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. From Red Hat Virtualization 4.2.6 Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts are supported on IBM POWER9, little endian hardware and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 virtual machines on emulated IBM POWER9 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 Subscriptions and Repositories for IBM POWER8, little endian hardware

ComponentSubscription PoolRepository NameRepository LabelDetails

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 ovirt-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 ovirt-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.

Table 2.2. Required Subscriptions and Repositories for IBM POWER9, little endian hardware

ComponentSubscription PoolRepository NameRepository LabelDetails

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 POWER9 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-9-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-9-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 ovirt-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 ovirt-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:

  • 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 Red Hat Private BZ#1444027.