IBM Redbook Helps Out With PowerVM
September 17, 2012 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Hot off the presses! If you are trying to get your brain wrapped around the PowerVM hypervisor for dicing and slicing IBM late last week just published a new authoritative Redbook on the virty beast.
You can see a draft of the Redbook, called IBM PowerVM Best Practices, which was put out on September 14 and which is due to be finalized in November of this year. Presumably with updates for the new versions of the hypervisor with tweaks to support the new Power7+ systems that are due in the next couple of weeks if my server-sense is correct.
This guide will walk you through the nuts and bolts of the PowerVM hypervisor and its much-maligned Virtual I/O Server, including:
This new guide is a companion to existing Redbooks on the PowerVM hypervisor. This includes IBM PowerVM Virtualization Introduction and Configuration, originally published in May 2011 and updated in June; IBM PowerVM Getting Started Guide, published in February and updated in April; and IBM PowerVM Virtualization Managing and Monitoring.
Happy reading, and may you sleep well from it.