Books: The HP Virtual Server Environment

The HP Virtual Server Environment
Release Date: September, 2005
ISBN: 0131855220
Edition: 1
Pages: 552
Size: 9.0″ x 7.0″ x 1.5″

Summary
Use HP virtualization to maximize IT service quality, agility, and value.

  • Includes coverage of HP’s new Integrity Virtual Machines, Global Workload Manager, Virtualization Manager, and Capacity Advisor
  • Plan, implement, and manage virtualization to drive maximum business value
  • Understand HP’s virtualization solutions for partitioning, utility pricing, high availability, and management for HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers
  • Manage your existing resources to drive unprecedented levels of utilization

Virtualization offers IT organizations unprecedented opportunities to enhance service quality, improve agility, and reduce cost by creating an automated balance in system resources. Now, there’s a comprehensive guide to virtualization based on the industry’s most flexible and complete solution: HP’s Virtual Server Environment (VSE).

Two leading HP architects and customer consultants help you identify the best “sweet spot” VSE solution for your environment-and plan, implement, and manage it.

The HP Virtual Server Environment systematically introduces VSE technologies for partitioning, utility pricing, high availability, and management, as well as HP’s powerful, unique goal-based approach to workload management. Whether you’re a solution designer, architect, or engineer, you’ll find realistic examples, deep insight, and practical tips, all with one goal: to help you maximize the business value of virtualization.

  • Architect flexible, dynamic configurations that adapt instantly to business requirements
  • Choose the right solutions from HP’s partitioning continuum: nPars, vPars, HP Integrity Virtual Machines, and Secure Resource Partitions
  • Use utility pricing solutions to deploy instant, temporary, or pay-per-use capacity wherever you need it
  • Improve utilization and control your virtual environment with HP-UX Workload Manager, HP Serviceguard, HP Global Workload Manager, Virtualization Manager, and Capacity Advisor
  • Integrate VSE technologies into heterogeneous HP-UX, Linux, and Windows environments on HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers

About the Authors

Dan Herington is the Chief Architect for HP’s Virtual Server Environment Advanced Technology Center. The ATC is a lab-based organization that has the mission to ensure the success of customers implementing solutions based on the Virtual Server Environment technologies. For the past four years he has been an architect in the lab working on HP’s industry leading Workload Manager and VSE Management products. He has also been responsible for communicating the technical vision of HP’s partitioning, utility pricing, and workload management products to the field and customers. This dual responsibility has provided him with a unique opportunity to both craft the technical message being delivered to HPs field and customers, as well as ensure that future versions of the products satisfy the requirements customers have for these solutions. He has delivered hundreds of seminars on HP’s Virtual Server Environment Technologies at customer visits, HP field and customer training sessions, and trade shows throughout the world. Most recently he has been a key contributor to defining the vision for the next generation Virtual Server Environment and its management tools, including a number of the new products covered by this book. This role has included working with the project teams that are responsible for delivering the individual products to ensure that they make up a well-integrated solution, and making sure it is easy for customers to realize the vision of an Adaptive Enterprise with these products.

Prior to rejoining HP in 2000, Dan held senior technical and management positions with a large systems integrator and a start-up software company. Dan started his career with HP in Cupertino, California where he held various technical positions in the OpenView Program. He was involved in the transition of this program from Cupertino to Ft. Collins, Colorado and later moved to Grenoble, France, where he helped incubate the OpenView program in Europe in the early 1990’s.

Bryan Jacquot is a Software Architect in HP’s Virtual Server Environment Advanced Technology Center. He has worked as both a software engineer and software architect on enterprise system administration applications for over six years. He developed the first graphical user interface for managing HP’s Superdome servers, Partition Manager. Additionally, Bryan developed the first HP-UX web-based system administration interface which is used for tuning the HP-UX kernel, Kcweb. In his current position, he serves as a technical software architect for the next generation system management tools for HP’s Virtual Server Environment. In addition, he works closely with customers to gather requirements and give presentations and training for HP’s Virtual Server Environment. Bryan holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science from Montana State University‚ÄĒBozeman. Additionally, he is an HP Certified IT Professional, a Microsoft Certified System Administrator, and a RedHat Certified Technician.