IBM eServer p5 590 and 595 System Handbook

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 17 March 2005, updated 30 June 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738490547
ISBN-13: 9780738490540
IBM Form #: SG24-9119-00
(312 pages)

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


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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