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Once you have installed HACMP, check to make sure you have the required
APAR applied with the instfix command.
Example 8-25 shows the output on a system having APAR IY58496 installed.
Example 8-25 APAR installation check with instfix command.
instfix -ick IY58496
IY58496:cluster.es.client.lib: fixes for hacmp 5.2.0
IY58496:cluster.es.client.rte: fixes for hacmp 5.2.0
IY58496:cluster.es.client.utils: fixes for hacmp 5.2.
IY58496:cluster.es.cspoc.cmds: fixes for hacmp 5.2.0
IY58496:cluster.es.cspoc.rte: fixes for hacmp 5.2.0
IY58496:cluster.es.server.diag: fixes for hacmp 5.2.0
IY58496:cluster.es.server.events: fixes for hacmp 5.2
IY58496:cluster.es.server.rte: fixes for hacmp 5.2.0
IY58496:cluster.es.server.utils: fixes for hacmp 5.2.
8.7 HACMP configuration
Cluster information will be entered on one node only between synchronizations.
Network adapters configuration
We will now configure our network adapters with the boot addresses, from
Table 8-1 on page 429.
During these steps, we will require an alternative network connection to telnet to
the servers or to login from a local console, as our network connection will be
1. We use the smitty chinet fast path.
2. Then, on the Available Network Interfaces panel, we select our first
targeted network adapter.
Tip: We suggest choosing a “primary” node and then using this node to enter
all the cluster information. This will help you avoid losing configuration data or
incurring inconsistencies.
Attention: Make a note of the default router address and other routing table
entries. This is due to the ip address changes deleting the routing information,
which will have to be added back later.
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3. We fill in the required fields and press Enter (Figure 8-7).
Figure 8-7 boot address configuration
4. We repeat the above steps for the two adapters of both servers.
8.7.1 Initial configuration of nodes
We will now configure the Cluster Name, Cluster Node Name, and the initial
communication paths between the nodes:
1. On the AIX command line, enter the command smitty hacmp.
2. Within SMIT, select the Extended Configuration option.
3. Next, select the Extended Topology Configuration option.
4. Then, select the Configure an HACMP Cluster option.
5. Lastly, select the Add/Change/Show an HACMP Cluster option.
6. Then we enter our Cluster Name, which is
7. Press Enter to complete the configuration (Figure 8-8).
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Figure 8-8 Define cluster example.
8. Then we go back to the Extended Topology Configuration panel (3 layers
9. We select the Configure HACMP Nodes option.
10.Then we select the Add a Node to the HACMP Cluster option.
11.We fill in the Node Name field.
12.For the next field below, we press the F4 key to select from a list of available
communication paths to the node.
13.Press Enter to complete the change (Figure 8-9).
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Figure 8-9 An add cluster node example
14.We now go back thorough the SMIT menus using the F3 key, and then repeat
the process for the second node.
8.7.2 Resource discovery
Now we will use the cluster software discovery function to have HACMP locating
the available hardware resources which are available to the nodes.
1. From the AIX command line, we enter the smitty hacmp command.
2. We select Extended Configuration option.
3. Then, we select the Discover HACMP-related Information from
Configured Nodes option.
8.7.3 Defining HACMP interfaces and devices
The cluster should have more than one network path to avoid a single point of
failure for the high available service.
Network paths configured to the cluster are used for heartbeat also. To improve
HACMP problem determination and fault isolation, we use both IP and non-IP
based networks as heartbeat paths.
Note: The Discover utility runs for few seconds (depending on the
configuration) and ends, showing an OK status.
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Now we are going to configure planned communication devices and interfaces.
Configuring the non-IP communication devices
We now configure the HACMP discovered serial and disk devices for the cluster
heartbeat using SMIT.
1. Enter the AIX smitty hacmp command.
2. Select the Extended Configuration option.
3. Then, select the Extended Topology Configuration option.
4. Next, select Configure HACMP Communication Interfaces/Devices
5. Select the Discovered option (Figure 8-10).
6. Select the Communications Devices type from the selection options.
7. The screen Select Point-to-Point Pair of Discovered Communication
Devices to Add appears; devices that are already added to the cluster are
filtered from the pick list.
8. Now select both devices for the same network at once and press Enter.
9. We then repeat this process for the second serial network type. In our cluster
we configure two point-to-point network types, rs232 and disk.
Figure 8-10 Configure HACMP Communication Interfaces/Devices panel
Note: Configuring the first network interface or communication device for a
point to point network makes a corresponding cluster network object
configured too.

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