SUSE is introducing a technology preview for managing IBM z/VM with SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7.
Historically, SUSE OpenStack Cloud has focused on Intel based hypervisors like XEN, KVM, VMWare and Hyper-V. We are looking to improve SUSE OpenStack’s support of IBM Z and LinuxONE but we need your feedback.
What’s new about this?
You are now able to run all the SUSE OpenStack components on IBM Z and LinuxONE. Cloud 6 supported z/VM but the OpenStack control plane had to run on an Intel-based server. Customers were not excited about needing an Intel-based server controlling z/VM.
I worked with Alberto Planas Dominguez on the SUSE OpenStack Engineering team to test the z/VM integration in SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7. The results of our efforts was demoed during a meeting of the Open Mainframe Project’s IaaS Private Cloud project. We developed a cookbook – Deploying SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 to manage IBM z/VM – to make it easier to deploy the tech preview.
If you are interested…
A no-cost technical preview is available to anyone that would like to try SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 managing IBM z/VM. SUSE does not provide support or consulting for deployments of a technical preview but I can assist with my experience and knowledge. More information about SUSE OpenStack Cloud is available at https://www.suse.com/products/suse-openstack-cloud.
Let us know you that are interested in trying SUSE OpenStack Cloud managing z/VM and tell us if it fits your needs.