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IBM Power Systems RAID Solutions Introduction and Technical Overview
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 11 Aug 2015, last updated 28 Apr 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication given an overview and technical introduction to IBM Power Systems™ RAID solutions. The book is organized to start with an introduction to Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), and various RAID levels with their benefits. A brief comparison of Direct Attached Storage (DAS) and networked storage systems such as SAN / NAS is provided with a focus on emerging applications that typically use the DAS model over networked storage models. The book focuses on IBM Power Systems I/O architecture and various SAS RAID adapters that are supported in IBM POWER8™ ... [more]


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SQL Procedures, Triggers, and Functions on IBM DB2 for i
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 25 Apr 2016

Structured Query Language (SQL) procedures, triggers, and functions, which are also known as user-defined functions (UDFs), are the key database features for developing robust and distributed applications. IBM® DB2® for i supported these features for many years, and they are enhanced in IBM i versions 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2. DB2 for i refers to the IBM DB2 family member and relational database management system that is integrated within the IBM Power operating system that is known as IBM i. This IBM Redbooks® publication includes several of the announced features for SQL procedures, triggers, and ... [more]


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External Procedures, Triggers, and User-Defined Functions on IBM DB2 for i
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 25 Apr 2016

Procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions (UDFs) are the key database software features for developing robust and distributed applications. IBM Universal Database™ for i (IBM DB2® for i) supported these features for many years, and they were enhanced in V5R1, V5R2, and V5R3 of IBM® OS/400® and V5R4 of IBM i5/OS™. This IBM Redbooks® publication includes several of the announced features for procedures, triggers, and UDFs in V5R1, V5R2, V5R3, and V5R4. This book includes suggestions, guidelines, and practical examples to help you effectively develop IBM DB2 for i procedures, triggers, ... [more]


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IBM Reference Architecture for Genomics, Power Systems Edition
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 5 Apr 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Reference Architecture for Genomics, IBM Power Systems™ edition on IBM POWER8®. It addresses topics such as why you would implement Life Sciences workloads on IBM POWER8, and shows how to use such solution to run Life Sciences workloads using IBM Platform™ Computing software to help set up the workloads. It also provides technical content to introduce the IBM POWER8 clustered solution for Life Sciences workloads. This book customizes and tests Life Sciences workloads with a combination of an IBM Platform Computing software solution stack, ... [more]


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Integrated Virtualization Manager for IBM Power Systems Servers
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 19 Dec 2012, last updated 21 Mar 2016

The Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) is part of the IBM PowerVM® feature on IBM® Power Systems™ and part of the IBM POWER® Hypervisor™. The VIOS is also supported on IBM BladeCenter®. The server is a single-function appliance that is in the logical partition (LPAR) of the Power Systems server. The VIOS facilitates the sharing of physical I/O resources between client partitions (IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux) within the server. The Virtual I/O Server provides a virtual SCSI target, N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) target, and Shared Ethernet Adapter (SEA) virtual I/O function to client LPARs. The ... [more]


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Cloud Security Guidelines for IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 1 Mar 2016, last updated 9 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a comprehensive guide that covers cloud security considerations for IBM Power Systems™. The first objectives of this book are to examine how Power Systems can fit into the current and developing cloud computing landscape and to outline the proven Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (CCRA) that IBM employs in building private and hybrid cloud environments. The book then looks more closely at the underlying technology and hones in on the security aspects for the following subsystems:
- IBM Hardware Management Console
- IBM PowerVM
- ... [more]


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Live Partition Mobility Preparation Checklist
Power Systems

Web Doc, published 24 May 2014, last updated 19 Feb 2016

When attempting to do Live Partition Mobility (LPM) in your environment, use the Live Partition Mobility Preparation Checklist. The assumption for using this checklist is that you previously set up your LPM environment based on the Live Partition Mobility Setup Checklist or the IBM PowerVM Virtualization Introduction and Configuration, SG24-7940, an IBM® Redbooks® publication. As part of the LPM operation, a validation is done but there are certain things the validation cannot check. This checklist describes the tasks that cannot be checked automatically. The checklist provides some basic ... [more]


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Installing IBM i Access Client Solutions using the Java Web Start method
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 22 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication shows you how to set up an environment to host the IBM i Access Client Solutions software and serve it to users using the Java Web Start process. The example shown in this paper creates a new HTTP server to host a production and test environment of IBM i Access Client Solutions. When possible, IBM i command language (CL) commands are used in this example. However, some steps can be performed on your local computer to avoid complexity of the task. The process of installing IBM i Access Client Solutions software using the Java Web Start process relies on having ... [more]


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PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM i Cookbook
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 31 Jan 2012, last updated 30 Dec 2015

IBM® PowerHA™ SystemMirror for i is the IBM high-availability disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i 7.1 operating system. When combined with IBM i clustering technology, PowerHA for i delivers a complete high-availability and disaster-recovery solution for your business applications running in the IBM System i® environment. PowerHA for i enables you to support high-availability capabilities with either native disk storage or IBM DS8000® or DS6000™ storage servers or IBM Storwize V7000 and SAN Volume Controllers. The latest release of IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i delivers a ... [more]


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IBM PurePower Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 18 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces and provides a technical overview of the IBM PurePower System that helps support management of big data, social media, mobile, analytics, and the flow of critical information. A PurePower System can be configured in an affordable entry-level configuration in a single rack, and it is agile enough to be expanded for scalable cloud deployments. It has built-in redundancy for highly reliable and resilient operation to support demanding applications and cloud services, as required by many enterprises. A PurePower System also provides the scalability, ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Spectrum Scale
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 11 Nov 2015, last updated 2 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes IBM Spectrum™ Scale, which is a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, built on proven IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™) technology. Providing reliability, performance and scalability, IBM Spectrum Scale™ can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements. This publication can help you install, tailor, and configure the environment, which is created from a combination of physical and logical components: hardware, operating system, storage, network, and applications. Knowledge of these components is key for ... [more]


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IBM i 7.1 Technical Overview with Technology Refresh Updates
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Dec 2014, last updated 29 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a technical overview of the features, functions, and enhancements available in IBM i 7.1, including all the Technology Refresh (TR) levels from TR1 to TR7. It provides a summary and brief explanation of the many capabilities and functions in the operating system. It also describes many of the licensed programs and application development tools that are associated with IBM i. The information provided in this book is useful for clients, IBM Business Partners, and IBM service professionals who are involved with planning, supporting, upgrading, and ... [more]


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SAS Business Analytics Deployment on IBM POWER8 Processor-Based Systems: With IBM XIV Storage System and IBM FlashSystem
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 13 Oct 2015, last updated 26 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the performance tuning guidelines that can help you successfully deploy SAS business analytics on IBM POWER8® processor-based servers. The paper describes the test environment, the testing that was performed, and SAS analytics performance results. The test environment includes the SAS business analytics solution running on an IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A) server with IBM AIX® 7.1 operating system and IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3 with IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly IBM GPFS™). This paper also describes the deployment of SAS analytics on IBM ... [more]


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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 Installation and Upgrade on IBM Power S824
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 22 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides the details for setting up an environment on AIX 7.1 on an IBM Power Systems S824 so you can install and upgrade Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. It provides a step-by-step installation of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 for AIX 7.1. This document also provides a consolidated list of database and application tier patches to upgrade Oracle E-Business Suite from release 12.2.0 to 12.2.4, and explains how to apply patches. This document is written for those who are newly installing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 version 12.2.0 and ... [more]


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Implementing an IBM High-Performance Computing Solution on IBM POWER8
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 15 Sep 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents and addresses topics to provide step-by-step programming concepts to tune the applications to use IBM POWER8® hardware architecture with the technical computing software stack. This publication explores, tests, and documents how to implement an IBM high-performance computing (HPC) solution on POWER8 by using IBM technical innovations to help solve challenging scientific, technical, and business problems. This book demonstrates and documents that the combination of IBM HPC hardware and software solutions delivers significant value to technical ... [more]


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Best Practices for DB2 on AIX 6.1 for POWER Systems
Analytics

Redbooks, published 8 Apr 2010, last updated 27 Aug 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a best practices guide for DB2® and InfoSphere™ Warehouse performance on a AIX® 6L with Power Systems™ virtualization environment. It covers Power hardware features such as PowerVM™, multi-page support, Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS) and how to best exploit them with DB2 LUW workloads for both transactional and data warehousing systems. The popularity and reach of DB2 and InfoSphere Warehouse has grown in recent years. Enterprises are relying more on these products for their mission-critical transactional and data warehousing ... [more]


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IBM Software Defined Environment
Cloud

Redbooks, published 12 Aug 2015, last updated 14 Aug 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE) solution, which helps to optimize the entire computing infrastructure--compute, storage, and network resources--so that it can adapt to the type of work required. In today's environment, resources are assigned manually to workloads, but that happens automatically in a SDE. In an SDE, workloads are dynamically assigned to IT resources based on application characteristics, best-available resources, and service level policies so that they deliver continuous, dynamic optimization and reconfiguration to address ... [more]


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IBM PowerVP: Introduction and Technical Overview
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 14 Aug 2015

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 ... [more]


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The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510: Getting Started with i5/OS and Backup Recovery and Media Services
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 9 Mar 2007, last updated 5 Aug 2015

This IBM Redbooks publication provides a getting started level of information about supporting the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 under i5/OS, primarily using the Backup Recovery and Media Services (BRMS), 5722-BR1, management product. BRMS is the primary backup and recovery management product for i5/OS. This book cannot make you an expert in i5/OS backup and recovery or in the use of BRMS. It also cannot make you an expert in full usage and management of the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 capabilities. More complete coverage of the TS7510 is included in the book IBM Virtualization ... [more]


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IBM Software Defined Infrastructure for Big Data Analytics Workloads
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 29 Jun 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents how IBM Platform Computing, with its IBM Platform Symphony® MapReduce framework, IBM Spectrum Scale (based Upon IBM GPFS™), IBM Platform LSF®, the Advanced Service Controller for Platform Symphony are work together as an infrastructure to manage not just Hadoop-related offerings, but many popular industry offeringsm such as Apach Spark, Storm, MongoDB, Cassandra, and so on. It describes the different ways to run Hadoop in a big data environment, and demonstrates how IBM Platform Computing solutions, such as Platform Symphony and Platform LSF with ... [more]


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