Minimum Virtage version required for RHEL support

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Environment

  • Running RHEL as a single instance in a Virtage Logical Partition (LPAR)
  • Running RHEL/RHEV as a hypervisor with guests within a Virtage LPAR

Issue

  • Is there a minimum Virtage level required to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) as an instance that Hitachi supports?

Resolution

  • For RHEL, minimum version for each server is as follows:

    • Server Virtage version
      BladeSymphony(Hitachi Compute Blade) 2000 DP version 57
      BladeSymphony(Hitachi Compute Blade) 2000 MP version 78
      BladeSymphony(Hitachi Compute Blade) 500 version 01
      BladeSymphony(Hitachi Compute Blade) 320 version 17
  • For a RHEL/RHEV hypervisor, only version 97 for BladeSymphony 2000 has been certified, and we are planning certification for other models.

    • Server Virtage version
      BladeSymphony(Hitachi Compute Blade) 2000 DP version 97

In the following description, "Virtage" is denoted as "HVM".

  1. To determine what version a customer has installed on their Hitachi BladeSymphony server, the customer should run the following command:

    (the server blade Web console) select tab [Server Operation]-{HVM Setup}
    
  2. The interpretation of version string is " -". For example, "58-60" stands for version "58" and build number "60".

  3. To determine whether RHEL is running as a single instance or as a Hypervisor with guests, the customer should run the following command:

    # virt-what
    
    1. if running as a single instance :

      # virt-what
      
    2. if running as a guest :

      # virt-what
      virtage
      

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