IBM PowerVM Enhancements What is New in 2013

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 22 May 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738439460
ISBN-13: 9780738439464
IBM Form #: SG24-8198-00
(132 pages)

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Guillermo Corti, Sylvain Delabarre, Ho Jin Kim, Ondrej Plachy, Marcos Quezada, Gustavo Santos


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 PowerVM solutions. Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) Performance Advisor has been enhanced to provide support for N_Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV) and Fibre Channel, Virtual Networking and Shared Ethernet Adapter, and Shared Storage Pool configurations. IBM Power Virtualization Performance (PowerVP™) is introduced as a new visual performance monitoring tool for Power Systems servers.
  • The scalability, reliability, and performance enhancements introduced with the latest versions of the VIOS, IBM PowerVM Live Partition Mobility, and the Hardware Management Console (HMC). As an example, this book goes through the Shared Storage Pool improvements that include mirroring of the storage pool, dynamic contraction of the storage pool, dynamic disk growth within the storage pool, and scaling improvements.

      This book is intended for experienced IBM PowerVM users who want to enable 2013 IBM PowerVM virtualization enhancements for Power Systems. It is intended to be used as a companion to the following publications:

      • IBM PowerVM Virtualization Introduction and Configuration, SG24-7940
      • IBM PowerVM Virtualization Managing and Monitoring, SG24-7590

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. IBM Power Virtualization Performance
Chapter 3. Power Integrated Facility for Linux
Chapter 4. Virtual I/O Server 2.2.3
Chapter 5. Virtual I/O Server Performance Advisor
Chapter 6. Power Live Partition Mobility

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