IBM PowerVM Best Practices

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 13 October 2012, updated 19 January 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738437301
ISBN-13: 9780738437309
IBM Form #: SG24-8062-00


Authors: Scott Vetter, Adriano de Almeida, Rafael Antonioli, Urban Biel, Sylvain Delabarre, Bartłomiej Grabowski, Kristian Milos and Fray L Rodríguez

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    Abstract

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides best practices for planning, installing, maintaining, and monitoring the IBM PowerVM® Enterprise Edition virtualization features on IBM POWER7® processor technology-based servers.

    PowerVM is a combination of hardware, PowerVM Hypervisor, and software, which includes other virtualization features, such as the Virtual I/O Server.

    This publication is intended for experienced IT specialists and IT architects who want to learn about PowerVM best practices, and focuses on the following topics:

    • Planning and general best practices
    • Installation, migration, and configuration
    • Administration and maintenance
    • Storage and networking
    • Performance monitoring
    • Security
    • PowerVM advanced features

    This publication is written by a group of seven PowerVM experts from different countries around the world. These experts came together to bring their broad IT skills, depth of knowledge, and experiences from thousands of installations and configurations in different IBM client sites.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction and planning

    Chapter 2. Installation, migration, and configuration

    Chapter 3. Administration and maintenance

    Chapter 4. Networking

    Chapter 5. Storage

    Chapter 6. Performance monitoring

    Chapter 7. Security and advanced IBM PowerVM features

     

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