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Implementing an Optimized Analytics Solution on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 1 Jun 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses topics to use the virtualization strengths of the IBM POWER8® platform to solve clients' system resource utilization challenges and maximize systems' throughput and capacity. This book addresses performance tuning topics that will help answer clients' complex analytic workload requirements, help maximize systems' resources, and provide expert-level documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the worldwide teams. This book strengthens the position of IBM Analytics and Big Data solutions with a well-defined and documented deployment model within a ... [more]


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IBM PowerKVM: Configuration and Use
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 7 Mar 2016, last updated 31 May 2016

This IBM® Redpaper Redbooks® publication presents the IBM PowerKVM virtualization for scale-out Linux systems, including the new LC IBM Power Systems™. PowerKVM is open source server virtualization that is based on the IBM POWER8® processor technology. It includes the Linux open source technology of KVM virtualization, and it complements the performance, scalability, and security qualities of Linux. This book describes the concepts of PowerKVM and how you can deploy your virtual machines with the software stack included in the product. It helps you install and configure PowerKVM on your ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems RAID Solutions Introduction and Technical Overview
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 11 Aug 2015, last updated 28 Apr 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication given an overview and technical introduction to IBM Power Systems™ RAID solutions. The book is organized to start with an introduction to Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), and various RAID levels with their benefits. A brief comparison of Direct Attached Storage (DAS) and networked storage systems such as SAN / NAS is provided with a focus on emerging applications that typically use the DAS model over networked storage models. The book focuses on IBM Power Systems I/O architecture and various SAS RAID adapters that are supported in IBM POWER8™ ... [more]


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SQL Procedures, Triggers, and Functions on IBM DB2 for i
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 25 Apr 2016

Structured Query Language (SQL) procedures, triggers, and functions, which are also known as user-defined functions (UDFs), are the key database features for developing robust and distributed applications. IBM® DB2® for i supported these features for many years, and they are enhanced in IBM i versions 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2. DB2 for i refers to the IBM DB2 family member and relational database management system that is integrated within the IBM Power operating system that is known as IBM i. This IBM Redbooks® publication includes several of the announced features for SQL procedures, triggers, and ... [more]


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External Procedures, Triggers, and User-Defined Functions on IBM DB2 for i
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 25 Apr 2016

Procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions (UDFs) are the key database software features for developing robust and distributed applications. IBM Universal Database™ for i (IBM DB2® for i) supported these features for many years, and they were enhanced in V5R1, V5R2, and V5R3 of IBM® OS/400® and V5R4 of IBM i5/OS™. This IBM Redbooks® publication includes several of the announced features for procedures, triggers, and UDFs in V5R1, V5R2, V5R3, and V5R4. This book includes suggestions, guidelines, and practical examples to help you effectively develop IBM DB2 for i procedures, triggers, ... [more]


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IBM Reference Architecture for Genomics, Power Systems Edition
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 5 Apr 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Reference Architecture for Genomics, IBM Power Systems™ edition on IBM POWER8®. It addresses topics such as why you would implement Life Sciences workloads on IBM POWER8, and shows how to use such solution to run Life Sciences workloads using IBM Platform™ Computing software to help set up the workloads. It also provides technical content to introduce the IBM POWER8 clustered solution for Life Sciences workloads. This book customizes and tests Life Sciences workloads with a combination of an IBM Platform Computing software solution stack, ... [more]


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Integrated Virtualization Manager for IBM Power Systems Servers
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 19 Dec 2012, last updated 21 Mar 2016

The Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) is part of the IBM PowerVM® feature on IBM® Power Systems™ and part of the IBM POWER® Hypervisor™. The VIOS is also supported on IBM BladeCenter®. The server is a single-function appliance that is in the logical partition (LPAR) of the Power Systems server. The VIOS facilitates the sharing of physical I/O resources between client partitions (IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux) within the server. The Virtual I/O Server provides a virtual SCSI target, N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) target, and Shared Ethernet Adapter (SEA) virtual I/O function to client LPARs. The ... [more]


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Cloud Security Guidelines for IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 1 Mar 2016, last updated 9 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a comprehensive guide that covers cloud security considerations for IBM Power Systems™. The first objectives of this book are to examine how Power Systems can fit into the current and developing cloud computing landscape and to outline the proven Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (CCRA) that IBM employs in building private and hybrid cloud environments. The book then looks more closely at the underlying technology and hones in on the security aspects for the following subsystems:
- IBM Hardware Management Console
- IBM PowerVM
- ... [more]


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Introduction Guide to the IBM Elastic Storage Server
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 4 Jan 2016, last updated 4 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage Server as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, which is built on proven IBM Spectrum Scale™ technology, formerly IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™). Providing reliability, performance, and scalability, IBM Elastic Storage Servers can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements. This publication helps you to understand the solution and its architecture and helps you to plan the installation and integration of the environment, which is created from the following ... [more]


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Live Partition Mobility Preparation Checklist
Power Systems

Web Doc, published 24 May 2014, last updated 19 Feb 2016

When attempting to do Live Partition Mobility (LPM) in your environment, use the Live Partition Mobility Preparation Checklist. The assumption for using this checklist is that you previously set up your LPM environment based on the Live Partition Mobility Setup Checklist or the IBM PowerVM Virtualization Introduction and Configuration, SG24-7940, an IBM® Redbooks® publication. As part of the LPM operation, a validation is done but there are certain things the validation cannot check. This checklist describes the tasks that cannot be checked automatically. The checklist provides some basic ... [more]


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