Bring Up PowerKVM

So you got S822L or S824 machine which is shipped from factory.  Here we go to set up Powerkvm.  This blog talks about “How to bring up your Power8 box with PowerKVM”  and Manage/Monitor/….etc

1) Configure FSP IP

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/configure-fsp-ip-on-powerkvm-machine/

2) Configure IPMI

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/configure-ipmi-on-power8-box/

3) Access IMPI console to start install

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/access-powerkvm-console-using-ipmi/

4) You can install PowerKVM using DVD or over network

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/install-powerkvm-using-dvd/

5) Choose which management layer to use based on your requirement

Kimchi or PowerVC  or IBM Cloud Manager (ICM) or just devstack

Kimchi  :

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/kimchi-on-powerkvm/

Devstack:

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/creating-an-openstack-cloud-using-devstack-and-ibm-powerkvm-compute-nodes/

PowerVC: 

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/powervc-managing-powerkvm

xcat: ( To deploy PowerKVM)

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/deploy-powerkvm-using-xcat/

Create Power Images for Openstack

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/create-openstack-powerkvm-images/

6) if you have simple use case to use create VM with libvirt/virt-install and play with VM

virt-install

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/create-vm-on-powerkvm-using-virt-install/

Clone VM:

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/clone-vm-on-powerkvm/

pci passthrough to VM

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/pci-passthrough-on-powerkvm/

Memory Balloon

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/configure-memory-balloon-for-powerkvm/

NUMA on VM

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/configure-numa-on-powerkvm-vm/

Enable/Disable SMT on VM

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/enabledisable-smt-on-powerkvm-guest/

VM Migration

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/virtual-machine-migration-between-powerkvm-machines/

Openvswitch

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/open-vswitch-bridge-configuration-on-powerkvm/

7) If you want to Monitor your PowerKVM using various tools

Ganglia

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/monitor-powerkvm-using-ganglia/

Nagios

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/monitor-nagios-using-powerkvm/

lm_sensors

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/health-monitoring-with-lm_sensors-on-power/

8) Devops tools on PowerKVM

chef

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/setup-chef-on-standalone-powerkvm-environment/

9) Upgrade

Upgrade PowerKVM

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/upgrade-powerkvm-to-latest-release/

Upgrade OPAL

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/open-power-absraction-layer-opal-upgradation/?relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=289&relatedposts_position=0

Upgrade Disk Adapter Microcode

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/update-disks-mircorcode-attached-to-raid-adapter-on-power8-server/

10)  Tools

PowerLinux Tools

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/ibm-power-linux-tools/

Profiler Utility tool

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/linux-performance-customer-profiler-utility-for-powerkvmxkvm/

11) Docker on Power8

Running Docker on Power Servers:

Running Docker on Ubuntu for Power Servers

Create Dockerised applications for  Ubuntu on PPC64 servers:

How to create a Dockerized Application for Ubuntu on Power (ppc64) Servers

Running Docker on Power8

https://blog.jtlebi.fr/2014/10/28/getting-docker-to-run-on-power8/

By Jean-tiare from OVH

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Hadoop on PowerKVM

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Install PowerKVM using DVD

1) This blog talks about installing  PowerKVM on power 8 server using DVD

https://psuriset.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/access-powerkvm-console-using-ipmi/

2) PowerON Machine till you reash pettiboot ( pettiboot is  a grub loader for you)

2) Select ISO and proceed for install like any other Linux machine

Select NIC which is UP and configure IP and select bridge as well

Your machine is installed and boot up PowerKVM hypervisor