By: Jessica Erber-Stark.
As part of the June 10, 2014 POWER8 GA, several new documentation resources have been published. Use these documents to understand the ins-and-outs of running PowerKVM on your Linux on Power system.
IBM PowerKVM concepts
Learn the basics about PowerKVM, including how the important terminology differs from traditional Power virtualization (PowerVM). This topic also discusses the suggested system limits.
Supported Linux distributions for Linux on Power Systems servers
Updated support information for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu. Also includes a list of virtualization options for specific POWER8 models.
PowerKVM known issues
Review this list before setting up your PowerKVM system.
Quick start guides for PowerKVM
These quick and easy guides walk you through taking your POWER8 system out of the box, to having PowerKVM up and running.
Use these detailed instructions for configuring PowerKVM on Power Systems.
PowerKVM tool and feature reference
This topic lists the most important commands, features, and tools supported on PowerKVM, gives details about using the commands on host and guest systems, and provides links to detailed information.
Resources for troubleshooting PowerKVM
Managing your server with service and productivity tools
New information about running RAS tools for PowerKVM and running stand-alone diagnostics.
Check this page for solutions to commonly encountered problems.
Troubleshooting Kimchi on the Linux on Power wiki
Use Kimchi to create and manage guests, monitor your host system, create networking interfaces, add storage, and update packages. Read and contribute to this wiki page as you get familiar with Kimchi.
BTW: If you're familiar with IBM documentation, you're probably acquainted with Information Centers. And if you're acquainted with Information Centers, you might be pleased to know that they're in the process of being retired. Your friendly new documentation delivery system is called Knowledge Center. It combines documentation resources from across IBM into one interface. Some of the kinks are still being worked out, but early user feedback is that Knowledge Center is a big improvement. Look for some tips for using Knowledge Center here soon.
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