Chapter 2. RHV for IBM Power

This release supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 hosts on IBM POWER8 little endian hardware, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 virtual machines on emulated IBM POWER8 hardware.

Important

Previous releases of RHV for IBM Power required Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts on POWER8 hardware to be installed from an ISO image. These hosts cannot be updated for use with this release. You must reinstall Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 hosts using the repositories outlined below.
The packages provided in the following repositories are required to install and configure aspects of a Red Hat Virtualization environment on POWER8 hardware.

Table 2.1. Required Entitlements and Repositories

Component
Subscription Pool
Repository Name
Repository Label
Details
Red Hat Virtualization Manager
Red Hat Virtualization for IBM Power
Red Hat Virtualization for IBM Power
rhel-7-server-rhv-4-power-rpms
Provides the Red Hat Virtualization Manager for use with IBM POWER8 hosts. The Manager itself must be installed on x86_64 architecture.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 hosts, little endian
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian
RHV Management Agent for IBM Power, little endian
rhel-7-server-rhv-4-mgmt-agent-for-power-le-rpms
Provides the QEMU and KVM packages required for using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 servers on IBM Power (little endian) hardware as virtualization hosts.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM Power, little endian
rhel-7-for-power-le-rpms
Provides additional packages required for using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 servers on IBM Power (little endian) hardware as virtualization hosts.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 virtual machines, big endian
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian
RHV Tools for IBM Power
rhel-7-server-rhv-4-tools-for-power-le-rpms
Provides the rhevm-guest-agent-common package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 virtual machines on emulated IBM Power (big endian) hardware. The guest agents allow you to monitor virtual machine resources on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 clients.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 virtual machines, little endian
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian
RHV Tools for IBM Power, little endian
rhel-7-server-rhv-4-tools-for-power-le-rpms
Provides the rhevm-guest-agent-common package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 virtual machines on emulated IBM Power (little endian) hardware. The guest agents allow you to monitor virtual machine resources on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 clients.
Unsupported Features

The following Red Hat Virtualization features are not supported:
  • Hot-plug CPU
  • SPICE display
  • SmartCard
  • Sound device
  • Guest SSO
  • Integration with OpenStack Networking (Neutron), OpenStack Image (Glance), and OpenStack Volume (Cinder)
  • Self-hosted engine
  • Red Hat Virtualization Host (RHVH)
  • Disk Block Alignment
For a full list of bugs that affect the RHV for IBM Power release, see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1359843.