EMC VPLEX With IBM AIX Virtualization and Clustering
This white paper explores implementing VPLEX storage in advanced AIX configurations using the IBM POWER platform. There are three major sections. First, VPLEX technology is introduced. The next major section covers virtualization with PowerVM, particularly I/O virtualization using Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). The third section discusses implementing local and distributed (Geo) PowerHA clusters with local and distributed VPLEX volumes. The focus of this white paper is on the special considerations of implementing VPLEX storage with advanced features of PowerVM (Virtual I/O Server and LPAR Mobility) and implementing VPLEX storage with PowerHA host clusters.