This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes a set of highly anticipated features for the IBM PowerVM® Virtual I/O Server V2.2.3, which are applicable to small and medium businesses and to large enterprises alike. The features include new management and performance tuning software for PowerVM solutions and new enterprise features for high-end IBM Power Systems™ servers. Scalability, reliability, and performance enhancements are also introduced with the latest versions of the Virtual I /O Server (VIOS) and the IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC).
This Solution Guide describes the PowerVM products and features that can improve performance in several environment configurations. Figure 1, for example, shows the design overview of a shared storage pool (SSP) configuration, in which IBM Power Virtualization Performance™ (PowerVP™) and the Virtual I/O Server Performance Advisor find bottlenecks and provide configuration advice . The Virtual I/O Server enhancements include the best SSP implementation yet, as described in this Solution Guide.
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