IBM eX5 Enterprise Server - Architecture and VirtualizationSoftware Administration
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The IBM eX5 product portfolio represents the fifth generation of servers built upon Enterprise X-Architecture which leverages decades of mainframe server design to deliver an open and affordable industry-standard x86 server platform.
The first half of the course details IBM eX5 Enterprise X-Architecture, Intel Nehalem microarchitecture, and server features that are featured in the System x3690 X5, System x3850 X5, and BladeCenter HX5. IBM systems innovations, such as MAX5, eXFlash, and FlexNode, are also discussed. The second half of the course presents an overview of IBM virtualization solutions for the IBM System x Enterprise server line with an in depth look at Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server with KVM. Additional topics include an overview of virtualization, virtualization history and terminology, hypervisor architectures, and virtualization management.
Hands-on labs demonstrate the steps necessary to scale a System x HX5 blade server using FlexNode, how to use Oracle VirtualBox to create and manage virtual machines, and procedures that include the IBM virtualization solutions for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server with KVM.
ObjectivesWhat you learn
- List the features of IBM X-Architecture
- Recognize the System x and BladeCenter portfolio
- Recognize the IBM eX5 enterprise systems
- Summarize the history of X3 and eX4 technology
- Summarize the highlights of the IBM System x3690 X5
- Detail the features of the IBM BladeCenter HX5
- Detail the features of the IBM BladeCenter HX5 two-node
- Detail the features of the IBM System x3850 X5
- Detail the features of the IBM System x3950 X5
- Detail eX5 systems innovations including MAX5, eXFlash, and FlexNode
- Articulate IBM Smarter Planet
- Describe how System x and virtualization play a key role in IBM Smarter Planet
- Articulate eX5 Enterprise systems hardware virtualization support
- Using the memory subsystem, list the three IBM technologies and paraphrase their contributions to a virtualization environment
- List three IT issues that helped virtualization become popular
- List three benefits of using virtualization
- Identify the key differences between type 1 and type 2 hypervisors
- List the key differences between server and storage consolidation
- Define cloud computing and its services, IBM's approach to cloud, and cloud security
- List the IBM virtualization offerings available today
- List the features and benefits of IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager
- Describe the new virtualization extension of IBM Systems Director - VMControl
- List the features and benefits of the virtual client solution from IBM
- List the architectural features of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V
- List the architectural features of Red Hat KVM
TopicsThe best for you
- Unit 1: IBM eX5 architecture
- Unit 2: IBM eX5 Enterprise servers product overview
- Exercise 1: HX5 FlexNode configuration in AMM lab
- Day one review
- Unit 2 - IBM eX5 Enterprise servers product overview (cont.)
- Exercise 2: Install and configure Oracle VirtualBox
- Exercise 3: Create and configure virtual machines using Oracle VirtualBox
- Day two review
- Unit 3: IBM eX5 product review, IBM Smarter Planet, and virtualization background
- Exercise 4: Install Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
- Exercise 5: Create and configure virtual machines using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
- Day three review
- Unit 4: IBM virtualization solutions, hypervisors, and hypervisor deep-dives
- Exercise 6: Invoke RHEV virt-manager
- Exercise 7: Configure storage pools using virt-manager
- Exercise 8: Networking in RHEV
- Exercise 9: Configure and manage virtual machines through virt-manager
PrerequisitesWhat should you know
The prerequisite for this course is IBM System x Technical Principles (Enhanced) (XTR11G). It is also recommended that students have some experience with Intel-based computer hardware and Windows or Linux operating systems.
AudienceWho should attend
This is an intermediate course for individuals who are involved in the planning, installation, configuration, and upgrading of System x Enterprise servers.