POWER7® System RAS (PDF,3.35 MB)
This white paper highlights POWER7 server design features that extend the inherent Power Architecture RAS capabilities delivered in previous server generations.
Best Practices for Migrating Linux/x86 Applications to IBM Linux on Power Systems (PDF,771 KB)
This paper studies IBM’s recommendations for best practices in the selection and migration Linux/x86 workloads and applications for migrating to Power Systems servers.
IBM EnergyScale for POWER7 Processor-Based Systems (PDF,1.82 MB)
This document describes the functions provided by IBM EnergyScale technology along with usage examples, hardware and software requirements, and information about which functions are supported on which IBM server offerings.
Active Memory Expansion Performance (PDF,156 KB)
This paper describes the positive performance impacts of Active Memory Expansion on a typical SAP workload.
Active Memory Expansion: Overview and Usage Guide (PDF,345 KB)
Active Memory Expansion can effectively provide more memory to AIX 6.1 (or later) clients running on a POWER7 server. This 25 page white paper provides excellent insights into its usage and considerations.
Migration from HACMP/XD for HAGEO to PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition, GLVM Configuration (PDF,362 KB)
This white paper will assist existing HACMP/XD for HAGEO customers understand how to plan for and accomplish a successful migration to the GLVM configuration of PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition.
A Comparison of PowerVM and x86-Based Virtualization Performance (PDF,155 KB)
This paper discusses the advantages of virtualization, highlights IBM PowerVM, and analyzes the performance of virtualization technologies using industry standard benchmarks.
IBM EnergyScale for POWER6 Processor-Based Systems (PDF,2.42 MB)
In this paper, the functions provided by EnergyScale are described along with usage examples, hardware and software requirements, and information about which functions are supported on which IBM server offerings.
IBM PowerVM Active Memory Sharing: An Overview (PDF, 79 KB)
This paper provides a high-level overview of Active Memory Sharing including an overview of its capabilities, a description of its benefits, and examples of good candidate workloads as well as usage considerations.
High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing Best Practices (PDF,705 KB)
The IBM High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing (HACMP) product supports many configurations and provides lots of flexibility. This document discusses the choices that the cluster designer can make, and suggests the alternatives that make for the highest level of availability.
A POWER6 Virtualization Performance Study Using Integrated Virtual Ethernet (PDF, 78 KB)
This paper highlights data latency's application to business results, discusses POWER6 virtualization and the Integrated Virtual Ethernet, presents a virtualization performance study, and concludes with further recommendations.
IBM eServer pSeries 650, 670, and 690—Planning Guide for Capacity Upgrade on Demand
Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD) adds operational and configuration flexibility for IBM eServer pSeries systems. Available for a fee, CUoD allows customers to add additional resources as they are needed. Processors and memory can be brought online to meet increasing workload demands. This guide provides information that is needed when you are planning to purchase an IBM eServer pSeries 650, 670, or 690 server with CUoD features.