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Your 5-Step Guide to POWER9 Migration

POWER9 Migration

Your organization has decided to incorporate the superior data and artificial intelligence capabilities of IBM POWER9* into your data center—but now what? With the help of IBM Systems Lab Services, migration can be a straightforward process with minimal disruption for end users. Read on to discover the five-step process the consultants use.

Step 1: Plan

IBM Systems Lab Services will lead a migration workshop to review your current environment, infrastructure challenges your organization is facing, new technology features to be incorporated as a part of your next build, and most importantly, how Lab Services can speed up your transition to IBM POWER9.

Step 2: Design

After the migration workshop, Lab Services consultants will create a more detailed design that can be used to feed the automated IBM PowerVM* provisioning toolkit process for both virtual I/O servers and LPARs.

Step 3: Build

With the toolkit in place, virtualized infrastructure can be rapidly and consistently deployed in a definable, repeatable manner—minimizing human error and the need for a costly redo later on.

Step 4: Run

Once the base build is complete, Lab Services consultants can optionally install PowerVM Live Partition Mobility and Simplified Remote Restart to streamline ongoing operations on the IBM Power Systems* platform.

Step 5: Optimize

Use the Capacity Planning Tool to right-size workloads, perform better analysis of CPU allocations over time, and crunch large quantities of nmon or other third-party performance data to derive deeper insights about systems growth.

A Helping Hand

Ready to make the move to POWER9? Learn more about how IBM Systems Lab Services can help streamline the migration process at ibm.co/2mYC9Ti.

Claire Walling is the managing editor of IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems edition.

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