PowerHA and VM Recovery Manager Solutions Updates

An IBM Redbooks residency (PW-C203-R01)

Description

The goal of the residency is to update the HA and DR reference guides for backup and data management on-premises and in a multicloud environment on IBM Power Systems. This book addresses topics for IT architects, IT specialists, sellers and anyone looking to implement and manage high availability and disaster recovery on-premises and in the Cloud. Moreover, this publication provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the technical teams, and solution guidance to the sales team. This book compliments the documentation available at IBM Documentation and aligns with the educational materials provided by IBM Systems Technical Training.

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Starts 17 Oct 2022, ends 18 Nov 2022 (5 weeks) and requires 6 residents

Residency Leader: Dino Quintero

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Must be received by July 29, 2022
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    Benefits to Resident

    This is a unique opportunity to participate in the IBM Redbooks Residency Program and use available resources to update and develop new content for PowerHA SystemMirror and IBM VM Recovery Manager on IBM Power Systems. The residency team collaborates with the technical focal points, product managers, and peers to gather ideas, get hands-on experiences while implementing use case scenarios for high availability and disaster recovery on-premises and in hybrid multicloud environments.

    After these 5 weeks experience (refer to the residency timetable), the residents will refresh skills, gain new skills, make connections, and provide a leading role in pre-sales, implementation, and support.

    ===>>>>> Residency Program Timetable <<<<======

    This residency begins on October 17, 20222, and ends November 17, 2022 (5 weeks, please see schedule below). The residency is running remotely (best effort) with the following format:

    For 5 weeks (October 17, 2022, through November 18, 2022) - The residents will work from their respective countries.

    Note: Best effort. Business priorities can take precedence.

    Additional Notes:

    + Dialogue with your management team to gain approval before applying for this residency. Refer to the residency timetable for specific project dates.

    + You must be flexible in your start and end dates as these may change.

    IBM Redbooks want technical practitioners to be recognized for their newly gained knowledge, experience, and accomplishments. Therefore, upon successful delivery of the publication produced by this IBM Redbooks residency, you will become eligible to earn an IBM Redbooks Digital Badge issued through Credly.

    Objectives

    This book addresses topics for IT architects, IT specialists, sellers and anyone looking to implement and manage high availability and disaster recovery on-premises and in the Cloud. Moreover, this publication provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the technical teams, and solution guidance to the sales team. This book compliments the documentation available at IBM Documentation and aligns with the educational materials provided by IBM Systems Technical Training.

    The residents will utilize available resources to:

    + Document and update HA and DR features and capabilities on-premises and in the Cloud with PowerHA SystemMirror, and VM Recovery Manager (HA/DR) on IBM Power Systems for IBM AIX, IBM i, and Linux.

    + Design, test, and document HA and DR case scenarios illustrating the versatile capabilities of PowerHA SystemMirror and IBM VM Recovery Manager.

    + Provide feedback to the development teams on current features, behaviors and wish list features that can be developed in upcoming releases.

    + Host a webinar to educate the teams on the lessons learned during the residency.

    Note: The document highlights the current available offerings for each operating system supported in IBM Power Systems including best practices.

    Resident Prerequistes

    A basic requirement for all residents is the ability to read and clearly express concepts and procedures in common English.

    NOTE: You won't match one-to-one all the necessary technical prerequisites, but the combined residency team will collectively bring the skills required for the project. Please provide as much detail of your technical expertise and experiences with the solution.

    The selected residents will bring the following (combined) technical skills to the residency:

    + Backup, recovery, disaster recovery, migration, networking experiences on- and off-premises.

    + IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

    + IBM Cloud including Hybrid Clouds

    + IBM Power Systems (POWER9) installation and management including PowerVM virtualization features

    + IBM AIX experiences

    + IBM i experiences

    + Linux on Power Systems experiences

    + PowerHA SystemMirror experiences

    + IBM VM Recovery Manager experiences

    + IBM System Storage Solutions and disk replication experiences

    + Technical documentation skills

    + Willing to read, learn, dialogue, ask questions, and challenge the teams

    In addition to authoring a Redbooks deliverable, participants will be expected to create at least one technical blog post and to appear in one video to complement the main deliverable. The blog posts can be done during the residency, or immediately after the residency ends and the participant has returned home. Participants will also be asked to help promote all deliverables created during the residency through social media.

    Skills

    Skill
    Requested level 
    English.3
    Backup, recovery, disaster recovery, migration, networking experiences on- and off-premises.4
    IBM Power Systems Virtual Server.4
    IBM Cloud including Hybrid Clouds.4
    IBM Power Systems (POWER9) installation and management including PowerVM virtualization features.4
    IBM AIX experiences.4
    IBM i experiences.4
    Linux on Power Systems experiences.4
    PowerHA SystemMirror experiences.4
    IBM VM Recovery Manager experiences.4
    IBM System Storage Solutions and disk replication experiences.4
    Technical documentation skills.4
    Willing to read, learn, dialogue, ask questions, and challenge the teams.4

    Documentation Skills

    Skill
    Requested level 
    FrameMaker.3
    Microsoft Word.4
    PowerPoint.4
    Snagit or image capturing tool.4

    Social Media Skills

    Skill
    Requested level 
    Blogging experience2
    YouTube (Speaking in videos)2