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IBM PowerVM is a virtualization solution from IBM for IBM Power systems. The LPAR tool is a command line-based tool from PowerCampus 01 for easy administration of IBM PowerVM environments.

The aim of the manual is to explain further virtualization concepts of IBM PowerVM in detail and to show the advanced configuration and administration of IBM PowerVM. This includes topics such as System Firmware Updates and HMC Updates. The LPAR tool is used at all points, which means that the manual can also serve as an in-depth documentation for the LPAR tool. However, the focus is on PowerVM virtualization rather than introducing all the features of the LPAR tool.

Since this is an advanced description of virtualization with PowerVM, some topics require in-depth knowledge.

The manual assumes the following:

    • Basic knowledge of working on the command line of a UNIX system
    • Understanding of PowerVM virtualization concepts

This manual can be downloaded from the download area on the PowerCampus01 website (will only be available as a PDF once it is complete):

Further Information

More information about the LPAR tool is available in the product section of the PowerCampus01 website:

More information about IBM PowerVM can be found on the IBM website: