IBM Redbooks | IBM PowerVP Introduction and Technical Overview

IBM PowerVP Introduction and Technical Overview This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers IBM Power Virtualization Performance (PowerVP™) for IBM Power Systems™ Version 1.1.3. The objective of this paper is to introduce the features and benefits of PowerVP: Real-time monitoring Intuitive and customizable GUI Background data collection […]


IBM Redbooks | IBM Power Systems SR-IOV: Technical Overview and Introduction

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the adapter-based virtualization capabilities that are being deployed in high-end IBM POWER7+™ processor-based servers. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) is a virtualization technology on IBM Power Systems servers. SR-IOV allows multiple logical partitions (LPARs) to share a PCIe adapter with […]


IBM Redbooks | IBM Power Systems HMC Implementation and Usage Guide

The IBM® Hardware Management Console (HMC) provides systems administrators a tool for planning, deploying, and managing IBM Power Systems™ servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication is designed for system administrators to use as a desk-side reference when managing partition-capable IBM Power Systems servers by using the HMC. The major functions that […]


IBM Redbooks | IBM Spectrum Accelerate Deployment, Usage, and Maintenance

IBM Spectrum Accelerate, a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage is an agile software defined storage solution for enterprise and cloud that builds upon the customer-proven and mature IBM XIV® storage software. The key characteristic of Spectrum Accelerate is that it can be easily deployed and run on purpose-built or […]


IBM PowerVM Virtualization Introduction and Configuration

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to PowerVM™ virtualization technologies on Power System servers. PowerVM is a combination of hardware, firmware, and software that provides CPU, network, and disk virtualization. These are the main virtualization technologies: POWER7, POWER6, and POWER5 hardware POWER Hypervisor Virtual I/O Server Though the PowerVM […]

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IBM Redbooks | IBM Power System S824L Technical Overview and Introduction

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S824L (8247-42L) servers that support Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S824L offerings and their relevant functions: The new IBM POWER8™ processor, which is available at frequencies […]


IBM Redbooks | IBM Software Defined Environment SDE

This IBM Redbooks publication introduces the IBM Software Defined Environment SDE as a solution which helps to optimize the entire computing infrastructure — compute, storage and network resources — so that it can adapt to the type of work required. In today’s environment, resources are assigned manually to workloads; that […]


IBM Redbooks | Deploying IBM FlashSystem V840 in a VMware Environment

This IBM Redbooks Redpaper discusses implementing IBM FlashSystem V840 (V840) in a VMware cloud-based environment. It demonstrates how to address IBM FlashSystem V840 business performance and capacity requirements by creating a Software Defined Storage (SDS) Control Plane to efficiently integrate with VMware and the IBM Storage Integration Server. This solution […]


IBM Redbooks | IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System Products and Technology

To meet today’s complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking, and software resources. This system must be simple to deploy, and be able to quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage of broad expertise […]