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IBM Systems Director VMControl Implementation Guide on IBM Power Systems

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 17 March 2010, updated 06 April 2011

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ISBN-10: 073843423X
ISBN-13: 9780738434230
IBM Form #: SG24-7829-00

Authors: Dino Quintero, Lutz Denefleh, Marius Ileana, Guilherme G. Felix, Ming Jun Li and Ashu Tiwary

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure a solution with IBM Systems Director VMControl so that you can move beyond simply managing virtualization to using virtualization to better manage your IT infrastructure. This book describes how the combination of IBM Systems Director and VMControl reduces the total cost of ownership of a virtualized environment by decreasing management costs, increasing asset use, and linking infrastructure performance to business goals.

    This book provides a broad understanding on how VMControl simplifies the management of virtual environments across multiple virtualization technologies and hardware platforms, freeing you from silos of virtualization and delivering enterprise-wide visibility and control. A leading multi-platform virtualization management solution, VMControl is now available in three Editions (Express, Standard, and Enterprise) to best match your virtualized environment.

    In addition, this book describes the VMControl Enterprise Edition plug-in for IBM Systems Director, which uses a workload-optimized approach to decrease infrastructure costs and improve service levels. With VMControl Enterprise Edition, you can manage system pools with the simplicity of managing a single system, an essential capability for moving to cloud computing and a dynamic infrastructure.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. IBM Systems Director Editions

    Chapter 2. Introduction to VMControl

    Chapter 3. Installation procedures

    Chapter 4. Implementation scenarios

    Chapter 5. Tips and tricks

    Appendix A. Network Installation Manager (NIM) basic configuration

    Appendix B. Unattended installations

    Appendix C. Customizable parameters file for deploying a new virtual appliance

    Appendix D. Open Virtualization Format (OVF) support


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