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IBM PureApplication System Best Practices

Book Description

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes IBM PureApplication™ System preferred practices that are based on IBM client and Business Partner experience. It explains how PureApplication System enables industries to consolidate workloads, increase efficiency, automate routine processes, reduce costs, and become more agile to respond to continually changing business needs.

This book is particularly useful to solution specialists, system or software architects, and the IT teams who implement PureApplication System cloud services.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. Authors
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    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. 1.1 Cloud computing
      1. 1.1.1 Basic principles of cloud computing
      2. 1.1.2 Cloud service models
      3. 1.1.3 Cloud deployment models
    2. 1.2 IBM PureSystems family of products
      1. 1.2.1 Patterns of expertise
      2. 1.2.2 IBM PureFlex System
      3. 1.2.3 IBM PureApplication System
      4. 1.2.4 IBM PureData System
    3. 1.3 IBM PureApplication System overview
      1. 1.3.1 All cloud stack components are already integrated and optimized
      2. 1.3.2 Configurations
    4. 1.4 Concepts and terms
      1. 1.4.1 Patterns
      2. 1.4.2 Management
      3. 1.4.3 Problem determination and support
  5. Chapter 2. Challenges for IT organizations
    1. 2.1 Cloud computing and optimization
      1. 2.1.1 Changing the dynamics of the enterprise
      2. 2.1.2 Roles and process
    2. 2.2 Innovation and optimization
      1. 2.2.1 Ease of use
      2. 2.2.2 Availability
      3. 2.2.3 Promotion between environments
    3. 2.3 Simplicity and consolidation
  6. Chapter 3. Organization and role changes to adapt to automation
    1. 3.1 Introduction
      1. 3.1.1 The value of patterns of expertise
      2. 3.1.2 Major steps in adopting PureApplication System
    2. 3.2 Organizational principles and practices
      1. 3.2.1 Overall changes
      2. 3.2.2 Role changes
      3. 3.2.3 Skill set changes
    3. 3.3 Roles for PureApplication System implementation
      1. 3.3.1 Data Center Operations team
      2. 3.3.2 Application Operations team
      3. 3.3.3 Database Operations team
      4. 3.3.4 Finance and Compliance staff
      5. 3.3.5 Content Enablement team
      6. 3.3.6 Solution development
    4. 3.4 Structure of a PureApplication Center of Excellence
      1. 3.4.1 Task division for Center of Excellence subteams
      2. 3.4.2 Moving to round-the-clock operations
  7. Chapter 4. Workload practices for patterns
    1. 4.1 Browse the PureSystems Centre for relevant assets
    2. 4.2 Use a virtual application pattern to add new applications
    3. 4.3 Migrate the Java application before you use patterns
    4. 4.4 Use images and patterns as delivered when possible
    5. 4.5 Decide which tool to use if you customize virtual images
    6. 4.6 Split patterns along key interfaces
    7. 4.7 Separate the configuration and application from topology
    8. 4.8 Automate your lifecycle steps
    9. 4.9 Think of environments as short-lived assets
    10. 4.10 Develop and test script packages on the target platform
    11. 4.11 Set the time zone
    12. 4.12 Pass passwords as parameters in script files
  8. Chapter 5. High availability of the system
    1. 5.1 Cloud management
    2. 5.2 Placement algorithm
    3. 5.3 Cloud configuration
  9. Chapter 6. Lifecycle and maintenance
    1. 6.1 IBM PureApplication System maintenance
      1. 6.1.1 System components
      2. 6.1.2 Automated maintenance frameworks
      3. 6.1.3 Client responsibilities
    2. 6.2 System maintenance
    3. 6.3 Workload maintenance
      1. 6.3.1 Maintaining and updating catalog components
      2. 6.3.2 Updating a virtual system workload
  10. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Online resources
    3. Help from IBM
  11. Back cover