IBM® PowerVM™ virtualization technology is a combination of hardware and software that
supports and manages the virtual environments on POWER5™-, POWER5+™,POWER6™
and POWER7™-based systems.
Available on IBM Power Systems™, IBM BladeCenter® servers as optional Editions, and
supported by the AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems, this set of comprehensive
systems technologies and services is designed to enable you to aggregate and manage
resources using a consolidated, logical view. Deploying PowerVM virtualization and IBM
Power Systems offers you the following benefits:
Lower energy costs through server consolidation
Reduced cost of your existing infrastructure
Better management of the growth, complexity, and risk of your infrastructure
This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is intended as a quick start guide to help you install and
configure a complete PowerVM™ virtualization solution on IBM Power Systems™ either
using Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM), Hardware Management Console (HMC),
Virtual IO Server (VIOS), or Systems Director Management Console (SDMC).
The paper is targeted to new customers who need instructions on how to install, configure
and bring up a new server in a virtualized environment in an easy and quick way.