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.
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 >>> >>> >>> >>> -- >>> Aaron Peeler >>> Program Manager >>> Virtual Computing Lab >>> NC State University >>> >>> All electronic mail messages in connection with State business which >>> are sent to or received by this account are subject to the NC Public >>> Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties. >> >> > > > > -- > Aaron Peeler > Program Manager > Virtual Computing Lab > NC State University > > All electronic mail messages in connection with State business which > are sent to or received by this account are subject to the NC Public > Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.