IBM Systems Director VMControl is a leading multi-platform virtualization management solution that simplifies the management of virtual environments across multiple virtualization technologies and hardware platforms, freeing you from ‘silos of virtualization’ and delivering enterprise-wide visibility and control.
The IBM TSAM Extension for IBM Systems Director VMControl helps to exploit the following functionality of the VMControl:
- Add Additional disk to LPAR (data VG)
- Live Partition Mobility (LPAR Relocation)
A user can add additional disk during project creation and also can add disk to existing LPAR. The cancellation of project or removal of server will remove disk for backend storage pool. VMControl should be configured with VMControl Storage System Pool as a Pool allows better manageability like Add / Remove Storage devices and Dynamic Resource Management.
The VMControl Versions 2.4.2 is supported with latest fix packs and LA fixes. The enterprise edition of VMControl is required as we use the Pool capabilities of Server (Server System Pool) and Storage (Storage System Pool). Deployment will only work against a Server System Pool. The cloud server pool administration application will ensure that only a single Server System Pool can be associated with a Cloud Pool. NIM and Storage based provisioning (SCS) images are also supported with some limitations.
With the additional offerings of Add Additional Disk and Live Partition Mobility provided by TSAM extension for IBM Systems Director VMControl, TSAM also provides with some available Offerings for VMControl:
- Define VMControl Resource Pool via Cloud Server Pool Administration application.
- Register and Unregister VMControl Image
- Create and Cancel Project
- Add and Remove Server
- Modify Server Resources
- Install Additional Software
- Start / Stop / Restart LPAR
- Reset Password
The IBM Tivoli Service Automation Manager Extension for IBM Systems Director VMControl Version 2.4.2 can be downloaded from ISML
Installation and Administration guides for TSAM VMControl extension can be referenced at the following location: