Power Systems Enterprise Servers with PowerVM Virtualization and RAS

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 15 December 2011, updated 06 March 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738436267
ISBN-13: 9780738436265
IBM Form #: SG24-7965-00
(426 pages)

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Authors: Dino Quintero, JinHoon Baek, Guillermo Diez, Hassan Elsetohy, Debra Francis, Bing He, Rajesh Jeyapaul, Anil Kalavakolanu, Tejaswini Kaujalgi, David Kgabo, Ricardo Puig, Vani Ramagiri


This IBM® Redbooks® publication illustrates implementation, testing, and helpful scenarios with IBM Power® Systems 780 and 795 using the comprehensive set of the Power virtualization features. We focus on the Power Systems functional improvements, in particular, highlighting the reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features of the enterprise servers.

This document highlights IBM Power Systems Enterprise Server features, such as system scalability, virtualization features, and logical partitioning among others. This book provides a documented deployment model for Power 780 and Power 795 within a virtualized environment, which allows clients to plan a foundation for exploiting and using the latest features of the IBM Power Systems Enterprise Servers.

The target audience for this book includes technical professionals (IT consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) responsible for providing IBM Power Systems solutions and support.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introducing POWER7 Enterprise Server RAS and virtualization features
Chapter 2. Exploring RAS and virtualization features in more detail
Chapter 3. Enhancing virtualization and RAS for higher availability
Chapter 4. Planning for virtualization and RAS in POWER7 high-end servers
Chapter 5. POWER7 system management consoles
Chapter 6. Scenarios
Chapter 7. POWER7 Enterprise Server performance considerations
Chapter 8. PowerCare Services offerings for Power Enterprise Servers
Appendix A. Administration concepts
Appendix B. Performance concepts
Appendix C. ITSO Power Systems testing environment

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