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Multitenant Utility Computing on IBM Power Systems Running AIX

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 18 February 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738432318
ISBN-13: 9780738432311
IBM Form #: SG24-7681-00

Authors: Chris Almond, Paulo Cesar Chiquito, Carlos Henrique Fachim, Sehee Kim, Masahiko Okajima and Pauli RŠmš

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents concepts, considerations, and high level deployment examples for technical professionals who design and operate multitenant utility computing environments hosted on IBM System p® and IBM AIX® Enterprise Edition. AIX Enterprise Edition brings together IBM enterprise management capabilities from Power Systems™, IBM AIX, and Tivoli® Software to provide a powerful set of integrated functions for infrastructure management in multitenant utility computing environments.

    In this book, we focus on the following topics:

    * Using System p, IBM AIX 6, and PowerVM™ virtualization technologies

    * Provisioning in a multitenant computing environment on AIX and Power Systems

    * Monitoring resources in a multitenant environment

    * Accounting and chargeback in a multitenant AIX environment

    AIX Enterprise Edition brings together several IBM products: AIX 6 operating system, IBM PowerVM Workload Partitions Manager™, Tivoli Application Dependency Discover Manager, Tivoli Monitoring, and IBM Usage and Accounting Manager Virtualization Edition for Power Systems. In addition to these products we also provide a system allocation example using Tivoli Provisioning Manager.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Multitenancy, PowerVM, and partitions

    Chapter 3. Provisioning

    Chapter 4. Monitoring resources in a multitenant environment

    Chapter 5. Accounting

    Appendix A. Software components used with TPM


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