Provisioning scenarios with IBM Tivoli Service Automation Manager 7.2.2

Tivoli Service Automation Manager TSAM assists in the automated provisioning, management, and deprovisioning of hardware servers, networks, operating systems, middleware, and application-level software. The procedures to install and configure Linux, which as a manual process can take an hour or more, can be automated and reduced to a matter of minutes, depending on the devices configured for the guest and the speed of disk-to-disk copy operations on the storage system hardware.

This project implements TSAM 7.2.2 for Linux on System z to manage Linux guests on z/VM. It provides a sample installation to guide you through the installation steps and provide sizing suggestions. The results of this project can be used to establish a performance baseline.

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Creation date
September 2012

Tivoli Provisioning Manager Version 7.1.1.1: Sizing and Capacity Planning

The IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager is an enterprise management application. It provides a centralized and intuitive interface to automate data center provisioning activities and manage IT resource life cycles, integrating with a variety of devices to enable highly accurate server provisioning and software deployments.

This paper describes results for Tivoli Provisioning Manager (TPM) version 7.1.1.1 on Linux on IBM System z10 using a variety of concurrent administrator workloads. It provides an analysis of the behavior of the two different provisioning interfaces, the Scalable Distribution Infrastructure (SDI) and the Deployment Engine (DE). A memory overcommitment study gives guidance on how to assess the trade-off between memory saving and performance impact.

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Creation date
October 2010

Tivoli Provisioning Manager 5.1.1.1: 64 Bit System z10 Benchmark Results

The IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager is an enterprise management application. It provides a centralized and intuitive interface to automate data center provisioning activities and manage IT resource life cycles, integrating with a variety of devices to enable highly accurate server provisioning and software deployments.

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager (TPM) 5.1.1 for Linux on System z has recently been made available as the first Linux-based 64 bit TPM version. The 64 bit version has been made available to remedy limitations that have been previously identified during extensive benchmark testing with the 31 bit TPM version.

This document provides results for the first TPM 64 bit on IBM System z10 benchmark. The benchmark sets new records for TPM, both for overall throughput and concurrency. For example, the benchmark shows that using TPM 5.1.1. 64 bit on IBM System z10 permits superior performance while using half the number of processors versus prior 31 bit benchmarks on IBM System z990.

For more information on Tivoli Provisioning Manager see http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/prov-mgr/.

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Creation date
November 2009

Team

Please address any comments to the performance team: linux390@de.ibm.com