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Advanced POWER Virtualization on IBM System p Virtual I/O Server Deployment Examples

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Published on 13 February 2007, updated 19 June 2007

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IBM Form #: REDP-4224-00

Authors: Scott Vetter, John Abbott, Richard Bassemir, Christopher Hales, Ondrej Plachy and MiJeong Yeom

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    The "Advanced POWER Virtualization on IBM System p Virtual I/O Server Deployment Examples," REDP-4224, publication provides a number of high-level system architecture designs using the Advanced POWER Virtualization feature available on IBM System p5 servers. These high-level architecture designs are referred to as scenarios and they show different configurations of the Virtual I/O Server and client partitions to meet the needs of various solutions.

    The Advanced POWER Virtualization feature is very flexible and can support several configurations designed to provide cost savings and improved infrastructure agility. We selected the scenarios described in this paper to provide some specific examples to help you decide on your particular implementation and perhaps extend and combine the scenarios to meet additional requirements.

    This publication is targeted at architects who are interested in leveraging IBM System p virtualization using the Virtual I/O Server to improve your IT solutions. System architects can use the scenarios as a basis for developing their unique virtualization deployments.

    Business Partners can review these scenarios to help them understand the robustness of this virtualization technology and how to integrate it with their solutions. Clients can use the scenarios and examples to help them plan improvements to their IT operations.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Virtual I/O Server scenarios

    Chapter 3. Deployment case studies


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