IBM Virtualization Engine Version 1 Planning and Installation Guide

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Published on 07 November 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738492779
ISBN-13: 9780738492773
IBM Form #: SG24-6771-00


Authors: Christian Matthys, Hiroshi Ito, Bill Souhrada, Lynn Winkelbauer and Holger M Wittmann

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    Abstract

    The core of the On Demand operating environment strategy is a simple IT infrastructure. Virtualization -- the ability to separate the direct dependency of an application to a physical resource -- is a key fundamental in simplifying the heterogeneous environment in today's businesses. Through virtualization, the enterprise offers:

    - A single consolidated view to all available resources regardless of the location.

    - Efficient access to manage those resources and to reduce operations and systems management costs.

    - Dynamic response to application needs.

    - A competitive advantage when gathering and accessing information across the organization.

    The IBM Virtualization Engine addresses the virtualization aspects of the On Demand infrastructure.

    This IBM Redbooks publication shows you how to:

    - Plan and prepare the installation of the IBM Virtualization Engine Version 1.

    - Install the IBM Virtualization Engine Version 1 for each type of IBM eServer.

    - Use the IBM Virtualization Engine Version 1 to address customer pain points.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Learn, understand, and plan before you install

    Chapter 1. Simplifying the infrastructure

    Chapter 2. The IBM Virtualization Engine Systems Edition

    Chapter 3. The IBM Virtualization Engine Management Collection

    Chapter 4. The planning advisor tool

    Part 2. Installing the Virtualization Engine

    Chapter 5. Installing IBM Director, the Virtualization Engine console, and TPM on a BladeCenter with xLinux

    Chapter 6. Installing the Virtualization Engine console, IBM Director, TPM, and EWLM on pSeries with AIX

    Chapter 7. Installing the Virtualization Engine console, IBM Director, TPM, and EWLM on Blade with Windows

    Chapter 8. Installing and configuring the Virtualization Engine for IT management in an OS/400 environment

    Chapter 9. Installing Virtual Machine Manager and VMware on managed servers

    Part 3. Using the Virtualization Engine Scenarios

    Chapter 10. How to use TPM and EWLM to provision a resource

    Chapter 11. How to monitor an application in a heterogeneous environment using the VE console and EWLM

    Chapter 12. How to fix hardware constraints using Tivoli Provisioning Manager and IBM Director

    Chapter 13. How to optimize an xSeries IT environment using IBM Director and Virtual Machine Manager

    Part 4. Summary

    Appendix A. Planning for security

    Appendix B. VMware installation

    Appendix C. Sample EWLM domain policy

     

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