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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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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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Installing IBM i Access Client Solutions using the Java Web Start method
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 22 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication shows you how to set up an environment to host the IBM i Access Client Solutions software and serve it to users using the Java Web Start process. The example shown in this paper creates a new HTTP server to host a production and test environment of IBM i Access Client Solutions. When possible, IBM i command language (CL) commands are used in this example. However, some steps can be performed on your local computer to avoid complexity of the task. The process of installing IBM i Access Client Solutions software using the Java Web Start process relies on having ... [more]


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PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM i Cookbook
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 31 Jan 2012, last updated 30 Dec 2015

IBM® PowerHA™ SystemMirror for i is the IBM high-availability disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i 7.1 operating system. When combined with IBM i clustering technology, PowerHA for i delivers a complete high-availability and disaster-recovery solution for your business applications running in the IBM System i® environment. PowerHA for i enables you to support high-availability capabilities with either native disk storage or IBM DS8000® or DS6000™ storage servers or IBM Storwize V7000 and SAN Volume Controllers. The latest release of IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i delivers a ... [more]


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IBM PurePower Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 18 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces and provides a technical overview of the IBM PurePower System that helps support management of big data, social media, mobile, analytics, and the flow of critical information. A PurePower System can be configured in an affordable entry-level configuration in a single rack, and it is agile enough to be expanded for scalable cloud deployments. It has built-in redundancy for highly reliable and resilient operation to support demanding applications and cloud services, as required by many enterprises. A PurePower System also provides the scalability, ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Spectrum Scale
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 11 Nov 2015, last updated 2 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes IBM Spectrum™ Scale, which is a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, built on proven IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™) technology. Providing reliability, performance and scalability, IBM Spectrum Scale™ can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements. This publication can help you install, tailor, and configure the environment, which is created from a combination of physical and logical components: hardware, operating system, storage, network, and applications. Knowledge of these components is key for ... [more]


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IBM i 7.1 Technical Overview with Technology Refresh Updates
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Dec 2014, last updated 29 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a technical overview of the features, functions, and enhancements available in IBM i 7.1, including all the Technology Refresh (TR) levels from TR1 to TR7. It provides a summary and brief explanation of the many capabilities and functions in the operating system. It also describes many of the licensed programs and application development tools that are associated with IBM i. The information provided in this book is useful for clients, IBM Business Partners, and IBM service professionals who are involved with planning, supporting, upgrading, and ... [more]


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SAS Business Analytics Deployment on IBM POWER8 Processor-Based Systems: With IBM XIV Storage System and IBM FlashSystem
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 13 Oct 2015, last updated 26 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the performance tuning guidelines that can help you successfully deploy SAS business analytics on IBM POWER8® processor-based servers. The paper describes the test environment, the testing that was performed, and SAS analytics performance results. The test environment includes the SAS business analytics solution running on an IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A) server with IBM AIX® 7.1 operating system and IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3 with IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly IBM GPFS™). This paper also describes the deployment of SAS analytics on IBM ... [more]


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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 Installation and Upgrade on IBM Power S824
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 22 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides the details for setting up an environment on AIX 7.1 on an IBM Power Systems S824 so you can install and upgrade Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. It provides a step-by-step installation of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 for AIX 7.1. This document also provides a consolidated list of database and application tier patches to upgrade Oracle E-Business Suite from release 12.2.0 to 12.2.4, and explains how to apply patches. This document is written for those who are newly installing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 version 12.2.0 and ... [more]


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Implementing an IBM High-Performance Computing Solution on IBM POWER8
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 15 Sep 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents and addresses topics to provide step-by-step programming concepts to tune the applications to use IBM POWER8® hardware architecture with the technical computing software stack. This publication explores, tests, and documents how to implement an IBM high-performance computing (HPC) solution on POWER8 by using IBM technical innovations to help solve challenging scientific, technical, and business problems. This book demonstrates and documents that the combination of IBM HPC hardware and software solutions delivers significant value to technical ... [more]


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Best Practices for DB2 on AIX 6.1 for POWER Systems
Analytics

Redbooks, published 8 Apr 2010, last updated 27 Aug 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a best practices guide for DB2® and InfoSphere™ Warehouse performance on a AIX® 6L with Power Systems™ virtualization environment. It covers Power hardware features such as PowerVM™, multi-page support, Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS) and how to best exploit them with DB2 LUW workloads for both transactional and data warehousing systems. The popularity and reach of DB2 and InfoSphere Warehouse has grown in recent years. Enterprises are relying more on these products for their mission-critical transactional and data warehousing ... [more]


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IBM Software Defined Environment
Cloud

Redbooks, published 12 Aug 2015, last updated 14 Aug 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE) solution, which helps to optimize the entire computing infrastructure--compute, storage, and network resources--so that it can adapt to the type of work required. In today's environment, resources are assigned manually to workloads, but that happens automatically in a SDE. In an SDE, workloads are dynamically assigned to IT resources based on application characteristics, best-available resources, and service level policies so that they deliver continuous, dynamic optimization and reconfiguration to address ... [more]


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IBM PowerVP: Introduction and Technical Overview
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 14 Aug 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers IBM Power Virtualization Performance (PowerVP™) for IBM Power Systems™ Version 1.1.3. The objective of this paper is to introduce the features and benefits of PowerVP:
- Real-time monitoring
- Intuitive and customizable GUI
- Background data collection
- Multiple dynamic views
- Recording and replay
- Data stores
- Thresholds and alarms
This publication is for professionals who are involved in performance and capacity planning, support, design, and deployment of IBM PowerVM® on ... [more]


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The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510: Getting Started with i5/OS and Backup Recovery and Media Services
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 9 Mar 2007, last updated 5 Aug 2015

This IBM Redbooks publication provides a getting started level of information about supporting the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 under i5/OS, primarily using the Backup Recovery and Media Services (BRMS), 5722-BR1, management product. BRMS is the primary backup and recovery management product for i5/OS. This book cannot make you an expert in i5/OS backup and recovery or in the use of BRMS. It also cannot make you an expert in full usage and management of the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 capabilities. More complete coverage of the TS7510 is included in the book IBM Virtualization ... [more]


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IBM Software Defined Infrastructure for Big Data Analytics Workloads
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 29 Jun 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents how IBM Platform Computing, with its IBM Platform Symphony® MapReduce framework, IBM Spectrum Scale (based Upon IBM GPFS™), IBM Platform LSF®, the Advanced Service Controller for Platform Symphony are work together as an infrastructure to manage not just Hadoop-related offerings, but many popular industry offeringsm such as Apach Spark, Storm, MongoDB, Cassandra, and so on. It describes the different ways to run Hadoop in a big data environment, and demonstrates how IBM Platform Computing solutions, such as Platform Symphony and Platform LSF with ... [more]


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IBM Platform Computing Solutions for High Performance and Technical Computing Workloads
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 19 Jun 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a refresh of IBM Technical Computing Clouds, SG24-8144, Enhance Inbound and Outbound Marketing with a Trusted Single View of the Customer, SG24-8173, and IBM Platform Computing Integration Solutions, SG24-8081, with a focus on High Performance and Technical Computing on IBM Power Systems™. This book describes synergies across the IBM product portfolio by using case scenarios and showing solutions such as IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly GPFS™). This book also reflects and documents the IBM Platform Computing Cloud Services as part of IBM Platform Symphony® ... [more]


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IBM Platform Computing Cloud Services
Spectrum Computing

Redpaper, published 11 May 2015, last updated 17 Jun 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a description of the IBM Platform Computing Cloud Services and describes a scenario about how IBM Platform LSF® multicluster and IBM Spectrum™ Scale Active File Manager help manage the usage of cloud services in an efficient way. This paper provides factual and comparative economics of deploying a solution on-premises versus in the cloud, and includes information about the benefits of on-premises versus cloud solution ... [more]


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Implementing an IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Cluster using Linux on Power
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 16 Jun 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication demonstrates and documents how to implement and manage an IBM PowerLinux™ cluster for big data focusing on hardware management, operating systems provisioning, application provisioning, cluster readiness check, hardware, operating system, IBM InfoSphere® BigInsights™, IBM Platform Symphony®, IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly IBM GPFS™), applications monitoring, and performance tuning. This publication shows that IBM PowerLinux clustering solutions (hardware and software) deliver significant value to clients that need cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust ... [more]


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Guide to IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Version 7.1.3
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Sep 2014, last updated 16 Jun 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication for IBM Power Systems™ with IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® Standard and Enterprise Editions (hardware, software, practices, reference architectures, and tools) documents a well-defined deployment model within an IBM Power Systems environment. It guides you through a planned foundation for a dynamic infrastructure for your enterprise applications. This information is for technical consultants, technical support staff, IT architects, and IT specialists who are responsible for providing high availability and support for the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Standard and ... [more]


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IBM PowerVM Adds Support for Little Endian Linux Workloads
Power Systems

Web Doc, published 5 Jun 2015

If you have been looking for a way to have your applications written for little endian (LE) processors run on IBM Power Systems - now you can under IBM® PowerVM® virtualization. The new little endian guest support for IBM PowerVM brings Linux based workloads that adhere to the LE mode of operation into the fold. With this addition your Linux applications that support little endian mode can take advantage of all the capabilities that IBM Power Systems™ offer by using the PowerVM LE guest support. This means no code changes and maybe just a simple recompile. This IBM Redbooks Solution Guide ... [more]


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