This project will enhance the IBM PowerVM Introduction Redbook with the latest hands-on field experience, VIOS enhancements and AIX, IBM i and Linux topics. It will also consolidate and streamline the various publications that introduce the topic.

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Benefits to Resident


Residents will receive a broad understanding of the benefits of virtual partitioning and services with respect to POWER10-based systems. To stay competitive in the marketplace, customers must leverage the latest technology, and IBMers must be able to support it. The experience this residency provides is the ideal jump-start every AIX, IBM i, and Linux technical leader needs to exploit a broad range of Vitural I/O Server and firmware-related virtualization capabilities. This project is also a link to the future where experts can candidly discuss the latest development trends.

IBM Redbooks want technical practitioners to be recognized for their newly gained knowledge, experience, and accomplishments. Therefore, upon successful delivery of the publication produced by this IBM Redbooks residency, you will become eligible to earn an IBM Redbooks Digital Badge issued through Pearson Credly.

*Note* This is a remote residency. Residents will work from their home location and contribute remotely using agile tools such as slack and box.



This project will focus on the common server management tasks required for a production environment using Virtual I/O Services for the latest VIOS enhancements. A draft publication is planned to be made available at the end of the residency.

Resident Prerequisites

A basic requirement for all residents is the ability to read and clearly express concepts and procedures in common English.

In addition to authoring a Redbooks deliverable, participants will be expected to create at least one technical blog post and to appear in one video to complement the main deliverable. The blog posts can be done during the residency, or immediately after the residency ends and the participant has returned home. Participants will also be asked to help promote all deliverables created during the residency through social media.


Skills NeededRequested Skill Level
Teamwork and Leadership Skill5
Positive, Self-motivated, Professional5
PowerVM concepts5
Virtual SCSI4
Virtual Ethernet4
Shared Storage Pools3
AIX in a PowerVM environment5
IBM i in a PowerVM environment5
Linux in a PowerVM environment5
4 years or more Power Systems PowerVM experience4
Power Systems Management4
Architecting High-Availability Environments4
SAN Storage4
Interest in being part of the IBM Redbook family5
Support clients using PowerVM to virtualize their resources5

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Documentation Skills

Documentation Skills NeededRequested Doc Skill Level

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Social Media Skills

Social Media Skills NeededRequested Soc Media Skill Level
Blogging experience2
YouTube (Speaking in videos)2

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Start Date
06 Jun 2022

End Date
01 Jul 2022

4 weeks

Residency Location
No primary location

Residency Leader
Scott Vetter

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