IBM PowerVM Best Practices

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 12 October 2012, updated 19 January 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738437301
ISBN-13: 9780738437309
IBM Form #: SG24-8062-00
(156 pages)

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Adriano de Almeida, Rafael Antonioli, Urban Biel, Sylvain Delabarre, Bartłomiej Grabowski, Kristian Milos, Fray L Rodríguez


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
  • Security
  • 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

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