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  • Latest Post - ‏2014-05-15T03:58:29Z by JayFurmanek
IBManar
IBManar
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Pinned topic Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation (RHEV) on Linux on POWER?

‏2014-05-05T09:11:36Z |

Hello everyone. On our website we state that RHEV is one of our available tools for KVM Virtualisation. http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/virtualization/kvm/ibminvestment.html

However, it's not specified whether for x86 or POWER and especially, when directed to RH's website, POWER or ppc64 is not in the requirements: http://www.redhat.com/rhecm/rest-rhecm/jcr/repository/collaboration/jcr:system/jcr:versionStorage/1b4ee9920a0526012cc14eebf25c4dfd/5/jcr:frozenNode/rh:resourceFile

Is there any further info or any statement of direction? Thanks.

  • Bill_Buros
    Bill_Buros
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    Re: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation (RHEV) on Linux on POWER?

    ‏2014-05-07T22:39:14Z  

    In this case, we should get that page updated with clarity on usage since the context there is predominantly x86 focused with a smattering of System Z references.   General statements there probably should not be interpreted across the Power Brand systems until we can get someone to update the page.

    For PowerKVM - I would suggest this page: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/linux/powerlinux/powerkvm/

    For an example announce of the IBM PowerKVM offering, see the RFA here.   

    Extracted / copied here..

    PowerKVM does not support AIX® or IBM i guest virtual machines
    PowerKVM cannot be managed by an HMC
    PowerKVM supports the following Linux Distributions as virtual guest machines
     - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 or later
     - SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 11 Service Pack 3 or later
     - Ubuntu Server 14.04

    For details on what Red Hat plans, we would need to wait on Red Hat for updates and news.

    .

    Updated on 2014-05-08T19:41:41Z at 2014-05-08T19:41:41Z by Bill_Buros
  • JINKOO
    JINKOO
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    Re: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation (RHEV) on Linux on POWER?

    ‏2014-05-08T01:20:51Z  

    I hope oVirt(RHEV) will be developed as soon on POWER.

    Preview: PPC64

    • Engine Support for PPC64 will add PPC64 architecture awareness to the ovirt-engine code, which currently makes various assumptions based on the x86 architecture. When specifying virtual machine devices, for example, what is suitable for x86 architecture may not be for POWER (or may not be available yet).
    • VDSM Support for PPC64 introduces the capability of managing KVM on IBM POWER processors via oVirt. Administrators will be able to perform management functionalities such as adding or activating KVM, creating clusters of KVM and performing VM lifecycle management on any IBM POWER host.
      • Migration is still a work in progress for KVM on IBM POWER processor.

    (refer to http://www.ovirt.org/OVirt_3.4_Release_Notes)

  • JayFurmanek
    JayFurmanek
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    Re: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation (RHEV) on Linux on POWER?

    ‏2014-05-15T03:58:29Z  
    • JINKOO
    • ‏2014-05-08T01:20:51Z

    I hope oVirt(RHEV) will be developed as soon on POWER.

    Preview: PPC64

    • Engine Support for PPC64 will add PPC64 architecture awareness to the ovirt-engine code, which currently makes various assumptions based on the x86 architecture. When specifying virtual machine devices, for example, what is suitable for x86 architecture may not be for POWER (or may not be available yet).
    • VDSM Support for PPC64 introduces the capability of managing KVM on IBM POWER processors via oVirt. Administrators will be able to perform management functionalities such as adding or activating KVM, creating clusters of KVM and performing VM lifecycle management on any IBM POWER host.
      • Migration is still a work in progress for KVM on IBM POWER processor.

    (refer to http://www.ovirt.org/OVirt_3.4_Release_Notes)

    In an attempt to avoid a bit of confusion, I wanted to clarify that there are 2 parts to Red Hat's RHEV product:

    • RHEV-M - This is the management piece, based on the oVirt project, mentioned above
    • RHEV-H - This is Red Hat's Hypervisor appliance based on RHEL and KVM

    As of this posting, Red Hat has not announced support for ppc64 for either of these components.