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IBM Power System E980: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 7 Sep 2018, last updated 19 Sep 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a broad understanding of a new architecture of the IBM Power System E980 (9080-M9S) server that supports IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems (OSes). The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E980 offerings and relevant functions:
- The IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 3.55 - 4.0 GHz.
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches.
- Supports up to 64 TB memory.
- Integrated I/O subsystem and hot-pluggable Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) ... [more]


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IBM Power System E950: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 28 Aug 2018, last updated 14 Sep 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication gives a broad understanding of a new architecture of the IBM Power System E950 (9040-MR9) server that supports IBM AIX®, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E950 offerings and relevant functions:
- The IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 2.8 - 3.4 GHz.
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches.
- Supports up to 16 TB of memory, which is four times more than the IBM POWER8® processor-based IBM Power System E850 server.
- Integrated I/O ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems LC921 and LC922: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 12 Sep 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power Systems™ LC921 and LC922 (9006-12P and 9006-22P)) servers that use the current IBM POWER9™ processor-based technology and supports Linux operating systems (OSes). The objective of this paper is to introduce the offerings and their capacities and available features. These new Linux scale-out systems provide differentiated performance, scalability, and low acquisition cost, and include the following features:
- Superior throughput and performance for high-value Linux workloads.
- Low ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems S922, S914, and S924 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Jul 2018, last updated 4 Sep 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S922 (9009-22A), IBM Power System S914 (9009-41A), and IBM Power System S924 (9009-42A) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S914, Power S922, and Power 924 offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 2.3 - 3.8 GHz, 2.8 - 3.8 GHz, 2.9 - 3.8 GHz, 3.4 - 3.9 GHz, 3.5 - 3.9 GHz, and 3.8 - 4.0 GHz.
- Significantly ... [more]


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IBM Power System AC922 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 23 Jul 2018, last updated 20 Aug 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System AC922 server (8335-GTH and 8335-GTX models). The Power AC922 server is the next generation of the IBM POWER® processor-based systems, which are designed for deep learning (DL) and artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance analytics, and high-performance computing (HPC). This paper introduces the major innovative Power AC922 server features and their relevant functions:
- Powerful IBM POWER9™ processors that offer up to 22 cores at up to 2.80 GHz (3.10 GHz turbo) performance with up to ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems H922 and H924 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 1 Aug 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System H924 (9223-42H), and IBM Power System H922 (9223-22H) servers that support memory-intensive workloads such as SAP HANA, and deliver superior price/performance for mission-critical applications in IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power H92 and Power H922 offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 2.8 - 3.8 GHz, 2.9 - 3.8 GHz, 2.8 - 3.8 GHz, 3.4 - ... [more]


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IBM Power System L922 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 31 Jul 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System L922 (9008-22L) server, which was designed for data-intensive workloads such as databases and analytics in the Linux operating system. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power L922 offering and its relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER9™ processor, available at frequencies of 2.7 - 3.8 GHz, 2.9 - 3.8 GHz, and 3.4 - 3.9 GHz.
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches.
- Two integrated memory controllers that allow double the memory footprint ... [more]


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Building a SAN-less Private Cloud with IBM PowerVM and IBM PowerVC
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 24 Jul 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes a software-defined infrastructure (SDI) solution with IBM PowerVC. In IBM PowerVC SDI, you combine scale-out IBM Power Systems™ servers with software that creates the whole stack that is needed to provide virtual machines (VMs) for applications such as open source databases or Hadoop. The SDI solution uses base IBM Power Systems technologies such as IBM PowerVM® NovaLink and the open source hypervisor kernel-based virtual machine (KVM). The solution combines with sophisticated storage technologies, such as IBM Spectrum™ Scale, and with the ... [more]


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IBM Geographically Dispersed Resilience for SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 9 May 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™chapter publication explains the configuration, relocation, and verification of the IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency on IBM Power Systems™ solution to protect SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver applications. This is a supplemental guide to IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems, SG24-8382, which outlines the specifics when using Geographically Dispersed Resilience for SAP applications, including SAP HANA. Business continuity is a part of business operations. Downtime and disruptions can cause financial losses and impact public relations and trust in ... [more]


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Who Knew You Could Do That with RPG IV? Modern RPG for the Modern Programmer
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 5 Dec 2016, last updated 1 May 2018

Application development is a key part of IBM® i businesses. The IBM i operating system is a modern, robust platform to create and develop applications. The RPG language has been around for a long time, but is still being transformed into a modern business language. This IBM Redbooks® publication is focused on helping the IBM i development community understand the modern RPG language. The world of application development has been rapidly changing over the past years. The good news is that IBM i has been changing right along with it, and has made significant changes to the RPG language. This ... [more]


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Networking Design for HPC and AI on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Apr 2018

This publication provides information about networking design for IBM® High Performance Computing (HPC) and AI for Power Systems™. This paper will help you understand the basic requirements when designing a solution, the components in an infrastructure for HPC and AI Systems, the designing of interconnect and data networks with use cases based in real life scenarios, the administration and the Out-Of-Band management networks. We cover all the necessary requirements, provide a good understanding of the technology and include examples for small, medium and large cluster environments. This ... [more]


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Enhancing the IBM Power Systems Platform with IBM Watson Services
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 12 Apr 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to the IBM POWER® processor architecture. It describes the IBM POWER processor and IBM Power Systems™ servers, highlighting the advantages and benefits of IBM Power Systems servers, IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux on Power. This publication showcases typical business scenarios that are powered by Power Systems servers. It provides an introduction to the artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that IBM Watson® services enable, and how these AI capabilities can be augmented in existing applications by using an agile approach to embed ... [more]


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IBM Power System AC922 Introduction and Technical Overview
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Mar 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System AC922 server (8335-GTG and 8335-GTW models). The Power AC922 server is the next generation of the IBM Power processor-based systems, which are designed for deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance analytics, and high-performance computing (HPC). This paper introduces the major innovative Power AC922 server features and their relevant functions:
- Powerful IBM POWER9™ processors that offer 16 cores at 2.6 GHz with 3.09 GHz turbo performance or 20 cores at 2.0 GHz ... [more]


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IBM Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 26 Mar 2018

This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to implement an Open Platform for Database as a Service (DBaaS) on IBM Power Systems environment for Linux, and demonstrate the open source tools, optimization and best practices guidelines for it. Open Platform for DBaaS on Power Systems is an on-demand, secure, and scalable self-service database platform that automates provisioning and administration of databases to support new business applications and information insights. This publication addresses topics to help sellers, architects, brand specialists, distributors, resellers and anyone ... [more]


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IBM PowerAI: Deep Learning Unleashed on IBM Power Systems Servers
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 7 Mar 2018, last updated 13 Mar 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a guide about the IBM PowerAI Deep Learning solution. This book provides an introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL), IBM PowerAI, and components of IBM PowerAI, deploying IBM PowerAI, guidelines for working with data and creating models, an introduction to IBM Spectrum™ Conductor Deep Learning Impact (DLI), and case scenarios. IBM PowerAI started as a package of software distributions of many of the major DL software frameworks for model training, such as TensorFlow, Caffe, Torch, Theano, and the associated libraries, such as ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems Bits: Understanding IBM Patterns for Cognitive Systems
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 14 Feb 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication addresses IBM Patterns for Cognitive Systems topics to anyone developing, implementing, and using Cognitive Solutions on IBM Power Systems™ servers. Moreover, this publication provides documentation to transfer the knowledge to the sales and technical teams. This publication describes IBM Patterns for Cognitive Systems. Think of a pattern as a use case for a specific scenario, such as event-based real-time marketing for real-time analytics, anti-money laundering, and addressing data oceans by reducing the cost of Hadoop. These examples are just a few of the ... [more]


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Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 23 Oct 2017, last updated 5 Feb 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication addresses topics for architects, brand specialists, distributors, resellers, and anyone developing and implementing SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems™ integration, automation, high availability (HA), and disaster recovery (DR) solutions. This book provides documentation to transfer how-to-skills to the technical teams, and documentation to the sales team. This guide describes how to implement an SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems solution from end to end and includes HA and DR guidelines by using theoretical knowledge, field experience, and sample scenarios. The ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror V7.2.1 for IBM AIX Updates
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 23 May 2017, last updated 2 Feb 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps strengthen the position of the IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® solution with a well-defined and documented deployment models within an IBM Power Systems™ virtualized environment, which provides customers with a planned foundation for business resilience and disaster recovery for their IBM Power Systems infrastructure solutions. This publication addresses topics to help meet customers' complex high availability and disaster recovery requirements on IBM Power Systems servers to help maximize their systems' availability and resources, and provide technical ... [more]


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Enterprise Data Warehouse Optimization with Hadoop on IBM Power Systems Servers
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 31 Jan 2018

Data warehouses were developed for many good reasons, such as providing quick query and reporting for business operations, and business performance. However, over the years, due to the explosion of applications and data volume, many existing data warehouses have become difficult to manage. Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processes are taking longer, missing their allocated batch windows. In addition, data types that are required for business analysis have expanded from structured data to unstructured data. The Apache open source Hadoop platform provides a great alternative for solving ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 26 May 2015, last updated 14 Nov 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication updates and complements the previous publication: Implementing the IBM General Parallel File System in a Cross Platform Environment, SG24-7844, with additional updates since the previous publication version was released with IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™). Since then, two releases have been made available up to the latest version of IBM Spectrum™ Scale 4.1. Topics such as what is new in Spectrum Scale, Spectrum Scale licensing updates (Express/Standard/Advanced), Spectrum Scale infrastructure support/updates, storage support (IBM and OEM), ... [more]


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IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 31 Mar 2017, last updated 13 Nov 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces and provides a broad understanding of the new IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems™ solution. The IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems solution is a set of software components that together provide a disaster recovery (DR) mechanism for virtual machines (VMs) running on an IBM POWER7® processor-based server or later. This document describes various components, subsystems, and tasks that are associated with the IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems solution. This book is targeted at ... [more]


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Introduction Guide to the IBM Elastic Storage Server
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 4 Jan 2016, last updated 26 Oct 2017

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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IBM Power System S822LC for High Performance Computing Introduction and Technical Overview
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Oct 2016, last updated 28 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System™ S822LC for High Performance Computing (HPC) server (8335-GTB model). The S822LC for HPC server is designed for high-performance computing applications that support the Linux operating system and high-performance data analytics, the enterprise data center, and accelerated cloud deployments. This paper introduces the major innovative S822LC for HPC server features and their relevant functions:
- Powerful IBM POWER8® processors that offer 16 cores at 3.259 GHz with 3.857 GHz turbo ... [more]


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IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 6 Dec 2016, last updated 29 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data (8001-22C) server that uses the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports Linux operating systems (OSs). The objective of this paper is to introduce the Power S822LC for Big Data offerings and their relevant functions as related to targeted application workloads. The new Linux scale-out systems provide differentiated performance, scalability, and low acquisition cost, including:
- Consolidated server footprint with up to 66% more virtual machines (VMs) per ... [more]


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IBM Power System S821LC Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 1 Dec 2016, last updated 29 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S821LC (8001-12C) server that uses the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports the Linux operating system (OS). The Power S821LC server is designed to maximize data center floor space with its dense 1U server design, which helps to reduce infrastructure cost. The Power S821LC server delivers superior performance and exceptional throughput for data center and cloud workloads that require dense virtualization, open source database deployment, and high-performance computing applications. The ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems E870C and E880C Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Oct 2016, last updated 29 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power® System E870C (9080-MME) and IBM Power System E880C (9080-MHE) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E870C and Power E880C offerings and their relevant functions. The new Power E870C and Power E880C servers with OpenStack-based cloud management and open source automation enables clients to accelerate the transformation of their IT infrastructure for cloud while providing tremendous flexibility during the ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems HMC Implementation and Usage Guide
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 26 Apr 2016, last updated 10 Aug 2017

The IBM® Hardware Management Console (HMC) provides to 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 and also merges updated information from IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console: Version 8 Release 8.1.0 Enhancements, SG24-8232. It explains the new features of IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console Version V8.8.1.0 through V8.8.4.0. The major functions that the HMC provides are Power Systems server hardware ... [more]


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POWER8 High-performance Computing Guide IBM Power System S822LC (8335-GTB) Edition
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 14 May 2017, last updated 4 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents and addresses topics to provide step-by-step customizable application and programming solutions to tune application and workloads to use IBM Power Systems™ hardware architecture. This publication explores, tests, and documents the solution to use the architectural technologies and the software solutions that are available from IBM to help solve challenging technical and business problems. This publication also demonstrates and documents that the combination of IBM high-performance computing (HPC) solutions (hardware and software) delivers ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems E870 and E880 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 23 Dec 2014, last updated 25 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System E870 (9119-MME) and IBM Power System E880 (9119-MHE) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E870 and Power E880 offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8 processor, available at frequencies of 4.024 GHz, 4.190 GHz, and 4.350 GHz.
- Up to 16 TB of memory in the E870 and 32 TB in the E880
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
- Two integrated memory ... [more]


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IBM Power System E850C Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 27 Oct 2016, last updated 12 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System™ E850C (8408-44E) server that supports IBM AIX®, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E850C offerings and their relevant functions. The Power E850C server (8408-44E) is the latest enhancement to the Power Systems portfolio. It offers an improved 4-socket 4U system that delivers faster IBM POWER8® processors up to 4.22 GHz, with up to 4 TB of DDR4 memory, built-in IBM PowerVM® virtualization, and capacity on demand. It also integrates cloud ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems S812L and S822L Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 11 Aug 2014, last updated 12 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S812L (8247-21L) and IBM Power System S822L (8247-22L) servers that support the Linux operating system (OS). The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S812L and Power S822L offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8™ processor, available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz, and 3.42 GHz
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
- Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth
- Integrated I/O subsystem and ... [more]


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IBM Power System S822 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 11 Aug 2014, last updated 12 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A) server that supports the IBM AIX® and Linux operating systems (OSes) running on bare metal, and the IBM i OS running under the VIOS. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S822 offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 3.42 GHz, and 3.89 GHz
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
- Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth
- ... [more]


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IBM Power System S824L Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 16 Dec 2014, last updated 10 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S824L (8247-42L) server that supports the Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S824L offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz and 3.42 GHz A processor that is designed to accommodate high-wattage adapters, such as NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), that provide acceleration for scientific, engineering, Java, big data analytics, and other ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems S814 and S824 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 11 Aug 2014, last updated 10 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S814 (8286-41A) and IBM Power System S824 (8286-42A) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S814 and Power S824 offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8™ processor, available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz, 3.52 GHz, 3.72 GHz, 3.89 GHz, and 4.15 GHz
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
- Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth ... [more]


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IBM DB2 Web Query for i: The Nuts and Bolts
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 14 Apr 2017, last updated 19 Jun 2017

Business Intelligence (BI) is a broad term that relates to applications that analyze data to understand and act on the key metrics that drive profitability in an enterprise. Key to analyzing that data is providing fast, easy access to it while delivering it in formats or tools that best fit the needs of the user. At the core of any BI solution are user query and reporting tools that provide intuitive access to data supporting a spectrum of users from executives to “power users,” from spreadsheet aficionados to the external Internet consumer. IBM® DB2® Web Query for i offers a set of ... [more]


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IBM PowerVC Version 1.3.2 Introduction and Configuration
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 4 Jan 2017, last updated 12 Jun 2017

IBM® Power Virtualization Center (IBM® PowerVC™) is an advanced, enterprise virtualization management offering for IBM Power Systems™. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces IBM PowerVC and helps you understand its functions, planning, installation, and setup. IBM PowerVC Version 1.3.2 supports both large and small deployments, either by managing IBM PowerVM® that is controlled by the Hardware Management Console (HMC) by IBM PowerVM NovaLink, or by managing PowerKVM directly. With this capability, IBM PowerVC can manage IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux workloads that run on IBM POWER® ... [more]


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IBM PowerVM Virtualization Introduction and Configuration
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 18 Jun 2013, last updated 9 Jun 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to PowerVM™ virtualization technologies on Power System servers. PowerVM is a combination of hardware, firmware, and software that provides CPU, network, and disk virtualization. These are the main virtualization technologies: POWER7, POWER6, and POWER5 hardware POWER Hypervisor Virtual I/O Server Though the PowerVM brand includes partitioning, management software, and other offerings, this publication focuses on the virtualization technologies that are part of the PowerVM Standard and Enterprise Editions. This publication is also ... [more]


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Tools and Solutions for Modernizing Your IBM i Applications
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Sep 2014, last updated 31 May 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a companion to the Modernize IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between, SG24-8185 IBM Redbooks® publication. It describes independent software vendor (ISV) and Business Partner tools that can be used to modernize your IBM i applications. It includes the following types of tools:
- Mobile, web, and client solutions
- Database modernization tools
- Security
- Tools for understanding and modernizing RPG and COBOL ... [more]


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Modernizing IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 27 Jun 2014, last updated 31 May 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is focused on melding industry preferred practices with the unique needs of the IBM i community and providing a holistic view of modernization. This book covers key trends for application structure, user interface, data access, and the database. Modernization is a broad term when applied to applications. It is more than a single event. It is a sequence of actions. But even more, it is a process of rethinking how to approach the creation and maintenance of applications. There are tangible deliveries when it comes to modernization, the most notable being a ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using Geographic Mirroring (Volume 4 of 4)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 31 May 2016, last updated 15 May 2017

IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i is the IBM high-availability (HA), disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i operating system. When PowerHA for i is combined with IBM i clustering technology, PowerHA for i delivers a complete HA and disaster-recovery (DR) solution for business applications that are running in an IBM i environment. Use PowerHA for i to support HA capabilities with either native disk storage, IBM DS8000® storage servers, or IBM Storwize® storage servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you to install, tailor, and configure IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i to use with ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Computing Solutions
Spectrum Computing

Redbooks, published 12 May 2017

This IBM® Spectrum Computing Solutions Redbooks® publication is a follow-up book to update each of the available offerings that are part of the IBM portfolio of Cloud, analytics, technical computing, and high-performance computing (HPC) solutions for our clients. This publication delivers descriptions of the available offerings from IBM Spectrum™ Computing (formerly IBM Platform Computing) that address challenges for our clients in each industry. We include a few implementation and testing scenarios with selected solutions. This publication helps strengthen the position of IBM Spectrum ... [more]


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IBM Power System E850 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 17 Jun 2015, last updated 25 Apr 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System E850 (8408-E8E) server that supports IBM AIX®, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E850 offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8™ processor, available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz, 3.35 GHz, and 3.72 GHz
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
- Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth
- Integrated I/O subsystem and hot-pluggable PCIe Gen3 I/O slots
- I/O ... [more]


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IBM DB2 Web Query for i Tutorials
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 13 Apr 2017

Note: Please see the related blog post for information on future updates of this IBM Redbooks publication. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/PowerSystemsRedbooks/entry/IBM_DB2_Web_Query_for_i_New_Materials?lang=en Business Intelligence (BI) is a broad term relating to applications designed to analyze data for purposes of understanding and acting on the key metrics that drive profitability in an enterprise. Essential to analyzing that data is providing fast, easy access to it while delivering it in formats or tools that best fit the needs of the end user. At the core of any ... [more]


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IBM Power System S812LC Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 22 Dec 2015, last updated 10 Apr 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System™ S812LC (8347-21C) servers that use the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports the Linux operating system (OS). The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S812LC offerings and their relevant functions:
- Powerful POWER8 processors that offer 3.32 GHz or 2.92 GHz performance with eight or ten fully activated cores
- Superior throughput and performance for high-value Linux workloads, such as Linux, Apache, MariaDB, and PHP (LAMP), Hadoop, Spark, ... [more]


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Employing Strategies for Optimizing your IBM POWER8 (and Earlier) Processor-based Systems
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 8 May 2014, last updated 3 Apr 2017

Critical business needs can be met with more assurance in an optimized, well-tuned environment. This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes some of the strategies for optimizing and tuning application code to run on IBM POWER8™ and earlier processor-based systems (IBM Power Systems™). These strategies are drawn from performance optimization efforts across many types of code running on IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux®. The guidance ranges from simple to complex and is usable across a broad set of IBM POWER® processor chips and systems. Some of the techniques can be performed without extensive ... [more]


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Performance Optimization and Tuning Techniques for IBM Power Systems Processors Including IBM POWER8
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Aug 2015, last updated 31 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on gathering the correct technical information, and laying out simple guidance for optimizing code performance on IBM POWER8® processor-based systems that run the IBM AIX®, IBM i, or Linux operating systems. There is straightforward performance optimization that can be performed with a minimum of effort and without extensive previous experience or in-depth knowledge. The POWER8 processor contains many new and important performance features, such as support for eight hardware threads in each core and support for transactional memory. The POWER8 ... [more]


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IBM Power System S822LC Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 22 Dec 2015, last updated 30 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System™ S822LC (8335-GCA and 8335-GTA) servers that use the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports the Linux operating system (OS). The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S822LC offerings and their relevant functions:
- Powerful POWER8 processors that offer 3.32 GHz or 2.92 GHz performance with eight or ten fully activated cores
- Superior throughput and performance for high-value Linux workloads, such as Linux, Apache, MariaDB, and PHP (LAMP), ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems L and LC Server Positioning Guide
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 9 Dec 2016, last updated 16 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is written to assist you in locating the optimal server/workload fit within the IBM Power Systems™ L and IBM OpenPOWER LC product lines. IBM has announced several scale-out servers, and as a partner in the OpenPOWER organization, unique design characteristics that are engineered into the LC line have broadened the suite of available workloads beyond typical client OS hosting. This paper looks at the benefits of the Power Systems L servers and OpenPOWER LC servers, and how they are different, providing unique benefits for Enterprise workloads and use ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems SR-IOV: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 29 Jul 2014, last updated 12 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the adapter-based virtualization capabilities that are being deployed in high-end IBM POWER7+™ processor-based servers. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) is a virtualization technology on IBM Power Systems servers. SR-IOV allows multiple logical partitions (LPARs) to share a PCIe adapter with little or no run time involvement of a hypervisor or other virtualization intermediary. SR-IOV does not replace the existing virtualization capabilities that are offered as part of the IBM PowerVM® ... [more]


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IBM i 7.2 Technical Overview with Technology Refresh Updates
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 2 Nov 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a technical overview of the features, functions, and enhancements that are available in IBM i 7.2, including all the available Technology Refresh (TR) levels, from TR1 to TR3. This publication 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 that is provided in this book is useful for clients, IBM Business Partners, and IBM service professionals that are involved with ... [more]


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IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 24 Aug 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides topics to help the technical community take advantage of the resilience, scalability, and performance of the IBM Power Systems™ platform to implement or integrate an IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark solution for analytics solutions to access, manage, and analyze data sets to improve business outcomes. This book documents topics to demonstrate and take advantage of the analytics strengths of the IBM POWER8® platform, the IBM analytics software portfolio, and selected third-party tools to help solve customer's data analytic workload requirements. ... [more]


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Live Partition Mobility Setup Checklist
Power Systems

Web Doc, published 24 May 2014, last updated 25 Jul 2016

When setting up Live Partition Mobility (LPM) for the first time in your environment, use the Live Partition Mobility Setup Checklist. The checklist provides basic details. A companion document exists that may be of interest: Live Partition Mobility Preparation Checklist available at: Live Partition Mobility Preparation Checklist


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Implementing an IBM High-Performance Computing Solution on IBM Power System S822LC
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 25 Jul 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication demonstrates and documents that IBM Power Systems™ high-performance computing and technical computing solutions deliver faster time to value with powerful solutions. Configurable into highly scalable Linux clusters, Power Systems offer extreme performance for demanding workloads such as genomics, finance, computational chemistry, oil and gas exploration, and high-performance data analytics. This book delivers a high-performance computing solution implemented on the IBM Power System S822LC. The solution delivers high application performance and throughput ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Conductor and IBM Spectrum Conductor with Spark
Spectrum Computing

Redpaper, published 7 Jul 2016

In an era of rapid change and increasing competition, organizations need a smarter infrastructure that is agile, flexible, and resilient. IBM Spectrum Conductor™ delivers those capabilities with robust features that enable organizations to store, analyze, and protect their data with optimum efficiency. IBM Spectrum Conductor is the next evolution of IBM® software-defined infrastructure technology. It is an integrated application and data-optimized platform that enables organizations to achieve up to 60% faster results with new generation, cloud-native applications and open source ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror V7.2 for IBM AIX Updates
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 6 Jul 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses topics to help answer customers' complex high availability requirements to help maximize systems availability and resources, and provide documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the worldwide sales and support teams. This publication helps strengthen the position of the IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® solution with a well-defined and documented deployment models within an IBM Power Systems™ virtualized environment, providing customers a planned foundation for business resilient infrastructure solutions. This book describes documentation, and other ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using IBM Storwize (Volume 3 of 4)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 1 Jun 2016, last updated 15 Jun 2016

IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i is the IBM high-availability (HA), disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i operating system. When combined with IBM i clustering technology, PowerHA for i delivers a complete HA and disaster recovery (DR) solution for business applications running in an IBM i environment. You can use PowerHA for i to support HA capabilities with either native disk storage, IBM DS8000® storage servers, or IBM Storwize® storage servers. Use this IBM Redbooks® publication to help you install, tailor, and configure IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i with the IBM Storwize ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Preparation (Volume 1 of 4)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 26 May 2016, last updated 9 Jun 2016

IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i is the IBM high-availability (HA), disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i operating system. When PowerHA for i is combined with IBM i clustering technology, it delivers a complete HA and disaster-recovery (DR) solution for business applications that are running in an IBM i environment. You can use PowerHA for i to support HA capabilities with either native disk storage, IBM DS8000® storage servers, or IBM Storwize® storage servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of PowerHA for i and provides a general introduction to ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using DS8000 (Volume 2 of 4)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 2 Jun 2016

IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i is the IBM high-availability (HA), disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i operating system. When PowerHA for i is combined with IBM i clustering technology, PowerHA for i delivers a complete HA and disaster-recovery (DR) solution for business applications that run in an IBM i environment. With PowerHA for i, you can support HA capabilities with either native disk storage, IBM DS8000® storage servers, or IBM Storwize® storage servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you to install, tailor, and configure IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i with the IBM ... [more]


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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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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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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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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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Pushing the Limit: Using Very Large Database Capabilities with DB2 for i
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 7 Mar 2014

In IBM® i 7.1 with the latest Technology Refresh updates, the maximum size of an SQL index increased to 1.7 TB, allowing users to take advantage of Very Large Database (VLDB) capabilities. This IBM Redpaper™ publication shows you how to view your IBM i 7.1 database file sizes from both a graphical user interface using IBM i Navigator and by using a stored procedure to help you identify when you are getting close to these system limits.


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IBM Power Systems 775 for AIX and Linux HPC Solution
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Oct 2012, last updated 4 Mar 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication contains information about the IBM Power Systems™ 775 Supercomputer solution for AIX® and Linux HPC customers. This publication provides details about how to plan, configure, maintain, and run HPC workloads in this environment. This IBM Redbooks document is targeted to current and future users of the IBM Power Systems 775 Supercomputer (consultants, IT architects, support staff, and IT specialists) responsible for delivering and implementing IBM Power Systems 775 clustering solutions for their enterprise high-performance computing ... [more]


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Exploiting IBM PowerHA SystemMirror V6.1 for AIX Enterprise Edition
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 1 May 2013, last updated 18 Feb 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions the IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® V6.1 for AIX® Enterprise Edition as the cluster management solution for high availability. This solution enables near-continuous application service and minimizes the impact of planned and unplanned outages. The primary goal of this high-availability solution is to recover operations at a remote location after a system or data center failure, establish or strengthen a business recovery plan, and provide separate recovery location. The IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition is targeted at multisite high-availability ... [more]


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IBM System Blue Gene Solution Blue Gene/Q Application Development
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 12 Jun 2013, last updated 13 Feb 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is one in a series of IBM books written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene® supercomputer, Blue Gene/Q®, which is the third generation of massively parallel supercomputers from IBM in the Blue Gene series. This document provides an overview of the application development environment for the Blue Gene/Q system. It describes the requirements to develop applications on this high-performance supercomputer. This book explains the unique Blue Gene/Q programming environment. This book does not provide detailed descriptions of the technologies that are commonly ... [more]


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IBM Power 710 and 730 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 16 May 2013, last updated 3 Feb 2014

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 710 (8231-E1D) and Power 730 (8231-E2D) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. This paper also describes the IBM PowerLinux™ 7R1 (8246-L1D and 8246-L1T) and the PowerLinux 7R2 (8246-L2D and 8246-L2T) servers that support the Linux operating system. The goal of this paper is to introduce the innovative Power 710, Power 730, PowerLinux 7R1, and PowerLinux offerings and their major functions:
- IBM POWER7+™ processor is available at frequencies of 3.6 GHz, 4.2 GHz, and 4.3 ... [more]


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Explore New Solutions with IBM PowerVM Enhancements
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 15 Jan 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes a set of highly anticipated features for the IBM PowerVM® Virtual I/O Server V2.2.3, which are applicable to small and medium businesses and to large enterprises alike. The features include new management and performance tuning software for PowerVM solutions and new enterprise features for high-end IBM Power Systems™ servers. Scalability, reliability, and performance enhancements are also introduced with the latest versions of the Virtual I /O Server (VIOS) and the IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC). This Solution Guide describes the PowerVM ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Power Virtualization Center in Your Data Center
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 15 Jan 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes IBM Power Virtualization Center (PowerVC), the next generation of enterprise virtualization management for IBM Power Systems™. PowerVC is designed to simplify the management of virtual resources in IBM Power Systems environments. PowerVC has a powerful yet simple and intuitive GUI and a deep integration with IBM Power Virtualization Management (PowerVM®) virtualization technologies. PowerVC enables virtualization without limits for the IBM Power Systems family of servers running IBM AIX®, IBM i, or IBM PowerLinux™. This Solution Guide is ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX 7.1.3 Enhancements
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 12 Dec 2013

IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for AIX® 7 represents a new generation of clustering solutions for high availability and disaster recover. Based on Cluster Aware AIX (CAA), the PowerHA SystemMirror Standard Edition and the PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition offerings represent a major shift in the traditional architectural concepts of building and managing clusters for high availability and disaster recovery. Cluster Aware AIX shifts key aspects of clustering technology into the IBM AIX kernel, helping to enable simpler, more robust cluster formation and management. Cluster Aware AIX ... [more]


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IBM PowerVM for Growing Businesses: Reduce Total Cost of Computing, and More, in a Virtual Environment
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 26 Nov 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes the IBM PowerVM® virtualization technologies on IBM Power Systems™ servers. PowerVM, the industrial-strength virtualization solution for IBM Power Systems servers and blades, can help you to build a dynamic infrastructure, reducing costs, managing risk, and improving service levels. It offers a secure, scalable virtualized environment for IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux applications. A companion solution guide (TIPS1091) serves as an introduction to the management and monitoring solution offered by PowerVM. This solution guide expands on those ideas, ... [more]


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IBM PowerVM for Growing Businesses: Managing and Monitoring a Virtual Environment
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 26 Nov 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide introduces IBM PowerVM® virtualization technologies on IBM Power Systems™ servers. In a virtualized environment, and with the intrinsic capabilities of PowerVM, systems administrators can perform management and monitoring tasks more efficiently. PowerVM provides a secure and scalable virtualization environment for IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux applications. This solution guide describes several PowerVM features that can increase management and monitoring efficiencies. In particular, it offers guidance for planning and setting up the multiple shared processor ... [more]


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IBM Technical Computing Clouds
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Oct 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights IBM Technical Computing as a flexible infrastructure for clients looking to reduce capital and operational expenditures, optimize energy usage, or re-use the infrastructure. This book strengthens IBM SmartCloud® solutions, in particular IBM Technical Computing clouds, with a well-defined and documented deployment model within an IBM System x® or an IBM Flex System™. This provides clients with a cost-effective, highly scalable, robust solution with a planned foundation for scaling, capacity, resilience, optimization, automation, and monitoring. This ... [more]


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The IBM Parallel Environment (PE) Developer Edition
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 13 Sep 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes how to take advantage of the strengths of IBM PE Developers Edition for HPC applications and solve customer challenges and maximize system throughput, performance, and management. This Solution Guide examines the tools, utilities, documentation, and other resources that are available to help IBM technical teams provide solutions and support for IBM HPC solutions in an IBM hardware environment.


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Introduction to IBM Technical Computing Clouds
Cloud

Solution Guide, published 30 Aug 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide introduces IBM Technical Computing as a flexible infrastructure for clients that are looking to reduce capital expenditures, operational expenditures, and energy optimization of resources, or re-use the infrastructure. This Solution Guide strengthens IBM SmartCloud® solutions, in particular, IBM Technical Computing clouds with a well-defined and documented deployment model within an IBM System x® or an IBM Flex System™, providing clients with a cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust solution with a planned foundation for scaling, capacity, resilience, ... [more]


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AIX V6 Advanced Security Features Introduction and Configuration
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 12 Sep 2007, last updated 26 Aug 2013

AIX Version 6.1 provides many significant new security technologies and security enhancements. The purpose of this IBM Redbooks publication is to highlight and explain the security features at the conceptual level, as well as provide practical examples of how they may be implemented. Some features are extensions of features made available in prior AIX releases, and some are new features introduced with AIX V6. Major new security enhancements will be introduced with AIX V6 in 2007: - Trusted AIX (Multilevel Security) - Role Based Access Control (RBAC) - Encrypted File System - Trusted ... [more]


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Implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry on IBM PureFlex System
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 18 Jun 2013, last updated 25 Jun 2013

Distributed computing has been transformed with the introduction of virtualization technology. This has driven a re-architecture of traditional data center workload placement. In 2012, IBM® announced IBM PureSystems™, a new offering based on preconfigured software, servers, and storage that form an expert integrated system. Expert integrated systems now combine traditional IT resources into a single optimized solution, with prepackaged components including servers, storage devices, networking equipment, and software. With this evolution of technology, we move from discrete, siloed, and ... [more]


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IBM Power 750 and 760 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 16 May 2013, last updated 24 Jun 2013

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 750 and Power 760 servers supporting IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 750 and Power 760 offerings and their prominent functions:
- The IBM POWER7+™ processor is available at frequencies of 3.1 GHz, 3.4 GHz, 3.5 GHz, and 4.0 GHz.
- The larger IBM POWER7+ Level 3 cache provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability.
- The newly introduced POWER7+ dual chip module (DCM).
- New 10GBase-T options for the ... [more]


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Fundtech offers a Global Payments Solution on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 10 Jun 2013

The payment landscape is changing faster than ever. Increasing regulation, rapidly advancing technology, and growing customer expectations are reshaping the way banks and financial institutions deliver their payment capabilities to the market. GPP-SP, a Payment Services Hub offered by Fundtech and running on IBM® systems, represents a collection of rules-driven payment services designed to allow orchestration of end-to-end payment processing, data management, and integration across all channels through back-office systems and clearing and settlement systems, using industry standard ... [more]


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IBM Power 770 and 780 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 11 Feb 2013, last updated 6 Jun 2013

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 770 (9117-MMD) and Power 780 (9179-MHD) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 770 and 780 offerings and their prominent functions:
- The IBM POWER7+™ processor, available at frequencies of 3.8 GHz and 4.2 GHz for the Power 770 and 3.7 GHz and 4.4 GHz for the Power 780
- The specialized IBM POWER7+ Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability
- The 1 Gb or 10 Gb ... [more]


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IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/Q Service Node Failover using Linux High Availability
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 22 May 2013

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains how to configure failover for an IBM Blue Gene/Q® service node. This process includes downloading and installing software from the Linux-HA project, configuring clustering and storage, and setting up the Hardware Management Console (HMC) as a Shoot the Other Node in the Head (STONITH) device.


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IBM Power 720 and 740 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 16 May 2013

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 720 and Power 740 servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the innovative Power 720 and Power 740 offerings and their major functions:
- The IBM POWER7+™ processor is available at frequencies of 3.6 GHz, and 4.2 GHz.
- The larger IBM POWER7+ Level 3 cache provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability.
- The 4-port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express adapter is included in base configuration and installed in a ... [more]


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IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/Q System Administration
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 13 May 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is one in a series of books that are written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene® supercomputer, Blue Gene/Q®, which is the third generation of massively parallel supercomputers from IBM in the Blue Gene series. This book provides an overview of the system administration environment for Blue Gene/Q. It is intended to help administrators understand the tools that are available to maintain this system. This book details Blue Gene Navigator, which has grown to be a full featured web-based system administration tool on Blue Gene/Q. The book also describes ... [more]


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IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/Q Hardware Overview and Installation Planning
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 13 May 2013

This document is one of a series of IBM® Redbooks® written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene® supercomputer, IBM Blue Gene/Q®. Blue Gene/Q is the third generation of massively parallel supercomputers from IBM in the Blue Gene series. This document provides an overview of components that comprise a Blue Gene/Q system. It helps System Planners and Customer Engineers plan for the installation of the Blue Gene/Q system. Information is provided about the physical requirements for the machine room where the Blue Gene/Q system is to be located. Examples of these requirements include floor ... [more]


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IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/Q Code Development and Tools Interface
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 10 May 2013

This book is one in a series of IBM® publications written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene® supercomputer, Blue Gene/Q®, which is the third generation of massively parallel supercomputers from IBM in the Blue Gene series. This IBM Redpaper™ publication helps you develop tools, such as a debugger, that can be used on the IBM Blue Gene/Q platform to control and monitor application threads and processes.


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IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/Q Hardware Installation and Maintenance Guide
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 8 May 2013

This document is one of a series of IBM® Redbooks® written specifically for the IBM Blue Gene/Q® system. The Blue Gene/Q system is the third generation of massively parallel supercomputers from IBM in the Blue Gene® series. This document explains how to install the Blue Gene/Q rack and the Blue Gene/Q I/O enclosure. It shows you how to remove and replace parts.


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IBM PowerSC Trusted Surveyor Technical Overview
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 8 May 2013

IBM PowerSC™ provides a security and compliance solution that is optimized for virtualized environments on IBM Power Systems™ servers, running IBM PowerVM™ and IBM AIX®. Security control and compliance are some of the key components that are needed to defend the virtualized data center and cloud infrastructure against ever evolving new threats. Tursted Surveyor is one of the separately available components of PowerSC that can provide an independent audit and governance of the virtualized network ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems Performance Guide: Implementing and Optimizing
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Feb 2013, last updated 1 May 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses performance tuning topics to help leverage the virtualization strengths of the POWER® platform to solve clients’ system resource utilization challenges, and maximize system throughput and capacity. We examine the performance monitoring tools, utilities, documentation, and other resources available to help technical teams provide optimized business solutions and support for applications running on IBM POWER systems’ virtualized environments. The book offers application performance examples deployed on IBM Power Systems™ utilizing performance ... [more]


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IBM Platform Computing Integration Solutions
Spectrum Computing

Redbooks, published 19 Mar 2013, last updated 1 May 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the integration of IBM Platform Symphony® with IBM BigInsights™. It includes IBM Platform LSF® implementation scenarios that use IBM System x® technologies. This IBM Redbooks publication is written for consultants, technical support staff, IT architects, and IT specialists who are responsible for providing solutions and support for IBM Platform Computing solutions. This book explains how the IBM Platform Computing solutions and the IBM System x platform can help to solve customer challenges and to maximize systems throughput, capacity, and ... [more]


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Workload Optimized Systems: Tuning POWER7 for Analytics
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 4 Oct 2012, last updated 14 Apr 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses topics to help clients to take advantage of the virtualization strengths of the POWER® platform to solve system resource utilization challenges and maximize system throughput and capacity. This publication examines the tools, utilities, documentation, and other resources available to help technical teams provide business solutions and support for Cognos® Business Intelligence (BI) and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS®) on Power Systems™ virtualized environments. This book addresses topics to help address complex high availability ... [more]


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Maximizing the Value of an IBM POWER7 and IBM POWER7+ Environment through Tuning and Optimization
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 21 Mar 2013

Strategies for optimizing and tuning application code to run on IBM POWER7® and IBM POWER7+™ processor-based systems can be invaluable to your environment and to your business. They can substantially improve the performance of the applications that run on these systems. Optimizing and tuning your IBM Power Systems™ environment can be an important step in meeting your critical business needs. Optimized systems will deliver the performance to meet your current requirements and your future growth needs. By using the strategies provided in this solution guide, you can maximize the return on ... [more]


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Power Systems Enterprise Servers with PowerVM Virtualization and RAS
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 15 Dec 2011, last updated 6 Mar 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication illustrates implementation, testing, and helpful scenarios with IBM Power® Systems 780 and 795 using the comprehensive set of the Power virtualization features. We focus on the Power Systems functional improvements, in particular, highlighting the reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features of the enterprise servers. This document highlights IBM Power Systems Enterprise Server features, such as system scalability, virtualization features, and logical partitioning among others. This book provides a documented deployment model for Power 780 and ... [more]


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IBM i Network Install
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 28 Feb 2013, last updated 4 Mar 2013

This IBM® Redpaper™ addresses IBM i Network Install. The following topics are included:
- IBM i scratch installation

  • IBM i licensed program installation [
  • IBM i operating system upgrade [
  • IBM i program temporary fix (PTF) installation [
    This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for IT professionals, such as IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, information architects, business intelligence administrators, and database ... [more]


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    POWER7 and POWER7+ Optimization and Tuning Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 23 Nov 2012, last updated 4 Mar 2013

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides advice and technical information about optimizing and tuning application code to run on systems that are based on the IBM POWER7® and POWER7+™ processors. This advice is drawn from application optimization efforts across many different types of code that runs under the IBM AIX® and Linux operating systems, focusing on the more pervasive performance opportunities that are identified, and how to capitalize on them. The technical information was developed by a set of domain experts at IBM. The focus of this book is to gather the right technical ... [more]


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    Simple Configuration Example for Storwize V7000 FlashCopy and PowerHA SystemMirror for i
    Disk storage

    Redpaper, published 26 Feb 2013

    In April 2012, IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i (5770-HAS) is adding support of IBM Storwize® V7000 and SAN Volume Controller storage systems to its Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, and IBM FlashCopy® functions with PTF SI45741. This support was originally made available in October 2011 through a no-charge PRPQ. With this latest PTF, the PRPQ is no longer required, and this enhancement is fully supported and translated in the PowerHA product. By using FlashCopy, you can make a copy of IASP and access data in an IASP from a target node by attaching it to the target node. This process minimizes ... [more]


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    AIX Logical Volume Manager from A to Z: Introduction and Concepts
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 20 Jan 2000, last updated 26 Feb 2013

    LVM: Logical Volume Manager. What is its role in the AIX operating System? How does it perform this function? Its role is to control disk resources by mapping data between a more simple and flexible logical view of storage space and the actual physical disks. How it performs this function is a topic vast enough to fill two books. This first volume, AIX Logical Volume Manager, from A to Z: Introduction and Concepts describes the basic components and defines physical volumes, including volume groups and logical volumes. This book also describes the advanced functions of the Logical Volume ... [more]


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    Architecture of the IBM POWER7+ Technology-Based IBM Power 750 and IBM Power 760
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 4 Feb 2013, last updated 13 Feb 2013

    This IBM® Redbooks® technote describes the processor to memory architectural differences between IBM POWER7® technology-based IBM Power 750 (8233-E8B) and the IBM POWER7+™ technology-based Power 750 (8408-E8D) and Power 760 (9109-RMD) servers. Historically new server models within a model family (such as Power 710) have carried forward a similar, though enhanced, memory and I/O architecture of their previous model. However, this case is not the same for POWER7+ Power 750 and Power 760. With these new server models, changes to the bus architecture might require additional performance ... [more]


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    IBM Parallel Environment (PE) Developer Edition
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 12 Feb 2013

    This publication helps strengthen the position of IBM® software solutions and enables for High Performance Computing (hardware, software, and tools) with a well-defined and documented deployment model within an IBM environment. As a result, customers receive a planned foundation for dynamic infrastructure for parallel High Performance Computing (HPC) applications. This IBM Redbooks® publication addresses topics to take advantage of the strengths of IBM PE Developers Edition for HPC applications. The objective is to solve customer's challenges and maximize systems' throughput, performance, ... [more]


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    IBM Power 795 (9119-FHB) Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 11 Feb 2013

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power 795 server that supports IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the innovative Power 795 offering and its major functions:
    - IBM POWER7® processor, available at frequencies of 3.7 GHz and 4.0 GHz with TurboCore options of 4.25 GHz and 4.31 GHz
    - Specialized POWER7 Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability
    - IBM PowerVM® virtualization, including PowerVM Live Partition Mobility and PowerVM IBM Active Memory™ ... [more]


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    Managing Security and Compliance in Cloud or Virtualized Data Centers Using IBM PowerSC
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 30 Jan 2013

    IBM® PowerSC provides a security and compliance solution that is optimized for virtualized environments on IBM Power Systems™ servers, running IBM PowerVM® and IBM AIX®. Security control and compliance are some of the key components that are needed to defend the virtualized data center and cloud infrastructure against ever evolving new threats. The IBM business-driven approach to enterprise security used in conjunction with solutions such as PowerSC makes IBM the premier security vendor in the market today. This IBM Redbooks® deliverable helps IT and Security managers, architects, and ... [more]


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    IBM BladeCenter PS703 and PS704 Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 31 May 2011, last updated 3 Jan 2013

    The IBM® BladeCenter® PS703 and PS704 are premier blades for 64-bit applications. They are designed to minimize complexity, improve efficiency, automate processes, reduce energy consumption, and scale easily. These blade servers are based on the IBM POWER7™ processor and support AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems. Their ability to coexist in the same chassis with other IBM BladeCenter blade servers enhances the ability to deliver the rapid return on investment demanded by clients and businesses. This IBM Redpaper™ doocument is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM BladeCenter PS703 ... [more]


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    IBM Power 720 and 740 (8202-E4C, 8205-E6C) Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 1 Dec 2011, last updated 12 Dec 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 720 and Power 740 servers supporting AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the innovative Power 720 and Power 740 offerings and their major functions, including these:
    - The POWER7™ processor available at frequencies of 3.0 GHz, 3.55 GHz, and 3.7 GHz.
    - The specialized POWER7 Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability.
    - The 2-port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express adapter included in the base configuration and ... [more]


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    IBM Power 710 and 730 (8231-E1C, 8231-E2C) Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 18 Nov 2011, last updated 12 Dec 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 710 (8231-E1C) and Power 730 (8231-E2C) servers supporting IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the innovative Power 710 and Power 730 offerings and their major functions, including these:
    - The POWER7™ processor available at frequencies of 3.0 GHz, 3.55 GHz, and 3.7 GHz.
    - The specialized POWER7 Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability.
    - The 2-port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express adapter included in ... [more]


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    Integrated Virtual Ethernet Adapter Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 10 Oct 2007, last updated 4 Dec 2012

    The introduction of the POWER6 processor-based servers brought to market several advances in server design, performance, and function. One of these enhancements is the capability to virtualize Ethernet within a server. The feature that provides this function is named Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter (IVE). IVE is the integration of several technologies, including the Host Ethernet Adapter (HEA), advanced software, and updates to the hypervisor, that provide integrated high-speed Ethernet adapter ports with hardware-assisted virtualization capabilities. IVE is a standard set of features ... [more]


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    IBM PowerVM Getting Started Guide
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 2 Feb 2012, last updated 4 Dec 2012

    IBM® PowerVM® virtualization technology is a combination of hardware and software that supports and manages virtual environments on IBM POWER5, POWER5+, POWER6®, and POWER7® processor-based systems. These systems are available on IBM Power Systems™ and IBM BladeCenter® servers as optional editions, and are supported by the IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. With this set of comprehensive systems technologies and services, you can aggregate and manage resources with a consolidated, logical view. By deploying PowerVM virtualization and IBM Power Systems, you can take advantage of ... [more]


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    IBM Power 770 and 780 (9117-MMC, 9179-MHC) Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 9 Dec 2011, last updated 4 Dec 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 770 (9117-MMC) and Power 780 (9179-MHC) servers supporting IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 770 and 780 offerings and their prominent functions, including:
    - The IBM POWER7™ processor available at frequencies of 3.3 GHz, 3.44 GHz, 3.72 GHz, and 3.92 GHz, and 4.14 GHz
    - The specialized IBM POWER7™ Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability
    - The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Multifunction ... [more]


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    IBM Power 720 and 740 (8202-E4B, 8205-E6B) Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 3 Nov 2010, last updated 4 Dec 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 720 and Power 740 servers supporting AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 720 and 740 offerings and their prominent functions, including these:
    - The POWER7™ processor available at frequencies of 3.0 GHz, 3.55 GHz, and 3.7 GHz
    - The specialized POWER7 Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability
    - The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter, included with each server configuration, ... [more]


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    IBM PowerVM Virtualization Active Memory Sharing
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 30 Jun 2011, last updated 14 Nov 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces PowerVM™ Active Memory™ Sharing on IBM Power Systems™ based on POWER6® and later processor technology. Active Memory Sharing is a virtualization technology that allows multiple partitions to share a pool of physical memory. This is designed to increase system memory utilization, thereby enabling you to realize a cost benefit by reducing the amount of physical memory required. The paper provides an overview of Active Memory Sharing, and then demonstrates, in detail, how the technology works and in what scenarios it can be used. It also contains ... [more]


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    IBM Power Systems: SDMC to HMC Migration Guide (RAID1)
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 31 Oct 2012

    In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication we describe how to migrate from the Systems Director Management Console (SDMC), model 7042-CR6 hardware appliance, to the Hardware Management Console (HMC). During the migration of SDMC to HMC, you will perform a standard, from-scratch HMC installation. The procedures in this paper are supported only on SDMC machines (model 7042-CR6) that are migrated to HMC or that will be migrated to HMC. This paper is intended for IT professionals, such as IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, information architects, business intelligence administrators, and database ... [more]


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    Converting Hardware Management Console (HMC) 7042-CR6 or 7042-CR7 Models to RAID1
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 31 Oct 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how to set up RAID1 on your hardware management console (HMC), model 7042-CR6 or 7042-CR7 hardware appliance. During the migration, you perform a standard, from the beginning, HMC installation and restoration of your data. The procedures in this paper are supported only on HMC machines, models 7042-CR6 and 7042-CR7. When the procedure differs between models, this paper indicates to which model the instructions apply. This paper is intended for IT professionals, such as IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, information architects, business intelligence ... [more]


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    IBM CSM to IBM Systems Director Transformation Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Aug 2012

    For many years, IBM® Cluster Systems Management (CSM) provided a single point of management for IBM Power Systems™ servers running the AIX® operating system. Now you can transform your environment to IBM Systems Director®, which provides CSM clients with the next generation of Cluster Systems Management for their Power Systems servers. The target audience for this IBM Redbooks® publication includes technical professionals (IT consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) responsible for planning and implementing the Cluster Systems Management software ... [more]


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    A Guide to the IBM Clustered Network File System
    IBM Z

    Redpaper, published 23 Nov 2010, last updated 3 Aug 2012

    The Clustered Network File System (CNFS) is a capability based on IBM® General Parallel File System (GPFS™) running on Linux® which, when combined with System x® servers or BladeCenter® Servers, IBM TotalStorage® Disk Systems, and Storage Area Networks (SAN) components, provides a scalable file services environment. This capability enables customers to run a General Parallel File System (GPFS) data-serving cluster in which some or all of the nodes actively export the file system using NFS. This IBM Redpaper™ publication shows how Cluster NFS file services are delivered and supported today ... [more]


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    Cloud Computing Infrastructure on IBM Power Systems: Getting started with ISDM
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 23 May 2012

    Managing IT systems is difficult. Virtualization brings numerous benefits to the datacenter and system administrators. However, it also creates a new set of choices. More choice implies more decisions, and thus an increased management responsibility. Furthermore, the move toward cloud computing, with a service-based acquisition and delivery model, requires that datacenter managers take a holistic view of the resources that they manage and the actors that access the data center. IBM® Service Delivery Manager addresses this problem domain. Delivered as a set of appliances, it automates ... [more]


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    PCIe2 LP 8 Gb 4-port Fibre Channel Adapter
    Power Systems

    Product Guide, published 24 Apr 2012

    The PCIe2 LP 8 Gb 4-port Fibre Channel Adapter (feature EN0Y) is a low profile adapter for PCI Express 2.0 slots in IBM® Power Systems™ servers. It is based on the QLogic ISP2532 controller and operates at link speeds of 2, 4, and 8 Gbps, and automatically negotiates to the highest speed possible. Each port provides single initiator capability over a fiber optic link, or multiple initiator capability with NPIV. The ports have LC type connectors and use shortwave laser ... [more]


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    IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/P Application Development
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Sep 2009, last updated 10 Apr 2012

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is one in a series of IBM books written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene/P Solution. The Blue Gene/P system is the second generation of a massively parallel supercomputer from IBM in the IBM System Blue Gene Solution series. In this book, we provide an overview of the application development environment for the Blue Gene/P system. We intend to help programmers understand the requirements to develop applications on this high-performance massively parallel supercomputer. In this book, we explain instances where the Blue Gene/P system is unique in its ... [more]


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    IBM Power 750 and 755 (8233-E8B, 8236-E8C) Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 9 Mar 2010, last updated 2 Apr 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 750 and Power 755 servers supporting AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 750 and 755 offerings and their prominent functions, including:
    - The POWER7™ processor available at frequencies of 3.0 GHz, 3.3 GHz, and 3.55 GHz
    - The specialized POWER7 Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability
    - The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter, included with each server configuration, and ... [more]


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    IBM Power 770 and 780 (9117-MMB, 9179-MHB) Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 18 Mar 2010, last updated 22 Mar 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 770 and Power 780 servers supporting IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 770 and 780 offerings and their prominent functions, including:
    - Unique modular server packaging
    - The specialized IBM POWER7™ Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability
    - The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter that brings native hardware virtualization up to 64 logical ports on this server
    - ... [more]


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    IBM Power 710 and 730 (8231-E2B) Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 30 Oct 2010, last updated 21 Mar 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 710 and Power 730 servers supporting AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 710 and 730 offerings and their prominent functions, including these:
    - The POWER7™ processor available at frequencies of 3.0 GHz, 3.55 GHz, and 3.7 GHz
    - The specialized POWER7 Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability
    - The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter, included with each server configuration, ... [more]


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    Power Systems Memory Deduplication
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 20 Feb 2012, last updated 20 Mar 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces IBM PowerVM® Active Memory™ Deduplication on IBM Power Systems™ based on IBM POWER7® processor technology. Active Memory Deduplication is a virtualization technology through which memory pages with identical contents can be deduplicated in physical memory. This deduplication frees up physical memory positions so that more data can be held in memory at once. Memory deduplication is intended to work in a shared memory environment. Deduplication works with Active Memory Sharing, a technology through which multiple partitions on a system can share a ... [more]


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    IBM XIV Storage System with the Virtual I/O Server and IBM i
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 20 Feb 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains how you can connect the IBM XIV® Storage System server to the IBM i operating system through the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). A connection through the VIOS is especially of interest to IT centers that have many small IBM i partitions. When using the VIOS, the Fibre Channel host adapters can be installed in the VIOS and shared by many IBM i clients by using virtual connectivity to the VIOS. This paper also includes guidance for sizing XIV logical unit numbers (LUNs) when attached to the IBM i ... [more]


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    Deploying Cloud Components on POWER
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 27 Nov 2011, last updated 28 Nov 2011

    “The world is changing. A new reality is emerging for organizations of every size from every part of the planet. It’s called the cloud—a profound evolution of IT with revolutionary implications for business and society, creating new possibilities and enabling more efficient, flexible and collaborative computing models.” _ http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/ This IBM® Redbooks™ publication applies to Version 6 Release 1 of AIX® on POWER® systems. This book is provided as an additional resource as you investigate or consider implementing and deploying a cloud in a POWER® environment ... [more]


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    SAP Applications on IBM PowerVM
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Oct 2011, last updated 1 Nov 2011

    IBM® invented the virtualization technology starting in the 1960s on the mainframe, and the functionalities evolved and were ported to other platforms and improved the reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features. With virtualization, you achieve better asset utilization, reduced operating costs, and faster responsiveness to changing business demands. Every technology vendor in the SAP ecosystem understands virtualization as slightly different capabilities on different levels (storage and server hardware, processor, memory, I/O resources or the application, and so on). It is ... [more]


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    Uncovering Application Runtime Expert - IBM i 7.1
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 31 Oct 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ introduces IBM Application Runtime Expert for i, which is a new product that has the potential to revolutionize how you do application service and support. IBM Application Runtime Expert for i (ARE) can help you ensure consistent performance and deployment for any workload running on your system. ARE allows you to build and maintain an application knowledge base, one that can be used to automatically apply its knowledge to verify a system. ARE provides a GUI that allows you to collect and verify a customized set of information, system settings, and attributes about: ... [more]


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    Creating IBM i Client Partitions Using Virtual Partition Manager
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 26 Oct 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ provides steps, considerations, limitations, and links to information regarding the creation of IBM i Client Partitions using the third generation of Virtual Partition Manager (VPM). Beginning with IBM i 7.1, the Virtual Partition Manager was enhanced and now allows you to create and manage Linux partitions and IBM i partitions without the use of the Hardware Management Console (HMC), Systems Director Management Console (SDMC), or Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM). It involves the use of VPM and the new support for Ethernet layer-2 bridging between a physical ... [more]


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    Exploiting IBM AIX Workload Partitions
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 4 Aug 2011, last updated 14 Oct 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an update of the latest AIX Workload Partition (WPAR) capabilities. It provides a how-to guide and well-defined and documented deployment model for system administrators and architects using WPARs in AIX® Version 7.1 within an IBM POWER® System virtualized environment. This book helps clients create a planned foundation for their future deployments. This book is targeted toward technical professionals, such as business intelligence (BI) consultants, technical support staff, IT architects, and IT specialists, who are responsible for providing solutions ... [more]


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    QLogic 12200-BS21, 12800-040, and 12800-180 InfiniBand Switches
    Power Systems

    Product Guide, published 12 Apr 2011, last updated 14 Oct 2011

    The QLogic 12200-BS21, 12800-040, and 12800-180 are 36-port, 72-port, and 324-port Quad Data Rate (QDR, 40 GB) InfiniBand switches, respectively, designed for cost-effective linking resources into a cluster or providing an edge switch option for a large fabric. Clients can tailor the modular product to meet present and future needs. The QLogic 12200-BS21, 12800-040, and 12800-180 are a series of products that deliver high-speed networking features and ... [more]


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    How to Determine the Amount of Memory Used By the System Firmware From the IBM i Command Line
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 6 Oct 2011

    This document describes and contains a program that can be used to determine the amount of memory that is currently allocated (reserved) to the System Firmware (Hypervisor), straight from the IBM i command line. The program name is DSPFMWMEM. Written by: Matias Centeno Lozada IBM® AS/400®, iSeries™, System i™, and Power Systems™ SW Support Specialist MTS - IBM Argentina Support Center


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    New Watch for Event Function for IBM i 7.1: How to Take Advantage of QSYSMSG Message Queue
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 6 Oct 2011

    The message portion of the Watch for Event function has several enhancements beginning at IBM i 7.1, one of which is the support to watch for *ALL messages sent to a nonprogram message queue (such as QSYSMSG) or all messages sent to a program message queue for a job (job log). If the QSYSMSG message queue exists and is not damaged, certain messages are directed to it instead of, or in addition to, the QSYSOPR message queue. This allows a user-written program to gain control when certain messages are sent. The goal of this technote is to show you how to combine the best of both features ... [more]


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    IBM Systems Director Management Console: Introduction and Overview
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 12 Apr 2011, last updated 22 Sep 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions the IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) against the IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC). The IBM Systems Director Management Console provides system administrators the ability to manage IBM Power System® servers as well as IBM Power Blade servers. It is based on IBM Systems Director. This publication is designed for system administrators to use as a deskside reference when managing Virtual Servers (formerly partitions) using the SDMC. The major functions that the SDMC provides are server hardware management and virtualization ... [more]


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    Implementing the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) in a Cross Platform Environment
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 28 Jun 2011, last updated 30 Jun 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a documented deployment model for IBM GPFS™ in a cross-platform environment with IBM Power Systems™, Linux, and Windows servers. With IBM GPFS, customers can have a planned foundation for file systems management for cross-platform access solutions. This book examines the functional, integration, simplification, and usability changes with GPFS v3.4. It can help the technical teams provide file system management solutions and technical support with GPFS, based on Power Systems virtualized environments for cross-platform file systems management. The ... [more]


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    IBM Systems Director VMControl Implementation Guide on IBM Power Systems
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Mar 2010, last updated 6 Apr 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure a solution with IBM Systems Director VMControl so that you can move beyond simply managing virtualization to using virtualization to better manage your IT infrastructure. This book describes how the combination of IBM Systems Director and VMControl reduces the total cost of ownership of a virtualized environment by decreasing management costs, increasing asset use, and linking infrastructure performance to business goals. This book provides a broad understanding on how VMControl simplifies the management of virtual ... [more]


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    IBM AIX Version 7.1 Differences Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 26 Dec 2010, last updated 25 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on the enhancements to IBM AIX® Version 7.1 Standard Edition. It is intended to help system administrators, developers, and users understand these enhancements and evaluate potential benefits in their own environments. AIX Version 7.1 introduces many new features, including: - Domain Role Based Access Control - Workload Partition enhancements - Topas performance tool enhancements - Terabyte segment support - Cluster Aware AIX functionality AIX Version 7.1 offers many other new enhancements, and you can explore them all in this publication. For clients ... [more]


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    IBM DB2 for i V7.1: HLL Programs Can Now Easily Process Result Sets From Stored Procedures
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 30 Nov 2010

    Stored Procedures are used across different platforms, operating systems, and diversified computing environments. Stored Procedures are great programming resources that can be used to distribute the logic of your application and, in a client server environment, they can improve performance tremendously by reducing the information traffic across a network. In IBM i V5.4 and V6.1, traditional programming languages, such as RPG and COBOL, did not have the ability to retrieve result sets returned by a Stored Procedure unless they used the SQL Call Level Interface for the Stored Procedure call. ... [more]


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    IBM AIX Enterprise Edition System Administration Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 28 May 2009, last updated 11 Oct 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides AIX® Systems Administrators a broad understanding of the new features and products that make up the AIX Enterprise Edition offering. It will help you design or create a solution to maximize efficiencies and help organizations get the most from their Power Systems™ platform. AIX Enterprise Edition includes all the features of AIX with additional management software that is designed to complement the features of AIX V6.1. AIX Enterprise Edition is designed to improve the manageability of a virtualized AIX environment. Potential benefits include: - ... [more]


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    GPFS in the Cloud: Storage Virtualization with NPIV on IBM System p and IBM System Storage DS5300
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 29 Sep 2010

    The IBM® General Parallel Filesystem (GPFS™) is known for its performance, scalability, availability, and manageability features. It is the file system used in many High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions, scaling to thousands of servers and serving multi-petabyte file systems. GPFS is also used in many non-HPC areas, such as database solutions, but typically has been deployed at a much smaller scale in those environments both in number of servers and size of the underlying storage subsystems. This IBM Redpaper™ publication focuses on the use of GPFS in conjunction with server ... [more]


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    IBM Certification Study Guide eServer p5 and pSeries Administration and Support for AIX 5L Version 5.3
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Apr 2006, last updated 22 Sep 2010

    This IBM Redbooks publication is designed as a study guide for professionals wishing to prepare for the certification exam (Test 222) to achieve: IBM Certified Specialist eServer p5 and pSeries Administration and Support for AIX 5L Version 5.3. The certification validates a broad scope of AIX 5L administration, support, problem determination skills, and the ability to perform general AIX 5L software system maintenance. This book helps AIX 5L professionals seeking a comprehensive and task-oriented guide for developing the knowledge and skills required for the certification. It is designed to ... [more]


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    Journaling: Retrieving Journal Entries by Object
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 15 Sep 2010

    Retrieving entries from a journal is a common practice, done for numerous purposes such as auditing changes to objects, debugging applications, and replaying journal changes. At times it is beneficial to limit the journal entries that are retrieved to only those deposited for a single object or a group of objects. For the most part, specifying objects by name on the journal entry retrieval commands and APIs is a simple matter and will return exactly what you expect. But there are also times when unexpected results occur, particularly when the objects have gone through recent changes such as ... [more]


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    PowerVM Migration from Physical to Virtual Storage
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 5 Jan 2010, last updated 14 Sep 2010

    IT environments in organizations today face more challenges than ever before. Server rooms are crowded, infrastructure costs are climbing, and right-sizing systems is often problematic. In order to contain costs there is a push to use resources more wisely by minimizing waste and maximizing the return on investment. Virtualization technology was developed to answer these objectives. More and more organizations will deploy (or are in the process of deploying) some form of virtualization. However, parts of an organization's systems may use earlier storage equipment. In these contexts, knowing ... [more]


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    Exploiting IBM PowerVM Virtualization Features with IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 7 Sep 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses topics to leverage the virtualization strengths of the IBM Power platform to solve customer system resource utilization challenges and maximize system throughput and capacity. This IBM Redbooks publication will help you leverage the strengths of the POWER platform, provide implementation scenarios with Cognos® 8 Business Intelligence (BI) with the comprehensive set of the IBM PowerVM™ virtualization features, and identify and document best practices for exploiting the IBM PowerVM virtualization features within Cognos BI deployments to maximize ... [more]


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    IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/P System Administration
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 1 Sep 2009, last updated 6 Aug 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is one in a series of books that are written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene® supercomputer, Blue Gene/P™, which is the second generation of massively parallel supercomputer from IBM in the Blue Gene series. It provides an overview of the system administration environment for Blue Gene/P. It is intended to help administrators understand the tools that are available to maintain this system. This book explains briefly the evolution of the system, from Blue Gene/L to the new Blue Gene/P. It details Blue Gene Navigator, which has grown to be a full ... [more]


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    High Availability and Disaster Recovery Planning: Next-Generation Solutions for Multiserver IBM Power Systems Environments
    Power Systems

    Redguide, published 4 May 2010, last updated 5 May 2010

    In a volatile and technology-dependent business climate, downtime, whether it is planned or unplanned, is costly. High availability and data protection are not new concepts to IT professionals. What is new are the expanding options and capabilities around deployment of highly available environments that offer varying levels of data, application and infrastructure resilience. Many tiers of a high availability disaster recovery (HADR) solution are possible. The right HADR configuration is a balance between recovery time requirements and cost. Critical decisions must be made to determine which ... [more]


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    IBM Power 550 Technical Overview
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 26 May 2009, last updated 21 Apr 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ is a comprehensive guide covering the Power 550 server. The goal of this paper is to introduce the innovative Power 550. It introduces major hardware offerings and discusses their prominent functions, including: o The POWER6 processor available at frequencies of 3.5 GHz, 4.2 GHz, and 5.0 GHz. o The specialized POWER6 DDR2 memory that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability. o The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter that brings native hardware virtualization to this server o EnergyScale technology that provides features such as power trending, ... [more]


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    Chelsio 10 GbE Adapters for IBM Power Systems
    Power Systems

    Product Guide, published 14 Apr 2010

    Chelsio 10 GbE adapters for IBM Power Systems are high performance, 10 Gb Ethernet adapters with PCI Express host bus interfaces optimized for virtualization, high performance computing, and storage applications. The third generation technology from Chelsio used in these adapters provides the highest 10 GbE performance available and dramatically lowers the host system's CPU communications' impact.


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    IBM System i5, eServer i5, and iSeries Systems Builder IBM i5/OS Version 5 Release 4 - January 2006
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 22 Sep 2006, last updated 5 Apr 2010

    Attention: Before reviewing this publication you should first review IBM Redbooks® Technote TIPS0637 - Where to Find Today and Yesterday's System i Technical Marketing Deliverables Welcome to the thirteenth formal edition of the world-renown System Builder. This IBM System i5, IBM eServer i5, and iSeries System Builder, SG24-2155, offers you a comprehensive guide to the IBM System i5, IBM eServer i5, and iSeries processor hardware, related hardware, and System i software marketed by IBM representatives since the introduction of the AS/400e servers in 1996. This technical IBM Redbooks ... [more]


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    IBM Power 520 Technical Overview
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 19 May 2009, last updated 2 Apr 2010

    This IBM Redpaper publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 520 server, machine type model 8203-E4A. The goal of this paper is to introduce this innovative server that includes IBM System i and IBM System p and new hardware technologies. The major hardware offerings include: - The POWER6 processor, available at frequencies of 4.2 GHz and 4.7 GHz. - Specialized POWER6 DDR2 memory that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability. - The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter that brings native hardware virtualization to this server. - EnergyScale ... [more]


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    IBM i Program Conversion: Getting Ready for 6.1 and Beyond
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 17 Mar 2010

    IBM® delivered IBM i 6.1 in March 2008. With 6.1, IBM exploits the capabilities of the Machine Interface (MI) architecture to significantly improve programs. Programs can benefit from better performance, a range of new operating system and processor capabilities, and even stronger system integrity. To enable these improvements, all MI programs created for previous releases must be converted to run on 6.1 or a later release. MI programs include integrated language environment (ILE) and original program model (OPM) programs. To convert a program, its creation data, which is a subset of ... [more]


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    Implementing PowerHA for IBM i
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 25 Nov 2008, last updated 18 Feb 2010

    IBM® PowerHA™ for i (formerly known as HASM) is the IBM high availability disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i 6.1 operating system. PowerHA for i when combined with IBM i clustering technology 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. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of PowerHA for i. This book is divided in four ... [more]


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    PowerVM and SAN Copy Services
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 21 Jan 2010

    This IBM® Redpapers™ publication is a guide to Copy Services as managed by AIX® in a IBM PowerVM™ virtualized environment. The goal of this paper is to provide step-by-step procedures about how storage subsystem-based Copy Services are accomplished in a virtualized environment and the approach for which they should be adopted. This paper focuses on Copy Services technology from EMC, Hitachi, and IBM within the following storage subsystem models: - EMC DMX-4 - Hitachi USP V - IBM DS8300 - IBM SVC The storage software products that will be used for the different Copy Services are as follows: ... [more]


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    PCI, PCI-X, PCI-X DDR, and PCIe Placement Rules for IBM System i Models
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 21 Apr 2008, last updated 7 Jan 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper publication describes the configuration and card placement rules for servers and adapters that you must understand and follow to develop valid configurations of i5/OS® V5R3, V5R3M5 Licensed Machine Code (LIC), V5R4, and V5R4M5 Licensed Machine Code (LIC). It also provides the rules for the IBM System i™ POWER6™ Model 570-MMA. Use it as a guide when configuring IOAs and IOPs, so that the IBM System i5™ , eServer™ i5, and iSeries® systems are sized to meet customer expectations. This paper was originally published as a chapter of the IBM System i5, eServer i5, and ... [more]


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    IBM i 6.1 Technical Overview
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Dec 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces a technical overview of the main new features, functions and enhancements available in IBM i 6.1 (formerly called i5/OS® V6R1). It gives a summary and brief explanation of new capabilities and what has changed in the operating system, and also discusses many of the licensed programs and application development tools associated with IBM i. Many other new and enhanced functions are described, such as virtualization of storage, security, Java™ performance, improved performance with IBM System Storage™ devices, backup and recovery, including base IBM ... [more]


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    IBM i 6.1 Independent ASPs: A Guide to Quick Implementation of Independent ASPs
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 10 Dec 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication explains how to configure and manage independent disk pool (IASP) functionality of IBM i 6.1. It is designed to help IBM technical professionals, business partners, and customers understand and implement independent disk pools in the IBM i 6.1. In addition, this publication provides the background information that is necessary to plan, implement, and customize this functionality to your particular environment. It provides guidance on running user applications with either application data or most application objects residing in an independent disk pool. ... [more]


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    IBM Systems Director Navigator for i
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 2 Dec 2009

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we discuss IBM Systems Director Navigator for i, which is a Web console interface for IBM i administration where you can work with the Web-enabled tasks of System i® Navigator. IBM Systems Director Navigator for i includes a number of welcome pages that allow you to quickly find the task that you want to perform. The IBM Systems Director Navigator for i interface is not just a set of URL addressable tasks, but is a robust Web console from which you can manage your IBM i system. However, the System i Navigator Tasks on the Web, which are a set of ... [more]


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    IBM Power 520 and Power 550 (POWER6) System Builder
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Jul 2009, last updated 30 Nov 2009

    In 2008, the IBM® System i® and IBM System p® platforms unified the value of their servers into a single, powerful lineup of servers based on industry-leading POWER6™ processor technology with support for the IBM AIX® , IBM i (formerly known as i5/OS® ), and Linux® operating systems. This new, single portfolio of IBM Power Systems™ servers offers industry-leading technology, continued IBM innovation, and the flexibility to deploy the operating system that your business requires—all in the small and medium business environment. The Power 570 and Power 595 models announced in April 2008 ... [more]


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    End to End Performance Management on IBM i
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 23 Nov 2009

    Monitoring and managing your system’s performance is critical to ensure that you are keeping pace with the changing demands of your business. To respond to business changes effectively, your system must change too. Managing your system, at first glance, might seem like just another time-consuming job. But the investment soon pays off because the system runs more efficiently, and this is reflected in your business. It is efficient because changes are planned and managed. Managing performance of any system can be a complex task that requires a thorough understanding of that system’s hardware ... [more]


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    Implementing IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager 4.1.1
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 27 Oct 2009

    Energy efficiency is a critical priority for IT managers because energy and power costs can be a significant portion of IT costs. Thus, understanding and investing in energy management is critical. With IBM® Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, an extension of IBM Systems Director, you can monitor and manage the power usage of systems. Originally designed to support IBM BladeCenter® and System x®, Active Energy Manager now supports the power management of additional IBM systems, including System z® mainframes and POWER6® processor-based systems, as well as storage devices using an ... [more]


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    HPC Clusters Using InfiniBand on IBM Power Systems Servers
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 26 Oct 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about the InfiniBand standard and how the standard has been implemented to support IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. This book will help you understand, plan, implement, and manage InfiniBand using IBM servers and switches to form a high-bandwidth, low-latency communication network for applications. This book presents the software and hardware components that must be brought together to form the management and application foundation. We cover cluster management, node installation, monitoring the infrastructure, and application ... [more]


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    Configuring and Managing AIX Clusters Using xCAT 2
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 26 Oct 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions the new Extreme Cluster Administration Toolkit 2.x (xCAT 2) against the IBM Cluster Systems Management (CSM) for IBM Power Systems™ running AIX in a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment. This book provides information to help you: - Understand, from a broad perspective, a new clustering management architecture. We emphasize the benefits of this new solution for deploying HPC clusters of large numbers of nodes. - Install and customize the new xCAT cluster management in various configurations. - Design and create a solution to migrate from ... [more]


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    IBM BladeCenter JS23 and JS43 Implementation Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 2 Jul 2009, last updated 1 Sep 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a detailed technical guide for configuring and using the IBM BladeCenter® JS23 and IBM BladeCenter JS43 servers. These IBM Power Blade servers feature the latest IBM POWER6™ processor technology. This book teaches you how to set up the latest Power Blade servers to run AIX®, i, and Linux® operating systems in the IBM BladeCenter architecture. This book is useful for data center system architects; network, storage and facilities engineers; system administrators; and application architects that want a detailed system start-up guide and integration ... [more]


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    IBM i and Midrange External Storage
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Jan 2009, last updated 7 Jul 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new IBM i Midrange External Storage solutions available for IBM POWER™ Systems POWER6™ servers with IBM i being a client of IBM Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). It introduces the VIOS virtualization concepts and IBM DS Midrange External Storage Systems architecture of the supported models DS3400, DS4700, DS4800, and DS5000, discusses planning and sizing for IBM i Midrange External Storage, and provides detailed implementation procedures including IBM DS Midrange Storage Copy Services. Finally, it provides monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting ... [more]


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    Journaling - Common Remote Journal Questions
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 12 Jun 2009

    Remote journal users often have questions about their remote journal environments. This article shares tips on how to easily answer some of the most common remote journal questions on IBM i. Written by: Peg Levering IBM i Journal/Commit/CICS team lead IBM Development Lab in Rochester


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    Passenger Risk Management Infrastructure Solution Building Block: Installation and Configuration Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 2 Jun 2006, last updated 9 Jun 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes an Integrated Border Management solution that is passenger-centric. It defines infrastructure solution building blocks, how to install them, how to integrate them with each other, and how to put them into operation. This system design can be used as a template to build other systems with similar requirements. The target customers for Integrated Border Management include central government border management and immigration agencies, regional or local port authorities, border police and local law enforcement, national intelligence, agriculture, health, ... [more]


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    IBM Optimized Analytic Infrastructure Solution: Installation Guide V1.0
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Dec 2006, last updated 9 Jun 2009

    IBM Optimized Analytic Infrastructure (OAI) is a solution suitable for institutions seeking either to move their financial system to a scalable industrial-strength solution or to build an integrated, high-performance infrastructure from the ground up. The aim of this guide is to help you install and configure the components of Optimized Analytic Infrastructure. It consists of IBM hardware and software, along with strategic software products from other selected ... [more]


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    AIX 5L on the IBM System i Platform: Implementation Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 30 Mar 2007, last updated 9 Jun 2009

    On the IBM® System i® platform, you can run native AIX® 5L™ with its own kernel (versus current the PASE SLIC kernel) in a logical partition (LPAR). This option provides another alternative to consolidate AIX 5L applications and other UNIX®-based applications, running in a separate IBM eServer™ pSeries® system or other UNIX system, onto a single System i platform. With the new version of the AIX 5L V5.3 operating system, the same level of server virtualization, such as dynamic resource allocation, is realized as the current IBM eServer iSeries® level server virtualization. This IBM ... [more]


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    IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Performance Analysis Tools
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 24 Nov 2008, last updated 4 Jun 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper publication is one in a series of IBM documents written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene/P Solution. The Blue Gene/P system is the second generation of a massively parallel supercomputer from IBM in the IBM System Blue Gene Solution series. The first section of this paper provides an overview of the Performance Application Programing Interface (PAPI). In this section, we describe the Blue Gene® implementation of PAPI and usage. The second part of this paper gives a detailed description of the IBM High Performance Computing Toolkit for the Blue Gene/P™ system. ... [more]


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    Security Guide for IBM i V6.1
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 29 May 2009

    The IBM® i operation system (formerly IBM i5/OS®) is considered one of the most secure systems in the industry. From the beginning, security was designed as an integral part of the system. The System i® platform provides a rich set of security features and services that pertain to the goals of authentication, authorization, integrity, confidentiality, and auditing. However, if an IBM Client does not know that a service, such as a virtual private network (VPN) or hardware cryptographic support, exists on the system, it will not use it. In addition, there are more and more security auditors ... [more]


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    Utility Capacity on Demand: What Utility CoD Is and How to Use It
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 10 Jun 2008, last updated 28 May 2009

    This IBM Redpaper publication is about Utility Capacity on Demand (CoD) and provides a high-level technical description as well as setup information. This paper is for IT managers who want to: - Understand what Utility CoD is - Understand how it works - See how it could be valuable for their company


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    IBM System p Advanced POWER Virtualization (PowerVM) Best Practices
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 9 Oct 2006, last updated 22 May 2009

    This IBM Redpaper provides best practices for planning, installing, maintaining, and operating the functions available using the Advanced POWER Virtualization feature on IBM System p5 servers. The Advanced POWER Virtualization feature is a combination of hardware and software that supports and manages the virtual I/O environment on IBM POWER5 and POWER5+ processor-based systems. The main technologies are:
    - Virtual Ethernet
    - Shared Ethernet Adapter
    - Virtual SCSI server
    - Micro-Partitioning
    This Redpaper can be read from start to finish, but it is meant to be ... [more]


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    SystemTap: Instrumenting the Linux Kernel for Analyzing Performance and Functional Problems
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 20 Jan 2009, last updated 8 Apr 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® paper provides information related to the Linux® -based SystemTap tool. This tool can be used by developers, analysts and specialists to better understand and analyze Linux systems and applications. Until now, its primary use has been to look into the workings of the Linux kernel and various system calls. Its function is expanding to provide information related to user space as well, but that will not be the focus of this paper. This paper describes the basic mechanisms used by SystemTap to gather data and offers guidance on getting started using the tool. Using examples, ... [more]


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    IBM Power 570 and IBM Power 595 (POWER6) System Builder
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 22 Dec 2008, last updated 3 Apr 2009

    IBM® System i® and IBM System p® platforms unify the value of their servers into a single, powerful lineup of servers based on industry-leading POWER6™ processor technology with support for the IBM AIX®, IBM i (formerly known as i5/OS®), and Linux® operating systems. This new, single portfolio of IBM Power Systems™ servers offers industry-leading technology, continued IBM innovation, and the flexibility to deploy the operating system that your business requires. The Power 570 and Power 595 models announced in April 2008 are fully converged. The Power 520 and Power 550 models announced ... [more]


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    Developing and Porting C and C++ Applications on AIX
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Jun 2003, last updated 26 Mar 2009

    This IBM Redbooks publication will help experienced UNIX application developers who are new to the AIX operating system. The book explains the many concepts in detail, including the following: - Enhancements and new features provided by the latest C and C++ compilers for AIX - Compiling and linking tasks required to effectively use and manage shared libraries and run-time linking - Use of process heap and shared memory in the 32- and 64-bit user process models - A new programming paradigm in a partitioned environment where resources can be dynamically changed - Parallel programming using ... [more]


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    Using IBM DB2 for i as a Storage Engine of MySQL
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 12 Mar 2009

    With the Apache, MySQL™, and PHP (AMP) stack, IBM® i has the open source middleware to run thousands of PHP applications and scripts that have been written to the MySQL database. MySQL is a database that is used on millions of Web sites. To support the wide variety of usage, the developers of MySQL has developed an open storage engine architecture for data functionality and storage. Over a dozen storage engines are available for MySQL. IBM and Sun™ Microsystems have worked together to deliver a DB2® for i Storage Engine for MySQL. With this support, PHP applications written to MySQL ... [more]


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    Multitenant Utility Computing on IBM Power Systems Running AIX
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 18 Feb 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents concepts, considerations, and high level deployment examples for technical professionals who design and operate multitenant utility computing environments hosted on IBM System p® and IBM AIX® Enterprise Edition. AIX Enterprise Edition brings together IBM enterprise management capabilities from Power Systems™, IBM AIX, and Tivoli® Software to provide a powerful set of integrated functions for infrastructure management in multitenant utility computing environments. In this book, we focus on the following topics: * Using System p, IBM AIX 6, and ... [more]


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    IBM BladeCenter JS12 and JS22 Implementation Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 29 Dec 2008, last updated 12 Jan 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a detailed technical guide for configuring and using the IBM BladeCenter® JS12 and IBM BladeCenter JS22 servers. These IBM Power Blade servers feature the latest IBM POWER6™ processor technology. This book teaches you how to set up the latest Power Blade servers to run AIX® , i, and Linux® operating systems in the IBM BladeCenter architecture. This book will be useful for data center system architects; network, storage and facilities engineers; system administrators; and application architects that need a detailed system bring-up guide and ... [more]


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    Workload Partition Management in IBM AIX Version 6.1
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 24 Dec 2008, last updated 29 Dec 2008

    Workload partition functionality, originally introduced in 2007 with the release of IBM AIX Version 6, is a strategic component of the IBM AIX Operating System. With the release of AIX V6.1 TL2 in November 2008, both the core functionality and features related to managing workload partitions have been improved and expanded. This IBM Redbooks publication provides an updated introduction and “how to” guide for system administrators and architects using workload partitions in AIX V6.1 TL2. It builds on the original concepts and practices described in the first Redbooks publication about this ... [more]


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    Deployment Guide for Advanced Monitoring of a Blue Gene Environment
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 9 Jan 2008, last updated 23 Dec 2008

    The larger a data center grows, the more monitoring it requires. But limited staff, mixed hardware, multiple software configurations, and complex network topologies all combine to increase the complexity of monitoring. In addition, highly expensive monitoring solutions require cost justification, additional training, higher software budgets, and expensive maintenance contracts, and they can add their own idiosyncrasies to a complex environment. Adding more people to provide 24/7 operational coverage is not cost-effective, except in the largest computing environments. How can we make the most ... [more]


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    An Experience Using Rational PerformanceTester to Benchmark Oracle EnterpriseOne
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 18 Nov 2008, last updated 18 Nov 2008

    The Power Systems™ (i) Benchmark Center used IBM® Rational® Performance Tester (RPT) to test Oracle® ’s JD Edwards® EnterpriseOne application. This IBM Redpaper publication provides detailed information about executing performance tests in this specific environment. The information provided will help make testing of upgrades and deployments in this environment a seamless effort.


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    xCAT 2 Guide for the CSM System Administrator
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 10 Nov 2008

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions the new Extreme Cluster Administration Toolkit 2.x (xCAT 2) against the IBM Cluster Systems Management (CSM) for IBM Power Systems™ and IBM System x™ in a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment. This paper provides information to help you: - Understand, from a broad book perspective, a new clustering management architecture. The paper emphasizes the benefits of this new solution for deploying HPC clusters of large numbers of nodes. - Install and customize the new xCAT cluster management in various configurations. - Design and create a book ... [more]


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    Running IBM WebSphere Application Server on System p and AIX: Optimization and Best Practices
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 1 Oct 2008

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to run the IBM Java Virtual Machine for AIX and WebSphere Application Server V6.1 on IBM System p and the AIX 5L Operating Systems. In terms of provisioning, tuning and maintenance, it consolidates information from all of these areas into a single resource and explains how you can implement, tune, and utilize the unique features of the IBM POWER Systems platform, AIX, and WebSphere Application Server together for maximum optimization. The book is intended for UNIX system administrators, Java developers, infrastructure designers, J2EE architects, ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage Copy Services and IBM i: A Guide to Planning and Implementation
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 19 Sep 2008, last updated 22 Sep 2008

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the implementation of IBM System Storage™ Copy Services with the IBM System i® platform using the IBM System Storage Disk Storage family and the Storage Management GUI and command-line interface. This book provides examples to create an IBM FlashCopy® environment that you can use for offline backup or testing. This book also provides examples to set up the following Copy Services products for disaster recovery: -- Metro Mirror -- Global Mirror The newest release of this book accounts for the following new functions of IBM System i POWER6™, i5/OS® ... [more]


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    VMware VI3 on BladeCenter and System x Integrated with System i
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 22 Sep 2008

    IBM® i integration with BladeCenter® and System x™ allows businesses to operate heterogeneous environments that include Intel®-compatible servers running VMware® ESX Server in addition to core business applications on the IBM i platform. VMware ESX Server is the host server for abstracting processor, memory, storage and networking resources of a physical server into multiple virtual machines. The ESX Server is part of the VMware Infrastructure. Implementing VMware Infrastructure 3 with System i® integration with BladeCenter and System x brings together the strengths of System i along with ... [more]


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    Best Practices for Managing Job Logs on IBM i
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 18 Sep 2008, last updated 19 Sep 2008

    Many environments keep spooled job logs for some period of time for diagnostic purposes. However, keeping job logs, whether as spooled files or in a pending state, consumes a permanent job structure for each job. On some of the largest IBM i installations, these job logs are the major reason for large numbers of jobs on the system. The actual number of active jobs is relatively small compared to the total number of jobs on the system. At this time, IBM does not increase the number of jobs on the system. Detaching spooled files is one method you can use to manage large numbers of spooled ... [more]


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    Best Practices for Managing IBM i Jobs and Output (and a few other special tips)
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 18 Sep 2008

    Jobs and spooled output consume system resources, mainly the CPU used to create and manage them and the storage to contain them. Typically, in most environments, you can manage resources that jobs and spooled files consume successfully. However, on the largest systems, with the largest numbers of jobs and very large numbers of spooled files, you can encounter limits. Too many jobs can fill up the job table, or too many spooled files can consume all the system’s storage. Having a large number of jobs and spooled files in the system can contribute to potentially long IPLs for unexpected ... [more]


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    Case Study: AIX and WebSphere in an Enterprise Infrastructure
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 11 Sep 2008

    This IBM Redpaper presents a technical case study describing, in detail, what a realistic enterprise-level application and system architecture would look like for an environment that provides AIX and Websphere-hosted applications that are integrated with Microsoft Active Directory-based authentication and directory services. We recommend that readers of this paper also become familiar with the following IBM Redbooks publication: Running IBM WebSphere Application Server on System p and AIX Optimization and Best Practices, SG24-7347. In addition to the topics covered in that book, this paper ... [more]


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    Journaling: Why Is My Logical File Journaled?
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 8 Aug 2008, last updated 22 Aug 2008

    Starting in IBM i 6.1, logical files, SQL views, and SQL indexes will be journaled, even if you do not change your environment. Why did the operating system starting journaling your logical files? Why are some journaled and some not journaled? How can you end journaling for some of them or start journaling for others? This technote addresses these questions and more. Written by: Don Zimmerman IBM Systems & Technology Group, Systems Software Development Rochester, ... [more]


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    IBM Power 595 Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 14 Aug 2008

    This IBM Redpaper provides a a large set feature hardware-focused processor, memory and I/O support feature descriptions supported by the POWER6 Power 570 and Power 595 servers. The goal of this paper is to ensure IBM System i and IBM System p heritage consumers understand the POWER6 capabilities on these servers with a focus on hardware technology and features starting with this single comprehensive document that covers the following IBM Power 570 and Power 595 Machine Type and Models (MTMs): o POWER6 570 9406-MMA o POWER6 570 9117-MMA o POWER6 595 9119-FFA, A companion redpaper is to be ... [more]


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    Index Advisor Surfaces Maintained Temporary Indexes Activity on DB2 for i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 8 Aug 2006, last updated 12 Aug 2008

    DB2® for i5/OS® on V5R4 provides features and tooling to define, test, and improve index strategies. With the addition of Maintained Temporary Index (MTI) detail, the user can better understand temporary indexes and their effect on system performance. Written by Scott Forstie SQL development leader IBM® DB2 UDB for i5/OS


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    IBM System i Security: Protecting i5/OS Data with Encryption
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 24 Jul 2008

    Regulatory and industry-specific requirements, such as SOX, Visa PCI, HIPAA, and so on, require that sensitive data must be stored securely and protected against unauthorized access or modifications. Several of the requirements state that data must be encrypted. IBM® i5/OS® offers several options that allow customers to encrypt data in the database tables. However, encryption is not a trivial task. Careful planning is essential for successful implementation of data encryption project. In the worst case, you would not be able to retrieve clear text information from encrypted data. This IBM ... [more]


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    IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Application Development
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Jun 2007, last updated 16 Jul 2008

    This IBM Redbooks publication is one in a series of IBM publications written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene Solution, Blue Gene/L, which was developed by IBM in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). It provides an overview of the application development environment for Blue Gene/L. This book explains the instances where Blue Gene/L is unique in its programming environment. It does not delve into great depth about the technologies that are commonly used in the supercomputing industry, such as Message Passing Interface (MPI) and Aggregate Remote Memory ... [more]


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    IBM System i Overview: Models 515, 525, 550, 570, 595, and More
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 19 Dec 2007, last updated 7 Jul 2008

    This IBM® Redpaper publication describes the IBM System i™ technology-based hardware and software capabilities that were announced between January 2007 and December 2007. From a System i family hardware coverage viewpoint, this paper also integrates the new hardware information that was announced in 2007 with previously existing System i hardware information. This paper describes the following hardware and software capabilities announced through December 2007: Hardware capabilities: System i 570 (POWER6™), System i Models 515 and 525, faster processor (2.3 GHz) on System i Models 595, new ... [more]


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    Mastering WDSC V7.0 and WDSC V7.0 Advanced Edition for i5/OS V5R4
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 25 Jun 2008

    This IBM Redbooks publication discusses new features of WDSC V7.0, focusing on Remote System Explorer (RSE) and new ways of installing and managing the products. For features of the previous version, WDSC 5.1.2, refer to WebSphere Development Studio Client for System i Version 5.1.2, SG24-6961-01. Specific topics discussed in detail include: - Installing WDSC V7.0 using a new installation management tool of Installation Manager - Managing a WDSC V7.0 instance - Working with i5/OS-based development resources using the Remote System Explorer - Remote Systems LPEX Editor - The modern SEU and ... [more]


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    Power Systems and SOA Synergy
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Jun 2008, last updated 20 Jun 2008

    This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of the synergy between service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based applications and Power Systems servers. The popularity and reach of SOA-based applications has grown exponentially in recent years. Enterprises are relying more on SOA-based applications for their operation. As a mission critical system, it is critical that the application be supported by an adequately planned infrastructure. IBM Power Systems have been leading players in the server industry for decades. Power Systems provide great performance while delivering ... [more]


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    IBM AIX Continuous Availability Features
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 24 Apr 2008, last updated 9 Jun 2008

    This IBM Redpaper describes the continuous availability features of AIX Version 6, Release 1. It also addresses and defines the terms Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS) as used in an IT infrastructure. It touches on the global availability picture for an IT environment in order to better clarify and explain how AIX can improve that availability. The paper is intended for AIX specialists, whether customers, business partners, or IBM personnel, who are responsible for server availability. A key goal of AIX development is to improve overall system serviceability by developing ... [more]


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    Implementing Integrated Windows Server through iSCSI to System i5
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 31 Oct 2006, last updated 6 May 2008

    This IBM Redbooks publication discusses the newest implementation of the Integrated xSeries servers, which utilizes the iSCSI protocol to communicate with the System i5. The iSCSI product offers an additional scalable network connection to the System i5 system bus or the HSL loop. In this book, we discuss: The architecture and scenarios for utilizing this new function Concepts and terminology of iSCSI Planning for the iSCSI environment IBM Director Server and iSCSI Operating iSCSI Servers Backup and Recovery of iSCSI attached servers Virtual Ethernet in an iSCSI environment This book offers ... [more]


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    IBM Systems Virtualization: Servers, Storage, and Software
    System x

    Redpaper, published 2 Apr 2008, last updated 1 May 2008

    Businesses are moving forward with server and storage virtualization projects and realizing the benefits. IBM® offers the industry's broadest set of virtualization capabilities. The cross-platform virtualization, automation, and systems management solutions available from IBM enable customers to access and manage resources simply and dynamically for better asset utilization and reduced operating costs. This paper serves as both an introduction to virtualization, as well as an overview of pertinent IBM hardware and software virtualization offerings. We first introduce the concepts of ... [more]


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    i5/OS Diagnostic Tools for System Administrators: An A to Z Reference for Problem Determination
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 31 Mar 2008, last updated 15 Apr 2008

    Although the System i servers rate over a 99.9% availability factor, there are times when problems occur. Some problems limit the use of a device, program, or application. More severe and pervasive problems limit the use of more components. In either circumstance, the amount of time a component is unavailable relates directly to the actions taken to manage the situation. The ability to resolve problems depends on the tools that are available, the knowledge (and attitude) of the worker, the symptoms and nature of the problem at hand, and other factors. This book is designed to introduce you ... [more]


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    A Look at System i Integrated DASD Configuration and Performance under i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 8 Apr 2008

    This IBM Redpaper publication summarizes integrated DASD configuration, DASD protection capabilities, and DASD performance through the disk controller hardware announced through 2007 and supported by i5/OS V5R3 and V5R4. For the hardware features that we cover in this paper, the information should also apply to later releases. Note that this publication does not specifically address new disk adapters or any new i5/OS release announced after December 2007. We feature the large read and write cache disk controllers announced during 1Q 2007 in this paper and include the following information: ... [more]


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    IBM System i IP Telephony and Integrated Collaboration
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 2 Apr 2008, last updated 7 Apr 2008

    Companies that use IBM® Lotus® Sametime® and Lotus Domino® already have a comprehensive solution for presence awareness, e-mail, instant messaging, and Web conferencing. Now, with the 3Com System i™ IP Telephony and Integrated Collaboration solution, Sametime users can make phone calls by using their IP desk phone and simply clicking a contact within their Sametime contact list. Alternatively, they can receive voice mail, faxes, and e-mail in a single unified inbox as part of the 3Com IP Telephony Messaging for System i application integrated with Domino. Voice messages are received as ... [more]


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    SmartVista i: High-performance payment processing solution on IBM System i
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 6 Feb 2008, last updated 17 Mar 2008

    Combining the comprehensive card processing functionality, modular design, and flexibility of the BPC SmartVista software application with the robustness and fault-tolerance of the IBM System i platform, SmartVista i offers continuous availability, high performance, and scalability. SmartVista i is a result of extensive collaboration between BPC and IBM experts from Russia, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Built around the growing demands of banks and interbank processors in both mature and emerging markets, SmartVista i represents a reliable and high-performance electronic payment system ... [more]


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    IBM AIX Version 6.1 Differences Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 10 Mar 2008

    This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on the differences introduced in IBM AIX Version 6.1 when compared to AIX 5L Version 5.3. It is intended to help system administrators, developers, and users understand these enhancements and evaluate potential benefits in their own environments. AIX Version 6.1 introduces many new features, including workload partitions, advanced security, continuous availability, and managing and monitoring enhancements. There are many other new features available with AIX Version 6.1, and you can explore them all in this publication. For clients who are not familiar ... [more]


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    Implementing SAP Applications on the IBM System i Platform with IBM i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 8 Aug 2006, last updated 8 Mar 2008

    This IBM Redbooks publication features a collection of knowledge gained from IBM and SAP system experts who work with customers that use SAP applications on the IBM System i platform with i5/OS. It is written to assist SAP basis consultants and other IT professionals with the implementation of a total business solution, consisting of System i servers, i5/OS Version 5 Release 4 (V5R4), DB2 UDB for i5/OS database, and SAP products. The ideas in this book apply to the entire spectrum of business solutions within the mySAP Business Suite. These solutions share SAP NetWeaver, the common technical ... [more]


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    i5/OS V5R4 Virtual Tape: A Guide to Planning and Implementation
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 4 Aug 2006, last updated 6 Mar 2008

    In this IBM Redbooks publication we provide a detailed explanation of the new virtual tape support provided by i5/OS V5R4. We cover the concepts, planning, and use of virtual tape support. Backup and Recovery Media Services (BRMS) is an important program product for System i5 customers to enable management of their system and data backups. This publication describes how BRMS uses the new virtual tape support for virtual backups. This book is intended for IBM, Business Partner and customer technical professionals who will be planning, implementing, and operating virtual tape ... [more]


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    Discovering MySQL on IBM i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 6 Mar 2008

    The MySQL Database Server is the leading open-source database offering and is the most popular database to use with PHP applications. MySQL AB boasts 11 million installations of the MySQL database, which is used in both large and small organizations. While the MySQL Database Server can be used independently of PHP, a large number of implementations of the MySQL Database Server on the IBM® System i™ platform are likely to be directly associated with PHP. PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development. Typically, PHP is embedded inside of ... [more]


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    Infrastructure Solutions: Design, Manage, and Optimize a 60 TB SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence Data Warehouse
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 1 Feb 2008, last updated 3 Mar 2008

    In order to improve the performance and operational efficiency of businesses worldwide, a customer using SAP® wanted to establish a global business program to define and implement a standardized, group-wide business process architecture and associated master data for the parameterization of the group of software tools. The expected growth of the number of users and the size of the database would be at a level never reached by other customers, however, so IBM® was asked to undertake the following tasks: * Test the application to be sure that it can sustain such growth. * Prove the ... [more]


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    RPG: Exception and Error Handling
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 27 Feb 2008

    This IBM Redpaper provides an overview of the traditional OPM style methods of implementing exception/error handling and how they change in the ILE environment. It also discusses how you may use “pure” ILE methods to completely replace some of the more traditional methods.


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    Virtualizing an Infrastructure with System p and Linux
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Jan 2008

    This book positions the capabilities of IBM® System p™ to virtualize Linux® infrastructure services for server consolidation using Advanced POWER™ Virtualization features. It discusses the benefits of virtualization, the Linux infrastructure services workload, planning, and configuration of a virtualized server environment, and the various tools that are available. This book can help you plan, configure, and install Linux infrastructure services on System p platform and use System p virtualization capabilities with Advanced POWER virtualization features. It also covers various topics on ... [more]


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    RPG: APIs
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 29 Dec 2007

    The number of APIs supplied with a system increases from release to release. After belonging to the realm of the “advanced” programmer, APIs are playing an ever-increasing part in our day-to-day applications, for example, you might want an application program to be able to retrieve invoices from a spooled file, convert those spooled files to PDFs, and e-mail them to the relevant customer. By supplying such functions in the form of APIs, i5/OS® makes the functions available to C, COBOL, Java™ , and RPG programmers. How many APIs are there? Well, back in 2003 there were over 1,500 APIs ... [more]


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    IBM System i Security Guide for IBM i5/OS Version 5 Release 4
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Oct 2006, last updated 13 Dec 2007

    The IBM System i family, with its operating system IBM i5/OS, is considered one of the most secure systems in the industry. From the beginning, security was designed as an integral part of the system. The System i platform provides a rich set of security features and services that pertain to the goals of authentication, authorization, integrity, confidentiality, and auditing. However, if an IBM Client does not know that a service, such as a virtual private network (VPN) or hardware cryptographic support, exists on the system, they will not use it. In addition, there are more and more ... [more]


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    IBM i5/OS Network Security Scenarios A Practical Approach
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Dec 2007

    This IBM® Redbooks publication provides specific setup information for various scenarios of Internet security. Assuming readers have knowledge of the theories and conceptual parts of the related topics, this book aims to assist i5/OS network security administrators who need to set up any of the scenarios listed in the Table of Contents. Each scenario is a separate chapter.


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    Integrating AIX into Heterogeneous LDAP Environments
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 31 May 2006, last updated 28 Nov 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication is a technical planning reference for IT organizations that are adding AIX 5L clients to an existing LDAP authentication and user management environment. It presents integration scenarios for the AIX 5L LDAP client with IBM Tivoli Directory Server, the Sun ONE Directory Server, and Microsoft Active Directory. The sample integration scenarios can be used as a road map for administrators migrating AIX 5L users from traditional local file authentication to an LDAP server, or for adding new AIX 5L boxes to an environment where there are users already defined in the ... [more]


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    Academic Edition: Applying Patterns Approaches Patterns for e-business Series
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 8 Nov 2007, last updated 27 Nov 2007

    As companies compete in the e-business marketplace, they find that they must re-evaluate their business processes and applications so that their technology is not limited by time, space, organizational boundaries, or territorial borders. They must consider the time it takes to implement the solution as well as the resources (people, money, and time) they have at their disposal to successfully execute the solution. These challenges, coupled with the integration issues of existing systems and the pressure to deliver consistent high-quality service, present a significant undertaking when ... [more]


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    IBM AIX 5L Reference for HP-UX System Administrators
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Mar 2006, last updated 26 Nov 2007

    The AIX 5L Differences Guide Version 5.2, SG24-5765-02, and AIX 5L Differences Guide Version 5.3, SG24-7463-00, are excellent references for learning about AIX 5L. No matter what your skill level of UNIX, you will be able to use the AIX 5L Differences Guides as a starting point into many of the newest features of AIX 5L. This IBM Redbooks publication concentrates on providing experienced systems administrators in one flavor of UNIX (either HP-UX or AIX 5L) with a jump start into easy administration of the other. We concentrate on HP-UX 11i Version 1 (also known as HP-UX 11.11) as we had no ... [more]


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    Introduction to Workload Partition Management in IBM AIX Version 6.1
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 15 Nov 2007

    This IBM Red paper books publication presents Workload Partitions (WPARs), a set of completely new software-based system virtualization features introduced in IBM AIX Version 6.1. Adding WPARs to the AIX operating system provides a new level of system virtualization capability. WPARs complement the already existing AIX and System p virtualization features, by allowing: - The partitioning of an AIX instance into multiple environments, each hosting applications and providing isolation from applications executing in the other environments - The ability to checkpoint and restart execution of ... [more]


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    Availability Management: Planning and Implementing Cross-Site Mirroring on IBM System i5
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 8 Nov 2007

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we introduce the concept of cross-site mirroring (XSM) as implemented in IBM OS/400® or i5/OS® at V5R3M0 and later. XSM describes the replication of data at multiple sites. It involves the use of clustering, cluster resource groups (CRGs), independent auxiliary storage pools (IASPs), and other components. In this updated version, we include the new i5/OS V5R4 functions of Administrative Domain and Source Site Tracking. We also include preview information of the Target Site Tracking function. An additional component of this highly available technology is ... [more]


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    Deploying Mission Critical Applications With Linux on POWER
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Oct 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication gives you the information you need to help you run mission critical applications in an IBM System p environment. Matching applications, such as SAP, and Linux highly available solutions with IBM System p systems provides you with the capabilities to produce a highly available solution. This book will help you think through the process of setting up new solutions or help you review an existing solution. If you are on an previous generation IBM POWER server or running Linux on another architecture, this book will help you understand the benefits of moving your ... [more]


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    IBM Director on System p5
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 8 Mar 2007, last updated 19 Sep 2007

    This IBM Redpaper positions the new IBM Director V5.20 against the other IBM systems management products. Although IBM systems management software products include several choices as Cluster Systems Management and IBM Tivoli Management suite, and some features might seem to overlap, each product targets a specific environment. This paper will help you to install, tailor, and configure the IBM Director software on IBM System p servers running AIX 5L V5.3 and various Linux enterprise distributions. This paper provides practical examples of how to use various functions of IBM Director and helps ... [more]


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    Implementing InfiniBand on IBM System p
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 18 Sep 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication will illustrate the installation procedures of InfiniBand on the IBM System p5 with Linux and AIX 5L. InfiniBand adapters, switches, and network management software will be described in this publication. The IBM HPC stack will be tested with InfiniBand (Parallel Environment, LoadLeveler, GPFS, ESSL, and Parallel ESSL). Communication protocols such as MPI and LAPI will be tested and observations will be illustrated in this book. This book is the complete guide on how to implement InfiniBand on the IBM System p5. It is targeted at all IT professionals looking to ... [more]


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    IBM Electronic Services Support using Automation and Web Tools
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 13 Sep 2007

    What is IBM Electronic Services? Why do I need it? Where do you get it? When and how do you use it? How will this help you electronic support relationship with IBM? Find the answers to these questions and more details about IBM Electronic Services in this IBM Redbooks publication. The goal of IBM Electronic Services is to simplify your support relationship to make it easier and faster to do business with IBM. Through automation and Internet access, Electronic Services integrates the IBM Support community with your company staff and your IT environment. The two major components are IBM ... [more]


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    IBM eServer iSeries Migration: A Guide to Upgrades and Migrations to System i5
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 17 Aug 2007

    Planning an upgrade from an existing IBM AS/400e or IBM eServer iSeries server to a new model IBM System i5 can range from a simple disk migration to a complex task involving many components and OS upgrade steps. This IBM Redbooks publication discusses the various topics that are involved in migrating to the new Peripheral Component Interconnect-X (PCI-X), and IBM POWER5 processor technology. We include upgrade scenarios to assist your planning. IBM i5/OS V5R4 contains additional components, functions, and features, which this book discusses. The new features include the new Thin Console ... [more]


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    IBM System i and System p System Planning and Deployment: Simplifying Logical Partitioning
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 8 Aug 2007

    Logical Partitioning (LPAR) provides the significant capability to run multiple operating systems, each a partition on the same physical processor, memory, and I/O attachment configuration. LPAR is often discussed along with the concept of server consolidation. LPAR enables management across a single set of hardware and, when configured and managed correctly, can maximize efficient use of hardware resources all in a single place, often using resources in one partition when not needed by another partition. By its nature, LPAR is powerful, but, as the number and complexity of applications ... [more]


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    DB2 for i5/OS: SQL Server Mode Primer
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 3 Aug 2007

    SQL Server Mode is a database application environment that is unique to the IBM System i platform. When SQL Server Mode is used, database connections establish a one-to-one relationship with a QSQSRVR server job. When SQL statements are executed in the client job, the corresponding QSQSRVR server job does the work. SQL Server Mode is generally used by multi-threaded applications to achieve better performance and to separate transaction management between connections. SQL Server Mode is an environment that can be enabled programmatically or can be implicitly started when using native JDBC. ... [more]


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    Application and Program Performance Analysis Using PEX Statistics on IBM i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 25 Jul 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication is intended for use by those generally familiar with most of the iSeries IBM-provided performance tools available through the i5/OS operating system’s commands and the additional cost Performance Tools for iSeries, 5722-PT1, licensed program. i5/OS comes with a detailed program level performance data collection capability called the Performance Explorer (PEX). i5/OS commands supporting the collection include Add PEX Definition, Start Performance Explorer, and End Performance Explorer. One of the Performance Explorer (PEX) collection options is called Statistics ... [more]


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    Advanced POWER Virtualization on IBM System p Virtual I/O Server Deployment Examples
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 13 Feb 2007, last updated 19 Jun 2007

    The "Advanced POWER Virtualization on IBM System p Virtual I/O Server Deployment Examples," REDP-4224, publication provides a number of high-level system architecture designs using the Advanced POWER Virtualization feature available on IBM System p5 servers. These high-level architecture designs are referred to as scenarios and they show different configurations of the Virtual I/O Server and client partitions to meet the needs of various solutions. The Advanced POWER Virtualization feature is very flexible and can support several configurations designed to provide cost savings and improved ... [more]


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    Tuning Linux OS on System p The POWER Of Innovation
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Jun 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes what you can do to improve and maximize the performance of your business server applications running on System p hardware with the Linux operating system. It describes how to improve the performance of the System p hardware, the operating system, and specific server applications. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 explains the technology implemented in the major subsystems in System p servers and shows what settings can be selected or adjusted to obtain the best performance. Part 2 describes the performance aspects of the operating systems: ... [more]


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    IBM i5/OS IP Networks: Dynamic
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 13 Jun 2007

    Over the course of many years, the developers in both the Endicott and Rochester labs have been working very hard adding functions to each release of OS/400 and i5/OS to make the configuration and use of the IBM System i in a TCP/IP network easier and more powerful. If you need to design an IP network that is self-configuring, fault-tolerant, secure, and efficient in its operation, then this IBM Redbooks publication is for you. We start low with the details of IP interface and route implementation on i5/OS. Through the study of these building blocks, we show how to create IP networks that ... [more]


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    Building SOA-based Solutions for IBM System i Platform
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 13 Jun 2007

    There is a strong shift in the industry toward reuse of the existing software and hardware resources within the companies to minimize the IT cost. Instead of creating or buying a new solutions, companies are trying to build a set of reusable software components based on the existing applications. These components can be quickly assembled in many different ways to satisfy the business needs of the companies. This environment is based on service-oriented architecture (SOA) and solutions that support business process automation. This book provides the detailed information about multiple ways ... [more]


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    Automatic Partition Resource Manager for System i and iSeries
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 6 Jun 2007, last updated 7 Jun 2007

    Logical Partitioning for OS/400 opened the door to significant operational advantages and cost savings for iSeries and System i clients. You can now manage production workloads from many iSeries servers on a single newer server using LPAR technology. And, in an System i world, you can now consolidate additional operating system environments onto a single System i footprint. This IBM Redbooks publication is about setting up a partitioned iSeries or System i system. The primary focus is about making it possible to share system resources between and among partitions easily, flexibly, and ... [more]


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    IBM System p5 570 Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 28 Sep 2006, last updated 5 Jun 2007

    This IBM Redpaper is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM System p5 570 UNIX server. It introduces major hardware offerings and discusses their prominent functions. Professionals wishing to acquire a better understanding of IBM System p5 products should read this Redpaper. The intended audience includes: - Customers - Sales and marketing professionals - Technical support professionals - IBM Business Partners - Independent software vendors This Redpaper expands the current set of IBM System p documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the ... [more]


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    NIM from A to Z in AIX 5L
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 30 May 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication will help the AIX 5L technical community, and in particular system administrators who are well versed in the concepts and terminology of the AIX Operating System, to understand the benefits of implementing a Network Installation Manager (NIM) environment in their data center. The book applies to AIX 5L V5.3 Technology Level 5, Cluster Systems Management (CSM) V1.5.1, and IBM Director V5.1. The concept of a cluster (that is, at least two IBM System p machines connected through a network) presents the challenge of installing, maintaining, updating and backing up ... [more]


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    Virtualization and Clustering Best Practices Using IBM System p Servers
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 15 May 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication highlights and demonstrates, through practical examples, clustering technologies, and principles that involve IBM System p servers and various IBM management software. Different viewpoints are exposed and analyzed, to help reveal areas of importance that may be exploited in reducing the total cost of ownership of your IT environment. This book will help you install, tailor, and configure IBM System p5 and exploit its advanced features, such as Advanced POWER Virtualization , which provides new ways to get more out of your machine and therefore more from your ... [more]


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    IBM Enterprise Workload Manager V2.1
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 26 Sep 2006, last updated 3 May 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication provides an introduction to the Enterprise Workload Manager (EWLM) Version 2 Release 1. In addition to describing the overall product concept and functionality, it presents a detailed discussion of the elements that comprise an EWLM solution. Step-by-step instructions take you through the installation of EWLM code on multiple platforms, for both the domain manager and managed servers, and also show how to enable the instrumentation of the middleware for a 3-tier Web application. The features for administering EWLM are described, along with the monitoring, ... [more]


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    AIX 5L Differences Guide Version 5.3 Addendum
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 27 Apr 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on the differences introduced in AIX 5L Version 5.3 since the initial AIX 5L Version 5.3 release. It is intended to help system administrators, developers, and users understand these enhancements and evaluate potential benefits in their own environments. Since AIX 5L Version 5.3 was introduced, many new features including JFS2, LDAP, trace and debug, installation and migration, NFSv4, and performance tools enhancements were introduced. There are many other improvements offered through updates for AIX 5L Version 5.3, and you can explore them in this book. ... [more]


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    IBM System p5 560Q Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 24 Apr 2007

    This document is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM System p5 560Q UNIX servers. It introduces major hardware offerings and discusses their prominent functions. Professionals wishing to acquire a better understanding of IBM System p products should read this document. The intended audience includes: - Clients - Sales and marketing professionals - Technical support professionals - IBM Business Partners - Independent software vendors This document expands the current set of IBM System p documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the ... [more]


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    IBM System i IP Telephony Configuring the System i Infrastructure
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 19 Apr 2007

    In today’s highly competitive business environment, companies want to extract business advantage from every technology in the enterprise. Many are looking to IP Telephony as a way to lower costs, simplify network management, and use existing systems and resources, while more tightly integrating business applications and customer communication with their voice and data networks. With IBM System i IP Telephony, you can get the business benefits and simplicity you seek from both your telephony and IT environments with one integrated, secure, and reliable solution delivered by two industry ... [more]


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    Enterprise Extender Implementation Guide
    IBM Z

    Redbooks, published 18 Apr 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication will help you to tailor and configure Communications Server for z/OS (CS z/OS) to make full use of Enterprise Extender (EE) capabilities. It focuses on the migration of your Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking (APPN) environment to Enterprise Extender, while offering easy-to-understand, step-by-step guidance. Sample scenarios are provided that discuss Enterprise Extender connections between multiple z/OS systems as well as between z/OS and non-mainframe systems. The non-mainframe platforms in our examples include IBM Communications Server for AIX (CS/AIX), IBM ... [more]


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    Sun Solaris to IBM AIX 5L Migration: A Guide for System Administrators
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 17 Apr 2007

    The aim of this IBM Redbooks publication is to provide a technical reference for IT system administrators in organizations that are considering a migration from Sun Solaris to IBM AIX 5L-based systems. This book presents a system administrator view of the technical differences that exist and the methods that are necessary to complete a successful migration to AIX 5L-based systems. This book is designed primarily as a reference for experienced Sun Solaris 8 or 9 system administrators who will be working with AIX 5L. This book is not an AIX 5L administration how-to book for system ... [more]


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    Infrastructure Solutions: Design, Manage, and Optimize a 20 TB SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence Data Warehouse
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 7 Apr 2007

    In order to improve the performance and operational efficiency of businesses worldwide, a customer using SAP wanted to establish a global business program to define and implement a standardized, group-wide business process architecture and associated master data for the parameterization of the group software tools. The expected growth of the number of users and the size of the database would be at a level never reached by other customers, however, so IBM was asked to undertake the following: - Test the application to be sure it could sustain such growth. - Prove the manageability of the ... [more]


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    Implementing IBM Lotus Domino 7 for i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 2 Apr 2007

    With the introduction of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 7, IBM Lotus continues to set the standard for innovation in the messaging and collaboration market that Lotus defined two decades ago. With Lotus Notes and Domino 7, IBM has enhanced the scalability, security features, administration, interoperability, productivity, and performance, enabling companies to achieve the most from their infrastructure. Upgrading to the latest version of Lotus Notes and Domino can help your organization realize high return on investment, potentially lower the cost of ownership, and help improve user productivity ... [more]


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    AIX 5L Practical Performance Tools and Tuning Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 2 May 2005, last updated 12 Mar 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication incorporates the latest AIX 5L performance and tuning tools. It is a comprehensive guide about the performance monitoring and tuning tools that are provided with AIX 5L Version 5.3, and it is the ultimate guide for system administrators and support professionals who want to efficiently use the AIX performance monitoring and tuning tools and understand how to interpret the statistics. The usage of each tool is explained along with the measurements it takes and the statistics it produces. This book contains a large number of usage and output examples for each of ... [more]


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    OnDemand SQL Performance Analysis Simplified on DB2 for i5/OS in V5R4
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 12 Mar 2007

    The goal of database performance tuning is to minimize the response time of your queries. It is also to optimize your server’s resources by minimizing network traffic, disk I/O, and CPU time. This IBM IBM Redbooks publication helps you to understand the basics of identifying and tuning the performance of Structured Query Language (SQL) statements using IBM DB2 for i5/OS . DB2 for i5/OS provides a comprehensive set of tools that help technical analysts tune SQL queries. The SQL Performance Monitors are part of the set of tools that IBM i5/OS provides for assisting in SQL performance analysis ... [more]


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    Daylight Saving Time (DST) Information on IBM System i servers
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 7 Mar 2007

    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was passed by the United States Congress on July 29, 2005 and signed into law on August 8, 2005. This law changes the time-change dates for Daylight Saving Time in the United States. Beginning in 2007, DST will begin on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November. In addition to the U.S., Canada and Bermuda have decided to change their DST dates in 2007 to follow the same time zone rules. For general IBM information on this update, refer to the Daylight Saving Time alert page. This Technote explains how this change is being implemented on ... [more]


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    IBM eServer iSeries and AS/400e System Builder: IBM OS/400 Version 4 Release 3 - i5/OS Version 5 Release 2
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 1 Mar 2007

    Attention: Before reviewing this publication you should first review IBM Redbooks® Technote TIPS0637 - Where to Find Today and Yesterday's System i Technical Marketing Deliverables This IBM eServer iSeries and AS/400e System Builder offers you a comprehensive guide to IBM iSeries and AS/400e hardware and associated IBM software. This document offers detailed information about the IBM iSeries Models 250, 270, 820, 830, 840, SB2 and SB3, as well as the IBM AS/400e Models 170, 250 package, 720, 730, and 740 and releases of OS/400 software from Version 4 Release 3 through Version 5 Release 2. ... [more]


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    IBM IntelliStation POWER 285 Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 15 Sep 2006, last updated 1 Mar 2007

    This IBM Redpaper is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM IntelliStation POWER 285 workstation. We introduce major hardware offerings and discuss their prominent functions. Professionals wanting to acquire a better understanding of IBM IntelliStation systems should consider reading this document. The intended audience includes: - Clients - Sales and marketing professionals - Technical support professionals - IBM Business Partners - Independent software vendors This document expands the current set of IBM IntelliStation system documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a ... [more]


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    IBM System i5 V5R4 Technical Overview Redbook
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 28 Feb 2007, last updated 1 Mar 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication provides a technical overview of IBM System i family hardware and i5/OS-based software at Version 5 Release 4 level. It is intend for those already familiar with System i and i5/OS who need a broad perspective of what is new with V5R4 either to consider upgrading to V5R4 or to take full advantage of V5R4 capabilities. Several V5R4-based licensed program capabilities are also included. These include Lotus products, WebSphere Application Server versions, WebSphere Development Studio for iSeries capabilities, and IBM Director for i5/OS capabilities. Selected i5/OS ... [more]


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    IBM System p5 590 and 595 Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 22 Sep 2006, last updated 27 Feb 2007

    This IBM Redpaper is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM System p5 590 and p5 595 AIX 5L and Linux operating system servers. We introduce major hardware offerings and discuss their prominent functions. Professionals wishing to acquire a better understanding of IBM System p5 products should consider reading this document. The intended audience includes: -Clients -Marketing representatives -Technical support professionals -IBM Business Partners -Independent software vendors This document expands the current set of IBM System p5 documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a ... [more]


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    An Overview of Installing SAP Applications on System i Models
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 8 Aug 2006, last updated 16 Feb 2007

    Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing (SAP) offers software applications for business. These offerings include a comprehensive set of business applications that are supported on the System i family of products and the i5/OS integrated DB2 Universal Database (UDB) for the iSeries database. All of the SAP applications are based on a common infrastructure layer called SAP NetWeaver. This IBM Redpaper focuses on the SAP business applications based on mySAP NetWeaver 2004 and outlines the activities involved when installing an SAP system that are specific to the System i ... [more]


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    Implementing POWER Linux on IBM System i Platform
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Feb 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication is about POWER Linux implementation on the IBM System i platform. With the brand-new technologies of POWER5 and IBM Virtualization Engine, POWER Linux on i5 is even more powerful, scalable, and flexible. We also have new versions of Linux distributions that are available for POWER Linux on IBM System i platform. They are SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. This book gets you ready to plan, configure, and install Linux on System i platform. It provides information about setting up a network connection between the server ... [more]


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    IBM Technology for Java Virtual Machine in IBM i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Feb 2007, last updated 14 Feb 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of a new 32-bit Java Virtual Machine (JVM) in IBM i5/OS. With the arrival of this new JVM, IBM System i platform now comfortably supports Java and WebSphere applications on a wide array of different server models: from entry size boxes to the huge enterprise systems. This book provides in-depth information about setting Java and IBM WebSphere environments with new 32-bit JVM, tuning its performance, and monitoring or troubleshooting its runtime with the new set of tools. Information in this book helps system architects, Java ... [more]


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    Porting and Tuning the Amsterdam Density Functional package on IBM p575+ Linux Platforms
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 13 Feb 2007

    The Amsterdam Density Functional (ADF) package is a highly requested application in our work with IBM benchmarks. However, there was no official Linux on POWER version of the ADF package in 2006. So, we ported and tuned the ADF package to our IBM p575+ Linux platform. This IBM Redpaper describes our porting experience and compares the performance of the ADF package on both Linux and AIX to demonstrate the impact of different interconnects, file systems, and kernels. Our results show that the ADF package has great performance and scalability on both platforms. In addition, we include tips for ... [more]


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    PHP: Zend for i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Jan 2007, last updated 31 Jan 2007

    This IBM Redbooks publication will help you install, configure, and become productive with PHP on System i using Zend Core for i5/OS and Zend Platform for i5/OS. If you are evaluating PHP, this book will also help by providing background information and comparisons with other tools. Some of the topics addressed include: - Installation, configuration and administration - Application development - Strategies to access DB2 for i5/OS and MySQL data from your PHP applications - Security, performance, troubleshooting, and more Emphasis has been placed on highlighting i5/OS-specific functions and ... [more]


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    A Banking Application: Fundtech Global PAYplus Test Results on IBM POWER5+
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 25 Jan 2007

    A group of United Kingdom banks have plans to reduce payment times of transactions involving telephone or Internet instructions from customers from days to seconds. The Faster Payments Initiative is a proposal to update their payment systems to enable connection with the new central infrastructure. Testing must be completed within a very compressed timeframe. Fundtech ran a series of benchmark tests to demonstrate that their Global PAYplus application can handle the high transaction volumes ... [more]


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    IBM i5/OS Intrusion Detection System
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 8 Jan 2007

    The Intrusion Detection System (IDS), introduced in IBM i5/OS, is a system that notifies you of attempts to hack into, disrupt, or deny service to the system. Prior to IDS, the i5/OS took some protective measures against the types of intrusions described here. However, with the new IDS support, the i5/OS system can now tell you about the intrusions. This IBM Redpaper describes the following types of intrusions on the i5/OS system that are caught, audited, and, in many cases, discarded—before they become a threat: Attacks - IP fragments - Malformed packets - SYN floods - Internet Control ... [more]


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    IBM System p5 505 and 505Q Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 14 Sep 2006, last updated 14 Dec 2006

    This IBM Redpaper is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM System p5 505 server supporting the IBM AIX 5L and Linux operating systems. We introduce major hardware offerings and discuss their prominent functions. Professionals wanting to acquire a better understanding of IBM System p5 products should consider reading this document. The intended audience includes: - Clients - Marketing representatives - Technical support professionals - IBM Business Partners - Independent software vendors This document expands the current set of IBM System p5 documentation by providing a desktop reference ... [more]


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    Techniques to Build a Diskless Boot Linux Cluster of JS21 Blades
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 13 Dec 2006

    Blades are becoming an increasingly popular method for companies to use to build up their infrastructure at a low cost. Blades provide a large computing powerhouse in an extremely small, condensed footprint. Using Linux as the operating system of choice and booting “diskless” provides for even lower cost of ownership, faster build times, and easier maintenance cycles. This Redpaper describes the experience of configuring the IBM Diskless Image Management (DIM) Server and a cluster of System p-based JS21 blades to remotely boot from the DIM Server (diskless boot). The paper gives examples ... [more]


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    Introducing VERITAS Foundation Suite for AIX
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 4 Nov 2002, last updated 7 Dec 2006

    VERITAS Software products, such as VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) and VERITAS File System (VxFS), are popular on other UNIX platforms, and VERITAS announced these products for AIX in the early of May 2002. VERITAS Foundation Suite for AIX includes VERITAS Volume Manager for AIX and VERITAS File System for AIX. These products will be useful for people who are familiar with the same products on other UNIX platforms since VERITAS Foundation Suite for AIX provides a similar environment for them. That means they can use their same skills and knowledge in the AIX environment. This IBM Redbooks ... [more]


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    Linux Integration with IBM i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 1 Dec 2006

    IBM System i platform offers many points of integration that support Linux applications leveraging IBM i5/OS applications and data, such as IBM eServer iSeries Access for Linux, IBM i5/OS NetServer with Samba support, and IBM Java Virtual Machine and JTOpen support. This IBM Redbooks publication covers each communication technique with sample code and shows you the methods that you can use to connect Linux applications with IBM i5/OS. This book is intended to help Linux users, programmers and administrators, with an IBM i5/OS background, to connect Linux with IBM ... [more]


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    Journaling at object creation on DB2 for iSeries
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 17 May 2006, last updated 28 Nov 2006

    There is often a time gap between the time a file is created and the time some person or product turns on journaling protection for this newly created object. In some environments, that time gap represents a risk: What if an application adds data to this new object before journal protection is enabled? For that reason, especially in environments that demand high availability, it is desirable to find a mechanism by which you can assure that no such time gap exists. What if you could assure that newly created objects, such as database files, had journaling enabled at creation? Is that ... [more]


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    SAP NetWeaver Java on IBM i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 21 Nov 2006

    IBM i5/OS and System i technology are proven platforms for SAP applications. With more than 10 years of success across more than 2500 SAP worldwide installations in small, medium, and large enterprises, System i models are an ideal platform for SAP customers who are looking for easy usability, high performance, reliability, and carefree operation of their SAP applications. The unique value of System i lies in its ability to reduce information technology (IT) complexity and to simplify SAP system landscapes. This IBM Redpaper focuses on SAP Java technology. It can be used in conjunction with ... [more]


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    IBM BladeCenter JS21: The POWER of Blade Innovation
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 3 Oct 2006, last updated 21 Nov 2006

    Blade servers have captured the industry focus because of their efficient, powerful technology and their modular design, which reduces cost with a more efficient use of valuable floor space. They offer simplified management, which can help to speed up tasks such as installing, provisioning, updating, and troubleshooting hundreds of blade servers. You can do all of this remotely using one graphical console with IBM Director systems management tools or cluster management software such as Cluster Systems Management (CSM). This IBM Redbooks publication takes an in-depth look at the IBM ... [more]


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    IBM System p5 550 and 550Q Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 22 Sep 2006, last updated 5 Nov 2006

    This IBM Redpaper is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM System p5 550 and 550Q UNIX servers. It introduces major hardware offerings and discusses their prominent functions. Professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM System p products should read this IBM Redpaper. The intended audience includes: - Clients - Sales and marketing professionals - Technical support professionals - IBM Business Partners - Independent software vendors This IBM Redpaper expands the current set of IBM System p documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical ... [more]


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    The Ins and Outs of XML and DB2 for i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 24 Oct 2006

    XML represents a fundamental change in computing. It allows applications to move away from proprietary file and data formats to a world of open data interchange. XML has become ubiquitous not only because of its range of applications, but also because of its ease of use. Although XML solves many problems by providing a standard format for data interchange, some challenges remain. In the real world, applications need reliable services to store, retrieve, and manipulate data. These services have traditionally been offered by DB2 for i5/OS. In this IBM Redbooks publication, we discuss the ... [more]


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    Journal Caching: Understanding the Risk of Data Loss
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 27 Sep 2006, last updated 2 Oct 2006

    This Technote answers the following questions that you might have about the relationship between remote journal and journal caching:
    - What do they have in common?
    - Can they coexist?
    - Which combinations make sense?
    - How do performance and risk of data loss calculate into the trade-offs?
    Written by Larry Youngren, Software Engineer IBM Systems &Technology Group, Development Development iSeries Journaling


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    Preparing for and Tuning the SQL Query Engine on DB2 for i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 27 Sep 2006

    The IBM System i family, which encompasses the IBM AS/400, eServer iSeries, eServer i5, and System i5, has a successful 24-year history of satisfying hundreds of customers' requirements, thanks to its developers. DB2 for i5/OS, also known as DB2 Universal Database for iSeries, is deeply rooted in the architecture and heritage of the AS/400 and its predecessor System/38. The database has undergone significant changes over the years to maintain its competitive advantage including fundamental changes to the structure of the database to compete successfully in the industry. In doing so, IBM ... [more]


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    IBM System p5 510 and 510Q Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 22 Sep 2006

    This IBM Redpaper is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM System p5 510 and 510Q UNIX servers. It introduces the hardware offerings and discusses their major functions. Professionals that wish to acquire a better understanding of IBM System p products should read this document. The intended audience includes clients, sales and marketing professionals, technical support professionals, IBM Business Partners, and independent software vendors This Redpaper expands the current set of IBM System p documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of ... [more]


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    IBM System i Application Modernization: Building a New Interface to Legacy Applications
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 22 Sep 2006

    This IBM Redbooks publication examines many different alternatives for accessing your IBM System i legacy applications. It provides recommendations for selecting different tools and technologies based on your existing environment and the goals that you are trying to achieve. It covers the IBM WebSphere -based solutions, such as IBM Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) and JavaServer Faces (JSF), as well as rich-client and PHP solutions. The parts of this book are designed for company CIOs, architects, and developers. Within these parts, this book provides guidance for those who are ... [more]


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    IBM System p5 520 and 520Q Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 20 Sep 2006

    This IBM Redpaper is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM System p5 520 and 520Q UNIX servers. It introduces major hardware offerings and discusses their prominent functions. Professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM System p products should read this document. The intended audience includes: - Clients - Marketing representatives - Technical support professionals - IBM Business Partners - Independent software vendors This document expands the current set of IBM System p documentation and provides a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of ... [more]


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    IBM System p5 Approaches to 24x7 Availability Including AIX 5L
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 7 Aug 2006, last updated 28 Aug 2006

    This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on the technology, serviceability, and features that are used by the IBM eServer p5 and IBM System p5 servers, which allow you to make your server one of the most reliable and available parts of your IT infrastructure. This book explains how the server availability can be improved by: - Proper planning of the server environment and configuration - Understanding the role of the service processors and firmware components, and how they can be best configured and managed -Using high availability and redundancy features provided by the AIX 5L operating system ... [more]


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    LPAR Simplification Tools Handbook
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 24 Aug 2006

    In this IBM Redbooks publication we summarize the new functions designed to simplify the process of planning for and deploying logical partitions (LPARs) on the System i and System p models. The new LPAR Simplification functions include the new System Planning Tool (SPT) and the new Deploy System Plan wizard on the Hardware Management Console (HMC). This book focuses on System i. The System Planning Tool is the replacement for the Logical Partition Validation Tool (LVT). It provides the configuration mechanism for designing LPARs on System i and System p systems. This document covers the ... [more]


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    IBM System p5 Quad-Core Module Based on POWER5+ Technology: Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 22 Aug 2006

    The Quad-Core Module (QCM) is based on the well-known POWER5 Dual-Core Module (DCM) technology. The dual-core POWER5 chip and the dual-core POWER5+ chip are packaged with the L3 cache chip into a cost-effective DCM package. The QCM is a package that enables entry-level and midrange IBM System p5 servers to achieve additional processing density without increasing the footprint.


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    Deploying IBM Workplace Collaboration Services on the IBM System i5 Platform
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Aug 2006, last updated 15 Aug 2006

    IBM, the leader in collaboration, has created IBM Workplace Collaboration Services, a completely integrated collaborative environment based on open standards. Workplace Collaboration Services provides a wide range of integrated ready-to-use communication and collaboration capabilities as services for the IBM Workplace environment. This includes such capabilities as e-mail, calendaring and scheduling, presence awareness, instant messaging, e-learning, team spaces, Web conferencing, and document and Web content management. The integrated design of the IBM System i5 platform provides a ... [more]


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    Securing Communications with OpenSSH on IBM i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 10 Jul 2006, last updated 19 Jul 2006

    The OpenSSH open source product is widely used to securely access command line shells remotely. Secure Shell (SSH) tunneling or port forwarding capabilities allow users to establish a secure link for data traffic that otherwise flows in the clear over communication links. Additional utilities, such as scp and sftp, provide secure file transfer services. On the IBM System i platform, OpenSSH is shipped as part of the license program option IBM Portable Utilities for i5/OS and is available for systems that run V5R3 and later. This IBM Redpaper introduces you to the OpenSSH implementation and ... [more]


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    IBM eServer p5 590 and 595 System Handbook
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 17 Mar 2005, last updated 30 Jun 2006

    This IBM Redbooks publication explains the IBM eServer p5 models 590 and 595 (9119-590, 9119-595), a new level of UNIX servers providing world-class performance, availability, and flexibility. Ideal for on demand computing environments, data center implementation, application service providers, and high performance computing, this new class of high-end servers include mainframe-inspired self-management and security to meet your most demanding needs. The IBM eServer p5 590 and 595 provide an expandable, high-end enterprise solution for managing the computing requirements necessary to become ... [more]


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    The IBM eServer BladeCenter JS20
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 31 Mar 2005, last updated 22 Jun 2006

    Blade servers are a relatively new technology. They have captured industry focus because of their modular design, which can reduce cost with a more efficient use of valuable floor space. They offer simplified management, which can help to speed such tasks as installing, reprovisioning, updating, and troubleshooting hundreds of blade servers. You can do all of this remotely using one graphical console with IBM Director systems management tools. In addition, blade servers provide improved performance by doubling current rack density. By integrating resources and sharing key components, costs ... [more]


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    Deploying IBM Workplace Services Express on the IBM eServer iSeries Server
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 22 May 2006, last updated 16 Jun 2006

    IBM Workplace Services Express is software that makes it simple for you, your colleagues, your teams, and your entire organization to quickly collaborate and effectively work together. Designed specifically for small and medium-sized organizations or departmental needs in larger organizations, Workplace Services Express enables you to easily create, edit, and share documents from your own customized Workplace environment. This IBM Redbooks publication is written for administrators who want to install, configure, and administer Workplace Services Express on an IBM eServer iSeries server. It ... [more]


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    WebSphere Replication Server Using Q Replication High Availability Scenarios for the AIX Platform
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 7 Jun 2006, last updated 16 Jun 2006

    This IBM Redbooks publication provides detailed instructions and scripts on managing failover and switchback in a bidirectional Q replication environment for the AIX platform. A typical business scenario is used to showcase the bidirectional failover/switchback implementation. The book also includes a HADR high availability scenario for the source system in a Q replication environment involving unidirectional replication. Key considerations in designing and implementing such environments are discussed. This book is organized into the following topics: - High availability concepts - WebSphere ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V6 for OS/400: A Guide to Getting Started
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 8 Jun 2006

    This IBM Redbooks publication helps you get started with IBM WebSphere Application Server V6 for the IBM eServer iSeries. Designed for new WebSphere users, this book presents the WebSphere architecture, administration, and maintenance topics in an easy-to-follow format. It answers many of the common questions that new users tend to have about starting to use WebSphere Application Server. By reading this book, you will be able to:
    - Install WebSphere Application Server on iSeries
    - Correctly apply the latest WebSphere fixes
    - Use the most typical WebSphere administrative ... [more]


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    SQL Performance Diagnosis on IBM DB2 Universal Database for iSeries
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 26 May 2006

    The goal of database performance tuning is to minimize the response time of your queries. It is also to optimize your server's resources by minimizing network traffic, disk I/O, and CPU time. This IBM Redbooks publication helps you to understand the basics of identifying and tuning the performance of Structured Query Language (SQL) statements using IBM DB2 Universal Database for iSeries. DB2 Universal Database for iSeries provides a comprehensive set of tools that help technical analysts tune SQL queries. The SQL Performance Monitors are part of the set of tools that IBM i5/OS provides for ... [more]


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    Tips and Techniques for Using TCP/IP on i5/OS
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 25 May 2006

    This IBM Redpaper provides various tips and techniques for managing TCP/IP with IBM i5/OS: - Various recommendations that might improve your network configuration and enable you to obtain optimal performance in a TCP/IP network. - Information about the different ways that TCP/IP can be started and ended, including potential problems that might occur if starting TCP/IP is not carefully planned. - Discussion about why it is important for a TCP/IP application to check the status of TCP/IP in a proper way. Includes an example of a program that checks TCP/IP status. - Procedure for assigning an ... [more]


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    Logical Partitions on System i5: A Guide to Planning and Configuring LPAR with HMC on System i
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 17 May 2006

    This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of the new System i5 architecture as it applies to logically partitioned System i5 systems. This functionality is delivered through a new configuration and management interface called the Hardware Management Console (HMC). Reading this book will help you design your server partition scheme from scratch. We also discuss the requirements to create a solution to migrate from existing iSeries servers with and without logical partitions. This book will help you install, tailor, and configure logical partitions (LPARs) on System i5 systems. ... [more]


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    IBM System i Tools Innovation Program: Resource Guide for Modernization and Integration Tools for System i Applications
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 10 May 2006

    The IBM System i Tools Innovation program is part of the IBM System i Initiative for Innovation program introduced in early 2005. There are over 125 independent software vendors (ISVs) that are members of this program. These ISVs have tools available to help other ISVs and clients with some aspect of enhancing, modernizing, and integrating existing System i applications. This IBM Redpaper focuses on a subset of the ISVs that have tools to help modernize or integrate System i applications. The ISV tools identified in this paper have been certified as IBM ServerProven, meaning they are ... [more]


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    IBM BladeCenter JS21 Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 24 Mar 2006, last updated 1 May 2006

    This IBM Redpaper is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM® BladeCenter™ JS21 Type 8844 blade server supporting the IBM AIX 5L™ and Linux® operating systems. We introduce major hardware offerings and discuss their prominent functions. Professionals wanting to acquire a better understanding of IBM System JS21 products should consider reading this document. The intended audience includes: - Clients - Sales and marketing professionals - Technical support professionals - IBM Business Partners - Independent software vendors This document expands the current set of BladeCenter JS21 ... [more]


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    IBM eServer p5 510 Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 2 Jun 2005, last updated 25 Apr 2006

    This document is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM eServer p5 510 AIX 5L and Linux operating system servers. It introduces major hardware offerings and discusses their prominent functions. Professionals wishing to acquire a better understanding of IBM eServer p5 products should consider reading this document. The intended audience includes: Clients Sales and marketing professionals Technical support professionals IBM Business Partners Independent software vendors This document expands the current set of IBM eServer documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed ... [more]


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    IBM System p5 185 Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 3 Apr 2006, last updated 21 Apr 2006

    This document is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM System p5 185 server. It introduces major hardware offerings and discusses their prominent functions. Professionals wishing to acquire a better understanding of IBM System p5 185 product should read this document. The intended audience includes: - Clients - Sales and marketing professionals - Technical support professionals - IBM Business Partners - Independent software vendors This document expands the current set of IBM System p documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the IBM ... [more]


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    Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle 9i RAC and DB2 UDB V8 on IBM eServer pSeries
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 11 Apr 2006

    This IBM Redpaper describes our installation and testing of Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle 9i RAC and IBM DB2 Universal Database V8 on AIX 5L , running on IBM eServer pSeries . It describes a high availability solution implemented for demonstration purposes at the IBM Benchmark Center in Montpellier, France.


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    IBM IntelliStation POWER 185 Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 11 Apr 2006

    This IBM Redpaper is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM IntelliStation POWER 185 workstation. It introduces major hardware offerings and discusses their prominent functions. Professionals wanting to acquire a better understanding of IBM IntelliStation systems should consider reading this document. The intended audience includes: - Clients - Sales and marketing professionals - Technical support professionals - IBM Business Partners - Independent software vendors This document expands the current set of IBM IntelliStation system documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers ... [more]


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    Benchmarking MOM4 on IBM eServer pSeries Clusters
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 7 Apr 2006

    MOM -- Modular Ocean Model – is a popular code used for studying the global ocean climate system; MOM4 is the latest version (4) of MOM. It is developed and supported by Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), Princeton University, New Jersy, USA. In this report, we present guidelines to benchmark MOM4 on an IBM p-series Linux clus-ter, and include performance results.


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    AIX 5L Differences Guide Version 5.2 Edition
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 24 Dec 2002, last updated 29 Mar 2006

    This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on the differences introduced in AIX 5L through Version 5.2 when compared to AIX Version 4.3.3. It is intended to help system administrators, developers, and users understand these enhancements and evaluate potential benefits in their own environments. AIX 5L introduces many new features, including Linux and System V affinity, dynamic LPAR, multipath I/O, 32- and 64-bit kernel and application support, virtual IP, Quality of Service enhancements, enhanced error logging, dynamic paging space reduction, hot-spare disk management, advanced Workload Manager, ... [more]


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    Amsterdam Density Functional (ADF) Benchmarking on IBM Platforms
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 27 Mar 2006

    Amsterdam Density Functional (ADF) is a quantum chemistry code based on the Density Functional Theory (DFT). It has become more and more widely used for customer benchmarking. In this report, we describe various aspects of installing, compiling and running this application on IBM platforms. Some useful tips for troubleshooting and achieving the best performance are also provided.


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    HACMP 5.3, Dynamic LPAR, and Virtualization
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 19 Dec 2005, last updated 21 Feb 2006

    This IBM Redpaper is a practical case study about HACMP™ V5.3, Dynamic LPAR, and Advanced POWER™ Virtualization on pSeries® servers, including recommendations on how to deploy and configure HACMP in this environment. This Redpaper focuses on the latest LPAR management techniques for IBM eServer pSeries servers, including implementation techniques, installation changes, and system management, in addition to HACMP V5.3 features, to provide a highly available environment. This Redpaper is targeted at HACMP V5.3 technical professionals (consultants, IT architects, and IT specialists) ... [more]


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    IBM eServer pSeries HACMP V5.x Certification Study Guide Update
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 10 Feb 2006, last updated 17 Feb 2006

    IBM HACMP 5.x for AIX 5L (V5.1, V5.2, and the new HACMP 5.3) has introduced major changes to the well-proven IBM high availability solution for IBM eServer pSeries clusters. The changes include product usability enhancements, performance, and integration with the IBM strategic On Demand initiative. This IBM Redbooks publication provides information for system administrators who want to implement high availability clusters with HACMP V5.x, upgrade an existing cluster to the latest version, or prepare for the HACMP V5.x certification exam to achieve IBM Eserver Certified Systems Expert - ... [more]


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    IBM System i5 Handbook IBM i5/OS Version 5 Release 4 January 2006
    Power Systems

    Draft Redbooks, last updated 4 Feb 2006

    Attention: Before reviewing this publication you should first review IBM Redbooks® Technote TIPS0637 - Where to Find Today and Yesterday's System i Technical Marketing Deliverables The latest models of the IBM System i Family is here. The new models extend the IBM System i family as the first servers in the industry based on the leading-edge IBM POWER5 64-bit microprocessor. The latest IBM System i models continue to provide the flexibility to move from one generation of technology to another without disrupting a company’s business. IBM i5/OS Version 5 Release 4 features support for ... [more]


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    Modernizing and Improving the Maintainability of RPG Applications Using X-Analysis Version 5.6
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 1 Feb 2006

    This IBM Redpaper covers the use of X-Analysis to accelerate the modernization and improve the maintainability of existing RPG applications. It discusses how X-Analysis is used to restructure and reuse the RPG application’s business logic and application data model, and includes step-by-step examples and scenarios showing an RPG application exposed by the tool. The paper shows how an application is visually displayed, starting from a high-level model and drilling down to program details such as the specific use of fields and files. Use of X-Analysis to convert an existing application to the ... [more]


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    Mainframes and GIS: A New ESRI Solution on IBM zSeries using Linux
    IBM Z

    Redpaper, published 11 Jan 2006, last updated 18 Jan 2006

    IBM® and ESRI are leading the development of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) solutions away from a specialized departmental technology into a more comprehensive enterprise-wide platform. Enterprise GIS now contains all the reliability, manageability, and performance requirements demanded by Enterprise Information Technology solutions. Customer demand encouraged IBM and ESRI to expand GIS enterprise solutions to use mainframe database repositories for spatial information and analysis. Therefore, IBM undertook a study at the IBM Eserver zSeries® Benchmark Center in Poughkeepsie, NY to ... [more]


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    Implementing NFSv4 in the Enterprise: Planning and Migration Strategies
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 15 Dec 2005, last updated 12 Jan 2006

    The most recent maintenance release of IBM AIX 5L Version 5.3 includes a significant set of new features added to the NFSv4 implementation. In 2004, the first IBM Redbooks publication devoted to the topic of NFSv4 implementation in AIX 5L was published: "Securing NFS in AIX: An Introduction to NFS V4 in AIX 5L," SG24-7204. This book provides additional up-to-date information to help IBM clients understand and take advantage of the new NFSv4 functions provided by AIX 5L Version 5.3 with the 5300-03 Recommended Maintenance Package. The NFSv4 implementation in AIX 5L has now expanded to provide ... [more]


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    IBM eServer i5 and iSeries System Handbook i5/OS Version 5 Release 3 October 2005 -- Draft
    Power Systems

    Draft Redbooks, last updated 6 Jan 2006

    The new IBM® eServer i5 servers extend the IBM eServer iSeries™ family. They are the first servers in the industry based on the leading-edge IBM POWER5™ 64-bit microprocessor. Today’s eServer i5 servers give the flexibility to move from one generation of technology to another without disrupting a company’s business. IBM i5/OS™ Version 5 Release 3, the next generation of OS/400®, features support for multiple operating systems and application environments on a single, simplified platform. eServer i5 servers do more with less. This twenty-eighth edition of the IBM eServer i5 and iSeries ... [more]


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    Implementing High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing (HACMP) Cookbook
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 30 Dec 2005

    This IBM Redbooks publication will help you install, tailor and configure the new HACMP V5.3, and understand the new and improved features like Dynamic LPAR integration, Virtual I/O, and Disaster Recovery (DR) configurations. This book gives a broad understanding of the HACMP and HACMP Extended Distance (HACMP/XD) architecture. If you plan to install, migrate, or merely administer a high availability cluster, this book is right for you. Disaster recovery elements and how HACMP fulfills these necessities are also presented in detail. This cookbook helps AIX professionals that are seeking a ... [more]


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    IBM eServer Certification Study Guide eServer p5 and pSeries Enterprise Technical Support AIX 5L V5.3
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 15 Dec 2005

    This IBM Redbooks publication is designed as a study guide for professionals wanting to prepare for the certification exam to achieve IBM Certified Systems Expert - eServer p5 and pSeries Enterprise Technical Support AIX 5L V5.3. This technical support certification validates a broad scope of configuration, installation, and planning skills. In addition, it covers administrative and diagnostic activities needed to support logical partitions and virtual resources. This publication helps IBM eServer p5 and pSeries professionals seeking a comprehensive and task-oriented guide for developing the ... [more]


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    IBM eServer iSeries Systems Management Handbook
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 5 Dec 2005

    This IBM Redpaper gives a broad understanding of the systems management products available from IBM to help you manage iSeries systems. Its intended audience is those who manage iSeries systems either as stand-alone systems or along with other systems as part of a larger environment. An overview of the products is included with information about when to use which product. Product functions, features, and target environments are discussed, along with comparisons of the tools. The products discussed include iSeries Navigator, its Management Central functions and Web-based interface, IBM ... [more]


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    Secure Your E-mail Server on IBM eServer i5 with Linux
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 31 Oct 2005

    This IBM Redpaper will help you design a solution to protect your e-mail servers on IBM eServer i5 using various security solutions of Linux. Like many of Linux solutions, security implementation can be done using either free software solutions (that is, Open Source Software based solutions) or commerce software solutions (that is, Independent Software Vendor based solutions). This redpaper has two main parts: Part I covers OSS-based solutions and Part II covers ISV-based solutions. In either case, the goal protecting your e-mail servers from various ... [more]


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    JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.9 High Availability and Storage for the IBM eServer pSeries Client
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 31 Oct 2005

    As companies depend more and more on their enterprise software for daily operations, they require highly available systems. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne has long enabled their software with the IBM High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing (HACMP) product for high availability. This IBM Redbooks publication describes the IBM HACMP/Enhanced Scalability (HACMP/ES) Version 4.5 solution to certify JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.9 in an IBM AIX high availability environment. This book also describes HACMP/ES Version 5.1. It explains how to install and tune HACMP/ES, as well as reviews the setup steps to ... [more]


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    Partitioning Implementations for IBM eServer p5 Servers
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Feb 2005, last updated 16 Oct 2005

    This IBM Redbooks publication provides a broad understanding of logical partitioning on the IBM eServer p5 servers, focusing particularly on the increased function available when these servers are combined with AIX 5L Version 5.3 and Advanced POWER Virtualization features. It also provides a discussion of available Linux support and IBM eServer OpenPower systems. This book covers the following subject areas: * Advanced POWER Virtualization * Micro-Partitioning technology * Virtual I/O * Dynamic logical partitioning implementation The audience for this book are technical support specialists, ... [more]


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    Best Practices for Microsoft Windows and Linux Integration in iSeries Systems
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 3 Oct 2005, last updated 12 Oct 2005

    This Redpaper will provide you with a broad understanding of the integration of existing, separate Microsoft Windows and Linux PC servers in an IBM eServer iSeries system with an integrated IBM eServer xSeries server. We discuss the overall considerations for selecting and sizing servers. We also describe best practices and provide information about other resources that are available to you. This guide is developed for IBM employees, IBM Business Partners, and ... [more]


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    IBM eServer iSeries Performance Management Tools
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 19 Sep 2005, last updated 3 Oct 2005

    Learn about the complete array of IBM eServer iSeries performance management tools! This IBM Redpaper is designed to help you understand the different iSeries performance management tools at the IBM i5/OS V5R3M0 level, that are available to you and when to use them. The paper is designed for beginners who want to learn about the tools that are available. It also provides a helpful reference to the more experienced user who needs one resource for all the performance management tools available to them. The paper begins with a comprehensive list of the tools. Then the paper presents common ... [more]


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    AIX 5L Differences Guide Version 5.3 Edition
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 9 Dec 2004, last updated 29 Aug 2005

    This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on the differences introduced in AIX 5L Version 5.3 when compared to AIX 5L Version 5.2. It is intended to help system administrators, developers, and users understand these enhancements and evaluate potential benefits in their own environments. AIX 5L Version 5.3 introduces many new features, including NFS Version 4 and Advanced Accounting, and exploits the advanced capabilities of POWER5 equipped severs, such as Virtual SCSI, Virtual Ethernet SMT, Micro-Partitioning, and others. There are many other enhancements available with AIX 5L Version 5.3, and ... [more]


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    JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.9 with IBM eServer iSeries and Storage
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 8 Aug 2005, last updated 22 Aug 2005

    JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is a complex application that provides Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) capabilities. It can run with Citrix, fat, or Web clients. This IBM Redbooks publication provides helpful hints as you work with the EnterpriseOne product on iSeries. The reader of this book should have a basic knowledge of IBM eServer iSeries and the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne solution. This book is designed to assist technical people among J.D. Edwards OneWorld customers, OneWorld consultants, business partners, and IBM ... [more]


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    IBM eServer and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Technology Foundation: Ensuring a High Quality of Service
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Aug 2005

    Technology Foundation from Oracle is an integration of the IBM world-class middleware with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application software. Technology Foundation provides a robust Web interface complete with collaboration and portal technology. This IBM Redbooks publication covers the Technology Foundation components. Part one discusses the steps to help you prepare for installing Technology Foundation. It helps you to determine your failover and security requirements prior to ordering hardware. Plus, it explains how to select a supported architecture for JD Edwards' EnterpriseOne Technology ... [more]


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    Banking on iSeries Systems
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 1 Aug 2005, last updated 4 Aug 2005

    Installed in over 16,000 banks worldwide, the IBM eServer iSeries system has the world’s most diverse independent software vendor (ISV) banking solutions portfolio. The iSeries system offers bank executives unparalleled freedom to choose the best applications for their banking needs. It provides integrated, secure capabilities to grow cost-effectively in concert with a bank’s business growth requirements. It is designed to streamline banking infrastructure and operations, so banks can invest those savings to capture the growth in the industry today. This IBM Redpaper introduces the iSeries ... [more]


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    IBM eServer iSeries Printing VII: Infoprint Server Implementation
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 4 May 2004, last updated 17 Jun 2005

    This IBM Redpaper builds on the extensive coverage of IBM Redbooks publication "IBM eServer iSeries Printing VI: Delivering the Output of e-business", SG24-6250. It expands the implementation guidance for output delivery applications and includes new support available in V5R3. The target audience of this paper is iSeries Clients, IBM Business Partners, and IBM IT specialists who need to implement e-business communications solutions with Infoprint Server. The principal focus of the paper is intelligent routing. Intelligent routing is a set of capabilities that enable the profiled delivery of ... [more]


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    IBM eServer OpenPower 710 Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 6 Jun 2005

    This document is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM eServer OpenPower 710 servers. We introduce major hardware offerings and discuss their prominent functions. Professionals wishing to acquire a better understanding of IBM eServer OpenPower products should consider reading this document. The intended audience includes: Clients Sales and marketing professionals Technical support professionals IBM Business Partners Independent software vendors This document expands the current set of IBM eServer documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of ... [more]


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    WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries Version 5.1.2
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 5 May 2005

    While the IBM WebFacing Tool is probably the most commonly known component of WDSc, there are many other tools combined into a single product. All those components together provide a complete workbench based on the Eclipse framework for the application developer for OS/400 or i5/OS. This IBM Redbooks publication discusses WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries V5.1.2 and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries V5.1.2. The Development Studio Client includes several powerful tools that are targeted to iSeries application developers: WebSphere Studio Site ... [more]


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    IBM Enterprise Workload Manager Release 1
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 27 Aug 2004, last updated 4 May 2005

    This IBM Redbooks publication provides an introduction to the Enterprise Workload Manager (EWLM). In addition to describing the overall product concept and functionality, it presents a detailed discussion of the elements that are part of the solution. Step-by-step instructions take you through the installation of EWLM code on multiple platforms, for both the domain manager and managed servers, and also show how to enable the instrumentation of the middleware for a 3-tier Web application. The features for administering EWLM are described, along with the monitoring and reporting capabilities. ... [more]


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    Virtual Partition Manager A Guide to Planning and Implementation
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 29 Apr 2005

    With the recently announced POWER5 processor based eServer i5 systems, IBM is delivering the 3rd generation of logical partitioning for the iSeries family of servers. The new partitioning capabilities enable clients to further simplify their infrastructures. The IBM Virtualization Engine, which provides support for logical partitioning and resource virtualization through i5/OS, is included with eServer i5 servers. The Virtual Partition Manager (VPM) introduces the capability to create and manage Linux partitions without the use of the Hardware Management Console (HMC). The Virtual Partition ... [more]


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    Integrating DB2 Universal Database for iSeries with Microsoft ADO .NET
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 13 Apr 2005

    Customers have been using the IBM DB2 UDB for iSeries for many years with data access technologies such as ODBC and OLE DB. The newest data access technology from Microsoft is called ADO.NET. Applications that use ADO.NET with the iSeries can work with several different .NET providers:
    - The IBM.Data.DB2.iSeries provider, a .NET-managed provider new to iSeries Access for Windows in V5R3
    - The IBM.Data.DB2 provider, a .NET provider that works with all IBM eServer platforms in conjunction with DB2 Connect
    - The Microsoft System.Data.OleDb provider, as a bridge to one of ... [more]


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    i5/OS on eServer p5 Models A Guide to Planning, Implementation, and Operation
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 17 Mar 2005, last updated 24 Mar 2005

    The IBM eServer p5 servers with POWER5 technology provide leading-edge virtualization capabilities, and enable highly adaptive and efficient operations to help businesses excel in an on demand world. With the flexibility to support an extensive range of applications without compromising system responsiveness, flexibility, and affordability, the eServer p5 servers allow clients to use technology to innovate business, capture new value, and improve productivity. At the core of the eServer p5 servers are the operating systems and partitioning capabilities, which provide a streamlined framework ... [more]


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    IBM eServer i5 and iSeries System Handbook: IBM i5/OS Version 5 Release 3 October 2004
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 17 Mar 2005

    The new IBM eServer i5 servers extend the IBM eServer iSeries family. They are the first servers in the industry based on the leading-edge IBM POWER5 64-bit microprocessor. Today’s eServer i5 servers give the flexibility to move from one generation of technology to another without disrupting a company’s business. IBM i5/OS Version 5 Release 3, the next generation of OS/400, features support for multiple operating systems and application environments on a single, simplified platform. eServer i5 servers do more with less. This twenty-seventh edition of the IBM eServer i5 and iSeries System ... [more]


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    iSeries in Storage Area Networks A Guide to Implementing FC Disk and Tape with iSeries
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 17 Mar 2005

    This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of the new Power5 architecture as it applies to logical partitioned eServer i5 servers. This functionality is delivered through a new configuration and management interface called the Hardware Management Console (HMC). This book will help you design your server partition scheme from scratch. We also discuss the requirements to migrate from existing iSeries servers with and without logical partitions. This book will help you install, tailor, and configure logical partitions (LPARs) on eServer i5 servers. You will understand how to ... [more]


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    IBM iDoctor iSeries Job Watcher: Advanced Performance Tool
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Mar 2005

    This IBM Redbooks publication is intended for those familiar with most of the IBM-provided iSeries performance tools that are generally available through the i5/OS operating systems commands and iSeries Navigator interfaces and the additional-cost Performance Tools for iSeries, 5722-PT1, licensed program. iDoctor for iSeries is a set of software performance analysis tools and associated services that extend your ability to evaluate the health of your iSeries-based system by gathering detailed information and providing automated, graphical analysis of this data. One of these tools, Job ... [more]


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    Printing for Fun and Profit under AIX 5L
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 8 Mar 2001, last updated 6 Mar 2005

    The introduction of AIX 5L demonstrates IBM’s commitment to the open model of computing. The addition of the System V Release 4 print subsystem in this release of AIX is just one of the many ways that IBM demonstrates this commitment. Many new functions have been introduced in this latest release of AIX. In AIX 5L, IBM includes both the traditional AIX print subsystem, which we will call the PowerPC print subsystem, as well as the System V print subsystem, which has been a printing standard for many years in the UNIX environment. For more complex printing environments, IBM also offers a ... [more]


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    Native GPFS Benchmarks in an Integrated p690/AIX and x335/Linux Environment
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 17 Feb 2005

    A series of benchmark tests were completed during September 4 - 6, 2004, at the IBM Benchmarking Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. The primary goal of these tests was to evaluate GPFS performance for HPC applications in a mixed p690/AIX and x335/Linux environment. A secondary goal was to assess how well GPFS scales by adding additional storage controllers.


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    Modernizing IBM eServer iSeries Application Data Access - A Roadmap Cornerstone
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 17 Feb 2005

    In 1978 IBM introduced the System/38 as part of its midrange platform hardware base. One of the many outstanding features of this system was the built-in Relational Database Management System (RDMS) support. The system included a utility for defining databases, screens, and reports. This utility used a form named Data Description Specifications (DDS) to define the database physical (PF) and logical (LF) files (base tables, views, and indexes). In 1988, IBM announced the AS/400. The OS/400 operating system also contained a built-in RDMS, however, IBM offered Structured Query Language (SQL) as ... [more]


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    IBM eServer BladeCenter JS20 Programming Environment
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 21 Jan 2005

    This Redpaper gives a broad understanding of the programming environment of the IBM PowerPC 970 microprocessor that is implemented in the IBM eServer BladeCenter JS20. It also provides information on how to take advantage of the Vector Multimedia Extensions (VMX) execution unit found in the PowerPC 970 to increase the performance of applications in 3D graphics, modelling and simulation, digital signal processing, and others.


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    Linux Handbook A Guide to IBM Linux Solutions and Resources
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Jan 2005, last updated 19 Jan 2005

    IBM has a strong commitment to Linux as an operating system and Linux-based solutions. This IBM WhitepaperRedpaper IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of IBM products and how they relate to the Linux operating system. It tries to encapsulate the IBM Software Solutions that are available for Linux-based servers. It also describes the Linux enablement throughout the IBM Eserver product line. This second edition includes a new chapters on Linux Solutions and IBM Storage in a Linux environment. All the other chapters have been revised to cover new IBM announcements, and the ... [more]


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    IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache): An Integrated Solution for IBM eServer iSeries Servers
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Jan 2005

    This IBM Redbooks publication helps you to plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, and understand the HTTP Server (powered by Apache) running on the IBM eServer iSeries server. It introduces the HTTP Server (powered by Apache) and identifies all the necessary components to install and configure your first Apache-based Web server running on your iSeries server. It includes a quick guide to the Apache contexts and request routing. It also introduces the iSeries’ unique graphical user interface (GUI) for further configuration and customization. This book explains how to use virtual hosts, ... [more]


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    GPFS Sequential Input/Output Performance on IBM pSeries 690
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 22 Dec 2004

    The purpose of this high performance I/O study is to demonstrate that the IBM pSeries 690 has a very powerful I/O subsystem for handling sequential I/O workloads. The study shows that an appropriately configured pSeries 690 system is capable of sustaining 18.5 gigabytes per second (GB/s) sequential I/O. When performing disk I/O using a modified GPFS, the server can sustain 15.8 GB/s aggregate sequential read or 14.5 GB/s aggregate write performance. In this paper we discuss the capabilities of the newest IBM pSeries 690 processor and its I/O subsystem. We provide GPFS configuration details ... [more]


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    Accounting and Auditing on AIX 5L
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 22 Dec 2004

    This IBM Redbooks publication is a comprehensive guide to setting up, maintaining, and troubleshooting the advanced auditing and accounting features on AIX 5L systems. It goes through the steps to develop, monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize best practices for auditing and accounting in your environment. We provide an overview of what auditing and accounting can do for you, how to set up an auditing system, procedures for creating the right accounting system for your environment, and a summary of available third-party accounting systems that can plug into the AIX suite. Learn to decide how ... [more]


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    IBM eServer Certification Study Guide - pSeries AIX System Administration
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Dec 2001, last updated 6 Dec 2004

    This IBM Redbooks publication is designed as a study guide for professionals wishing to prepare for the certification exam to achieve: IBM eServer Certified Specialist - pSeries AIX System Administration. The system administration certification validates a broad scope of AIX administration skills and the ability to perform general AIX software system maintenance. This book helps AIX administrators seeking a comprehensive and task-oriented guide for developing the knowledge and skills required for the certification. It is designed to provide a combination of theory and practical experience ... [more]


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    IBM eServer Certification Study Guide - pSeries AIX System Support
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Dec 2001, last updated 6 Dec 2004

    This IBM Redbooks publication is designed as a study guide for professionals wishing to prepare for the certification exam to achieve: IBM eServer Certified Specialist - pSeries AIX System Support. The system support certification validates a broad scope of AIX problem determination and resolution skills and the ability to perform general AIX software system maintenance. This book helps AIX support professionals seeking a comprehensive and task-oriented guide for developing the knowledge and skills required for the certification. It is designed to provide a combination of theory and ... [more]


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    Securing NFS in AIX An Introduction to NFS v4 in AIX 5L Version 5.3
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 9 Nov 2004

    NFS Version 4 (NFS V4) is the latest defined client-to-server protocol for NFS. A significant upgrade from NFS V3, it was defined under the IETF framework by many contributors. NFS V4 introduces major changes to the way NFS has been implemented and used before now, including stronger security, wide area network sharing, and broader platform adaptability. This IBM Redbooks publication is intended to provide a broad understanding of NFS V4 and specific AIX NFS V4 implementation details. It discusses considerations for deployment of NFS V4, with a focus on exploiting the stronger security ... [more]


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    JFS2/DIO Sequential Input/Output Performance on IBM pSeries 690
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 19 Aug 2004, last updated 6 Oct 2004

    In this Redpaper we discuss the capabilities of the newest IBM pSeries 690 processor and its I/O subsystem. In the main section, we review the JFS2 (Enhanced Journaled File System) with Direct I/O implementation and provide details about our disk subsystem and disk adapters selections. We also provide guidance on selecting the proper RAID configuration, and give other performance and tuning tips. In Appendix A we explain array controller concepts; in Appendix B we address FAStT setup concepts; and in Appendix C we provide a brief overview of some of the available technologies and products ... [more]


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    DB2 Universal Database for iSeries Administration: The Graphical Way on V5R3
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Sep 2004

    iSeries Navigator for IBM i5/OS and OS/400 is the graphical interface to manage your IBM eServer iSeries runtime environment. V5R3 iSeries Navigator contains major functions and interface enhancements over previous releases. This IBM Redbooks publication presents an overview of all V5R3 iSeries Navigator functions to manage and administer DB2 Universal Database (UDB) for iSeries. It serves as a companion guide for the database administrator to use DB2 UDB for iSeries. This book includes the latest announced features in V5R3 that iSeries Navigator provides for the database administrator of ... [more]


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    Scalability Comparison of Bioinformatics for Applications on AIX and Linux on IBM eServer pSeries 690
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 5 Aug 2004

    The scalability performance of several critical bioinformatics applications, including BLAST, FASTA, Smith-Waterman, HMMER, Mascot and ICED, was evaluated on AIX 5.1 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM eServer pSeries. These applications are either threaded or OpenMP-enabled parallel implementations. The comparison was conducted on the same LPAR of a p690 with 16 CPUs. The results suggested that the scalability of these applications on AIX and Linux are comparable, in ... [more]


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    Network Performance Evaluation on an IBM e325 Opteron Cluster
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 6 Jul 2004, last updated 28 Jul 2004

    Network performance evaluation is an important measurement that is used to adjust and tune up cluster systems for high-performance computing. The IBM e325, the first AMD Opteron processor-based server from IBM, is an outstanding computing power designed for HPC applications. This report summarizes the overall performance of all of the communication networks (100 Mb/s Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, (GigE), and Myrinet) that are available on a 16-node Linux cluster. The results indicate that changing the adapter’s default parameters and environment variables could significantly influence network ... [more]


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    PMB-2.2.1 Benchmarking on POWER4+ Platforms p655+ and p690+
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 1 Jul 2004

    The PMB-2.2.1 benchmark was completed on POWER4+ platforms p690+ and p655+. The MPI-I output results, without modification, are shown in graphical format in this paper.


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    Performance Modeling and Characterization (PMaC) Benchmarking on POWER4+ Platforms (II)
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 1 Jul 2004

    Performance evaluation of parallel applications on an HPC machine is complicated. However, modeling the main factors of single processor performance and communication performance among processors is usually sufficient for application performance evaluation. This paper describes the performance measurements of our SMP POWER4 machines p690 and -655 using the PMaC benchmark suite.


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    Grid Computing with the IBM Grid Toolbox
    Cloud

    Redbooks, published 27 May 2004

    The IBM Grid Toolbox can assist enterprises that deploy, manage, and control grid computing, as well as developers who create products that assist in managing and deploying grids. This grid-enabling toolkit contains standardized development code, much of which was harvested from the open source community, plus an added database and run-time environment. This IBM Redbooks publication is designed to give the reader a comprehensive view of the IBM Grid Toolbox. As the IBM Grid Toolbox is designed in a layered approach, we describe the product by introducing each underlying layer until the whole ... [more]


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    Windows-based Single Signon and the EIM Framework on the IBM eServer iSeries Server
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 23 Apr 2004, last updated 23 Apr 2004

    Support for a Kerberos based Network Authentication Service and the introduction of Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) were exciting OS/400® V5R2 announcements during 2002. A Kerberos based Network Authentication Service enables the iSeries (and any kerberized application) to use a Kerberos ticket for authentication instead of a user ID and password. This enables you to sign on once in the morning to your Kerberos based security server and not be prompted again when accessing your enabled applications. This is called Single Signon (SSO). Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) is a cross platform ... [more]


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    iSeries Access for Windows V5R2 Hot Topics: Tailored Images, Application Administration, SSL, and Kerberos
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 10 Feb 2004, last updated 10 Mar 2004

    This IBM Redbooks publication covers the “hot topic tasks” (according to client feedback) related to running the following iSeries Access for Windows, 5722-XE1, capabilities: - iSeries Access for Windows installation, focusing on tailored and silent installation - iSeries Access for Windows Application Administration, focusing on the new starting in V5R2, Central Settings support - Setting up iSeries Access for Windows functions to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support - iSeries Access for Windows functions using Kerberos and IBM Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) network authentication ... [more]


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    IBM eServer pSeries Sizing and Capacity Planning: A Practical Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 9 Mar 2004

    This IBM Redbooks publication offers a comprehensive guide to properly size and plan the capacity of IBM eServer pSeries systems. It discusses the major hardware, software, benchmarks, and various tools used in the sizing and capacity planning process. This book is suitable for professionals who want to gain a better understanding of how to size pSeries products. It targets clients, sales and marketing professionals, technical support professionals, and IBM Business Partners. Inside this book, you will find:
    - An introduction to pSeries sizing and capacity planning
    - A ... [more]


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    IBM eServer Certification Study Guide - AIX 5L Communications
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 18 Dec 2002, last updated 7 Jan 2004

    This IBM Redbooks publication is designed as a study guide for professionals wishing to prepare for the AIX 5L Communications certification exam as a selected course of study in order to achieve the IBM eServer Certified Advanced Technical Expert - pSeries and AIX 5L certification. This book is designed to provide a combination of theory and practical experience needed for a general understanding of the subject matter. It also provides sample questions that will help in the evaluation of personal progress and provide familiarity with the types of questions that will be encountered in the ... [more]


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    Integrating Backup Recovery and Media Services and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager on the IBM eServer iSeries Server
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 29 Dec 2003, last updated 30 Dec 2003

    IBM Backup Recovery and Media Services (BRMS) for the IBM eServer iSeries server is the strategic solution for managing backup, recovery, media, and storage in an iSeries-only environment. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server and client products are the IBM tools that correspond to backup, recovery, media, and storage management functions in a heterogeneous (multiplatform) environment. IBM offers a unique integrated solution by combining the proven performance of BRMS on the iSeries server with the multiplatform capabilities of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. In a multiplatform environment that ... [more]


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    Sizing Large-Scale Domino Workloads on iSeries
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 22 Dec 2003

    A large iSeries client asked IBM to recommend configurations for its expanding Domino workloads. IBM launched a 12-week benchmarking study to analyze their environment. Workload components included large mail files, documents with multiple attachments, frequent searching of documents, and full-text indexing.


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    High-Volume Benchmark with Genelco Group+ Proves Capacity of iSeries
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 18 Dec 2003, last updated 18 Dec 2003

    Genelco Software Solutions teamed up with the IBM eServer iSeries Benchmark Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Genelco wanted to document that the Genelco Group+ group health administration system could be scaled up to meet the needs of a Tier 1 large, high-volume group health insurer. A complicated and comprehensive scenario was created to emulate both the type of data to be moved, as well as the types of transactions and personnel that would be moving ... [more]


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    Performance Tuning of ICED on POWER4 platforms
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 6 Nov 2003

    A striking example of the effectiveness of High Performance Computing was recently demonstrated on an IBM POWER4 platform. The project involved a biological application called "Independently Consistent Expression Discriminator (ICED)." ICED is a sample classification application for microarray data analysis that helps identify disease-relevant genes for medical research. After enabling and tuning ICED on an IBM eServer pSeries 690, a job that used to take more than three days on Microsoft Windows now takes about 10 minutes on ... [more]


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    Effective System Performance Suite on IBM eServer pSeries
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 6 Nov 2003

    This Redpaper highlights the improvement in Effective System Performance achieved on the IBM eServer pSeries 655 system. By executing the latest version of ESP suite and using appropriate LoadLeveler settings, superior performance ratios for ESP (94%) were achieved.


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    Effective System Management Using the IBM Hardware Management Console for pSeries
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 20 Aug 2003, last updated 12 Sep 2003

    The IBM Hardware Management Console for pSeries (HMC) is a tool used for administration and management of IBM eServer pSeries servers. It was first announced in late 2001 with the IBM eServer pSeries 690 Model 681, the first partitioning-capable pSeries server model, and has been supporting the other partitioning-capable pSeries server models in conjunction with several software release level updates. The major function provided by the HMC is partitioning management, which is well covered well by several other publications. This IBM Redbooks publication, designed to be used as a deskside ... [more]


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    AIX 5L Performance Tools Handbook
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Aug 2003

    This IBM Redbooks publication takes an insightful look at the performance monitoring and tuning tools that are provided with AIX 5L. It discusses the use of the tools as well as the interpretation of the results in many examples. This book is meant as a reference for system administrators and AIX technical support professionals so they can use the performance tools efficiently and interpret the outputs when analyzing AIX system performance. A general concept and introduction to the tools is presented to introduce the reader to the process of AIX performance analysis. The individual ... [more]


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    PMaC Benchmarking on Three POWER4 Platforms
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 14 Jul 2003

    This document compares the performance of parallel applications on three IBM eServer pSeries POWER4 systems: 690, 655, and 650. The measurements were taken using the Performance Modeling and Characterization (PMaC) Benchmark Suite.


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    IBM eServer BladeCenter, Linux, and Open Source: Blueprint for e-business on demand
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Jul 2003

    Every construction project relies on a few critical components. When building a house, the critical components include the foundation, plumbing, and electrical wiring. When building a computing environment, the critical components include a robust operating system, file, and network services. This IBM Redbooks publication takes a modular approach to building an e-business on demand infrastructure. It covers many topics including Linux installation on IBM eServer BladeCenter and IBM Fibre Array Storage Technology (FAStT) storage area network (SAN) storage. This book explains:
    - ... [more]


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    A Holistic Approach to a Reliable Infrastructure for SAP R/3 on AIX
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 30 Oct 2001, last updated 19 Jun 2003

    SAP R/3 has become one of the most widespread Enterprise Resource Planning software products in the world. It is the application that is at the core of every company's business. With the incorporation of Web-initiated e-business transactions in SAP R/3, it now has to be available literally all the time. This IBM Redbooks publication shows a holistic approach for a reliable and highly available SAP R/3 infrastructure based on IBM eServer pSeries. It is a collection of knowledge gathered from a team of SAP R/3 basis consultants that have gained their experience over many years by working in ... [more]


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    IBM eServer iSeries Printing VI: Delivering the Output of e-business
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 23 May 2002, last updated 16 May 2003

    Following on from the successful IBM Redbooks publication "AS/400 Printing V", SG24-2160, this new printing book concentrates on products, methods, and techniques used in delivering the output required by IBM eServer iSeries e-business . It introduces and explains many new printing developments with OS/400 V5R1. In addition, this book offers detailed technical advice on using two of the most significant iSeries printing products for years: Infoprint Server for iSeries and Infoprint Designer for iSeries. Infoprint Server for iSeries extends the capabilities of the iSeries beyond printing, to ... [more]


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    IBM eServer iSeries Independent ASPs: A Guide to Moving Applications to IASPs
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 May 2003

    This IBM® IBM Redbooks publication explains how to install and configure the new independent auxiliary storage pool (IASP) functionality of OS/400® V5R2. It is designed to help IBM technical professionals, Business Partners, and Customers understand and implement IASP in the IBM eServer iSeries server and under OS/400 V5R2. In addition, this book provides the background information that is necessary to plan, implement, and customize this functionality to your particular environment. It provides advice on running native OS/400 applications with either application data or most application ... [more]


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    Bringing PHP to Your IBM eServer iSeries Server
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 29 Jan 2003, last updated 30 Apr 2003

    Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) is a powerful server-side scripting language for the Apache Web server. PHP is popular for its ability to process database information and create dynamic Web pages. Server-side refers to the fact that PHP language statements, which are included directly in your HTML, are processed by the Web server. Scripting language means that PHP is not compiled. Since the results of processing PHP language statements is standard HTML, PHP-generated Web pages are quick to display and are compatible with most all Web browsers and platforms. PHP is for the open source Apache ... [more]


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    AIX and Linux Interoperabilty
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 15 Apr 2003

    This IBM Redbooks publication discusses interoperability in terms of UNIX to UNIX cross platform data sharing and user/system management. This book also demonstrates the similarities and differences between the AIX and Linux operating systems. This book is intended to help IT specialists who have AIX systems and Linux systems in their environments understand how to integrate and optimize AIX systems in a Linux environment and share AIX resources with Linux systems. We have focused our descriptions on the following areas: - User management - Networking - Data sharing - System management - ... [more]


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    Database Performance Tuning on AIX
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 20 Jan 2003

    This IBM Redbooks publication is designed to help system designers, system administrators, and database administrators design, size, implement, maintain, monitor, and tune a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) for optimal performance on AIX. RDBMS is usually a significant factor in building the profit line of a company. They represent an important investment and their performance is vital to the success of the company. This book contains hints and tips from experts that work on RDBMS performance every day. It also provides introductions to general database layout concepts from a ... [more]


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    IBM eServer Certification Study Guide - AIX 5L Problem Determination Tools and Techniques
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 13 Jan 2003

    This IBM Redbooks publication is designed as a study guide for professionals wishing to prepare for the AIX 5L Problem Determination Tools and Techniques certification exam as a selected course of study in order to achieve the IBM eServer Certified Advanced Technical Expert - pSeries and AIX 5L certification. This book is designed to provide a combination of theory and practical experience needed for a general understanding of the subject matter. It also provides sample questions that will help in the evaluation of personal progress and provide familiarity with the types of questions that ... [more]


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    Enabling Web Services for the IBM eServer iSeries Server
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 7 Jan 2003

    Enterprises are interested in integrating multiple applications within or across companies. Integrating brings several major benefits: - The ability to use existing host applications without modifications - Extended business value for the customers - Streamlined introduction of new services to the customers - Reduction in I/T expenses on application development and maintenance - Simplification of a user interface - A single point of access for all customer applications The newest integration technology of Web services provides these great promises. Web services enable the dynamic, flexible, ... [more]


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    Managing OS/400 with Operations Navigator V5R1 Volume 1: Overview and More
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 29 Dec 2002

    OS/400 Operations Navigator is the graphical interface to manage your IBM eServer iSeries runtime environment. V5R1 Operations Navigator contains major function and interface enhancements over previous releases. This IBM Redbooks publication presents an overview of all V5R1 Operations Navigator functions. It is the first volume in the "Managing OS/400 with Operations Navigator V5R1" series. The key enhancements include a new Work Management component; new job, message, and B2B activity monitors; and new graph history for viewing performance data. It also includes new and updated interfaces ... [more]


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    IBM eServer Certification Study Guide - AIX 5L Performance and System Tuning
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Dec 2002

    This IBM Redbooks publication is designed as a study guide for professionals wishing to prepare for the AIX 5L Performance and System Tuning certification exam as a selected course of study in order to achieve the IBM eServer Certified Advanced Technical Expert - pSeries and AIX 5L certification. This book is designed to provide a combination of theory and practical experience needed for a general understanding of the subject matter. It also provides sample questions that will help with the evaluation of personal progress and provide familiarity with the types of questions that will be ... [more]


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    IBM eServer Certification Study Guide - AIX 5L Installation and System Recovery
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 9 Dec 2002, last updated 13 Dec 2002

    This IBM Redbooks publication is designed as a study guide for professionals wishing to prepare for the AIX 5L Installation and System Recovery certification exam as a selected course of study in order to achieve the IBM eServer Certified Advanced Technical Expert - pSeries and AIX 5L certification. This book is designed to provide a combination of theory and practical experience needed for a general understanding of the subject matter. It also provides sample questions that will help in the evaluation of personal progress and provide familiarity with the types of questions that will be ... [more]


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    Domino Web Service Application Development for the IBM eServer iSeries Server
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 21 Nov 2002

    "Contextual collaboration" is a new term whirling in the industry today. This phenomenal new type of business asset can be realized by two major mechanisms: the components managing mechanism and the services delivery mechanism. The component managing mechanism deals with calendar, workflow, messaging, e-mail, and so on, while the services delivery mechanism deals with receiving and responding to a request. In terms of IBM product offerings, we have Domino for the component managing mechanism and WebSphere for the services delivery mechanism. We need standards to connect the applications from ... [more]


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    Performance Management Services for AIX in a Partitioned Environment
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 12 Nov 2002

    This IBM Redpaper verifies the use of Performance Management Services for AIX (PM/AIX) in a partitioned environment. The partitioned environment is an environment that allows you to run multiple operating system instances (AIX 5L Version 5.1 and Version 5.2 and Linux 1 are supported), in partitions on the single partitioning-capable IBM eServer pSeries server at a time.


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    Intentia Movex Java on the IBM eServer iSeries Server: An Implementation Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 8 Nov 2002

    The Intentia Movex Java solution improves Intentia customers’ business processes. It offers of an optimum set of knowledge, tools, methods, and functionality for a successful configuration and implementation of Movex. This IBM Redbooks publication provides a detailed guide that explains specific tasks associated with implementing Movex Java on the IBM eServer iSeries server. It is based on a collection of knowledge gathered by the architects and developers behind Movex Java, and by the Intentia professionals who have implemented Movex Java at customer sites. This book is designed to assist ... [more]


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    AIX Reference for Sun Solaris Administrators
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 19 Sep 2002, last updated 14 Oct 2002

    In today's heterogeneous computer environments, especially UNIX servers and workstations, it is essential that the system administrator have basic knowledge of different operating systems. This IBM Redbooks publication is written for Sun Solaris administrators who wants to transfer their knowledge of Solaris UNIX skills to the AIX 5L operating system. This book will basically compare system administration tasks in Solaris 8 to AIX 5L Version 5.1. This book shows the reader similarities and differences between each operating system. This book will also introduce Solaris administrators to IBM ... [more]


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    Building a Linux HPC Cluster with xCAT
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 25 Sep 2002

    This IBM Redbooks publication will guide system architects and systems engineers toward a basic understanding of cluster technology, terminology, and the installation of a Linux High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster (a Beowulf type of cluster) into an IBM eServer Cluster 1300/Cluster 1350. This book focus on xCAT Version 1.1.0 (Extreme Cluster Administration Toolkit) for installation and administration. All nodes and components of the cluster, such as compute nodes and management nodes, are installed with xCAT. This toolkit is a collection of scripts, tables, and commands used to build ... [more]


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    WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries: Bringing New Life into 5250 Applications
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 23 Sep 2002, last updated 23 Sep 2002

    Whether you want to write your own Web applications or move existing applications to the Web, IBM lets you do this with a number of host access products. The newest addition is the IBM WebFacing Tool – part of the new WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries (Development Studio Client). The WebFacing Tool converts existing Data Description Specifications (DDS) into Java artifacts that are deployed in an application server. With the WebFacing Tool, existing iSeries applications require minor or no modifications and are accessible from the Web and iSeries display devices. This IBM ... [more]


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    A Practical Guide for Resource Monitoring and Control (RMC)
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 13 Aug 2002, last updated 14 Aug 2002

    This IBM Redbooks publication discusses the capabilities of Resource Monitoring and Control (RMC) that enables you to monitor various resources of your system and create automated responses to changing conditions of those resources. RMC is provided by the AIX 5L Version 5.1 and later operating systems and is a subset of the functionality available in Reliable Scalable Cluster Technology (RSCT). RSCT provides a set of software components that together support a powerful and flexible environment for clustering systems. The focus of this book is to explain the architecture and components of RMC ... [more]


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    Linux on the IBM eServer iSeries Server: An Implementation Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 30 Jan 2002, last updated 3 Jul 2002

    Running Linux on the IBM eServer iSeries server combines the strengths of Linux and OS/400 for an integrated solution. Linux delivers excellent open source solutions, while OS/400 is a premier integrated platform for business solutions. Linux enables a new stream of e-business applications for the iSeries platform that complements its strength as an integrated core business solution. Linux applications benefit from the iSeries platform’s ability to provide resource flexibility, security, reliability, and connectivity to other applications on a single server. This IBM Redbooks publication ... [more]


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    i2 Solutions on the IBM eServer iSeries Server: An Implementation Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 18 Jun 2002

    This IBM Redbooks publication offers a collection of knowledge gained from IBM eServer iSeries server professionals who have experience with i2 and the iSeries server. This detailed guide explains the concepts and specific tasks associated with the implementation of the following products on the iSeries server: - i2 Active Data Warehouse - i2 Demand Planner - i2 Factory Planner - i2 Link - i2 Supply Chain Planner - Merant SequeLink (used by i2 Link) The information in this book covers: - An overview of the structure, features, and functions of the i2 products supported on the iSeries server ... [more]


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    Implementation and Practical Use of LDAP on the IBM eServer iSeries Server
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 29 Apr 2002, last updated 21 May 2002

    This IBM Redbooks publication will help system administrators and programmers to understand the concepts of directories. It also explains the major steps in planning and deploying a directory. You will learn how to install and configure OS/400 Directory Services with all its features provided with OS/400 Version 5 Release 1. The implementation topics also teach you how to improve availability and scalability by exploiting directory replication and referral services. In a world where security is a key factor in establishing a reliable IT infrastructure, you also gain the skills to enable your ... [more]


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    Problem Solving and Troubleshooting in AIX 5L
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 23 Jan 2002, last updated 14 May 2002

    This IBM Redbooks publication covers problem determination and troubleshooting on the IBM eServer pSeries and RS/6000 platform. It is intended as a guide to the approach that should be adopted when attempting to resolve a problem on the IBM eServer pSeries and RS/6000 system running AIX 5L Version 5.1. It should be considered a useful supplement to guide you through the problem determination process. A problem can manifest itself in many ways, and very often the root cause of the problem is not obvious. This book describes an approach to problem determination that will guide you through the ... [more]


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    J.D. Edwards OneWorld XE Implementation on IBM eServer iSeries Servers
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 May 2002

    This IBM Redbooks publication explains the specific tasks associated with the implementation of OneWorld Xe service pack 17 on the IBM eServer iSeries server with OS/400 V5R1 and WebSphere Application Server Version 3.5. It is based on a collection of knowledge from J.D. Edwards consultants and IBM professionals who have experience with J.D. Edwards OneWorld Xe and the iSeries server. This book is designed to assist technical people among J.D. Edwards OneWorld customers, OneWorld consultants, business partners, and IBM service representatives. It targets these professionals who are directly ... [more]


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    Striving for Optimal Journal Performance on DB2 Universal Database for iSeries
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 3 May 2002

    Journaling is an inherent feature of OS/400 on the iSeries that has been around since the early releases of the System/38. The system employs journals to ensure data integrity and recoverability and this support can further be extended to reduce the duration of an abnormal system end. Journaling also serves as the cornerstone upon which many data replication and data warehouse refresh schemes are built. The aim of this IBM Redbooks publication is to provide you with an understanding of the factors which influence journal performance on the iSeries and to help you identify which hardware ... [more]


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    WebSphere J2EE Application Development for the IBM eServer iSeries Server
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 2 May 2002

    WebSphere Application Server 4.0 delivers the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) implementation. It is the IBM strategic Web application server and a key IBM eServer iSeries product for enabling e-business applications. The iSeries server and WebSphere Application Server are a perfect match for hosting e-business applications. You can build J2EE applications using WebSphere Studio Application Developer -- a new IBM application development environment. This is the follow-on product for VisualAge for Java and WebSphere Studio. It combines the best of these products into one integrated ... [more]


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    LPAR Configuration and Management Working with IBM eServer iSeries Logical Partitions
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 17 Apr 2002

    Since its introduction with OS/400 V4R4 in 1999, logical partitioning (LPAR) has re-energized server consolidation strategies both for IBM eServer iSeries and AS/400 customers. It continues to take full advantage of the innovative hardware and software technologies that are made available with the iSeries and OS/400 V5R1. Customers that have successfully implemented LPAR with OS/400 V4R4 and V4R5 have also awaited the enhancements to perform resource movement without requiring an Initial Program Load (IPL). OS/400 V5R1 provides this ability. It allows dynamic movement of resources such as ... [more]


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    Clustering and IASPs for Higher Availability on the IBM eServer iSeries Server
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Apr 2002

    With OS/400 V5R1, IBM eServer iSeries servers support two methods of clustering. Replication technology is one method. The other method is switchable disk technology, which is referred to as independent auxiliary storage pools (IASPs) on the iSeries server. This IBM Redbooks publication presents an overview of cluster and switched disk technology available at OS/400 Version 5 Release 1. It explains the concepts and architecture surrounding iSeries clusters. It introduces you to the eServer brand initiative -- ClusterProven for iSeries -- and explains how it applies to iSeries customers and ... [more]


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    Domino for iSeries Sizing and Performance Tuning
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 4 Apr 2002, last updated 11 Apr 2002

    Explore the methodologies and approaches to assist in providing optimal performance of Lotus Domino for iSeries! This IBM Redbooks publication targets technical professionals who are responsible for, or must advise on, the installation and administration of Lotus Domino servers on IBM eServer iSeries servers. It can also be used by performance specialists to gain knowledge on how to collect, measure, analyze, and extrapolate performance data from Domino servers. This book offers you the ability to translate these methodologies into your own situation and come up with specific performance ... [more]


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    Java and WebSphere Performance on IBM eServer iSeries Servers
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 27 Feb 2002, last updated 5 Mar 2002

    This IBM Redbooks publication provides tips, techniques, and methodologies for working with Java and WebSphere Application Server performance-related issues with a specific focus on iSeries servers. The intended audience includes iSeries system performance experts and WebSphere Application Server and Java developers. This book attempts to provide you with a comprehensive and accessible resource that has gathered information usually found in a number of disparate sources and placed them in a single reference. The performance measurements that are published in this book are done by using a ... [more]


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    iNotes Web Access on the IBM eServer iSeries Server
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Feb 2002

    iNotes Web Access is a next-generation Web client that allows you to use many of the messaging and collaboration features of Domino through a Web browser. You can work with mail, calendar, to do lists, or a journal-like notebook from any client with Web browser access -- without requiring a Lotus Notes client. You also have the option to work offline, without a permanent connection to the Domino server, or to work online seamlessly. iNotes Web Access on the IBM eServer iSeries server is not a platform-specific implementation. At the time when this IBM Redbooks publication was written, only ... [more]


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    Advanced Functions and Administration on DB2 Universal Database for iSeries
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Dec 2001

    Dive into the details of DB2 Universal Database for iSeries advanced functions and database administration. This IBM Redbooks publication aims to equip programmers, analysts, and database administrators with all the skills and tools necessary to take advantage of the powerful features of the DB2 Universal Database for iSeries relational database system. It provides suggestions, guidelines, and practical examples about when and how to effectively use DB2 Universal Database for iSeries. This book contains information that you may not find anywhere else, including programming techniques for the ... [more]


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    IBM eServer Certification Study Guide - pSeries HACMP for AIX
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 30 Nov 2001

    This IBM Redbooks publication is designed as a study guide for professionals wishing to prepare for the certification exam to achieve IBM eServer Certified Systems Expert - pSeries HACMP for AIX. The pSeries HACMP for AIX certification validates the skills required to successfully plan, install, configure, and support an HACMP for AIX cluster installation. This book helps AIX professionals seeking a comprehensive and task-oriented guide for developing the knowledge and skills required for the certification. It is designed to provide a combination of theory and practical experience. This book ... [more]


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    The POWER4 Processor Introduction and Tuning Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 29 Nov 2001

    This IBM Redbooks publication is designed to familiarize you with the IBM eServer pSeries POWER4 microarchitecture and to provide you with the information necessary to exploit the new high-end servers based on this architecture. The eight to 32-way symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) pSeries 690 Model 681 will be the first POWER4 system to be available. Thus, most analysis presented in this publication refers to this system. Specifically, this publication will address the following issues: POWER4 features and capabilities Processor and memory optimization techniques, especially for Fortran ... [more]


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    IBM eServer iSeries e-business Handbook: A V5R1 Technology and Product Reference
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 31 Oct 2001, last updated 1 Nov 2001

    This IBM Redbooks publication -- a technology and product reference guide -- targets IBM marketing personnel, Business Partners, and AS/400e and iSeries customers who are looking to extend and expand their information server into e-business. It provides a bottom-up approach to learning about base OS/400 features and functions that provide a rock-solid foundation for e-business. Like adding a layer to an onion, it adds details about the networking aspects of e-business that are based primarily upon the TCP/IP protocol suite. The next layer describes the built-in Web serving features of both ... [more]


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    IBM eServer iSeries Universal Connection for Electronic Support and Service
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 27 Aug 2001

    Introducing IBM eServer iSeries Universal Connection! Now you have more options in OS/400 V5R1 and V4R5 for Electronic Customer Support (ECS) and Electronic Service Agent connectivity. Universal Connection offers dial-up support over TCP/IP via AT&T Global Network Services. It supports an Internet connection using a virtual private network (VPN) for more secure connections over the Internet. You can have a direct Internet connection through an integrated modem (9771) with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) of your choice. Or you can have higher speed direct Internet connections (T1, T2, ... [more]


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    Implementing SAP R/3 on OS/400
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 7 Aug 2001

    This IBM Redbooks publication features a collection of knowledge gained from IBM and SAP solution experts who work with customers that use SAP R/3 on the IBM eServer iSeries server. It was written to assist R/3 basis consultants and other IT professionals in implementing a total business solution consisting of iSeries and AS/400 servers, OS/400 Version 4 Release 5 (V4R5), SAP R/3 Release 4.6C, DB2 UDB for iSeries database, and complementary solution products. The primary content of this book is divided into three parts: Part 1, "Understanding the solution", presents the concepts and other ... [more]


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    AIX 5L Porting Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 25 Jul 2001

    This IBM Redbooks publication details the types of problems most likely to be encountered when porting applications from other UNIX-based platforms to the AIX 5L Operating System. When porting an application to a new operating system there are things you have to know and questions you have to ask, such as: - What programming models are available? - How are threads implemented? - What link options do I need? - Why do my makefiles not work any more? We have tried to condense all of these questions (and answers) into one document, and this book is the result. It has been designed to provide ... [more]


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    IBM eServer iSeries Wired Network Security: OS/400 V5R1 DCM and Cryptographic Enhancements
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Jul 2001

    With the increasing number of customers that conduct business over the Internet or other untrusted networks, there is a rising demand to protect data traffic. This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on the network security enhancements that are introduced with OS/400 Version 5 Release 1. You learn how to implement and use the new object signing capabilities, so Business Partners and customers can distribute objects over an untrusted network while assuring their integrity. You are guided through the redesigned Digital Certificate Manager (DCM) with its new functions, such as Certificate ... [more]


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    IBM AS/400 Printing V
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 25 Oct 2000, last updated 13 Jun 2001

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to use printing functions on the AS/400 system. It supplements the standard reference documents on AS/400 printing by providing more specific "how to" information, such as diagrams, programming samples, and working examples. It addresses the printing function found in OS/400, Print Services Facility/400 (PSF/400), Advanced Print Utility, Page Printer Formatting Aid, AFP Font Collection, and other print-enabling software. The original edition applied to Version 3 Release 2 for CISC systems and Version 4 Release 2 for RISC systems. This second ... [more]


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    AIX 5L Workload Manager (WLM)
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 7 Jun 2001

    Effectively managing system resources in growing UNIX server environments has become a critical task. Each workload on the server must be assured the appropriate amount of system resources without penalizing mission-critical applications. AIX 5L Workload Manager provides a great set of tools and functionalities to efficiently accomplish this. This IBM IBM Redbooks publication exploits the entire functionality of AIX 5L Workload Manager, which has been enhanced in many ways since its introduction with AIX V 4.3.3. The new manual assignment feature allows you to separate, for example, multiple ... [more]


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    High Availability on the AS/400 System: A System Manager’s Guide
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 31 May 2001

    Availability and disaster recovery represents a billion dollar industry in the United States alone. Professional associations and institutes, such as the Association of Contingency Planners, Business Resumption Planning Association, Contingency Planning and Recovery Institute, and their associated journals and magazines are devoted to keeping an information system (and, therefore, the business) available to both internal and external business users. The growth of e-business further emphasizes the need to maintain system availability. Implementing a high availability solution is a complex ... [more]


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    User-to-Business Patterns for e-business: Developing AS/400e e-business Applications
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 20 Apr 2001

    Patterns for e-business are a group of proven, reusable models that can help speed the process of developing applications. The pattern discussed in this book, the User-to-Business pattern, is the general case for users that interact with enterprise transactions and data. In particular, it is relevant to enterprises that deal with goods and services that cannot be listed and sold from a catalog. This IBM Redbooks publication discusses two application topologies of the User-to-Business pattern. Application topology 1 describes a situation where you build an application that has no need to ... [more]


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    Application Service Provider Business Model: Implementation on the iSeries Server
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 2 Apr 2001

    This IBM Redbooks publication shows you how to implement an exciting and new business model, called Application Service Provider (ASP), on the IBM eServer iSeries server. ASP is the "how to" base for offering outsourced access to mission-critical applications on a subscription basis over the Internet, your intranet, or via a dedicated line. This book explains how to implement the ASP business model on your iSeries server by extending the focus of other reference materials to include ASP and by including short configuration and programming examples. This book begins with a high level of what ... [more]


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    Backup Recovery and Media Services for OS/400: A Practical Approach
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 19 Feb 2001

    This IBM Redbooks publication preserves the valuable information from the first edition of A Practical Approach to Managing Backup Recovery and Media Services for OS/400, SG24-4840, which is based on CISC implementations. The updates in this edition were made to reflect the documentation and URL values that were available at the time of publication. This publication is unique in its detailed coverage of using BRMS/400 with tape libraries within a single AS/400 CISC system, or within multiple AS/400 CISC configurations across multiple levels of OS/400 ranging from OS/400 V3R1 to and through ... [more]


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    Additional AIX Security Tools on IBM eServer pSeries, IBM RS/6000, and SP/Cluster
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 21 Dec 2000, last updated 19 Jan 2001

    From firewalls to operating system hardening, this IBM Redbooks publication illustrates additional tools and techniques that you can use to enhance the security environment of your IBM eServer pSeries, IBM RS/6000 workstation, SP, or Cluster. The approach taken is from outside to inside and from top to bottom. We move from the servers on the far reaches of your network that are visible to the outside world to those in the innermost recesses of your intranet containing your most confidential data. As we move through these servers, we work from the application layer at the top to the network ... [more]


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    Quick Reference: AIX Journaled File Systems and Veritas File System
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 19 Dec 2000

    This paper will help administrators of VxFS learn and manage JFS and JFS2. Functional differences and commonality among these file systems will be listed, with a brief discussion about the differences. This paper provides only an overview of differences to the system administrator who is familiar with VxFS systems.


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    How to: Easily Configure TCP/IP on Your AIX System
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 19 Dec 2000

    With AIX, you can configure your TCP/IP network with a single command, mktcpip. On other systems, setting up TCP/IP might involve creating and editing multiple files, executing a number of commands, setting various variables, locating values for persistence after reboot, and starting several daemons. The mktcpip command completes all the necessary TCP/IP configuration tasks for a typical system. The process is even easier when you use the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) to prompt you for all necessary parameters to configure your ... [more]


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    Quick Reference: Solaris to AIX
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 19 Dec 2000

    Use this reference to contrast the AIX Version 4.3.3 and Solaris 8 operating systems. The following tables contrast the structure of these operating systems. Tasks are grouped according to major categories that are listed below. Each major category is contained within a table. Tables can also include location information of files or pertinent information that is related to the category they contain.


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    System Management Interface Tool SMIT
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 19 Dec 2000

    The AIX System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) provides an alternative to the typical method of using complex command syntax, valid parameter values, and custom shell path names for managing and maintaining your operating system configuration.


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    Quick Reference: AIX Logical Volume Manager and Veritas Volume Manager
    Power Systems

    Redpaper, published 19 Dec 2000

    In the world of UNIX storage management, there are two primary leaders: IBM and Veritas. Both companies offer products that help UNIX system administrators manage storage in very flexible methods in comparison to older UNIX implementations. IBM offers the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) as part of its Advanced Interactive Executive (AIX) operating system. The LVM is built into the base operating system and is provided as part of the base AIX installation. Veritas offers the Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) which is either packaged as a standalone add-on or part of a larger package such as the ... [more]


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    Auditing and Accounting on AIX
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 25 Oct 2000

    Auditing and Accounting on AIX is your comprehensive guide to setting up, maintaining, and troubleshooting the advanced auditing and accounting features on your AIX systems. Generously illustrated instructions will guide you through the steps to develop, monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize best practices for auditing and accounting in your environment. In this IBM Redbooks publication, you will find an overview of what auditing and accounting can do for you, how to set up an auditing system, procedures for creating the right accounting system for your environment, and a summary of available ... [more]


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    Lotus Domino for AS/400 Internet Mail and More
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 20 Oct 2000

    Expand your business communication capabilities with Internet mail on Lotus Domino for AS/400. Now your mail users can contact and connect with an entire world of people who are eager to communicate with them. This IBM Redbooks publication explains how to set up your Lotus Domino for AS/400 server to exchange mail with other SMTP servers, including those within the Internet. It explains a broad spectrum of Lotus Domino for AS/400 and SMTP mail topics, such as POP3, IMAP, and MIME. It demonstrates several approaches for registering both Notes and POP3 users, and takes you through the steps to ... [more]


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    Geac System 21 Implementation for AS/400
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 22 Sep 2000

    This IBM Redbooks publication offers a collection of knowledge gained from Geac consultants, customers, and AS/400 professionals who have experience with System 21 and the AS/400 system. This is a detailed guide that explains the concepts and specific tasks associated with implementation of System 21 on the AS/400 system. This book is designed to assist technical people among Geac System 21 customers, business partners, and service representatives. It targets these professionals who are directly involved with the implementation of a total business solution consisting of AS/400 hardware, ... [more]


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    AS/400 Internet Security Scenarios: A Practical Approach
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Jul 2000

    Learn how to exploit your AS/400 integrated network security functions. Today, network administrators face the challenge of implementing layered security architectures to protect their networks from the increasing sophistication of "hackers". To provide all of the security needed within a manageable budget is a complex task. This IBM Redbooks publication explores all the native network security features available on the AS/400 system such as IP filters, NAT, VPN, HTTP proxy server, SSL, DNS, mail relay, auditing, and logging. It describes their use through practical examples. Although OS/400 ... [more]


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    J.D. Edwards OneWorld Implementation for AS/400
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 13 Jul 2000

    The J.D. Edwards OneWorld Implementation for AS/400 IBM Redbooks publication offers a collection of knowledge gained from J.D. Edwards consultants and AS/400 professionals who have experience with WorldSoftware, OneWorld, and the AS/400 system. This is a detailed guide that explains the concepts, as well as specific tasks associated with implementation of OneWorld on the AS/400 system with OS/400 V4R4. This book is designed to assist technical people among J.D. Edwards OneWorld customers, OneWorld consultants, business partners, and IBM service representatives. It targets these professionals ... [more]


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    AS/400 Disk Storage Topics and Tools
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 12 Apr 2000

    Uncover the basics of AS/400 disk storage. This IBM Redbooks publication is designed to help AS/400 system administrators and operators gain a broad understanding of AS/400 disk storage, architecture, and management. The technology covered in this book is based on current AS/400 system offerings, along with pertinent history, in contrast to newer technology and methods. This book is divided into two parts. Part 1 discusses hardware architecture and components, while Part 2 discusses tools to manage disk storage. You’ll gain a base understanding of AS/400 system architecture and learn about ... [more]


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    Net.Commerce: Develop on NT or AIX, Deploy on S/390
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 23 Mar 2000

    This IBM Redbooks publication will help in understanding how to develop OS/390 Net.commerce solutions using Windows NT or AIX platforms. The approach presented in this book allows OS/390 Net.Commerce application development activity to be performed on either the Windows NT or AIX platform and then be ported to an OS/390 server for final testing and deployment. The approach outlined in this book allows for full advantage of the features and capabilities of both the development and deployment platforms. By allowing designers of e-business solutions to work on the Windows NT or AIX platform ... [more]


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    AIX Logical Volume Manager from A to Z: Troubleshooting and Commands
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 13 Mar 2000, last updated 23 Mar 2000

    LVM: Logical Volume Manager. What is its role in the AIX operating System? How does it perform this function? Its role is to control disk resources by mapping data between a more simple and flexible logical view of storage space and the actual physical disks. How it performs this function is a topic vast enough to fill two books. The first volume, AIX Logical Volume Manager from A to Z: Introduction and Concepts, SG24-5432, describes the basic components and defines physical volumes, volume groups, and logical volumes. This second volume focuses on the practical aspects of the Logical Volume ... [more]


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    AS/400 Internet Security: Developing a Digital Certificate Infrastructure
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 17 Feb 2000

    This IBM Redbooks publication is the first publication that shows in a complete picture how digital certificates can be used for security on the AS/400 system. One of the reasons why many customers should consider using digital certificates is to secure their Internet and intranet applications. Everybody knows that nowadays almost every Internet application requires a user ID and password to get access to it. And of course it is very likely that one user never gets a single user ID for different applications, which means a user has to remember several user IDs and passwords. The worst case ... [more]


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    DB2 UDB for AS/400 Object Relational Support
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Feb 2000

    Learn to efficiently use Universal Database (UDB) functions provided by the AS/400 database using the suggestions, guidelines, and examples in this IBM Redbooks publication.This book is intended for programmers, analysts, and database administrators. It specifically focuses on the need to take the database applications beyond traditional numeric and character data to images, video, voice, and complex documents. By reading this book, you gain a broad understanding of DB2 UDB for AS/400 implementation that you can use for building a new generation of multimedia and Web-enabled database ... [more]


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    NIM: From A to Z in AIX 4.3
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Feb 2000

    NIM is an excellent feature of the AIX operating system and is very important for teams or companies that have a need to install or upgrade many RS/6000 machines with the same images at the same time. NIM features continue to improve as new versions of AIX appear. This IBM Redbooks publication will provide users with an understanding of NIM and its application in today’s large-scale multiplatform distributed network environments. Our focus is on the capabilities of NIM, and, with that in mind, we have devoted a section to case studies of NIM usage in AIX Version 4.3 on multiple RS/6000 and ... [more]


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    AS/400 HTTP Server Performance and Capacity Planning
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2000

    The Internet and Web browser-based applications have had a profound impact on how organizations distribute information, perform business processes, service customers, and reach new markets. At the heart of this is your HTTP server and Web-enabled data and applications. This IBM Redbooks publication is intended for AS/400 programmers, network and system management professionals, and other information technologists that are responsible for designing, developing, and deploying Web-based applications and information systems. You will find a holistic approach to Web server and application ... [more]


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    AS/400 TCP/IP Autoconfiguration: DNS and DHCP Support
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 5 May 1998

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes the new Domain Name System (DNS) server and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server support that are included in OS/400 V4R2. The information in this book helps you install, tailor, configure, and troubleshoot the new DNS and DHCP support on the AS/400 system through examples that evolve from simple to more complex scenarios. It also contains examples that show the integration of the new DNS server support with mail and Internet firewall implementation on the AS/400 system. Scenarios are included to show the use of DHCP to automate the ... [more]


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