Server virtualization technologies are becoming more popular to help efficiently utilize resources by consolidating servers. IBM, the first company that developed and made available the virtual technology in 1966, offers advanced, powerful, reliable, and cost-saving virtualization technologies in various hardware and software products including DB2® for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. This IBM Redbooks publication describes using IBM DB2 9 with server virtualization.
The book starts with a general overview of virtualization and describes specific server virtualization technologies to highlight how the server virtualization technologies have been implemented. With this introduction anyone new to virtualization will have a better understanding of server virtualization and the industry server virtualization technologies available in the market.
Following the virtualization concept, the book describes in detail the setup, configuration, and managing of DB2 with
three leading server virtualization technologies:
- IBM Power Systems™ with PowerVM™
The virtual machine setup is done with DB2 in mind to help IT support understand the effective ways of setting up a virtual environment specific for DB2. The architecture and components of these three server virtualization technologies are explained to allow DBAs to understand how a database environment using DB2 can benefit from using the server virtualization technologies.
In addition, the DB2 features and functions that can take advantage of using server virtualization are discussed. These features are put into practice when describing how to set up DB2 with the three virtualization technologies discussed in this book. This book also includes a list of best practices from the various tests performed while using these virtualization technologies. These best practices can be used as a guideline or a reference when setting up DB2 using these virtualization technologies.
For those of you attending the IBM Information on Demand Conference later this month, you'll be given a chance to get a free printed copy of this book and meet author Jason Chan.
Enjoy all the coverage that DB2 is getting because of theIBM DB2 pureScale announcement last week! From what I've seen... very positive reactions!