IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager is going through its next evolution of virtualization management without the complexity of previous edition. This residency will explore the latest developments, GUI improvement's, and integration capabilities.

Note: This project will be managed from Austin, but residents will remain in their current locations. Residents must commit to this project on a full time basis throughout the residency duration. Please seek management support for this prior to committing.

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Benefits to Resident


To stay competitive in the marketplace, customers must leverage the latest technology, and IBMers must be able to support it. The experience this residency provides is the ideal jump-start every Power Systems technical leader needs to exploit a broad range of VIOS related virtualization capabilities using the cloud-based IBM PowerVC Manager. This project is also a link to the future where experts can candidly discuss the latest development trends.

IBM Redbooks want technical practitioners to be recognized for their newly gained knowledge, experience, and accomplishments. Therefore, upon successful delivery of the publication produced by this IBM Redbooks residency, you will become eligible to earn an IBM Redbooks Digital Badge issued through Pearson VUE Acclaim.



To create a new PowerVC deliverable with the latest developments and to provide a concise on-stop solution guide for our clients.

Resident Prerequisites

A basic requirement for all residents is the ability to read and clearly express concepts and procedures in common English.

In addition to authoring a Redbooks deliverable, participants will be expected to create at least one technical blog post and to appear in one video to complement the main deliverable. The blog posts can be done during the residency, or immediately after the residency ends and the participant has returned home. Participants will also be asked to help promote all deliverables created during the residency through social media.


Skills NeededRequested Skill Level
Teamwork and Leadership Skill5
Positive, Self-motivated, Professional5
PowerVC hands on skills5
Virtual SCSI4
Virtual Ethernet4
Shared Storage Pools3
AIX in a PowerVM environment5
IBM i in a PowerVM environment5
Linux in a PowerVM environment5
4 years or more VIOS experience4
HMC Systems Management4
Supporting High-Availability Environments4
SAN Storage4
Interest in maintaining a safe distance2
Support clients using PowerVM to virtualize their resources5

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Documentation Skills

Documentation Skills NeededRequested Doc Skill Level
IBM Documentation Style Knowledge (Technical Writing)3
Adobe FrameMaker or Word Processing3
English, American, or Texan Spoken3
English Written4
PC-based Graphics Tools (PowerPoint, Visio)3

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Social Media Skills

Social Media Skills NeededRequested Soc Media Skill Level
Blogging experience2
YouTube (Speaking in videos)2

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Start Date
07 Sep 2020

End Date
25 Sep 2020

3 weeks

Residents needed

Submit Nominations by
08 Aug 2020

Residency Location
To Be, Determined

Residency Leader
Scott Vetter

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