Server virtualization with IBM PowerVM

The virtualization platform for UNIX, Linux and IBM i clients

Using IBM PowerVM® Editions can help simplify and optimize your IT infrastructure. Available on Power™ Systems servers and supported by the AIX®, Linux® and IBM i operating systems, this set of comprehensive systems technologies and services are designed to enable you to aggregate and manage resources via a consolidated, logical view.

 Choose the Edition that's right for you
Features Standard Enterprise
Maximum VMs 1000 / Server 1000 / Server
Management IVM*, HMC**,
IVM*, HMC**,
Virtual I/O Server (Dual) (Dual)
Shared Processor Pools
Shared Storage Pools
Thin Provisioning
Active Memory Sharing
Live Partition Mobility
PowerVP Performance Monitor  
* IVM only supports a single Virtual I/O Server
**HMC, and PowerVC are not bundled as part of Standard or Enterprise Edition and must be acquired separately. IVM is included as a feature of PowerVM.

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