Server virtualisation with IBM PowerVM

The virtualisation platform for UNIX, Linux and IBM i clients

Power is server virtualisation without limits. Businesses are turning to PowerVM server virtualisation to consolidate multiple workloads onto fewer systems, increasing server utilisation and reducing cost. PowerVM provides a secure and scalable server virtualisation environment for AIX, IBM i and Linux applications built upon the advanced RAS features and leading performance of the Power Systems platform.


IBM® PowerVM provides the industrial-strength virtualisation solution for IBM Power Systems servers and blades that run IBM AIX, IBM i and Linux® workloads. Based on more than a decade of evolution and innovation, PowerVM represents the state of the art (SOTA) in enterprise virtualisation and is broadly deployed in production environments worldwide by most Power Systems owners.

The Power Systems family of scale-out and scale-up servers includes proven1 workload consolidation platforms that help clients control costs while improving overall performance, availability and energy efficiency. With these servers and PowerVM virtualisation solutions, an organisation can consolidate large numbers of applications and servers, fully virtualise its system resources and provide a more flexible, dynamic IT infrastructure. In other words, Power Systems with PowerVM deliver the benefits of virtualisation without limits.

PowerVM also offers a secure and resilient virtualisation environment, built on the advanced reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features, extreme scalability and leadership performance2 of the Power Systems platform, based on the outstanding Power processors.

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Feature Benefits
PowerVM hypervisor
Dynamic logical partitioning
Shared processor pools
Shared storage pools
Integrated virtualisation manager
Live Partition Mobility
(Enterprise edition feature)
Active Memory Sharing (AMS)
(Enterprise edition feature)
Active Memory Deduplication
(Enterprise edition feature)
System planning tool
VIOS performance advisor
IBM PowerVP Monitor*
(Enterprise edition feature)
System and partition templates

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