Exploiting IBM AIX Workload Partitions

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 04 August 2011, updated 14 October 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435872
ISBN-13: 9780738435879
IBM Form #: SG24-7955-00
(390 pages)

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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, Marian Tomescu


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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