IBM Systems Director VMControl Implementation Guide on IBM Power Systems


Изучите этот Redbook, и вы узнаете как IBM Systems Director VMControl может помочь в развёртывании и управлении виртуальной инфраструктурой построенной на базе IBM Power Systems.

В этом Redbook описана убийственная комбинация — IBM Systems Director и VMControl. Кроме того, авторы этого Redbook утверждают, что внедрив данное решение вы сможете снизить TCO.

Abstract:
This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure a solution with IBM Systems Director VMControl so that you can move beyond simply managing virtualization to using virtualization to better manage your IT infrastructure. This book describes how the combination of IBM Systems Director and VMControl reduces the total cost of ownership of a virtualized environment by decreasing management costs, increasing asset use, and linking infrastructure performance to business goals.

This book provides a broad understanding on how VMControl simplifies the management of virtual environments across multiple virtualization technologies and hardware platforms, freeing you from silos of virtualization and delivering enterprise-wide visibility and control. A leading multi-platform virtualization management solution, VMControl is now available in three Editions (Express, Standard, and Enterprise) to best match your virtualized environment.

In addition, this book describes the VMControl Enterprise Edition plug-in for IBM Systems Director, which uses a workload-optimized approach to decrease infrastructure costs and improve service levels. With VMControl Enterprise Edition, you can manage system pools with the simplicity of managing a single system, an essential capability for moving to cloud computing and a dynamic infrastructure.

TOC:
Chapter 1. IBM Systems Director Editions
Chapter 2. Introduction to VMControl
Chapter 3. Installation procedures
Chapter 4. Implementation scenarios
Chapter 5. Tips and tricks
Appendix A. Network Installation Manager (NIM) basic configuration
Appendix B. Unattended installations
Appendix C. Customizable parameters file for deploying a new virtual appliance
Appendix D. Open Virtualization Format (OVF) support

TOC:
Chapter 1. IBM Systems Director Editions
1.1 What is IBM Systems Director Editions?
1.2 Why IBM Systems Director?
1.3 What IBM Systems Director Editions offers
1.4 IBM Systems Director resources
   1.4.1 IBM Systems Director home page
   1.4.2 IBM Systems Director documentation and resources
   1.4.3 IBM Systems Director Wiki
Chapter 2. Introduction to VMControl
2.1 What is VMControl?
   2.1.1 Value proposition of VMControl
   2.1.2 VMControl editions
   2.1.3 Supported functions and features
   2.1.4 License requirements
   2.1.5 Minimum requirements for Power Systems virtualization support
Chapter 3. Installation procedures
3.1 Implementation environment
   3.1.1 Logical layout
3.2 Preparing the IBM Systems Director Server installation
   3.2.1 Hardware requirements
   3.2.2 Software requirements
3.3 IBM Systems Director Server installation
3.4 Updating the IBM Systems Director Server to version 6.1.2.1
   3.4.1 Use the Fix Service Provider option
   3.4.2 Use the Fix Central Web site
3.5 Importing the Common Agent package into the IBM Systems Director Server
3.6 Installing the Common Agent on the NIM server
   3.6.1 Hardware requirements
   3.6.2 Software requirements
   3.6.3 Deploying the Common Agent
3.7 Installing IBM Systems Director VMControl
   3.7.1 Power Systems virtualization support
   3.7.2 Installing the VMControl plug-in
   3.7.3 Installing the VMControl subagent for NIM
3.8 Introduction to VMControl system pools
3.9 Preparing your environment for system pools
3.10 SMI-S: Storage Management Initiative Specification
   3.10.1 Installing the SMI-S provider for the Brocade SAN switch
3.11 Installing the SMI-S provider for the storage system
Chapter 4. Implementation scenarios
4.1 VMControl general deployment scenarios
   4.1.1 Managing virtual servers
4.2 VMControl scenarios
   4.2.1 Capturing the virtual appliance from an lpp_source
   4.2.2 Capturing a virtual appliance from an existing virtual server
   4.2.3 Deploying a virtual appliance into an empty server
   4.2.4 Deploying a virtual appliance to a host
   4.2.5 Exporting virtual appliances
   4.2.6 Importing virtual appliances
   4.2.7 Deploying imported virtual appliances to an existing empty virtual server
4.3 Managing virtual appliances
   4.3.1 Copying a virtual appliance
   4.3.2 Modifying a virtual appliance
4.4 Deleting a virtual appliance
4.5 Working with workloads
   4.5.1 Creating a workload
   4.5.2 Editing a workload
   4.5.3 Removing a workload
   4.5.4 Monitoring a workload
   4.5.5 Capturing a virtual appliance from a workload
4.6 System pools
   4.6.1 Creating a System pool
   4.6.2 Managing System Pools
   4.6.3 Deploying a virtual appliance into a System Pool
4.7 Relocation
   4.7.1 Manual relocation
   4.7.2 Policy-based relocation
   4.7.3 Automatic relocation
Chapter 5. Tips and tricks
5.1 Hints and tips
5.2 Job control: Create a new job from existing one
   5.2.1 Job control: Re-running the job
5.3 Set extended VMControl logging
5.4 DNZIMN867E cannot exchange SSH key
   5.4.1 DNZIMN878E NIM command failed
Appendix A. Network Installation Manager basic configuration
VMControl and Network Installation Manager (NIM)
Basic NIM configuration example
   NIM server setup
Troubleshooting hints and tips
   Trace logging features
   Common errors and causes
Appendix B. Unattended installations
Unattended installation of the IBM Systems Director Server
    Verification steps
Unattended installation of IBM Systems Director VMControl
Verification steps
Appendix C. Customizable parameters file for deploying a new virtual
                appliance
Summary of properties
Appendix D. Open Virtualization Format (OVF) support
Introduction to Open Virtualization Format
What is Open Virtualization Format (OVF)
    Enables optimized distribution
    Provides a simple, automated user experience
    Supports both single and multi virtual machine configurations
    Enables portable VM packaging
    Affords vendor and platform independence
    Supports localization
    Offers future extensibility
OVF package requirements
Sample OVF file used in the scenario chapter
 

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