Tuesday, December 17, 2019

SLES 12 SP5 released

SLES 12 SP5 is out! See this section in the release notes for a detailed look at IBM Z-specific changes in support of KVM.
Otherwise, the update ships the following code levels:
  • Linux kernel 4.12 (SP4: 4.12, unchanged),
  • QEMU v3.1 (SP4: v2.11), and
  • libvirt v5.1 (SP4: v4.0).
See previous blog entries on QEMU v2.12 and v3.0, and libvirt v4.7 and v4.10 for further details on new features that become available by the respective package updates.
Also take note of this article, which adds further details on IBM z15 support.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Webinar: Dynamically provisioning resources to KVM hosted Linux virtual servers

Are you just getting started with KVM? In this session we review dynamic provisioning and de-provisioning processor, memory, disk storage, and network connectivity to your KVM host and the guest virtual servers. Examples include both graphical management and command line interfaces. Come and see how simple it can be to manage your servers.

Richard Young, Executive IT Specialist, IBM Systems

Register here. You can check the system requirements here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Replay & Archive
All sessions are recorded. For the archive as well as a replay and handout of this session and all previous webcasts see here.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Documentation: KVM Virtual Server Management Update

Intended for KVM virtual server administrators, this book illustrates how to set up, configure, and operate Linux on KVM instances and their virtual devices running on the KVM host and IBM Z hardware.

This major update includes information about VFIO pass-through devices, virtual server setup with the virt-install command, setting up virtual switches with VNIC characteristics, and other features that are available with the latest versions of QEMU and libvirt.

You can download the .pdf here.