VMware VI3 on BladeCenter and System x Integrated with System i

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 22 September 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431095
ISBN-13: 9780738431093
IBM Form #: SG24-7408-00


Authors: Johng Yessong, Brad Belcher, Martin Dippold, Carlo Porta and Scott Richner

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    Abstract

    IBM® i integration with BladeCenter® and System x™ allows businesses to operate heterogeneous environments that include Intel®-compatible servers running VMware® ESX Server in addition to core business applications on the IBM i platform. VMware ESX Server is the host server for abstracting processor, memory, storage and networking resources of a physical server into multiple virtual machines. The ESX Server is part of the VMware Infrastructure.

    Implementing VMware Infrastructure 3 with System i® integration with BladeCenter and System x brings together the strengths of System i along with the benefits that VMware Infrastructure 3 brings to the BladeCenter and System x.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication presents some of the reasons for considering implementing VMware Infrastructure 3 through System i integration with BladeCenter and System x and guides you through the following important topics:

    -- Planning and installation VMware Infrastructure 3 via System i integration with BladeCenter and System x

    -- Summary of VMware Infrastructure 3 advanced capabilities

    -- Backup and recovery

    -- Managing integrated ESC server

    -- Administration and management of a VMware infrastructure

    -- Migration

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Planning and sizing

    Chapter 3. Installation

    Chapter 4. VMware Infrastructure 3 advanced capabilities with shared storage support of i5/OS

    Chapter 5. Backup and recovery

    Chapter 6. Managing integrated ESX Server

    Chapter 7. Virtual Machine administration

    Chapter 8. Migration

     

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