Ubuntu on IBM Power S824L (PowerKVM), Power S812L (PowerKVM) and Power S822L (PowerKVM)

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The IBM Power S824L (PowerKVM), Power S812L (PowerKVM) and Power S822L (PowerKVM) server with the components described below have been awarded the status of certified for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS ppc64el

Available from ubuntu.com

Testing details

This system was tested with 16.04 LTS, running the 4.4.0-31.50 kernel.

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ppc64el

Available from ubuntu.com

Testing details

This system was tested with 14.04 LTS, running the 3.13.0-27.50 kernel.

Certification notes

PowerKVM Guest

This certifies that Ubuntu has been certified as a guest on IBM's PowerKVM Hypervisor on this Power hardware.

PowerKVM Updates Required

In order to fully utilize the power of Ubuntu on IBM PowerKVM, you will need to update PowerKVM to at least version 2.1.0.1-19. This will enable some changes that allow MAAS to completely control the guests running on PowerKVM systems.

The latest PowerKVM updates can be found at IBM's Fix Central at this URL:

http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFix?product=ibm%2FOther+software%2FPowerKVM&fixids=ibm-powerkvm-updates-2.1.0.2-34.0-ppc64-service-201410060950&source=dbluesearch&function=fixId&parent=Virtualization%20software

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor

pSeries POWER8E (raw), altivec supported

Ethernet

Red Hat, Inc. Virtio network device

Intel 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Hardware details

Disk

QEMU QEMU HARDDISK

Network

Red Hat, Inc. Virtio network device

Intel 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Processor

pSeries POWER8E (raw), altivec supported

Usb

Apple KeyLargo/Intrepid USB QEMU Virtual Machine

Other

Red Hat, Inc. Virtio memory balloon

Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub