IBM PowerVP Introduction and Technical Overview

A draft IBM Redpaper publication


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 IBM Power Systems. The intended audience includes the following roles:

  • Clients
  • Capacity planning managers
  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • IT Architects
  • Technical support professionals
  • IBM Business Partners independent software vendors

This paper explains the current set of IBM PowerVP features and documents the installation and configuration. It includes real-life examples of use of PowerVM.

It is intended to help you take advantage of the capabilities of IBM Power Systems and optimize the use of system resources.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning and installation
Chapter 3. The PowerVP GUI
Chapter 4. PowerVP and PowerVM features
Chapter 5. Experiences with PowerVP and PowerVM features


These pages are Web versions of IBM Redbooks- and Redpapers-in-progress. They are published here for those who need the information now and may contain spelling, layout and grammatical errors.

This material has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is published AS IS. It has not been the subject of rigorous review. Your feedback is welcomed to improve the usefulness of the material to others.

IBM assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness. The use of this information or the implementation of any of these techniques is a customer responsibility and depends upon the customer's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the customer's operational environment.

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Last Update
24 July 2015

Planned Publish Date
31 August 2015

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