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  • 1.  K8s on AIX

    Posted Thu February 22, 2024 02:35 AM
    Edited by Mate T Thu February 22, 2024 02:07 PM

    Hello, 

    anyone else using kubelet on AIX? the current available version (1.12, while latest is 1.29) is extremely outdated, can we have a newer version?



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    Mate T
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  • 2.  RE: K8s on AIX

    Posted Thu February 22, 2024 08:33 AM

    There is no plan to update K8s on AIX as of now. Can you explain what is your use case ? 



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    Ayappan P
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  • 3.  RE: K8s on AIX

    Posted Thu February 22, 2024 02:06 PM
    Edited by Mate T Thu February 22, 2024 02:08 PM

    sure, it's a standard build envrionment which I'm working on, and so far the windows and linux OS is orchestrated via kubernetes. I discovered the criwpar and kubernetes concept, and so far it looks promising, the workload partition is already set up and functional, and I'm on the way to set up a linux-aix cluster on k8s, the problem is that it's so outdated, that it can't be brought together with windows worker nodes, where I'm tied to almost the very latest versions due to bugs.



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    Mate T
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  • 4.  RE: K8s on AIX

    Posted Thu April 11, 2024 08:11 AM

    hi, do you think it can be expected?



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    Mate T
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  • 5.  RE: K8s on AIX

    IBM Champion
    Posted Thu April 11, 2024 08:33 AM

    Hi Mate,

    I think IBM doesn't want to invest money into porting Kubernetes to AIX because there is no demand for it.



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    Andrey Klyachkin

    https://www.power-devops.com
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  • 6.  RE: K8s on AIX

    Posted Thu April 11, 2024 09:39 AM

    this sounds sad :(. I'm new to the opensource part of IBM, but if it's opensource, is there a repo which is available for the prev. release?



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    Mate T
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  • 7.  RE: K8s on AIX

    IBM Champion
    Posted Thu April 11, 2024 10:13 AM

    The company did the port closed the department. They also closed all sites related to the project. I mirrored some information I could save and you can find it here - https://github.com/power-devops/bullfreeware/tree/main.

    Another source of information is IBM's official repo - https://public.dhe.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/aixtoolbox/SRPMS/



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    Andrey Klyachkin

    https://www.power-devops.com
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  • 8.  RE: K8s on AIX

    IBM Champion
    Posted Mon May 06, 2024 11:25 AM

    If you build it, they will come... although it's a misquote, it contains a large element of truth:

    A lot of the things that didn't come to AIX in the last 20 years failed two come due to two factors: lack of a wide FOSS infrastructure and lack of focus from IBM.
    Get the focus, help build the infrastructure, and AIX will become another expectable playground for FOSS.



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    José Pina Coelho
    IT Specialist at Kyndryl
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