Linux on POWER - always things to learn! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

This week I was "on-site" for a PowerCARE Linux on POWER engagement. Always new things to learn - and because it had been a few months - I also learned a few things that I will never forget again - e.g., to open the firewall port for RMC so that RSCT can communicate with the HMC.

I am working on a presentation - more for customers - but also a "cheat sheet" that I will share.

And I wish I could claim more originality for some of the material I have developed the last two weeks. Unfortunate for my ego - many people, well at least one! - thought similiar thoughts 10 years ago.

The one from 10 years ago? Very nice description of the LINUX boot phases: see Inside the Linux boot process

 
AIXTOOLS - works in progress PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Since getting back from vacation, over a month ago, I have been quite busy with my basement (stopping a flood before all my systems got shorted out) AND working on new packages for AIXTOOLS.

Unfortunately, it looks as if my patch for python ctypes.find_library() is not going to be accepted in time for it to be official in Python3.6. Have my fingers crossed. However, that does not stop me from including it in my packaged version.

Speaking of python brings up things that use python, such as cloud-init for AIX. I moved my packaging from "test" to it's own page - http://www.aixtools.net/index.php/cloudinit. And, I am happy to say I hear "my python " is becoming more popular "as the python to use" on VIOS. No RPM's needed - and you can uninstall it. Something I think can be very useful for a VIOS.

 

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RSCT change in PLinux, PowerVC reset-rmc cloud-init module won't work PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozan Uzun   

Just a quick reminder that the new rsct package (rsct.core-3.2.1.1-15343)  has some changes  and reset-rmc  cloud-init module is not working at the moment.

 

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vHMC KVM Image on oVirt / RHEV PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozan Uzun   

Virtual HMC has two versions, one for KVM, one for ESXi

I am running vHMC/KVM on my Linux laptop, it is fast and stable.

 

There are supported tools to convert vmdk files to oVirt guest disks. Means you can convert vHMC esxi image for a oVirt guest (virt-v2v or qemu-img)

I was able to import ESXi KVM image to my oVirt setup easily.

 

What about vHMC KVM imge to oVirt ( Redhat Enterprise Virtualization) migration?

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HOWTO: Find AIX and POWER media PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Back in the old days - media came in the box with the system - and you unpacked it yourself. These days - there might be media in the box - but who ever sees it?

And how about the media refreshes and/or new technology levels?

PassportAdvantage you say? And you are (almost) absolutely right. PassportAdvantage should be considered a must. However, read probably, all you will see is "stuff" from SWG (software group).

To get to the AIX and POWER virtualization media follow this link: https://www-304.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess/ProtectedServlet.wss for the "UserServices" you are looking for.

Hope this helps!

 
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