Book: Planning, Installing, and Using the IBM Virtualization Engine Version 2.1

After the recent release of IBM Virtualization Engine 2.1 for System z, IBM Redbooks department published another book on the topic:

The concepts of automation and virtualization are fundamental to IT infrastructure simplification. Virtualization is the ability to separate the direct dependency of an application from a physical resource.

To address the virtualization aspects of the On Demand Operating Environment, the IBM Virtualization Engine was announced in August 2004. Version 1 was then available. A new version, the Virtualization Engine Version 2.1, was announced and made available at the end of 2005. This new version enhances the functions provided in Version 1 and provides new products, new features, and new tools.

This IBM Redbook describes how to install and to use the Virtualization Engine Version 2.1. This IBM Redbook is the companion of IBM Virtualization Engine Platform Version 2 Technical Presentation Guide, SG24-7112 , which describes the functions of the components. This IBM Redbook is suitable for IT Specialists who want to install and use the Virtualization Engine Version 2.1 products and components.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 – Introducing the Virtualization Engine Version 2.1
  • Chapter 2 – Planning
  • Chapter 3 – Installing management servers
  • Chapter 4 – Installing managed servers agents
  • Chapter 5 – Applying fixes
  • Chapter 6 – Lessons learned
  • Chapter 7 – Using Resource Dependency Service to build manageable resources
  • Chapter 8 – Using the Virtualization Engine console to visualize the infrastructure environment
  • Chapter 9 – Using one single console to manage your environment
  • Chapter 10 – Using the Enterprise Workload Manager

Download it here.