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mandie
mandie
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Pinned topic Supported disks for PowerKVM

‏2014-07-22T12:32:55Z |

What external storage devices are supported with / by PowerKVM?

I see with PowerKVM 2.1 that PCI passthrough is only a tech preview, so presumably storage need to be supported with / by the PowerKVM host and then assigned to the VMs via one of the valid storage pools types. Is that the case?

When passthrough is supported - then do we need to look at the specific distribution for support?

  • Brian_King
    Brian_King
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    Re: Supported disks for PowerKVM

    ‏2015-01-12T22:23:52Z  
    • mandie
    • ‏2015-01-09T09:59:45Z

    Hi Bill, this question has come up again - any further details? Especially now passthru is supported? The specific storage types queried were XIV or Storwize.

     

    SSIC is the recommended place to obtain this information:

    https://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss

    As far as PCI passthru, first ensure the PCI adapter is supported in PCI passthru mode:

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/linuxonibm/liabo/liaboioadapters.htm

    Once you've confirmed the adapter is supported in PCI passthru mode, you can then check SSIC for the OS you are interested in using for the list of storage targets which have been qualified with that OS level.

  • Bill_Buros
    Bill_Buros
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    Re: Supported disks for PowerKVM

    ‏2014-07-22T16:44:44Z  

    checking

  • mandie
    mandie
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    Re: Supported disks for PowerKVM

    ‏2015-01-09T09:59:45Z  

    checking

    Hi Bill, this question has come up again - any further details? Especially now passthru is supported? The specific storage types queried were XIV or Storwize.

     

  • Brian_King
    Brian_King
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    Re: Supported disks for PowerKVM

    ‏2015-01-12T22:23:52Z  
    • mandie
    • ‏2015-01-09T09:59:45Z

    Hi Bill, this question has come up again - any further details? Especially now passthru is supported? The specific storage types queried were XIV or Storwize.

     

    SSIC is the recommended place to obtain this information:

    https://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss

    As far as PCI passthru, first ensure the PCI adapter is supported in PCI passthru mode:

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/linuxonibm/liabo/liaboioadapters.htm

    Once you've confirmed the adapter is supported in PCI passthru mode, you can then check SSIC for the OS you are interested in using for the list of storage targets which have been qualified with that OS level.