no cluster defined.
  • In geographic mirroring environments in some instances the vary state of the mirror copy independent ASP on DSPASPSSN incorrectly would show as unknown when a geographic mirroring session contained multiple independent ASPs.
  • Panel group QGYASPDSSN not released properly.
  • Panel group QGYASPWCPY not released properly.
  • Padded spaces truncated from PowerHA confirmation panels for easier readability.
  • The performance of DSPCRGINF was corrected as previously subsequent F5=Refresh on the DSPCRGINF screen resulted in longer refresh times.
NOTE: PTF update SI71412 requires one or more associated language PTFs. To determine if additional languages you have installed in your environment require a requisite MRI PTF, consult the table of language PTFs in the release cover letter at IBM Support.
Version 7.2/7.3 HA 3.2, PTF SI71480
Enhancements
  • PowerHA enhanced support for replication of encrypted passwords set with(using) the QSYSUPWD API. Previously, the QSYSUPWD API caused the user-affected profile to be marked as inconsistent within the administrative domain.
  • Improved control over changing the synchronization option for an administrative domain using the Change Cluster Administrative Domain (CHGCAD) command even when some nodes in the administrative domain are inactive.
  • Enhanced integrated recovery from a data-center outage in a HyperSwap with a LUN-level switching environment that enables HyperSwap protection to be restored with a single command.
  • Several PowerHA work panels have been enhanced to show both error and completion messages at the bottom of the panel upon execution of actions on the work (WRKHAPCY, WRKASPCPYD, WRKHACFGD, WRKHYSSTS, Work with cluster resource groups).
  • PowerHA enhanced the detached status for Copy Services Manager Sessions to display as XXXX instead of blanks for consistency and ease of understanding.
  • User queue and user space objects used for PowerHA operation have been moved from the QGPL library to the QUSRHASM library.
Other Fixes
  • Error messages for the Change CSM Session (CHGCSMSSN) command have been enhanced with additional information as to the current session state and why the given operation is not allowed.
  • When performing a refresh of the DSPCSMSSN command after clustering has ended, an MCH0601 would occur. This has been corrected to correctly show CPFBB26: Cluster Resource Services not active or not responding.
  • In geographic mirroring environments in some instances the vary state of the mirror copy independent ASP on DSPASPSSN incorrectly would show as unknown when a geographic mirroring session contained multiple independent ASPs.
  • SE72209: In geographic mirroring environments, when replication was suspended or detached, the mirror copy of the IASP would show the status as VARYONPEND instead of VARYOFF. This has been corrected to show the status as VARYOFF.
  • Previously in some instances PowerHA did not release locks on panel group QGYASPDSSN or panel group QGYASPWCPY. This has been corrected so that the locks are released once the panels are closed.
  • Padded spaces truncated from PowerHA confirmation panels for easier readability.
  • SE71819: DS8000 multiple incremental FlashCopy issues at DS bundle versions.
  • SE72158: In an SVC Global Mirror with change volumes environment when the session storage state was 'consistent copying', the RTVSVCSSN command was returning unknown for the storage state. This is corrected to now correctly show the storage state as 'consistent copying'.
  • SE72375: The persistent(*NO) option on STRASPSSN was not being honored for DS8000 FlashCopy sessions.

June 2019

Version PTF 7.2/7.3 SI70186

NOTE: PTF update SI70186 applies to both the 7.2 and the 7.3 releases of the Operating System. Information about PowerHA for i, additional PTF groups, and recommended fixes, visit the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i pages in the IBM developerWorks wiki.

Enhancements
  • Communication to the SVC has been enhanced for robustness in certain heavily loaded environments where the SVC communication fails with ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host. PowerHA has implemented connection retries when this error is encountered.
Other Fixes
  • SE69755: DSPASPSSN for geographic mirroring has been corrected to display accurate geographic mirroring status during a cluster partition.
  • SE70374: PowerHA environments utilizing DSCLI have been corrected to work in all CCSIDs. Previously, some PowerHA commands would fail in some job CCSIDs with message HAE2013.
  • SE71270: DSCLI communication within PowerHA has been enhanced to support passwords up to 16 characters long. Previously passwords longer than 14 characters resulted in an HAE2024 with CMMCI9026E Unmatched ' characters.
  • In some instances the CHGHAPCY command with invalid input incorrectly reported success even though the operation failed. CHGHAPCY has been enhanced to perform additional validation and error reporting.
  • In a HyperSwap with Global Mirror environment, in some instances CHGCSMSSN with the option of *REATTACH failed with an HAE2057. PowerHA has been corrected to allow the reattach of a detached Global Mirror in these instances.
  • In some instances CHGHYSSTS *START would incorrectly report success even if an I/O path was not available to both DS8000 storage devices.
  • PowerHA has been corrected to no longer create or delete proxy commands for temporary PTF objects in QSYS.
Version 7.4

NOTE: PTF SI70216 is a required PTF for the the 7.4 version of PowerHA. Failure to install the PTF will result in the following message:

The IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i licensed program is missing required program temporary fixes (PTFs). Install the required PTFs and try the request again. If the problem persists, contact your service provider for further assistance.

New Features
  • PowerHA contains support for Copy Services Manager (CSM) Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, and HyperSwap with Global Mirror.
  • PowerHA SystemMirror for i standard edition integrates with Db2 Mirror for i to provide support for near-continuous availability of IFS data within a Db2 Mirror for i environment.
  • CRG containers that serve as a control object for a collection of CRGs to be managed as a single entity.
  • The PowerHA SystemMirror for i enterprise edition enables Db2 Mirror disaster recovery capability through the use of new CRG containers.
  • PowerHA supports customizing and controlling behaviors in a PowerHA and cluster environment via HA Policies. The following policies are initially supported:
    • Automate the addition of Monitored Resource Entries (MREs) across nodes in the administrative domain upon object creation with the QCST_AD_CREATE policy.
    • Automate the deletion of MREs across all nodes in the administrative domain upon object deletion with the QCST_AD_DELETE policy.
    • Honor the restore of attributes on MREs in the administrative domain upon system save and restore operations with the QCST_AD_RESTORE policy.
    • Integrated control over the ability to cancel automatic CRG failovers with the QCST_CRG_CANCEL_FAILOVER policy.
    • Control the configuration of security settings governing communication between PowerHA and a storage device using IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) with the QHA_COMM_STRICT_CERT_CHECK policy.
Enhancements
  • Additional customization on device CRGs with a new vary online setting of *CURRENT.
  • Improved control over administrative domain synchronization options with the STRCAD command.
  • Continued improvements to reduce IASP vary on times.
  • Communication to the SVC has been enhanced for robustness in certain heavily loaded environments where the SVC communication fails with ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host. PowerHA has implemented connection retries when this error is encountered.
Other Fixes
  • SE70374: With certain job ccsids, ASP session commands failed with error HAE2013. This has been corrected to no longer occur.
  • SE69755: DSPASPSSN for geographic mirroring has been corrected to show the correct replication and ASP vary status when the cluster has a node with a status of partition.
  • SE71270: DSCLI communication within PowerHA has been enhanced to support passwords up to 16 characters long. Previously passwords longer than 14 characters resulted in an HAE2024 with CMMCI9026E Unmatched ' characters.
  • PowerHA has been corrected to no longer create or delete proxy commands for temporary PTF objects in QSYS.

NOTE: Information about PowerHA for i, additional PTF groups, and recommended fixes, visit the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i pages in the IBM developerWorks wiki.

April 2019

Version PTF 7.2/7.3 SI69233 (plus language PTFs)

NOTE: PTF update SI69233 applies to both the 7.2 and the 7.3 releases of the Operating System. Information about PowerHA for i, additional PTF groups, and recommended fixes, visit the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i pages in the IBM developerWorks wiki.

New Features
  • Integration of PowerHA IASP-based replication with IBM Copy Services Manager for DS8000 Metro Mirror and DS8000 Global Mirror replication solutions.
  • PowerHA has been enhanced to enable DS8000 HyperSwap configuration in conjunction with Global Mirror for regional outage protection.
Enhancements
  • The RPG Header files located in QHASM/QRPGLESRC for PowerHA APIs have been enhanced to use free-form RPG for easier usability and readability.
Other Fixes
  • When one or more storage devices are down or inaccessible, HyperSwap status screens and APIs now properly show the HyperSwap status as unknown, instead of reporting a potentially incorrect cached status.
  • PowerHA has been updated so that it no longer leaves QHASM in the product portion of the library list after the execution of commands.

  • The number of HAC0026 and CPCBB01 joblog messages that contain a reason code of success, on many PowerHA commands has been reduced for enhanced usability.
  • The ADDHACFGD and CHGHACFGD command parameter HYSSTGTYPE has been renamed to SUBTYPE. Any existing CL programs that use these commands may require modification.

  • The CHGHYSSTS command default parameter for ASP device has been changed from *ALL to *SYSBAS. The *ALL option for the ASP device parameter is no longer available. Any existing CL programs that use these commands may require modification.

NOTE: PTF update SI69233 requires one or more associated language PTFs. To determine if additional languages you have installed in your environment require a requisite MRI PTF, consult the table of language PTFs in the release cover letter at IBM Support.

September 2018

Version PTF 7.1 SI68260, 7.2/7.3 SI68212
Other Updates

  • SE69857 PowerHA has been updated to only log HAI2002 in QSYSOPR a single time once cross site mirroring becomes synchronized.

NOTE: PTF update SI68212 applies to both the 7.2 and the 7.3 releases of the Operating System. Information about PowerHA for i, additional PTF groups, and recommended fixes, visit the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i pages in the IBM developerWorks wiki.

July 2018

Version PTF 7.2/7.3 SI67828
Other Updates

  • SE68810 PowerHA has been updated to properly handle the authorities needed to perform an automatic HyperSwap during a Live Partition Mobility operation.
  • SE69047 In order to prevent extra HAI000C from being sent to QSYSOPR, PowerHA only verifies that the *CIMOM server is active on the system if there is a cluster monitor of type *CIMSVR. The HAI000C will no longer be sent to QSYSOPR in environments that do not have a *CIMSVR cluster monitor.

NOTE: PTF update SI67828 applies to both the 7.2 and the 7.3 releases of the Operating System. Information about PowerHA for i, additional PTF groups, and recommended fixes, visit the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i pages in the IBM developerWorks wiki.

 

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