LVC: OpenStack enablement for System z DPM hypervisor
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The next Live Virtual Class (LVC) is scheduled for August 2, 2017.
Topic: OpenStack enablement for System z DPM hypervisor
Abstract: On IBM z Systems and IBM LinuxOne machines, certain workloads run better in a partition of the firmware-based PR/SM (Processor Resource/System Manager) hypervisor, than in a virtual machine of a software hypervisor such as KVM or z/VM. OpenStack nova-dpm project (along with networking-dpm and os-dpm projects) provides a Nova virtualization drive for the PR/SM hypervisor of IBM z Systems and IBM LinuxOne machines that are in the DPM (Dynamic Partition Manager) administrative mode. The DPM mode enables dynamic capabilities of the firmware-based PR/SM hypervisor that are usually known from software-based hypervisors, such as creation, deletion and modification of partitions (i.e. virtual machines) and virtual devices within these partitions, and dynamic assignment of these virtual devices to physical I/O adapters.
The z/VM and KVM hypervisors on z Systems and LinuxONE machines are supported by separate Nova virtualization drivers:
The registration link is on the z/VM LVC web page - here.