Cloud Computing Infrastructure on IBM Power Systems: Getting started with ISDM

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Published on 23 May 2012

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ISBN-10: 0738436674
ISBN-13: 9780738436678
IBM Form #: SG24-7983-00


Authors: Scott Vetter, Thierry Huche, Behzad Koohi, Thanh V. Lam, Paul Reynolds, Sean M. Swehla and Jez Wain

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    Abstract

    Managing IT systems is difficult. Virtualization brings numerous benefits to the datacenter and system administrators. However, it also creates a new set of choices. More choice implies more decisions, and thus an increased management responsibility. Furthermore, the move toward cloud computing, with a service-based acquisition and delivery model, requires that datacenter managers take a holistic view of the resources that they manage and the actors that access the data center.

    IBM® Service Delivery Manager addresses this problem domain. Delivered as a set of appliances, it automates provisioning, deprovisioning, metering, and management of an IT platform, and the services it provides. It addresses the needs of both IT management and service users.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for technical professionals who want to understand and deploy IBM ISDM Cloud on a Power platform.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. IBM Service Delivery Manager prerequisites

    Chapter 3. Preparing IBM Service Delivery Manager for deployment

    Chapter 4. ISDM installation

    Chapter 5. Configuring cloud components

    Chapter 6. Creating customers and assigning resources

    Chapter 7. Projects: Putting it all together

    Chapter 8. Configuration of IBM Tivoli Monitoring agents

    Chapter 9. Using Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager

    Appendix A. Configuration defaults

     

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