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Exploiting IBM AIX Workload Partitions

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 04 August 2011, updated 14 October 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435872
ISBN-13: 9780738435879
IBM Form #: SG24-7955-00

Authors: Dino Quintero, Shane Brandon, Bernhard Buehler, Thierry Fauck, Guilherme Galoppini Felix, Chris Gibson, Bob Maher, Mehboob Mithaiwala, Kurosh Khan-Afshar Moha, Mathis Mueller, Bjorn Roden and Marian Tomescu

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an update of the latest AIX Workload Partition (WPAR) capabilities. It provides a how-to guide and well-defined and documented deployment model for system administrators and architects using WPARs in AIX® Version 7.1 within an IBM POWER® System virtualized environment. This book helps clients create a planned foundation for their future deployments.

    This book is targeted toward technical professionals, such as business intelligence (BI) consultants, technical support staff, IT architects, and IT specialists, who are responsible for providing solutions and support for IBM POWER Systems and IBM AIX Version 7.1.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. What is new with AIX workload partitioning

    Chapter 1. Introduction to AIX workload partitions

    Chapter 2. Overview of the latest enhancements

    Part 2. Installation and configuration

    Chapter 3. Installing IBM Systems Director

    Chapter 4. Configuring and using the IBM PowerVM Workload Partition Manager

    Chapter 5. Workload partition rootvg support

    Chapter 6. Storage adapters and devices

    Part 3. Resource system management in a workload partition environment

    Chapter 7. Resource control and management

    Chapter 8. Workload partition mobility and WPAR Manager

    Chapter 9. Workload partition migration scenarios

    Chapter 10. Software maintenance

    Chapter 11. Backing up and restoring workload partitions

    Chapter 12. Managing your system workload partition with Network Installation Manager

    Part 4. Scenarios

    Chapter 13. Highly available workload partitions with PowerHA 7.1 and 6.1

    Chapter 14. Versioned workload partitions

    Appendix A. Debugging, messages, and problem analysis

    Appendix B. Considerations for applications in workload partitions


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