Virtualization has become the industry standard for server consolidation; however, introducing virtualization in a cloud computing environment can lead to complex management problems.
IBM Systems Director VMControl is a cross-platform, multi-hypervisor suite designed to address this complexity: One powerful component of VMControl is the command-line interface (CLI) which can be used in the development of scripts to automate IBM Systems Director VMControl function.
In this article, the author explains to system administrators who have a basic knowledge of system virtualization how they can exploit this ability using the Director’s CLI. Examples include a simple script to exploit the power of VMControl.
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