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Kenny Perkins | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 06, 2016

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PowerVM is used to provide virtual AIX servers for database applications, some end user applications, and infrastructure apps such as email gateways. These database applications provide data stores for applications across the enterprise. The top 10% of the databases consume 90% of the capacity and IO throughput of the enterprise.
  • PowerVM does the best job of allocating cores to VMs and allowing configuration to which you can prioritize VMs and allow VMs to borrow from shared pools.
  • PowerVM allows one to configure VMs to optimum software licensing needs.
  • PowerVM provides insight to specific VM performance and utilization.
  • We have yet to upgrade VIOs from 2.2.0 to 2.2.3 which will provide the more GUI centric management, however, making the VIO servers easier to manage would be one area. I think this is done with the latest versions of HMC and PowerVM.
  • More real-time and historical performance reporting.

PowerVM is well suited for virtual machines that need access to high performance and reliability.

It may be over engineered for smaller applications. However, if the infrastructure is in place you can utilize it to run Linux VMs as well.

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About IBM PowerVM

IBM PowerVM provides a server virtualization environment.
Categories:  Server Virtualization

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