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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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IBM i 7.1 BRMS Enterprise Enhancements
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 22 Oct 2014

This IBM Redpaper describes the configuration and use of the IBM i 7.1 BRMS Enterprise enhancements by using the web-based IBM Navigator for i.


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Deploying PowerHA Solution with AIX HyperSwap
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 2 Oct 2014

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication will help you plan, install, tailor, and configure the new IBM PowerHA® with IBM HyperSwap® clustering solution. PowerHA with HyperSwap adds transparent storage protection for replicated storage, improving overall system availability by masking storage failures. The PowerHA cluster is an Extended Distance cluster with two sites. It manages, in principle, the replicated storage infrastructure through HyperSwap functionality. The storage is provided by two DS8800s configured to replicate each other using Metro Mirror Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) synchronous ... [more]


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IBM Platform Computing Solutions Reference Architectures and Best Practices
Spectrum Computing

Redbooks, published 16 Apr 2014, last updated 30 Sep 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication demonstrates and documents that the combination of IBM System x®, IBM GPFS™, IBM GPFS-FPO, IBM Platform Symphony®, IBM Platform HPC, IBM Platform LSF®, IBM Platform Cluster Manager Standard Edition, and IBM Platform Cluster Manager Advanced Edition deliver significant value to clients in need of cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust solutions. IBM depth of solutions can help the clients plan a foundation to face challenges in how to manage, maintain, enhance, and provision computing environments to, for example, analyze the growing volumes of data ... [more]


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IBM PowerKVM available with the Linux only scale-out servers
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 19 Sep 2014

IBM® PowerKVM is an open source server virtualization choice based on POWER8™ technology. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide describes the Linux open source technology of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization, which is designed to complement the performance, scalability, and security qualities of Linux. IBM PowerKVM maximizes the performance and security of KVM hypervisor and avoids proprietary x86 virtualization. Linux administrators will find PowerKVM easy to use. With PowerKVM, it is simple to migrate applications, and integration with cloud environments is less ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Best Practices
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 28 Aug 2014, last updated 2 Sep 2014

IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for AIX® (formerly IBM HACMP™) was first available in 1991 and is now in its 24th release, with over 20,000 PowerHA clusters in production, worldwide. IBM PowerHA SystemMirror is recognized as a robust, mature high availability solution. PowerHA supports a wide variety of configurations, and offers a great deal of flexibility to the cluster administrator. With this flexibility comes the responsibility to make wise choices because many cluster configurations are available that work regarding the cluster passing verification and being brought online, but those ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Standard Edition 7.1.1 for AIX Update
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 24 Oct 2012, last updated 23 Jul 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure the new IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® for AIX® 7.1.1 Standard Edition. This book gives an understanding of the Cluster Aware AIX (CAA). This book helps you design a solution to migrate from the previous version of the IBM PowerHA. This IBM Redbooks publication is targeted toward technical professionals (consultants, technical support staff, IT architects, and IT specialists) responsible for providing continuous availability solutions and ... [more]


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IBM PowerVM Virtualization Managing and Monitoring
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Jun 2013, last updated 30 Jun 2014

IBM® PowerVM® virtualization technology is a combination of hardware and software that supports and manages the virtual environments on POWER5-, POWER5+, IBM POWER6®, and IBM POWER7®-based systems. PowerVM is available on IBM Power Systems™, and IBM BladeCenter® servers as optional Editions, and is supported by the IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. You can use this set of comprehensive systems technologies and services to aggregate and manage resources by using a consolidated, logical view. Deploying PowerVM virtualization and IBM Power Systems offers you the following benefits: ... [more]


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IBM PowerVM Enhancements What is New in 2013
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 22 May 2014

IBM® Power Systems™ servers coupled with IBM PowerVM® technology are designed to help clients build a dynamic infrastructure, helping to reduce costs, manage risk, and improve service levels. IBM PowerVM delivers industrial-strength virtualization for IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux environments on IBM POWER® processor-based systems. IBM PowerVM V2.2.3 is enhanced to continue its leadership in cloud computing environments. Through the chapters of this IBM Redbooks® publication, you will learn about the following topics:
- New management and performance tuning software products for ... [more]


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High Performance Computing Cloud Offerings from IBM Technical Computing
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 28 Apr 2014

The high performance computing cloud offerings from IBM® Technical Computing provide speed and flexibility for big data analytics and high performance technical computing.


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Rapid Deploy Cluster Worksheets
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 28 Apr 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide is intended to assist with the rapid deployment of a IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® V7 cluster by using the new clmgr command-line interface. It also provides examples of common administrative tasks, sample configuration files, and useful logs.


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IBM High Performance Computing Cluster Health Check
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 21 Feb 2014, last updated 3 Apr 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about aspects of performing infrastructure health checks, such as checking the configuration and verifying the functionality of the common subsystems (nodes or servers, switch fabric, parallel file system, job management, problem areas, and so on). This IBM Redbooks publication documents how to monitor the overall health check of the cluster infrastructure, to deliver technical computing clients cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust solutions. This IBM Redbooks publication is targeted toward technical professionals (consultants, ... [more]


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IBM i Reorganize Physical File Member
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 10 Mar 2014

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the IBM i Reorganize Physical File Member (RGZPFM) command and some of the recent enhancements to this command. Enhancements to the RGZPFM command continue to be made to meet client needs.


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