Optimizing Virtual Infrastructure with PowerVM and the IBM Systems Director VMControl Performance Summary

IBM Systems Director supports the PowerVM environment and is the IBM platform management tool for multiple heterogeneous servers. IBM Systems Director supports advanced management functions such as workload lifecycle management, health check, and topology mappings, as well as the ability to take action on monitored events.

IBM Systems Director VMControl™ V2.2 is a plug-in option for IBM Systems Director that enables the transformation from managing virtualization to using virtualization to better manage an entire IT infrastructure. IBM Systems Director and VMControl are designed to help reduce the total cost of ownership in a virtual environment by decreasing management costs, increasing asset utilization, and linking infrastructure performance to business goals.

VMControl is available in three Editions, to suit the varying levels of virtualization deployment at client sites. VMControl Express Edition provides basic virtual machine lifecycle management; VMControl Standard Edition adds the ability to manage complete libraries of virtual images; and VMControl Enterprise Edition further adds the ability to create and manage system pools – dynamic collections of computing resources – as easily as managing a single virtual image. The advanced virtualization management capabilities of VMControl provide a pathway for organizations to build sophisticated cloud computing environments.

Among the many features of VMControl V2.2 is an improved Performance Summary view, which displays more than 25 real-time Power Systems monitors.

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