Aaron,

Attached is a document & 2 patch files that reflect the changes that I have 
made to get VCL working on POWER7.
If you need further information, please let me know about the same.

Regards,
Sunil

On Sep 14, 2011, at 9:57 AM, Aaron Peeler wrote:

> Right.
> 
> What I'm asking is would you be willing / interested in creating the
> powerVM VCL provisioning module? This could be similar to the kvm
> module, but using the powerVM commands.
> 
> Also did you have Power7 working? Did you have to make any changes to
> the xCAT module? Or any new OS modules?
> 
> Aaron
> 
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 4:13 PM, Sunil Venkatesh <suni...@umbc.edu> wrote:
>> Aaron,
>> 
>> We would certainly be targeting the development towards the larger VCL 
>> community. But, this development is possible when the PowerVM package is 
>> made available. I would assume a module that is similar to the existing KVM 
>> module should serve the purpose.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Sunil
>> 
>> On Sep 13, 2011, at 3:16 PM, Aaron Peeler wrote:
>> 
>>> Sunil,
>>> 
>>> I think this would be a great addition. While I've not used Power7 or
>>> PowerVM. I do know of some interest in VCL supporting this.
>>> 
>>> The VCL community is looking for good committers. Would you be
>>> interested in developing this, not only for UMBC but for the larger
>>> VCL community? Given the work you've already done with Power7 and VCL
>>> with xCAT, it appears you have a pretty good understanding of the VCL
>>> code structure.
>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> Aaron
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Sunil Venkatesh <suni...@umbc.edu> wrote:
>>>> Dear all,
>>>> As informed by Dr. Yesha, we @ UMBC are working on provisioning virtual
>>>> nodes from the POWER7 blade. And, I wanted to update regarding the
>>>> restrictions that I have come across in achieving the same.
>>>> Virtualization with RedHat EL (RHEL) is not possible on POWER7 -
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Latest version of RHEL - version 5 for power systems uses kernel version
>>>> 2.6.18. However, KVM is only supported on kernels 2.6.24 or later.
>>>> 2. Virtualization support in RHEL is available only under the x86
>>>> architectures.
>>>> (http://www.redhat.com/rhel/server/virtualization_support.html#virt_matrix)
>>>> 
>>>> The only way, is to make use of PowerVM (an IBM product). I spoke to the 
>>>> IBM
>>>>  Customer representative and he confirmed that the only way to perform
>>>> virtualization on POWER is to make use of PowerVM. However, VCL does not
>>>> have support for provisioning over PowerVM. I would like to know if it 
>>>> would
>>>> be feasible to procure PowerVM and integrate it with the VCL
>>>> framework. Please let us know your comments regarding the same.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Sunil
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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>>> Aaron Peeler
>>> Program Manager
>>> Virtual Computing Lab
>>> NC State University
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