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Part 1: Getting started with Docker and Ubuntu on PowerVM

Over the past few years, Linux container technology has sparked a lot of interest in the IT world. And yes... you can use Linux containers on your IBM Power Systems running PowerVM as well! In this article, we will look at how you can get started with Docker running on an Ubuntu 16.04 ppc64le...

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Automating via PowerVC APIs

In a previous post on Understanding PowerVC APIs , we dove into the nitty, gritty details of using the REST APIs provided by PowerVC. In today's post, we'll look at some python modules you might be able to use to greatly simplify things. If you need to use another language, skip down to the end...

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Remote Restart on PowerVM with NovaLink

PowerVC - Remote Restart on PowerVM with NovaLink Overview PowerVM Remote VM Restart provides the ability to rebuild virtual machines (VMs) from a dead host (read: powered off) onto another (healthy) host within a single site. The combination of the PowerVC management capability and...

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Multiple Projects in PowerVC

Authors : Sri Ram Pisupati ( IBM PowerVC - Information Development) & Archana M Prabhakar (IBM PowerVC - System software engineer) Introduction With release 1.3.1, PowerVC has enabled support for multiple PowerVC projects—sometimes also referred to as multi-tenancy. This...

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Installing Cloud PowerVC Manager – It's so Simple

By: Ajay Kumar IBM PowerVC software engineer By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the benefits of our new PowerVC cloud offering. This article describes how to install Cloud PowerVC Manager on a fresh environment, upgrade an environment to 1.3.1 and enable cloud, and how to enable...

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PowerVC Co-management of Systems with Both HMC and PowerVM NovaLink for existing users

By Suma Allipuram IBM PowerVC Software Engineer Most PowerVM administrators are used to managing their systems with HMCs. With the introduction of PowerVM NovaLink, the way that the virtualization is managed is fundamentally changed - making provisioning significantly faster and scalable....

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PowerVC with IBM i licensing considerations

By Becky Dimock, Lead information developer for PowerVC PowerVC is a powerful management tool for your IBM i workloads, but you need to be sure that your usage follows the software license requirements. Today we’ll talk about some basic concepts around IBM i licensing, and then we’ll take...

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PowerVC General Troubleshooting Guide - Common issues

By:Arun Mani Developer - OpenStack for POWER In case of a failure in a scale environment, it can be really difficult to diagnose and fix problems. Sometimes an even bigger problem can be identifying that you have a problem in the first place. This is a general troubleshooting guide for the...

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PowerVC General Troubleshooting Guide – Working with logs

By: Arun Mani Developer - Openstack for POWER If you experience a problem with any aspect of PowerVC, you might need to review the logs. This article describes where to find the logs, what to expect at each logging level, and how to manage the logs – including how to keep them from getting...

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Troubleshoot guides for connection issues between HMC and PowerVC

Author: Christine Wang Few problems are more frustrating than losing connectivity and not knowing how to solve the problem. This information will help you determine whether you have a connection issue between the HMC and PowerVC, and give some steps to follow to help you fix those problems. ...

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