Some days ago I informed you about the Live Virtual Class (LVC): OpenStack enablement for System z DPM hypervisor. This LVC is rescheduled to Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
Topic: OpenStack enablement for System z DPM (Dynamic Partition Manager) hypervisor
Abstract: On IBM Z 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 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 (IBM Z) and LinuxONE machines are supported by separate Nova virtualization drivers:
- KVM is supported by the standard libvirt/KVM driver in the openstack/nova project.
- z/VM is supported by the z/VM driver openstack/nova-zvm-virt-driver project.
The registration link is on the z/VM LVC web page - here.
Have a good weekend.