Test 000-121: Virtualization Technical Support for IBM i -v1
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Course duration: 4 days
Course number: AS54
Abstract: Successfully implementing a continuously available environment requires knowledge of the application, data, and end-user requirements. Examine the considerations for a well-coordinated continuously available environment using IBM i clustering support. Learn about many of the concepts from a series of presentations and gain practical experience through hands-on lab exercises.
In this course you will learn to:
- Create disk pools (IASP) and place highly available objects into them
- Use the methods that allow users to access information in a disk pool
- Manage an environment with multiple disk pools (server consolidation)
- Define an availability Environment using 5761-HAS Power HA for i.
- Compare and contrast the different options available for implementation under 5761-HAS Power HA for i: (Cross-site mirroring(XSM) using Geographic Mirroring, Metro Mirror using IBM System Storage Copy Services, and Global Mirror using IBM System Storage Copy Services.
- Make data and applications continuously available
- Create and manage an IBM i family cluster
- Use the fundamentals of problem determination and correction in an IBM i cluster
- Create a geographic mirror disk pool
- Establish and manage an environment with continuously available application objects using a geographic mirror disk pool
- Maintain consistent copies of key system objects like user profiles through operating system cluster resource services
Course duration: 3 days
Course number: AS5E
Abstract: *Note: URL to be added when course is available.
This course gives the student base description of all the PowerVM features available for IBM i. The topics covered in detail include: dedicated, shared and virtual processors, shared processor pools and memory settings. There are topics that discuss: Ethernet virtualization options, virtual SCSI (vSCSI) implementation; both which are implemented with IBM i or VIOS as server partition; installation of IBM i from NFS or from a VIOS repository. Also covered is related information about HMC, IVM, VPM, POWER hardware for IBM i, and SPT.
In exercises the students will practice:
- SPT (System Planning Tool) design of solutions on Power Systems servers
- Setting virtual Ethernet connection in an environment with IBM i or VIOS as a server partition
- Setting virtual SCSI (vSCSI) disks mapping in an environment with IBM i or VIOS as server partition
- Installation IBM i from NFS or VIOS repository
PowerVM on IBM i - II: Advanced Topics and Performance
Course duration: 3 days
Course number: AS5F
Abstract: This course gives the student a detailed description of PowerVM features like NPIV, AMS and Live Partition Mobility (LPM). The topics covered in detail include: Shared Processor Pools and Shared Storage Pools, VMControl and performance options and measurement in a VIOS environment.
In exercises the students will practice:
- erformance measurements in VIOS
Publication number: REDP4806
This IBM® Redpape provides steps, considerations, limitations, and links to information regarding the creation of IBM i Client Partitions using the third generation of Virtual Partition Manager (VPM).
Beginning with IBM i 7.1, the Virtual Partition Manager was enhanced and now allows you to create and manage Linux partitions and IBM i partitions without the use of the Hardware Management Console (HMC), Systems Director Management Console (SDMC), or Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM). It involves the use of VPM and the new support for Ethernet layer-2 bridging between a physical Ethernet adapter and a virtual Ethernet adapter that provides the ability for an IBM i partition to share a physical Ethernet connection with other partitions in the same system.
The intended audience for this Redpaper publication is advanced system administrators.
Publication number: SG24-7590
IBM® PowerVM® virtualization technology is a combination of hardware and software that supports and manages the virtual environments on POWER5™-, POWER5+™, POWER6®, and POWER7™-based systems.Available on IBM Power Systems™, and IBM BladeCenter® servers as optional Editions, and supported by the AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems, this set of comprehensive systems technologies and services is designed to enable you to aggregate and manage resources using a consolidated, logical view. Deploying PowerVM virtualization and IBM Power Systems offers you the following benefits:
Lower energy costs through server consolidation
Reduced cost of your existing infrastructure
Better management of the growth, complexity, and risk of your infrastructure
To achieve this goal, PowerVM virtualization provides the following technologies:
- Virtual Ethernet
- Shared Ethernet Adapter
- Virtual SCSI (vSCSI)
- IBM Micro-Partitioning® technology
- Multiple Shared-Processor Pools
- N_Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV)
- PowerVM Live Partition Mobility
- IBM Active Memory™ Sharing
- Active Memory Expansion
- Partition Suspend and Resume
- Shared Storage Pools
- Planning and general best practices
- Installation, migration, and configuration
- Administration and maintenance
- Storage and networking
- Performance monitoring
- PowerVM advanced features
This IBM Redbooks® publication is an extension of IBM PowerVM Virtualization: Introduction and Configuration Fifth Edition, SG24-7940. It provides an organized view of best practices for managing and monitoring your PowerVM environment with respect to virtualized resources managed by the Virtual I/O Server.
Publication number: SG24-7940
This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to PowerVM™ virtualization technologies on Power Systems 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
Virtual I/O Server (VIOS)
Though the PowerVM brand includes partitioning, management software, and other offerings, this publication focuses on the virtualization technologies that are part of the PowerVM Standard and Enterprise Editions.
This publication is also designed to be an introduction guide for system administrators, providing instructions for these tasks:
Configuration and creation of partitions and resources on the HMC
Installation and configuration of the Virtual I/O Server
Creation and installation of virtualized partitions
Examples using AIX, IBM i, and Linux
Keep in mind that this is Volume 1 of a two volume set. The IBM PowerVM Virtualization Managing and Monitoring IBM Redbooks publication SG24-7590 picks up where this one leaves off with operational considerations for long term sustainable enterprise virtualization solution. Find out more
Publication number: SG24-8062
This IBM publication provides best practices for planning, installing, maintaining, and monitoring the PowerVM Enterprise Edition virtualization features on IBM POWER7 processor technology-based systems.
PowerVM is a combination of hardware, PowerVM Hypervisor, and software, which includes other virtualization features, such as the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS).
This publication focuses on:
High availability, business continuity, disaster recovery. Power Systems is committed to investing in–and bringing to market–solutions designed to keep your IT environments resilient. IBM engineers work continuously to optimize IBM Power Systems hardware and operating systems to keep pace with the increasing demand for 24x365 availability.
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