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IBM eServer p5 590 and 595 System Handbook

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.


Published on 17 March 2005, updated 30 June 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738490547
ISBN-13: 9780738490540
IBM Form #: SG24-9119-00

Authors: Scott Vetter, Peter Domberg, Nia Kelley, TaiJung Kim and Ding Wei

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    This IBM Redbooks publication explains the IBM eServer p5 models 590 and 595 (9119-590, 9119-595), a new level of UNIX servers providing world-class performance, availability, and flexibility. Ideal for on demand computing environments, data center implementation, application service providers, and high performance computing, this new class of high-end servers include mainframe-inspired self-management and security to meet your most demanding needs. The IBM eServer p5 590 and 595 provide an expandable, high-end enterprise solution for managing the computing requirements necessary to become an on demand business.

    This publication includes the following topics:

    p5-590 and p5-595 overview

    p5-590 and p5-595 hardware architecture

    Virtualization overview

    Capacity on Demand overview

    Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) overview

    Hardware Management Console features and functions

    This publication is an ideal desk-side reference for IBM professionals, Business Partners, and technical specialists who support the p5-590 and p5-595 systems, and for those who want to learn more about this radically new server in a clear, single-source handbook.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. System overview

    Chapter 2. Hardware architecture

    Chapter 3. POWER5 virtualization capabilities

    Chapter 4. Capacity on Demand

    Chapter 5. Configuration tools and rules

    Chapter 6. Reliability, availability, and serviceability

    Chapter 7. Service processor

    Chapter 8. Hardware Management Console overview

    Appendix A. Facts and features reference

    Appendix B. PCI adapter placement guide

    Appendix C. Installation planning

    Appendix D. System documentation


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