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  • Latest Post - ‏2008-01-21T19:35:24Z by Vi-curious
Vi-curious
Vi-curious
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Pinned topic x86 virtualization

‏2008-01-10T14:14:19Z |
Has anyone come up with a way to virtualize x86 Windows systems on pseries? Does qemu work with P-AVE? Also, I am trying to install p-ave x86 world and I am able to get all the rpms except SPident-0.9-74.14.noarch.rpm. This prevents me from installing the product. The distro I'm using is sles 10 sp1 i386 from the cd isos. I'd really appreciate some good feedback. Thanks
Updated on 2008-01-21T19:35:24Z at 2008-01-21T19:35:24Z by Vi-curious
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    90 Posts

    Re: x86 virtualization

    ‏2008-01-10T15:15:26Z  
    Hi,

    I got all the rpms when I installed p AVE on SLES10. Let me install again all rpms and install p AVE to see whether I get into the issue. I will get back to you about this issue after I tried.

    I will get back to you about Windows Systems on pseries after I collect some information.

    Thanks
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    90 Posts

    Re: x86 virtualization

    ‏2008-01-10T16:34:13Z  
    1) We never tried qemu. Please let us know how it goes.

    2) I had this issue missing SPident-0.9-74.14.noarch.rpm when I was testing very old version of p AVE. But with the new version of p AVE, I have not seen this issue anymore. I am attaching the website for you to download the new version of p AVE. Please try this new version of p AVE and let us know whether you see the issue still.

    System p AVE Beta web site: http://www.ibm.com/systems/systempave

    Thanks,
    Viji
  • klebers
    klebers
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    Re: x86 virtualization

    ‏2008-01-10T16:34:43Z  
    Hi! Could you please inform us which version of pAVE you are running and if the SLES10 SP1 i386 cd isos are from the GA version? What can happen is that if the isos are from a version previous than the GA it can contain an RPM from an older version of the package. The other possibility is that the package could be corrupted and the md5sum of the package will not match. Does the installer show any error message about this missing package?
    Thanks
    Kleber
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    90 Posts

    Re: x86 virtualization

    ‏2008-01-10T18:22:55Z  
    • klebers
    • ‏2008-01-10T16:34:43Z
    Hi! Could you please inform us which version of pAVE you are running and if the SLES10 SP1 i386 cd isos are from the GA version? What can happen is that if the isos are from a version previous than the GA it can contain an RPM from an older version of the package. The other possibility is that the package could be corrupted and the md5sum of the package will not match. Does the installer show any error message about this missing package?
    Thanks
    Kleber
    Hi,

    I used SLES10 i386 GA with the p AVE version of RC7.

    Usually, if any rpms are missing then the installer will give you the list.

    Please let me know if you need any other information and let me know how it goes.

    Thanks,
    Viji
  • Vi-curious
    Vi-curious
    2 Posts

    Re: x86 virtualization

    ‏2008-01-21T19:35:24Z  
    Wow, alot of responses. I was using the p-ave-production-rc7.tgz which looks to be the latest from the IBM website. I was using the i386 version of sles10 sp1 from novel--I'm not familiar with the term GA with regards to Sles distributions.

    QEMU - After alot of tinkering, I got Qemu version 0.8 with bridged networking up and running multiple wintel w2k3 servers converted from vmware images. I founf that the current version of QEMU 0.9 is not at all stable on SLES 10 sp1 PPC. Thanks for your input and continued input.