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Old 10-15-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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Power VM


hi all,

i have a ibm p5, i want to create some virtual machines on it, so what are softwares which i must be install in physical machine?

thanks all,
 
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I use the virtualbox on my slackware 14
 
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Virtualbox is x86 only, so it won't run on a Power 5. The only thing I can think of to emulate x86 systems would be Qemu.
 
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hi all,

i have a ibm p5, i want to create some virtual machines on it, so what are softwares which i must be install in physical machine?

thanks all,
If you are interested in creating virtual AIX systems on your P5, you need a PowerVM license from IBM. You can also create Linux partitions on it. PowerVM enables you to create LPARS (logical partitions) which are IBM's version of virtual machines. You can run one, or many of them on your system and share hardware resources between them dynamically if you choose.

Here's a link:

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/.../editions.html
 
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If you are interested in creating virtual AIX systems on your P5, you need a PowerVM license from IBM. You can also create Linux partitions on it. PowerVM enables you to create LPARS (logical partitions) which are IBM's version of virtual machines. You can run one, or many of them on your system and share hardware resources between them dynamically if you choose.

Here's a link:

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/.../editions.html
hi all,
thanks for all response.
i see, i must be use the PowerVm on systemP as hypervisor environent, so i'm confuse as following:
- is the first step install PowerVm on system P?
- next step: can use IVM or HMC to create some Lpars on it.

thanks again,
 
Old 10-16-2012, 10:03 PM   #6
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hi all,
thanks for all response.
i see, i must be use the PowerVm on systemP as hypervisor environent, so i'm confuse as following:
- is the first step install PowerVm on system P?
- next step: can use IVM or HMC to create some Lpars on it.

thanks again,
You don't really "install" PowerVM per se - you buy a license from IBM and then enter the license code on the P5 to enable the PowerVM feature set(s). Basically, get the P5 system connected to a HMC. Once connected, interact with the P5 through the HMC. As you begin to configure the P5 via the HMC, you can enter your PowerVM license key for the P5. From there, you will likely want to create one or two VIO servers with the installation media DVD's (possibly another license to buy depending upon what you plan to do and what software you already own) you receive from IBM. You could also just create some LPARs without a VIO server, but I wouldn't recommend that route. Once the VIO server is up, you can use it to handle assigning virtual and physical hardware resources to multiple client LPARs.

Generally, IVM's are used mainly with IBM Blade hardware, though I'm sure someone will point out if there are exceptions to that statement...

Last edited by xj-linux; 10-16-2012 at 10:04 PM.
 
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You don't really "install" PowerVM per se - you buy a license from IBM and then enter the license code on the P5 to enable the PowerVM feature set(s). Basically, get the P5 system connected to a HMC. Once connected, interact with the P5 through the HMC. As you begin to configure the P5 via the HMC, you can enter your PowerVM license key for the P5. From there, you will likely want to create one or two VIO servers with the installation media DVD's (possibly another license to buy depending upon what you plan to do and what software you already own) you receive from IBM. You could also just create some LPARs without a VIO server, but I wouldn't recommend that route. Once the VIO server is up, you can use it to handle assigning virtual and physical hardware resources to multiple client LPARs.

Generally, IVM's are used mainly with IBM Blade hardware, though I'm sure someone will point out if there are exceptions to that statement...

hi xj-linux,
follow you said: i don't really install PowerVM. and addition, can one VIOS serve multi-Lpars?

thanks,
 
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hi xj-linux,
follow you said: i don't really install PowerVM. and addition, can one VIOS serve multi-Lpars?

thanks,
You are most welcome. And yes - you can have one or many LPARs with just a single VIO server, assuming you have installed a PowerVM license for the hardware. Multiple VIO servers are generally for failover/redundancy so that you can spread risk, reduce single points of failure and more easily do maintenance without significant downtime.
 
  


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