Integrated Virtualization Manager

You can use the Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM), a component of the PowerVM® Editions hardware feature, to manage your Virtual I/O Server and client partitions. IVM is supported only on POWER8® processor-based servers, or earlier.

The Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM) provides a Web-based system management interface and a command-line interface that you can use to manage some IBM® Power Systems™ servers and some IBM BladeCenter blade servers that use the IBM Virtual I/O Server. On the managed system, you can create partitions, manage virtual storage and virtual Ethernet, and view service information related to the server. The IVM is included with the Virtual I/O Server, but it is available and usable only on certain platforms, and where no Hardware Management Console (HMC) is present.

The IVM Web-based application supports the following :
  • Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol Version 1.2
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) compliant ciphers
  • Certificate key length of a minimum of 2048 characters

If you install the Virtual I/O Server on a supported server, and if there is no HMC attached to the server when you install the Virtual I/O Server, then the IVM is enabled on that server. You can then use the IVM to configure the managed system through the Virtual I/O Server.

For information about using the Virtual I/O Server on a system that is managed by the HMC, see Installing the Virtual I/O Server and client partitions.

Last updated: Thu, May 07, 2020