IBM PowerVP: Introduction and Technical Overview

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 14 August 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738454362
ISBN-13: 9780738454368
IBM Form #: REDP-5112-01
(118 pages)

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Liviu Rosca, Stefan Stefanov


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 IBM Power Systems. The intended audience includes the following roles:

  • Clients
  • Capacity planning managers
  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • IT Architects
  • Technical support professionals
  • IBM Business Partners independent software vendors

This paper explains the current set of IBM PowerVP features and documents the installation and configuration. It includes real-life examples of use of PowerVM.

It is intended to help you take advantage of the capabilities of IBM Power Systems and optimize the use of system resources.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning and installation
Chapter 3. The PowerVP GUI
Chapter 4. PowerVP and PowerVM features
Chapter 5. Experiences with PowerVP and PowerVM features

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