Creating the VM infrastructure
Create your VM infrastructure via PowerVC
PowerVC can manage any PowerVM Enterprise Power server (and soon KVM managed LC systems). A very simple deployment mechanism is available for any OpenStack based Infrastructure (IaaS) layer. Hop over to GitHub to learn how to get things deployed. This leverages Terraform — you simply answer a few questions up front in a variables file, and then hit Go. The VMs get created and ICP gets installed.
Check out this SlideShare, Deploy IBM Cloud Private on Power Systems via PowerVC in Four Simple Steps
Create your VM infrastructure via Nutanix
For Power Systems powered by Nutanix, creating the VM infrastructure is similarly very simple. Create two Ubuntu 16.04 or RHEL 7.1/2/3 VMs according to the specs listed in the Getting Started section. Make sure the two VMs are on the same network.
Once your VMs are up and running, you can follow the manual installation instructions available in the IBM Cloud Private Knowledge Center.
Create your VM infrastructure via KVM
What if you have an OpenPower LC system that doesn’t (yet) have PowerVC or OpenStack? No problem — just follow the instructions listed for the Nutanix solution above. That is, create the VMs, and follow the Knowledge Center instructions.
Next up, creating the storage infrastructure.