Power Enterprise Pools on IBM Power Systems

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 28 August 2014, updated 14 January 2015

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IBM Form #: REDP-5101-00
(28 pages)

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Authors: William Casey, Guillermo Corti, Sylvain Delabarre, Ho Jin Kim, Ondrej Plachy, Marcos Quezada, Gustavo Santos


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes IBM Power Enterprise Pools, a technology for dynamically sharing processor and memory activations among a group (or pool) of IBM Power Systems™ enterprise class servers. Using mobile Capacity on Demand (CoD) activation codes, your systems administrator can perform tasks without contacting IBM. To use the Power Enterprise Pools feature, you need only to upgrade to Hardware Management Console (HMC) V7.8.
Power Enterprise Pools can support your business goals in the following ways:

  • Using Power Enterprise Pools can provide your organization with a dynamic infrastructure, reduced cost of performance management, improved service levels, and controlled risk management.
  • The Power Enterprise Pools technology is ideal for further improving the flexibility, load balancing, and disaster recovery planning and operations of your Power Systems.
  • The reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) of your Power Systems environment can be increased by using Power Enterprise Pools.

This paper is directed at experienced IBM Power Systems users and to decision-makers who want to know how Power Enterprise Pools can improve the IT efficiencies in their organization.

Table of contents

Technical benefits of implementing Power Enterprise Pools
How Power Enterprise Pools work
Requirements and specifications
Working with Power Enterprise Pool HMCs
Power Enterprise Pool properties
Power Enterprise Pool compliance information
Product integration
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