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For many years, IBM® Cluster Systems Management (CSM) provided a single point of
management for IBM Power Systems™ servers running the AIX® operating system. Now you
can transform your environment to IBM Systems Director®, which provides CSM clients with
the next generation of Cluster Systems Management for their Power Systems servers.
The target audience for this IBM Redbooks® publication includes technical professionals (IT
consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) responsible for planning
and implementing the Cluster Systems Management software transformation from CSM to
IBM Systems Director.
The team who wrote this book
This book was produced by a team of specialists from around the world working at the
International Technical Support Organization, Poughkeepsie Center.
Dino Quintero is a Project Leader and IT generalist with the ITSO in Poughkeepsie, NY. His
areas of knowledge include enterprise continuous availability planning and implementation,
enterprise systems management, virtualization, and clustering solutions. He is currently an
Open Group Master Certified IT Specialist. Dino holds a Master of Computing Information
Systems degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Marist College.
Glen Corneau is a Level 2 Certified Consulting IT Specialist in the United States. He has 20
years of experience in AIX and Power Systems. He holds a degree in Computer Science from
Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. His areas of expertise include systems
management on AIX clusters (with Cluster Systems Management and IBM Systems Director)
and IBM General Parallel File System on AIX. He has presented extensively to clients in
one-on-one, group, and IBM conferences on Power Systems clustering and management
Antonio Garcia is a Software Engineer in Austin, Texas, and has been with IBM for 12 years.
He has experience in AIX performance and Linux performance tools development. Antonio
currently works in the AIX Development Support Organization. He holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Political Science and Psychology, a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer
Science, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science.
Vinicius Goncalves is an IT Specialist in Brazil. He has seven years of experience in Power
Systems and AIX, including VIO/HACMP/CSM and GPFS™. Currently he focuses on
providing cloud solutions and support for several Atos Brasil clients. His areas of expertise
include virtualization, high availability, and networking. Vini holds a degree in Computer
Science, as well as several senior level industry certifications.
Tejaswini Kaujalgi Athanikar is a System Software Engineer in Bangalore, India. She has
four years of experience in AIX and Power Systems. Her areas of expertise include High
Availability, Virtualization, and Security components such as LDAP and RBAC. Tejaswini has
published an article in the Developer Works Forum, and has also contributed to IBM
Redbooks. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication from VTU,
Belgaum, India, and is an IBM Certified System p® Administrator.