IBM Power Systems Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity featuring Power Enterprise Pools 2.0

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 18 September 2020

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IBM Form #: SG24-8478-00
(132 pages)

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Bernhard Buehler, Gareth Coates, Ashwini Deo, Turgut Genc, Sabine Jordan, Muhammad Farrukh Mahmood, Sridhar Murthy, Stefan Stefanov

Abstract

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a guide to IBM Power Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity featuring Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 (also known as PEP 2.0).

This technology allows multiple servers in an to share base processor and memory resources, and draw upon pre-paid credits when the base is exceeded. Previously, the Shared Utility feature supported IBM Power System E950 (9040-MR9) and IBM Power System E980 (9080-M9S). It was extended in August 2020 to include the Scale-out Power Systems announced on 14th July 2020.

The IBM Power System S922 (9009-22G), and IBM Power System S924 (9009-42G) servers which use the latest IBM POWER9™ processor-based technology and support the IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems are now supported.

The previous Scale-out models: IBM Power System S922 (9009-22A), and IBM Power System S924 (9009-42A) servers cannot be added to an Enterprise Pool.

The goal of this paper is to provide an overview of the environment and guidance for planning a deployment. The paper also covers how to configure PEP 2.0. There are also chapters on migrating from PEP 1.0 to PEP 2.0 and various use cases.

This publication is for professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power Private Cloud, and Shared Utility. The intended audience includes:


  • Clients
  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • Technical support professionals
  • IBM Business Partners


This book expands the set of Power Systems documentation by providing a desktop reference which offers a detailed technical description of IBM Power Private Cloud, and Shared Utility.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Planning
Chapter 3. Configuration and Management
Chapter 4. Migrating Power Enterprise Pools from 1.0 to 2.0
Chapter 5. Use Cases
Appendix A. List of cipher suites supported .
Appendix B. Cloud management attributes

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