APV Intro and config

More from the IBM Redbooks team here in Austin. This time its an update to a prior book, actually this is the 3rd revision of the popular Introduction and Configuration book.

They’ve added and updated information on the following:
The value of the Advanced POWER Virtualization

  • Virtualization technologies on System p servers
  • New features in Version 1.3 of the Virtual I/O Server.
  • Additional information for Virtual SCSI optical devices.
  • Setting up the Virtual I/O Server: the basics
  • Setting up virtual I/O: advanced
  • Scenario 4: Network Interface Backup in the client
  • System management
  • Additional information about Hot Plugging adapters with respect to Fibre Channel.
  • Additional information about the topas command
  • New monitoring commands included in 5.5.6, New monitoring commands on the Virtual I/O Server.
  • A new section on security: 5.7, Security considerations for Virtual I/O Servers.

The updated book is here and is available in PDF and HTML format.

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I'm Mark Cathcart, formally a Senior Distinguished Engineer, in Dells Software Group; before that Director of Systems Engineering in the Enterprise Solutions Group at Dell. Prior to that, I was IBM Distinguished Engineer and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. I'm an information technology optimist.


I was a member of the Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative Steering committee. Read more about it here.

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