Virtualization and Clustering Best Practices Using IBM System p Servers

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 15 May 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738486175
ISBN-13: 9780738486178
IBM Form #: SG24-7349-00
(236 pages)

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Authors: Dino Quintero, Liviu Rosca, Martin Vanous, Richard Wale, Jun Yoshino, Octavian Lascu


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 investment.

This book will not tell you which server to buy, or which technology is best for you, or mandate the “right” way to deploy and administer your environment. This book shows you available methods, potential options, and different viewpoints. It also shows you how to get more from your system, and that to get more is not always as complicated as you might expect.

This book shows you that many “right” answers may exist for given problems, and also illustrates points to consider when evaluating potential solutions. We demonstrate what you need to understand, appreciate, and consider when making a choice or when to change a decision. Making the wrong choice may prove more expensive to manage, than the apparently expensive choices you make when purchasing elements for your IT environment.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning and concepts
Chapter 3. Monitoring and system management scenarios
Chapter 4. High availability and resource management scenarios
Appendix A. Sample scripts

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