Integrated Assure MIMIX for HA/DR is now available for IBM i workloads running in Skytap! That means you can purchase cloud compute, storage, and HA/DR capabilities for IBM i workloads in Skytap, accelerating the time to value for enterprise cloud investments. The integrated Assure MIMIX for HA/DR solution makes it easy for you to protect your IBM i workloads when you open a Skytap account in the Azure Marketplace.
Why Skytap is offering an integrated Assure MIMIX HA/DR solution for IBM i production workloads:
- Accelerates the time to value for your IBM i cloud investments: Integrated solution and expedited procurement shortens the timeline and reduces your effort associated with procuring and contracting a third party HA/DR provider to protect IBM i workloads running in Skytap on Azure
- Consolidates your cloud billing and vendor management: Purchase and receive one invoice for IBM i cloud consumption and HA/DR capabilities
- Assure MIMIX HA/DR was designed for the cloud: The Assure MIMIX installation now available in Skytap on Azure is specifically tuned for a cloud implementation
Integrated Assure MIMIX for HA/DR in the Skytap UI
A new Assure MIMIX Licensing enablement option can now be made available within your Skytap Environment by Skytap support or your account team. Once this feature is enabled in your environment, it can be found in VM Settings – Licenses titled “Enable Assure MIMIX for IBM i” and it will allow you to implement Assure MIMIX on a Skytap LPAR with an installation of Assure MIMIX that includes cloud-specific tuning of policies and pre-configured data groups for system replication.
Getting started with integrated Assure MIMIX for HA/DR for IBM i workloads in Skytap on Azure
Prerequisites: The Skytap integrated Assure MIMIX for HA/DR package supports the following IBM i OS release levels (please note the technology refresh levels):
- OS 7.5 (Base release)
- OS 7.4 (Technology Refresh 5)
- OS 7.3 (Technology Refresh 11)
- Enable Assure MIMIX for IBM i on both the source and target LPARs in VM Settings as described above in the Integrated Assure MIMIX for HA/DR in the Skytap UI section
- Apply recommended PTFs following the steps here
- Install Assure MIMIX using the new Installation steps described in the Skytap Documentation
- Configure Assure MIMIX using the guided configuration workflow
Note: Assure MIMIX will be implemented on both the source and target systems in the same installation step.
Additional integrated Assure MIMIX for HA/DR notes:
Initially, the integrated Assure MIMIX for HA/DR solution will be available in the following regions:
Please contact your Skytap account team or Skytap Support if you would like to add this feature to your Skytap account. Email the Skytap Product Management team with feedback on our new Integrated Assure MIMIX for HA/DR feature or to request new features and functionality.
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