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IBM PowerVM Pros

MK
Chief Information Officer at a paper AND forest products with 1,001-5,000 employees
A valuable feature of PowerVM is a feature that is used for higher availability plus stream for posting, which is very useful. There's a flash copy feature which we are using. PowerVM itself, I know, helps us to control and manage our Oracle licensing compliance, since it is our hardware partitioning. This is very important. If you use VMware, there will be a licensing issue. This PowerVM is a hardware partitioner, which is very important for license compliance. We are happy with this solution.
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MN
IT Manager at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Technical support is great.
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Atif Najam - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Officer and Program Lead at Gatron Industries Ltd
Active Memory Sharing dynamically reallocates memory of running partitions based on changing workload demands. The memory for the pool is carved out from Physical memory and is made logical memory. The said memory is not available to be assigned to partitions as dedicated memory. A min, max and desired as well as weight is assigned to the memory of each lpar to help hypervisor make a decision in case a condition where priority is to be given to a certain lapr to use the memory form shared pool.
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IBM PowerVM
June 2022
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Kevin Honde - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Solution Architect at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
It's scalable. Whenever we buy another product other than hardware, it's easily integrated into the virtualization software that we download.
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AS
IT Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features in this solution are you do not get degradation in the performance like you could get in other solutions. There is a physical adapter that is better than a virtual one and you can assign adapters to a VM.
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RE
Database Administrator at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
It is a stable solution with reliable performance.
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IBM PowerVM Cons

MK
Chief Information Officer at a paper AND forest products with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't know whether this has been trialed already, but IBM should give us an alert when we reach seven or eight failovers so that we can automatically switch it to manual mode. That would be great because if we cross the 10-day licensing limit, we have to pay a hefty license cost to Oracle. If IBM could view that feature, it would be helpful in license compliance.
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MN
IT Manager at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The licensing could be better.
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Atif Najam - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Officer and Program Lead at Gatron Industries Ltd
A GUI version of VIOS would be a great plus for people moving from Intel-based hypervisors.
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IBM PowerVM
June 2022
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Kevin Honde - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Solution Architect at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
If it could actually virtualize the entire platform it might be better. If you're having more than one virtualization technology, maybe there's a way to actually have less - one technology to run the data center and maybe one special virtualization for power. If it integrated with other platforms more effectively it might be better.
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AS
IT Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution is lacking the ability to have servers act as a cluster, such as in VMware. IBM has come out with a feature similar to VMware's vCenter but it is not as mature. They need to add LPM shared-nothing feature, such as in vMotion.
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RE
Database Administrator at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The cost of this solution is high.
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Buyer's Guide
IBM PowerVM
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about IBM PowerVM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.