Server virtualisation with IBM PowerVM

The virtualisation platform for UNIX, Linux and IBM i clients

Highlights

IBM® PowerVM® provides the industrial-strength virtualisation solution for IBM Power Systems™ servers 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 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 RAS (reliability, availability and serviceability) features, extreme scalability and leadership performance2 of the Power Systems platform, based on the outstanding Power processors.




Feature Benefits
PowerVM hypervisor
Micro-partitioning
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)
NPIV
SR-IOV
System planning tool
VIOS performance advisor
IBM PowerVP™ Monitor*
(Enterprise edition feature)
Little Endian Linux Guest Support
Virtual NIC Adapter
NovaLink§
System and partition templates

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