Protect the unprotected in your IBM i environment
MIMIX® for PowerHA® works with IBM® PowerHA® to extend and enhance its data and application protection. IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i is based on the IBM storage subsystem’s high availability features, which replicate at the disk sector level. IBM PowerHA adds intelligence to address the difficulties of using sector-based replication with the IBM i architecture. However, gaps may exist in IBM PowerHA protection, leaving data unreplicated and providing none of the safeguards that come with an additional local or remote HA/DR server.
MIMIX for PowerHA is a complementary solution that enhances IBM PowerHA protection and audits for conditions that could impact switch operations. When paired with MIMIX® Availability™, MIMIX for PowerHA also extends HA/DR protection by enabling replication of data to additional local or remote servers for disaster recovery, query, and data distribution purposes.
How it works
IBM PowerHA does not replicate SYSBAS data. This includes data that is not supported in an IASP or that is associated with applications that have not been modified to run in an IASP. MIMIX for PowerHA provides replication of SYSBAS data, covering these gaps in data and application protection. It also monitors for IBM PowerHA configuration issues that could slow or halt a switch operation.
MIMIX Availability can replicate data located in both IASP and SYSBAS. When MIMIX for PowerHA is paired with MIMIX Availability, it extends IBM PowerHA HA/DR protection, enabling replication of real-time data in both IASP and SYSBAS to additional local or remote servers for disaster recovery or other purposes. These additional copies of the data can be accessed in real time for a variety of purposes and are kept in sync when production is switched to a backup server.