IBM PurePower Technical Overview and Introduction

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 18 December 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738454729
ISBN-13: 9780738454726
IBM Form #: REDP-5277-00
(116 pages)

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Authors: Patrick Lindsey, Andrew Nardone, Hansjörg Schneider, Martin Schulz


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces and provides a technical overview of the IBM PurePower System that helps support management of big data, social media, mobile, analytics, and the flow of critical information. A PurePower System can be configured in an affordable entry-level configuration in a single rack, and it is agile enough to be expanded for scalable cloud deployments. It has built-in redundancy for highly reliable and resilient operation to support demanding applications and cloud services, as required by many enterprises. A PurePower System also provides the scalability, flexibility, and versatility that you demand for business-critical workloads.

The following enhancements were announced in October 2015:

  • IBM i operating system on top of a Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) now supported on the IBM Power System S822 server

  • Improvements to PurePower Integrated Manager

  • Integration of HMC code (virtual HMC) into the PurePower Integrated Manager

  • Ability to order translated PurePower documentation that is geography-specific

  • Configuration support for IBM Power System S822 and S822L server in a single rack

  • PowerVC 1.2.3 Standard Edition

  • Power compute node firmware SV840

Table of contents

Chapter 1. PurePower System description
Chapter 2. Managing PurePower
Chapter 3. Physical planning and installation
Appendix A. IBM PurePower solutions

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