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asingh1583
asingh1583
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Pinned topic Can anyone provide me the links for configuring SCS on VIOS for capturing and deploying RHEL using ISD and VM control?

‏2013-04-01T06:09:11Z |
Can anyone provide me the links for configuring SCS on VIOS for capturing and deploying RHEL using ISD and VM control?
Updated on 2013-04-04T22:09:01Z at 2013-04-04T22:09:01Z by jerberstark
  • jerberstark
    jerberstark
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    Re: Can anyone provide me the links for configuring SCS on VIOS for capturing and deploying RHEL using ISD and VM control?

    ‏2013-04-01T15:34:03Z  
     Hi Ajay,
     
     
    This is for VMControl 2.4.2.  If you need a different version, I can help you find that.
     
    Thanks,
    Jessica
    Updated on 2013-04-01T15:34:03Z at 2013-04-01T15:34:03Z by jerberstark
  • thibaud-ibm
    thibaud-ibm
    19 Posts

    Re: Can anyone provide me the links for configuring SCS on VIOS for capturing and deploying RHEL using ISD and VM control?

    ‏2013-04-02T11:56:49Z  
     Another good starting point is the SmartCloud Entry on Power cookbook. It describes implementation of the underlying VMControl and Storage Control, for AIX deployement. Deploying Linux should only differt by command line when running Activation Engine (as referenced in infocenter.
    For virtualized server managed by IVM :
    http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=RG&infotype=PM&appname=STGE_PO_PO_USEN&htmlfid=POO03077USEN&attachment=POO03077USEN.PDF
    For virtualized server managed by HMC :
    http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=RG&infotype=PM&appname=STGE_PO_PO_USEN&htmlfid=POO03078USEN&attachment=POO03078USEN.PDF
     
  • asingh1583
    asingh1583
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    Re: Can anyone provide me the links for configuring SCS on VIOS for capturing and deploying RHEL using ISD and VM control?

    ‏2013-04-03T05:06:06Z  
     Hi Ajay,
     
     
    This is for VMControl 2.4.2.  If you need a different version, I can help you find that.
     
    Thanks,
    Jessica
     Hey Jessica,
     
    Thanks For giving information.
    Couple of things i have done so far
    1.> Used VIOS for installing Powerlinux(using Virtual Optical Drive) .
    2.>ISD 6.2.1 is installed with VMC 2.3.1 (But trial Version expired)
    So, do i need to reinstall ISD and VMC, if not which version of VMC should i use with ISD 6.2.1(Licensed)
    3.>Successfully capture and deployed AIX using this configuration. Now i want to capture Plinux.
     
    For this i think i require SCS, is there any alternative except SCS and to use VIOS internal disks for making image repositories for plinux capture and deploy?
     
    I have not found anything except SCS, if you have any suggestions how to use internal disks of VIO as image, kindly let me know.
     
    Any help would be highly appreciated.
     
    Thanks,
    Ajay
     
     
     
  • asingh1583
    asingh1583
    22 Posts

    Re: Can anyone provide me the links for configuring SCS on VIOS for capturing and deploying RHEL using ISD and VM control?

    ‏2013-04-03T05:06:49Z  
     Another good starting point is the SmartCloud Entry on Power cookbook. It describes implementation of the underlying VMControl and Storage Control, for AIX deployement. Deploying Linux should only differt by command line when running Activation Engine (as referenced in infocenter.
    For virtualized server managed by IVM :
    http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=RG&infotype=PM&appname=STGE_PO_PO_USEN&htmlfid=POO03077USEN&attachment=POO03077USEN.PDF
    For virtualized server managed by HMC :
    http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=RG&infotype=PM&appname=STGE_PO_PO_USEN&htmlfid=POO03078USEN&attachment=POO03078USEN.PDF
     
     Thanks Thib, i will go through this documentation.
  • thibaud-ibm
    thibaud-ibm
    19 Posts

    Re: Can anyone provide me the links for configuring SCS on VIOS for capturing and deploying RHEL using ISD and VM control?

    ‏2013-04-03T07:07:56Z  
     Hey Jessica,
     
    Thanks For giving information.
    Couple of things i have done so far
    1.> Used VIOS for installing Powerlinux(using Virtual Optical Drive) .
    2.>ISD 6.2.1 is installed with VMC 2.3.1 (But trial Version expired)
    So, do i need to reinstall ISD and VMC, if not which version of VMC should i use with ISD 6.2.1(Licensed)
    3.>Successfully capture and deployed AIX using this configuration. Now i want to capture Plinux.
     
    For this i think i require SCS, is there any alternative except SCS and to use VIOS internal disks for making image repositories for plinux capture and deploy?
     
    I have not found anything except SCS, if you have any suggestions how to use internal disks of VIO as image, kindly let me know.
     
    Any help would be highly appreciated.
     
    Thanks,
    Ajay
     
     
     
     May I suggest that you install latest-greatest version of ISD : 6.3.2 instead of 6.2.1 ? It can be freely downloaded from :
    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/software/director/downloads/
     
    The version you are using is 2 years old now, which is a loooonnnng time considering the number of fixes implemented since then. As far as I know, Licence is not linked to a specific version of ISD, so you are entitled to use the latest version. 
     
  • jerberstark
    jerberstark
    31 Posts

    Re: Can anyone provide me the links for configuring SCS on VIOS for capturing and deploying RHEL using ISD and VM control?

    ‏2013-04-04T22:09:01Z  
     Hey Jessica,
     
    Thanks For giving information.
    Couple of things i have done so far
    1.> Used VIOS for installing Powerlinux(using Virtual Optical Drive) .
    2.>ISD 6.2.1 is installed with VMC 2.3.1 (But trial Version expired)
    So, do i need to reinstall ISD and VMC, if not which version of VMC should i use with ISD 6.2.1(Licensed)
    3.>Successfully capture and deployed AIX using this configuration. Now i want to capture Plinux.
     
    For this i think i require SCS, is there any alternative except SCS and to use VIOS internal disks for making image repositories for plinux capture and deploy?
     
    I have not found anything except SCS, if you have any suggestions how to use internal disks of VIO as image, kindly let me know.
     
    Any help would be highly appreciated.
     
    Thanks,
    Ajay
     
     
     
     Hi Ajay,
     
    I am not aware of alternatives to SCS.  Does anyone else know of a different method?
     
    If you decide to follow Thib's recommendation and use IBM Systems Director 6.3.2, VMControl 2.4 is automatically installed with Director.  You will need to activate VMControl, and those instructions are here: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.director.vim.helps.doc%2Ffsd0_vim_t_installing_main.html
     
    If you want to continue using Systems Director 6.2.1, the corresponding version of VMControl is 2.3.1.  You would need to download that version of VMControl separately from here: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/software/director/downloads/plugins.html
    Updated on 2013-04-04T22:09:01Z at 2013-04-04T22:09:01Z by jerberstark