Vikas - IBM Power System Virtual Server
Updated March 14, 2022

Vikas - IBM Power System Virtual Server

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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Power System Virtual Server

My environment running with Enterprise applications and databases in which most of them are running on IBM AIX only, Most cases it helps to fix issues in minimal downtime window, and rarely do we get performance calls that we solved in a few minutes because of its capabilities which help to make changes immediately with minimal downtime.
  • Quick Fix
  • Dynamic allocation of resources
  • Easy to understnad errors and logs.
  • Snapshot kind option can be added at Lpar level
  • GUI can be enhanced
  • FROM Asmi Lpar boot option can be added.

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  • Robust
  • Easy to Manage
  • Dynamic Scalable as per profile
As I always say, if you are looking for a stable environment so I always recommend going with IBM AIx because so far it's fruitful for me. Always utilization under control in some cases like peak hours you can see a little bit but no need to worry for that if anything comes you can easily add resource dynamically.
Whenever new commissioning of server happening in the environment vulnerabilities can be avoided by keeping a couple of things mind as well as execution of same, like make sure to upgrade the firmware level of the machine along with adapter microcode level upgrade, and if new lpar update it to make it latest tl level. You will see better performance.
IBM servers are being managed via Hardware Management Console or IVM or Power VC, so here is already a single platform where we used to connect regarding the management of server as we as to perform the other changes which we used to do in BAU related activities, apart from this there are some other options too which we can adopt.
With AIx I am having 10 years of experience and can say that it's one of the best-operating systems so far for me to run prod systems that are too critical to users and companies. Some of the examples are as Best OS to run SAP kind of ERPs Powerful Performance with Oracle and other Databases.

IBM Power Virtual Server Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Dynamic scaling
Elastic load balancing
Not Rated
Pre-configured templates
Monitoring tools
Operating system support
Security controls