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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
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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  in response to asingh1583
     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
    • 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  in response to jerberstark
       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
       
       
       
      • thib
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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?

        ‏2013-04-03T07:07:56Z  in response to asingh1583
         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
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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?

        ‏2013-04-04T22:09:01Z  in response to asingh1583
         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
  • thib
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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?

    ‏2013-04-02T11:56:49Z  in response to asingh1583
     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
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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?

      ‏2013-04-03T05:06:49Z  in response to thib
       Thanks Thib, i will go through this documentation.