IBMs PowerVM powers up your IT infrastructure
March 15, 2021

IBMs PowerVM powers up your IT infrastructure

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM PowerVM

We use IBM PowerVM across the whole organization for a variety of functions. We are currently running about 15 different IBM Power servers ranging from power7 to power9. The majority of those are running IBM PowerVM, and we have over 100 LPARs running on them.
  • IBM PowerVM is reliable and fully redundant with no single points of failure
  • Once it is set up, there is not a lot of maintenance that needs to be done on it
  • It gives you a lot flexibility by using features like LPM
  • While it does not happen often, when there is a problem it affects everything
  • The commands between padmin and root should be more in sync with each other
  • It can be tricky to set up at first
  • We are able to run several LPARs on one frame, which means we do not need to buy as many physical servers. That saves on floor space, power, and heating and cooling of the data center, among other things.
  • Using LPM allows us to do maintenance on a frame without impacting the LPARs, giving us greater uptime.

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It is suited well for enterprise-level, mission critical applications because of its reliability and flexibility as well as the performance. Due to the cost, it is probably less appropriate for smaller, less critical applications that do not need a lot of performance.

IBM PowerVM Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Not Rated
Management console
Live virtual machine backup
Not Rated
Live virtual machine migration
Not Rated
Hypervisor-level security