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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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IBM Power Systems HMC Implementation and Usage Guide
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 5 Apr 2013, last updated 22 May 2015

The IBM® Hardware Management Console (HMC) provides systems administrators a tool for planning, deploying, and managing IBM Power Systems™ servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication is designed for system administrators to use as a desk-side reference when managing partition-capable IBM Power Systems servers by using the HMC. The major functions that the HMC provides are Power Systems server hardware management and virtualization (partition) management. You can find information about virtualization management in the following documents: - A Practical Guide for Resource Monitoring and Control ... [more]


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Implementation Best Practices for IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration with SAP BW on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 11 May 2015

BLU Acceleration is a new technology that has been developed by IBM® and integrated directly into the IBM DB2® engine. BLU Acceleration is a new storage engine along with integrated run time (directly into the core DB2 engine) to support the storage and analysis of column-organized tables. The BLU Acceleration processing is parallel to the regular, row-based table processing found in the DB2 engine. This is not a bolt-on technology nor is it a separate analytic engine that sits outside of DB2. Much like when IBM added XML data as a first class object within the database along with all the ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.2 Enterprise Edition for AIX
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 6 May 2013, last updated 6 May 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps strengthen high availability solutions for IBM Power Systems™ with IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® Enterprise Edition (hardware, software, and tools) with a well-defined and documented deployment model within an IBM Power Systems environment, offering clients a planned foundation for a dynamic, highly available infrastructure for their enterprise applications. This book addresses topics to leverage the strengths of IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.2 Enterprise Edition for AIX on IBM Power Systems to solve client application high availability challenges, and ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Cookbook
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 30 Oct 2014, last updated 13 Apr 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication can help you install, tailor, and configure the new IBM PowerHA® Version 7.1.3, and understand new and improved features such as migrations, cluster administration, and advanced topics like configuring in a virtualized environment including workload partitions (WPARs). With this book, you can gain a broad understanding of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror® architecture. If you plan to install, migrate, or administer a high availability cluster, this book is right for you. This book can help IBM AIX® professionals who seek a comprehensive and task-oriented guide for ... [more]


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NVIDIA CUDA on IBM POWER8: Technical Overview, Software Installation, and Application
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 29 Mar 2015

The exploitation of general-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPUs) and modern multi-core processors in a single heterogeneous parallel system has proven highly efficient for running several technical computing workloads. This applied to a wide range of areas such as chemistry, bioinformatics, molecular biology, engineering, and big data analytics. Recently launched, the IBM® Power System S824L comes into play to explore the use of the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU, combined with the latest IBM POWER8™ processor, providing a unique technology platform for high performance computing. ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX 7.1.3 Best Practices and Migration Guide
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 2 Feb 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions high availability solutions for IBM Power Systems™ with IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® Standard and Enterprise Editions (hardware, software, best practices, reference architectures, migration, and tools) with a well-defined and documented deployment model within an IBM Power Systems environment allowing customers a planned foundation for a dynamic high available infrastructure for their enterprise applications. This Redbooks publication documents topics to leverage the strengths of IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Standard and Enterprise Editions 7.1.3 for IBM ... [more]


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PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE Base-T, PCIe2 4-Port (10GbE SFP+ & 1GbE RJ45) Adapter Families for IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Product Guide, published 19 Nov 2014, last updated 20 Jan 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE Base-T Adapter and PCIe2 4-Port (10GbE SFP+ & 1GbE RJ45) Adapter products. These are PCI Express Generation 2 (PCIe2) x8, short form-factor, low-profile capable, regular height network interface card (NIC) adapters. The 2-port adapters enable affordable 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network performance with cost-effective RJ45 connections for distances up to 100 meters. The 4-port adapter enables affordable 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network performance over SFP+ Multimode Fiber SR optical modules and also supports SFP+ Active ... [more]


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IBM PowerVM Best Practices
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 12 Oct 2012, last updated 19 Jan 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides best practices for planning, installing, maintaining, and monitoring the IBM PowerVM® Enterprise Edition virtualization features on IBM POWER7® processor technology-based servers. PowerVM is a combination of hardware, PowerVM Hypervisor, and software, which includes other virtualization features, such as the Virtual I/O Server. This publication is intended for experienced IT specialists and IT architects who want to learn about PowerVM best practices, and focuses on the following topics:
- Planning and general best practices
- ... [more]


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Power Enterprise Pools on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 28 Aug 2014, last updated 14 Jan 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes IBM Power Enterprise Pools, a technology for dynamically sharing processor and memory activations among a group (or pool) of IBM Power Systems™ enterprise class servers. Using mobile Capacity on Demand (CoD) activation codes, your systems administrator can perform tasks without contacting IBM. To use the Power Enterprise Pools feature, you need only to upgrade to Hardware Management Console (HMC) V7.8. Power Enterprise Pools can support your business goals in the following ways:
- Using Power Enterprise Pools can provide your ... [more]


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Sharing Processor and Memory Activations Dynamically Among IBM Power Systems Enterprise Class Servers
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 13 Aug 2014, last updated 14 Jan 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes IBM Power Enterprise Pools, a technology for dynamically sharing processor and memory activations among a group (or pool) of IBM Power Systems™ enterprise class servers. Using mobile Capacity on Demand (CoD) activation codes, your systems administrator can perform tasks without contacting IBM. You need only to upgrade to Hardware Management Console (HMC) V7.7.8. This Solution Guide is directed at experienced IBM Power Systems users and financial decision-makers who want to know how Power Enterprise Pools can improve IT efficiencies. The process ... [more]


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IBM i and IBM Storwize Family: A Practical Guide to Usage Scenarios
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 22 Apr 2014, last updated 13 Jan 2015

The use of external storage and the benefits of virtualization became a topic of discussion in the IBM® i area during the last several years. The question tends to be, what are the advantages of the use of external storage that is attached to an IBM i environment as opposed to the use of internal storage. The use of IBM PowerVM® virtualization technology to virtualize Power server processors and memory also became common in IBM i environments. However, virtualized access to external storage and network resources by using a VIO server is still not widely used. This IBM Redbooks® publication ... [more]


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Understanding Cloud Security Guidelines for IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 17 Dec 2014, last updated 18 Dec 2014

This IBM Redbooks Solution Guide is an initial guide that introduces cloud security considerations for IBM® Power Systems™. Power Systems are uniquely suited for cloud environments, with their industry leading virtualization, enterprise-class security, elastic scalability, and reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS). Power Systems provide the necessary memory bandwidth and compute power to deliver performance that big data, analytics, and other compute-intensive cloud services require. The first objectives of this guide are to examine how Power Systems can fit into the current ... [more]


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IBM HPC Cluster Health Check
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 14 Jan 2014, last updated 17 Dec 2014

IBM® has built High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters for sometime, and this experience can help a customer with configuration choices or noncompliant designs that are made during cluster deployments. Large clusters can become difficult to correct as the system scales in terms of nodes, applications, and users. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide describes a toolset that can aid system administrators with the initial stages of installing their cluster. This Solution Guide addresses topics to provide infrastructure health checks, for example, checking the configuration, and verifying the ... [more]


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Accessing IBM i Health Indicators Using Performance Data Investigator
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 12 Dec 2014

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how to access and analyze IBM i health indicators by using the Performance Data Investigator (PDI) options that are part of the IBM Navigator for i graphical user interface (GUI). It explains how to access the PDI and how to view and modify various presentations of system performance data.


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IBM Flex System Products and Technology for Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 10 Dec 2014

To meet today’s complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking, and software resources. This system must be simple to deploy, and be able to quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage of broad expertise and proven guidelines in systems management, applications, hardware maintenance, and more. The IBM® PureFlex® System combines no-compromise system designs along with built-in expertise and integrates them into complete, optimized solutions. At the heart of PureFlex System is the ... [more]


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Row and Column Access Support in IBM DB2 for i
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 14 Nov 2014

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about the IBM i 7.2 feature of IBM DB2® for i Row and Column Access Control (RCAC). It offers a broad description of the function and advantages of controlling access to data in a comprehensive and transparent way. This publication helps you understand the capabilities of RCAC and provides examples of defining, creating, and implementing the row permissions and column masks in a relational database environment. This paper is intended for database engineers, data-centric application developers, and security officers who want to design and ... [more]


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IBM Flex System EN4054 4-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter
Power Systems

Product Guide, published 10 Nov 2014

The IBM Flex System EN4054 4-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter is for Power System-based Flex System compute nodes based on an Emulex chipset. It supports connectivity to both 1 Gb and 10 Gb Ethernet Flex System switches.


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IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console: Version 8 Release 8.1.0 Enhancements
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 23 Oct 2014

The IBM® Hardware Management Console (HMC) provides systems administrators a tool for planning, deploying, and managing IBM Power Systems™ servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication is an extension of IBM Power Systems HMC Implementation and Usage Guide, SG24-7491. It explains the new features of IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console Version V8.8.1.0. The major function that the HMC provides are Power Systems server hardware management and virtualization (partition) management. You can find information about virtualization management in the following documents:
- IBM ... [more]


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