Virtualizing an Infrastructure with System p and Linux

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 14 January 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738486752
ISBN-13: 9780738486758
IBM Form #: SG24-7499-00
(274 pages)

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Authors: Stephen Hochstetler, Lancelot Castillo, Walter Montes


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 how to configure Linux built-in infrastructure services, such as DNS, DHCP, firewall, and so forth, and the different virtualization management techniques that are available on System p.

This book is intended as an additional source of information that, together with existing sources referenced throughout the book, can enhance your knowledge of IBM virtualization technology. While the discussion focuses on the Linux operating system, you can extend the basic concepts to other operating systems running on System p. The information in this book is not intended to replace the latest marketing materials and tools.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Configuration planning
Chapter 3. Creating a virtual environment on System p
Chapter 4. Installing and configuring Linux infrastructure services
Chapter 5. Managing a virtualized server environment
Appendix A. Sample System Planning Tool output
Appendix B. Resource monitor attributes on Linux on POWER

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