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Implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry on IBM PureFlex System

Book Description

Distributed computing has been transformed with the introduction of virtualization technology. This has driven a re-architecture of traditional data center workload placement. In 2012, IBM® announced IBM PureSystems™, a new offering based on preconfigured software, servers, and storage that form an expert integrated system.

Expert integrated systems now combine traditional IT resources into a single optimized solution, with prepackaged components including servers, storage devices, networking equipment, and software. With this evolution of technology, we move from discrete, siloed, and underutilized IT resources to shared resource pools.

This IBM Redbooks® publication can help you install, tailor, and configure IBM SmartCloud® Entry on the IBM PureFlex™ System offering.

This book is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about cloud computing with IBM SmartCloud Entry and offerings based on IBM Flex System™ elements.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM PureFlex System and cloud
    1. 1.1 Introduction to IBM Flex System hardware
      1. 1.1.1 Three configurations
    2. 1.2 IBM Flex System x86 Nodes
      1. 1.2.1 IBM Flex System x240
    3. 1.3 IBM Flex Power Systems nodes
      1. 1.3.1 IBM Flex System p260 compute node
      2. 1.3.2 IBM Flex System p460 compute node
    4. 1.4 IBM Flex System V7000
    5. 1.5 IBM Flex System Manager
    6. 1.6 IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis
      1. 1.6.1 Chassis Management Module (CMM)
      2. 1.6.2 Midplane
      3. 1.6.3 Power
      4. 1.6.4 Cooling
    7. 1.7 IBM Flex System scalable switch elements
      1. 1.7.1 IBM Flex System Fabric EN4093 10 Gb Scalable Switch
      2. 1.7.2 IBM Flex System FC3171 8Gb SAN Switch
  5. Chapter 2. Overview of example IBM Flex System
    1. 2.1 How the system is set up
    2. 2.2 Network setup
  6. Chapter 3. IBM SmartCloud Entry introduction and concepts
    1. 3.1 Appliance
    2. 3.2 Workload
    3. 3.3 Approvals
    4. 3.4 Metering
    5. 3.5 Configuring
  7. Chapter 4. Hardware setup and configuration
    1. 4.1 Overview
    2. 4.2 Chassis Management Module (CMM) setup
    3. 4.3 Networking setup
      1. 4.3.1 Chassis and compute node setup
      2. 4.3.2 Configure scalable switch element
    4. 4.4 FSM setup
    5. 4.5 Storage setup
      1. 4.5.1 V7000 setup
      2. 4.5.2 Scalable switch element setup for storage
      3. 4.5.3 FSM Setup for Storage Management
      4. 4.5.4 FSM Storage Subagent and Image Repository setup
    6. 4.6 Power Compute node setup
      1. 4.6.1 Set up VIO
      2. 4.6.2 Create volume on V7000
      3. 4.6.3 Create virtual server
      4. 4.6.4 Install AIX
      5. 4.6.5 Define virtual server to FSM
      6. 4.6.6 Install Activation Engine
      7. 4.6.7 Capture virtual server
      8. 4.6.8 Deploy virtual server
    7. 4.7 The x86 Compute Nodes setup
      1. 4.7.1 VMware preinstall tasks
      2. 4.7.2 Install VMware ESXi
      3. 4.7.3 Install VMware vSphere client
      4. 4.7.4 Data store
      5. 4.7.5 Deploy and configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance
      6. 4.7.6 Adding hosts to vCenter Server
  8. Chapter 5. SmartCloud Entry installation and configuration
    1. 5.1 Installing IBM SmartCloud Entry
      1. 5.1.1 Starting IBM SmartCloud Entry with console in the background
    2. 5.2 Deploying IBM SmartCloud Entry virtual appliance
    3. 5.3 Configuring cloud network pools
    4. 5.4 Adding an x86 node based cloud
    5. 5.5 Adding a Power node-based cloud
    6. 5.6 Enable email notifications
    7. 5.7 Enable and configure billing
    8. 5.8 Creating users
    9. 5.9 Creating projects
    10. 5.10 Adding users to projects
    11. 5.11 Adding members to accounts
    12. 5.12 Configure approvals
    13. 5.13 Configure metering
  9. Chapter 6. IBM SmartCloud Entry usage
    1. 6.1 Deploying appliances
      1. 6.1.1 Deploying a Power appliance
      2. 6.1.2 Deploying an x86 appliance
    2. 6.2 Capturing a workload
      1. 6.2.1 Capturing a Power workload
      2. 6.2.2 Capturing an x86 Workload
  10. Appendix A. Known problems and workarounds
    1. A.1 DNZVMP016E: Internal application error
    2. A.2 FlashCopy not used during capture of a virtual appliance
    3. A.3 Discovering cloned operating systems
  11. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Online resources
    3. Help from IBM
  12. Back cover