imageThe IBM PowerVM Getting Started Guide has been updated and is available for viewing on the IBM website at the following link:

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.