Hi Sunil,
Thank you very much for the contribution.  I don't think the
attachments came through.  This list doesn't reliably deliver them.
Please create an issue in Jira if one doesn't already exist:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VCL

Please do not copy/paste into the description.  Once the issue has
been created, click on More Actions > Attach Files.

Thanks,
Andy



On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 4:03 PM, Sunil Venkatesh <suni...@umbc.edu> wrote:
>
> 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
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Aaron Peeler
>>>> Program Manager
>>>> Virtual Computing Lab
>>>> NC State University
>>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Aaron Peeler
>> Program Manager
>> Virtual Computing Lab
>> NC State University
>>
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