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IBM BladeCenter Virtual Fabric Solutions

IBM BladeCenter Virtual Fabric Solutions

By: Rufus Credle; Martin Gingras; Scott Lorditch; James Mulholland; Bob Nevins; Rogerio Spragiaro

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 07-AUG-2012

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The deployment of server virtualization technologies in data centers requires significant efforts in providing sufficient network I/O bandwidth to satisfy the demand of virtualized applications and services. For example, every virtualized system can host several dozen network applications and services. Each service requires certain bandwidth (or speed) to function properly. Furthermore, the traffic flows of different network traffic patterns that are relevant to various service types can interfere with each other. They can lead to serious network problems. The IBM® Virtual Fabric...

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IBM BladeCenter JS23 and JS43 Implementation Guide

IBM BladeCenter JS23 and JS43 Implementation Guide

By: Vasfi Gucer; Kerry Anders; Nahman Cohen; Steve Strain; Alex Zanetti de Lima

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 02-JUL-2009

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a detailed technical guide for configuring and using the IBM BladeCenter® JS23 and IBM BladeCenter JS43 servers. These IBM Power Blade servers feature the latest IBM POWER6™ processor technology. This book teaches you how to set up the latest Power Blade servers to run AIX®, i, and Linux® operating systems in the IBM BladeCenter architecture. This book is useful for data center system architects; network, storage and facilities engineers; system administrators; and application architects that want a detailed system start-up guide and...

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IBM and Cisco: Together for a World Class Data Center

IBM and Cisco: Together for a World Class Data Center

By: Pall Beck; Peter Clemens; Santiago Freitas; Jeff Gatz; Michele Girola; Jason Gmitter; Holger Mueller; Ray O'Hanlon; Veerendra Para; Joe Robinson; Andy Sholomon; Jason Walker; Jon Tate

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication is an IBM and Cisco collaboration that articulates how IBM and Cisco can bring the benefits of their respective companies to the modern data center. It documents the architectures, solutions, and benefits that can be achieved by implementing a data center based on IBM server, storage, and integrated systems, with the broader Cisco network. We describe how to design a state-of-the art data center and networking infrastructure combining Cisco and IBM solutions. The objective is to provide a reference guide for customers looking to build an infrastructure that...

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Practical Data Migration

Practical Data Migration

By: Johny Morris

Publisher: BCS Learning & Development Limited

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2012

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This book is for executives, practitioners, and project managers who are tasked with the movement of data from old systems to a new repository. It uses a series of steps developed in real life situations that will get the reader from an empty new system to one that is populated, working and backed by the user population. This new edition of the primary text on the subject is updated to take account of changes in technology and the maturing of the market for Data Migration services. The most recent figures suggest that nearly 40% of Data Migration projects are over time, over budget or...

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IBM Systems Director Management Console: Introduction and Overview

IBM Systems Director Management Console: Introduction and Overview

By: Thomas Libor, PhD; Allen Oh; Lakshmikanthan Selvarajan; Peter Wuestefeld

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 12-APR-2011

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions the IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) against the IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC). The IBM Systems Director Management Console provides system administrators the ability to manage IBM System p® and IBM System i® servers as well as IBM Blade Servers. It is based on IBM Systems Director. This publication is designed for system administrators to use as a deskside reference when managing Virtual Servers (formerly partitions) on IBM Blade and IBM POWER® servers (System i and System p) using the SDMC. The major functions that the SDMC...

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Professional Xen® Virtualization

Professional Xen® Virtualization

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Publisher: Wrox

Publication Date: 29-JAN-2008

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This book presents you with a complete foundation on the Xen technology and shows you how Xen virtualization offers faster response times for new server and service requests, a simplified system administration for multiple systems, and better availability for critical computing resources. Packed with detailed examples of Xen configuration files, system configuration files, and system-level configuration information, this book shows you why Xen virtualization is among the leading emerging technologies on the Linux platform and is being integrated into virtually every commercial...

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IBM Systems Director VMControl Implementation Guide on IBM Power Systems

IBM Systems Director VMControl Implementation Guide on IBM Power Systems

By: Dino Quintero; Lutz Denefleh; Marius Ileana; Guilherme G. Felix; Ming Jun Li; Ashu Tiwary

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 16-MAR-2010

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure a solution with IBM Systems Director VMControl so that you can move beyond simply managing virtualization to using virtualization to better manage your IT infrastructure. This book describes how the combination of IBM Systems Director and VMControl reduces the total cost of ownership of a virtualized environment by decreasing management costs, increasing asset use, and linking infrastructure performance to business goals. This book provides a broad understanding on how VMControl simplifies the management of virtual...

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Data Center Fundamentals

Data Center Fundamentals

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Publisher: Cisco Press

Publication Date: 04-DEC-2003

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Master the basics of data centers to build server farms that enhance your Web site performance Learn design guidelines that show how to deploy server farms in highly available and scalable environments Plan site performance capacity with discussions of server farm architectures and their real-life applications to determine your system needs Today's market demands that businesses have an Internet presence through which they can perform e-commerce and customer support, and establish a presence that can attract and increase their customer base. Underestimated hit ratios,...

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Implementing IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager 4.1.1

Implementing IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager 4.1.1

By: David Watts; Phil Ainsworth; Srikanth Aithal; ByungJoon Choi; Mario Rodriguez

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 27-OCT-2009

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Energy efficiency is a critical priority for IT managers because energy and power costs can be a significant portion of IT costs. Thus, understanding and investing in energy management is critical. With IBM® Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, an extension of IBM Systems Director, you can monitor and manage the power usage of systems. Originally designed to support IBM BladeCenter® and System x®, Active Energy Manager now supports the power management of additional IBM systems, including System z® mainframes and POWER6® processor-based systems, as well as storage devices using an...

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The Book of Xen

The Book of Xen

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Publisher: No Starch Press

Publication Date: 15-OCT-2009

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Xen, the open source virtualization tool, is a system administrator's dream. Xen is a free, high-performance virtual machine monitor that lets you consolidate your hardware and finally put those unused cycles to use—without sacrificing reliability, performance, or scalability. The Book of Xen explains everything you need to know in order to use Xen effectively, including installation, networking, memory management, and virtualized storage. You'll also learn how to use Xen and standard Linux tools to take snapshot backups, perform QoS operations on network...

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IBM BladeCenter JS23 and JS43 Implementation Guide

IBM BladeCenter JS23 and JS43 Implementation Guide

By: Alex Zanetti de Lima; Kerry Anders; Nahman Cohen; Steve Strain; Vasfi Gucer; Vasfi Gucer; Kerry Anders; Nahman Cohen; Steve Strain; Alex Zanetti de Lima

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 02-JUL-2009

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a detailed technical guide for configuring and using the IBM BladeCenter® JS23 and IBM BladeCenter JS43 servers. These IBM Power Blade servers feature the latest IBM POWER6™ processor technology. This book teaches you how to set up the latest Power Blade servers to run AIX®, i, and Linux® operating systems in the IBM BladeCenter architecture. This book is useful for data center system architects; network, storage and facilities engineers; system administrators; and application architects that want a detailed system start-up guide and...

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High Performance On Demand Solutions

High Performance On Demand Solutions

By: Joe DeCarlo; HiPODs Team

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 25-AUG-2005

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Implementing an On Demand Operating Environment is fundamental to becoming an On Demand Business. Such an environment enables a business to implement new decisions in a timely manner. An On Demand Operating Environment is built on the concepts of virtualization, provisioning, and orchestration of resources, tied together loosely using a service-oriented architecture. Virtualization allows resources to be manipulated in a uniform and flexible manner leading to automation. Previously manual tasks can be run 24 hours-a-day with little supervision. Provisioning tasks, which can...

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Implementing IBM Systems Director 6.1

Implementing IBM Systems Director 6.1

By: David Feisthammel; Lesley Bain; Paul Engel; Shripad Nadgowda; Jesus Sahagun; David Watts

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 06-MAY-2009

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IBM Systems Director is a platform management foundation that streamlines the way that physical and virtual systems are managed across a multi-system environment. Leveraging industry standards, IBM Systems Director supports multiple operating systems and virtualization technologies across IBM® and non-IBM platforms. IBM Systems Director provides multi-system support for IBM Power Systems™, Systems x, BladeCenter®, System z®, and Storage Systems, enabling integration of IBM systems with the total infrastructure. IBM Systems Director also manages non-IBM x86-based systems through a...

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Grow a Greener Data Center

Grow a Greener Data Center

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Publisher: Cisco Press

Publication Date: 17-AUG-2009

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Grow a Greener Data Center A guide to building and operating energy-efficient, ecologically sensitive IT and Facilities infrastructure Conventional Data Centers can have a huge impact upon the environment, using massive amounts of energy and water, emitting pollutants, and discarding huge quantities of machine waste. Their insatiable demand for energy and often inefficient designs make Data Centers expensive to operate and prime targets for future environmental regulation. Fortunately, it’s now possible to design a Data Center that consumes fewer resources, costs less money to run, has...

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Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Series Introduction

Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Series Introduction

By: Microsoft, Inc.

Publisher: Microsoft, Inc.

Publication Date: 07-MAY-2008

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The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) series provides architectural guidance for Microsoft ®infrastructure products. The series is designed to present the reader with the most concise planning guidance for Microsoft technologies. It also provides a means to validate design decisions with the business to ensure that the solution meets the requirements of both business and infrastructure stakeholders. The IPD introduction describes the background for the guides as well as the format of each guide and defines characteristics common to all of the guides....

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Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration

Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration

By: Mark Hinkle

Publisher: Course Technology PTR

Publication Date: 13-JAN-2006

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Over the last four years, Linux has established itself as the fastest growing server platform for enterprise Information Technology. As the server platform grows the desktop platform is also growing, domestically and abroad. One of the areas most lacking information, however, is in the capability of Linux as a desktop replacement for a Microsoft Windows dominated enterprise. Linux Business Desktop Migration for Windows Users explores the advantages of Linux as a desktop platform as well as the possible pitfalls associated with a Linux migration. The goal is to make the leap with as little...

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Lotus Security Handbook

Lotus Security Handbook

By: William Tworek; George Chiesa; Frederic Dahm; David Hinkle; Amanda Mason; Matthew Milza; Amy Smith

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 08-APR-2004

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This IBM Redbook provides best practices and guidance for building a secure collaboration infrastructure utilizing IBM Lotus technologies. It is the third Lotus security oriented Redbook to be published. However, unlike the previous two Redbooks in this series, “The Domino Defense: Security in Lotus Notes 4.5 and the Internet” (SG24-4848) and “Lotus Notes and Domino R5.0 Security Infrastructure Revealed” (SG24-5341), this third book focuses not just on Notes/Domino - but on all IBM Lotus collaborative products, as well as general security best practices for any infrastructure. This book...

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Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning®: A Complete Guide to Managing Your PC Fleet

Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning®: A Complete Guide to Managing Your PC Fleet

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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Publication Date: 27-JUN-2007

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BETTER SUPPORT, LOWER COSTS: OPTIMIZE YOUR PC HARDWARE LIFECYCLE, FROM ACQUISITION TO DISPOSAL It typically costs four times as much to support a PC as it does to purchase it--often, even more. The solution: Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning®, Bruce Michelson’s comprehensive, proven, best-practice methodology for managing client hardware. Drawing on decades of experience working with Hewlett-Packard’s largest and most complex clients, Michelson shows how to monitor and manage lifecycle tasks systematically and coherently–improving efficiency and driving out cost at every phase of your hardware...

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Apple Training Series: Desktop and Portable Systems, Third Edition

Apple Training Series: Desktop and Portable Systems, Third Edition

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Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 07-MAY-2007

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This authoritative, Apple-Certified training course is designed both for professionals who support Apple computers as well as Macintosh enthusiasts who want to upgrade, service, or troubleshoot their favorite systems. Fully revised, this third edition includes Apple's new models with Intel processors, the MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac. Keyed to the learning objectives of the Apple Desktop Service and Apple Portable Service certification exams, this is the companion curriculum used in AppleCare Technician Training courses worldwide. The book starts out with basic computer theory and...

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Novell Cluster Services™ for Linux® and NetWare®

Novell Cluster Services™ for Linux® and NetWare®

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Publisher: Novell Press

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2006

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Need to configure or manage Novell Cluster Services on NetWare, Linux or a mixed environment? Pick up a copy of the official reference guide, Novell Cluster Services for Linux and NetWare. This book blends in-depth information with practical, real world examples to cover cluster services configuration strategies, backup requirements, cluster services management, and upgrading tactics. You'll gain invaluable insight from authors Rob Bastiaansen and Sander van Vugt, two Novell Certified Instructors with day-to-day experience consulting on the topics covered in this book. Master intalling and...