Sunil,
Were you able to create a Jira issue and attach the files?  I am
unable to locate it.
Thanks,
Andy

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Andy Kurth <andy_ku...@ncsu.edu> wrote:
> 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
>>>>>
>>>>> 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
>>>
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>>> Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.
>>
>>
>>
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