Site Ox is announcing the beginning of Phase 2 of it’s continuing project of offering Linux on the IBM Power platform. This phase of the project expands the number of Linux distros, the number of hypervisors, and the number of architectures for a total of 30 combined options including:

CentOS on PowerLE KVM

  • Little Endian OS running as Guest on Little Endian KVM Host
  • ppc64le
  • AVAILABLE NOW at http://siteox.com/lop

Fedora on PowerLE KVM

  • Little Endian OS running as Guest on Little Endian KVM Host
  • ppc64le
  • AVAILABLE NOW at http://siteox.com/lop

Ubuntu on PowerLE KVM

  • Little Endian OS running as Guest on Little Endian KVM Host
  • ppc64le
  • AVAILABLE NOW at http://siteox.com/lop

Debian on PowerLE KVM

  • Little Endian OS running as Guest on Little Endian KVM Host
  • ppc64le
  • AVAILABLE NOW at http://siteox.com/lop

OpenSUSE on PowerLE KVM

  • Little Endian OS running as Guest on Little Endian KVM Host
  • ppc64le
  • AVAILABLE NOW at http://siteox.com/lop

CentOS on Intel VMware

Additional OS/Hypervisor/Architecture combination’s are being implemented daily and include the following:

Red Hat RHEL on PowerLE LPAR

  • Little Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64le

Red Hat RHEL on PowerBE LPAR

  • Big Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64

Red Hat RHEL on PowerLE KVM

  • Little Endian OS running as Guest on Little Endian KVM Host
  • ppc64le

Red Hat RHEL on Intel VMware

  • x86_64

Red Hat RHEL on Intel KVM

  • x86_64

CentOS on PowerLE LPAR

  • Little Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64le

CentOS on PowerBE LPAR

  • Big Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64

CentOS on Intel KVM

  • x86_64

Fedora on PowerLE LPAR

  • Little Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64le

Fedora on PowerBE LPAR

  • Big Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64

Fedora on Intel VMware

  • x86_64

Fedora on Intel KVM

  • x86_64

Ubuntu on PowerLE LPAR

  • Little Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64le

Ubuntu on PowerBE LPAR

  • Big Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64

Ubuntu on Intel VMware

  • x86_64

Ubuntu on Intel KVM

  • x86_64

Debian on PowerLE LPAR

  • Little Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64le

Debian on PowerBE LPAR

  • Big Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64

Debian on Intel VMware

  • x86_64

Debian on Intel KVM

  • x86_64

SUSE SLE on PowerLE LPAR

  • Little Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64le

SUSE SLE on PowerBE LPAR

  • Big Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64

SUSE SLE on PowerLE KVM

  • Little Endian OS running as Guest on Little Endian KVM Host
  • ppc64le


SUSE SLE on Intel VMware

  • x86_64

SUSE SLE on Intel KVM

  • x86_64

OpenSUSE on PowerLE LPAR

  • Little Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64le

OpenSUSE on PowerBE LPAR

  • Big Endian OS running on Big Endian LPAR with VIOS
  • ppc64

OpenSUSE on Intel VMware

  • x86_64

OpenSUSE on Intel KVM

  • x86_64

The goal of this project is to establish Site Ox as the premiere provider of Linux development environments across a wide range of distro’s / Hypervisors / Architectures. Currently three different architectures are supported including ppc64le, ppc64, and x86_64. This will be expanded to include SPARC and Itanium as time permits.

Each Linux instance in this environment is deployed and available in minutes from the time it is ordered. The deployment engine is SOVM, developed and sold by Site Ox. For more Information about SOVM please see http://www.siteox.com/sovm.


Dana French, Site Ox (http://www.siteox.com)

2 comments on"Linux on IBM Power – Phase 2 Available Now At Site Ox"

  1. Hey Dana, we should clarify the terms above to differentiate PowerKVM vs KVM on Power. PowerKVM is the name of the product we shipped for a while, while the more general use case of KVM on Power is applicable to using the KVM that comes with or complements the Linux distro offerings.
    Unless of course you’re actually using the PowerKVM product.

  2. It is actually running the Ubuntu PowerLE KVM, perhaps instead of calling it PowerKVM in this instance I should call it PowerLE KVM so there is no confusion.

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