Architecting the i5 Server Consolidation

Tracy Smith, IBM

November 15, 2005 FASUG Meeting

In this session we will review technical planning considerations needed to architect a server consolidation based on the IBM i5 eServer. We will review the following areas:
  1. Hardware - Processors, I/O, Storage options
  2. Virtualization Options - i5/OS, AIX Virtual I/O server
  3. Software - Operating Systems supported: i5/OS-OS/400, AIX and Linux
  4. Availability Considerations
  5. Systems Management
  6. Performance Considerations
Level: Basic/Intermediate Prerequisites: None

Our Speaker, Tracy Smith Certified Senior Consulting I/T Specialist

Tracy has been with IBM for 27 years and started his career in the Poughkeepsie, NY lab. He has worked on the AS/400, eServer iSeries & i5 since 1989 when he joined the Poughkeepsie, NY branch office as a System Engineer. He has provided technical leadership in the delivery of new technologies to the platform; PC Support, Client/Server Computing, Client Access, File Server I/O processor (FSIOP), Network Station, 64 bit RISC based computing and Domino on the AS/400. In Rochester, MN he has worked as an executive presenter in the Rochester Executive Briefing Center, team leader for the Domino World Wide Compentency Center and in his current role as the team leader for technical sales support for the Americas where he specializes in the latest POWER5 server technology

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