IBM® Power Virtualization Center (IBM® PowerVC™) is an advanced, enterprise virtualization management offering for IBM Power Systems™. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces IBM PowerVC and helps you understand its functions, planning, installation, and setup.
IBM PowerVC Version 1.3.2 supports both large and small deployments, either by managing IBM PowerVM® that is controlled by the Hardware Management Console (HMC) by IBM PowerVM NovaLink, or by managing PowerKVM directly. With this capability, IBM PowerVC can manage IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux workloads that run on IBM POWER® hardware.
IBM PowerVC is available as a Standard Edition, or as a Cloud PowerVC Manager edition.
IBM PowerVC includes the following features and benefits:
IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager includes all of the IBM PowerVC Standard Edition features and adds:
This publication is for experienced users of IBM PowerVM and other virtualization solutions who want to understand and implement the next generation of enterprise virtualization management for Power Systems.
Unless stated otherwise, the content of this publication refers to IBM PowerVC Version 1.3.2.
Chapter 1. IBM PowerVC introduction
Chapter 2. IBM PowerVC planning
Chapter 3. IBM PowerVC installation
Chapter 4. IBM PowerVC for managing IBM PowerVM
Chapter 5. IBM PowerVC Standard Edition for managing IBM PowerKVM
Chapter 6. IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager
Appendix A. Software-Defined Networking (technical preview)
Appendix B. Useful commands and scripts