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
- Installation, migration, and configuration
- Administration and maintenance
- Storage and networking
- Performance monitoring
- PowerVM advanced features
This publication is written by a group of seven PowerVM experts from different countries around the world. These experts came together to bring their broad IT skills, depth of knowledge, and experiences from thousands of installations and configurations in different IBM client sites.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction and planning
Chapter 2. Installation, migration, and configuration
Chapter 3. Administration and maintenance
Chapter 4. Networking
Chapter 5. Storage
Chapter 6. Performance monitoring
Chapter 7. Security and advanced IBM PowerVM features