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HP Virtual Server Environment, The: Making the Adaptive Enterprise Vision a Reality in Your Datacenter

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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-185522-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-185522-9

Praise for The HP Virtual Server Environment

"This book will educate professionals about the components of a virtual server environment and how to manage them in everyday tasks. It demonstrates how to manage resource utilization in real time and to its full capacity. Bryan and Dan are fully qualified to write this book, having been involved in creating and designing a number of the virtual server environment components."

—D'Ann Chorak, Software Engineering Project Manager

"Great overviews, technology details, and practical example details."

—George Williams, Solution Architect, Hewlett-Packard Co.

"From a customer standpoint, almost anyone can make use of the solutions and concepts portrayed in The HP Virtual Server Environment. Some of the solutions are free, so there are ways to take advantage at no cost. No matter what solution is used, the results are a win-win situation for the customer."

—Alan Hymes, Solution Architect, Hewlett-Packard Co.

"The material is well-written. The book will appeal to high-end enterprise system administrators and architects who are interested in implementing an 'Adaptive Enterprise' environment or in improving an existing environment."

—Rob Lucke, Chief Solutions Officer, Vista Solutions Corp.

"This book is perfect for those looking for a high level overview of VSE and those investigating the use of VSE technologies in their data center."

—Erik Bostrom, Engineering Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard Co.

"The HP Virtual Server Environment represents a nearly exhaustive discourse on the basic and common capabilities of the software. The casual user will come away feeling that they understand the purpose and general use of the programs and confident that they can integrate these capabilities within their server environment."

—Dave Butenof, Instant Capacity and PPU Software Architect, Hewlett-Packard Co.

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

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Making the Adaptive Enterprise Vision a Reality: The HP Partitioning Continuum

Working with nPartition Servers in the HP Virtual Server Environment

Table of Contents



About the Authors.

 1. The Virtual Server Environment at a Glance.

 2. The HP Partitioning Continuum.

 3. Making the Most of the Partitioning Continuum.

 4. nPartition Servers.

 5. HP Virtual Partitions.

 6. Integrity Virtual Machines.

 7. Secure Resource Partitions.

 8. Overview of HP’s Utility Pricing Solutions.

 9. Making the Most of Utility Pricing Solutions.

10. Instant Capacity.

11. Temporary Instant Capacity.

12. Pay Per Use.

13. Overview of Virtual Server Environment Management and High Availability Tools.

14. Making the Most of Virtual Server Environment Management and High Availability Tools.

15. Workload Manager.

16. Serviceguard.

17. Virtualization Manager.

18. Capacity Advisor.

19. Global Workload Manager.

Appendix A: References.

Appendix B: Product Versions.

Appendix C: Product Command-Line Interfaces.



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