This redbook provides a broad understanding of logical partitioning on the



p5 servers, focusing particularly on the increased function available when these servers are combined with AIX® 5L™ Version 5.3 and

Advanced POWER™ Virtualization features. It also provides a discussion of available Linux® support and IBM


OpenPower™ systems. This redbook covers the following subject areas:


Advanced POWER Virtualization

Micro-Partitioning™ technology

Virtual I/O

– Virtual SCSI

– Virtual Ethernet

Dynamic logical partitioning implementation

The audience for this redbook are technical support specialists, customers, and business partners.

The team that wrote this redbook

This redbook was produced by a team of specialists from around the world working at the International Technical Support Organization (ITSO), Austin


Nic Irving is a System Administrator at Computer Sciences Corporation in

Australia. He has nine years of experience in the AIX field. His areas of expertise include SP, pSeries®, SAN, and clustering.

Mattew Jenner is a Technical Solutions Architect in Australia. He has 14 years of

experience in the Midrange UNIX® and mainframe fields. He has worked at

IBM® for eight years. His areas of expertise include the various software and hardware components of the pSeries and RS/6000® product range. He has also written about IBM


pSeries server consolidation.

Arsi Kortesniemi is an advisory IT specialist, and he works at IBM Systems and

Technology Group as Technical Sales Support in Finland. He has 12 years of experience in the IT field and has worked at IBM for four years. His areas of expertise include pSeries hardware, AIX, storage, and hardware architecture planning. He has also practical experience in implementing pSeries dynamic partitioning into various software and database environments.

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ITSO, Austin Center

Scott Vetter

IBM Austin

Nia Kelley, Luke Browning, Andy McLaughlin, Duke Paulsen, Carolyn Scherrer,

Jeffrey George, Bill Dempwolf

IBM Poughkeepsie

Christopher V Derobertis

IBM La Gaude, France

Bruno Blanchard

IBM Hannover, Germany

Peter Domberg

IBM Seoul, Korea

TaiJung Kim

IBM Beijing, China

Wei Ding

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