Implementing VM Recovery Manager - HA (AN6AG)


This 2 day course provides students with the skills needed to implement and manager the IBM VM Recovery Manager – HA (VMR-HA) product.  Topics include introduction to High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR), understanding the requirements and planning for implementing VMR-HA, installing and configuring VMR-HA, and testing the capabilities of VMR-HA at the VM and application level. Hands-on exercises reinforce the lecture material, allowing students to install, configure, test, and maintain VMR-HA environments.


The target audience is system integrators, system administrators, and product support specialists who are responsible for VMR-HA. 




  • Describe industry terminology and concepts for High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recover (DR)
  • Plan for the installation of VM Recovery Manager 1.5
  • Install VM Recovery Manager – HA (VMR-HA) components
    •    - Describe the installation of VIOS efix
    •    - Install VM Recovery Manager HA KSYS and GUI software
    •    - Install the VM agent on managed LPARs
  • Configure VMR-HA
    •    - Declare the infrastructure environment : HMC, Hosts, VIOS
    •    - Create the host groups : the hosts you want to protect against failures
    •    - Select the managed VM, configure and enable them for HA
  • Describe how VMR-HA functions at the VM and application levels
  • Manage and monitor KSYS using the provided tools
  • Install and check VMR-HA agent status
  • Register an application with the VMR-HA agent
  • Recover standard and critical applications
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Course Outline

  • Unit 1: (1:30) High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) concepts
  • Unit 2: (1:00) VM Recovery Manager requirements
  • Unit 3: (1:00) VM Recovery Manager HA installation
  • Unit 4: (2:00) VM Recovery Manager HA configuration
  • Exercise 4: (0:30) Configuring VMR-HA using the GUI
  • Unit 5: (2:00) VMR-HA at the VM level
  • Exercise 5: (1:00) VMR-HA managing a VM crash
  • Unit 6: (2:00) VMR-HA at the application level
  • Exercise 6: (1:30) VMR-HA managing an application crash