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Installing Ubuntu on an IBM Power System LC server
If you are installing Linux on your IBM Power System LC server or are configuring a preinstalled system, then the instructions in this article help you to start and run your system. These instructions are specific to installing Ubuntu on an IBM Power System S821LC (8001-12C) or IBM Power System S822LC (8001-22C) server but can be easily adapted to a different Power System LC system or supported operating system.
Article 2016-09
Installing CentOS 7.2 on IBM Power System S822LC for high-performance computing (HPC) with a USB device
If you are installing Linux on your IBM Power System S822LC server, then the instructions in this article can help you to start and run your system. These instructions are specific to installing CentOS 7 on an IBM Power System S822LC server for high-performance computing (HPC).
Article 2017-02
Installing Linux on Power Systems servers
There are common methods for installing Linux depending on your hardware and virtualization requirements.
Article 2016-03
Installing Ubuntu on IBM Power System LC servers with virtual media
Use this quick start guide to install Ubuntu on IBM Power System LC servers with virtual media.
PDF 2016-12
Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM Power System LC servers with virtual media
Use this quick start guide to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM Power System LC servers with virtual media.
PDF 2016-12
Installing Ubuntu on IBM Power System LC servers with a USB device
Use this quick start guide to install Ubuntu on an IBM Power System LC servers with a USB device.
PDF 2016-12
Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM Power System LC servers with a USB device
Use this quick start guide to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux on an IBM Power System LC servers with a USB device.
PDF 2016-07
Installing Ubuntu on IBM Power System LC servers using netboot
Use this quick start guide to install Ubuntu on an IBM Power System LC servers with netboot.
PDF 2016-07
Configuring Linux that is preinstalled on IBM Power Systems LC servers
Use this quick start guide to configure an IBM Power System LC servers that has been preinstalled with Linux.
PDF 2016-07
OpenPOWER secure and trusted boot, Part 1: Using trusted boot on IBM OpenPOWER servers
This article explores the trusted boot method to detect a boot code cyberattack or any attempt to replace your trusted firmware with malicious code.
HTML 2017-02
OpenPOWER secure and trusted boot, Part 2: Protecting system firmware with OpenPOWER secure boot
This article explores the secure boot method, with particular focus on protection of system firmware.
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How to set up a MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i controller card on an OpenPOWER system
Set up instructions and key features of Broadcom MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i controller card
HTML 2018-04
Configuring highly available internal hardware Redundant Array of Independent Disk (RAID) volumes for Linux on IBM Power System S822LC servers
An operating system (OS) on a Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) volume is one of the high availability requirements of enterprise environments. Installing an OS on a RAID volume needs attention based on the kind of servers and RAID cards being used.
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Supported Linux distributions and virtualization options for POWER8 and POWER9 Linux on Power systems
Use this topic to find the Linux distributions and virtualization options that are optimized for POWER8® servers and POWER9 servers running Linux.
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Quick start guides for Linux on IBM® Power System servers
Use these PDF files to find information about installing Linux on IBM Power System servers running POWER9.
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Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM POWER9 servers with a USB device
This guide helps you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux on a non-virtualized or bare metal POWER9 server.
PDF 2018
Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM Power System (POWER9) servers using network boot
This guide helps you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux on a non-virtualized or bare metal POWER9 server.
PDF 2018
Installing Ubuntu on IBM Power System POWER9 servers using network boot
This guide helps you install Ubuntu on a non-virtualized or bare metal POWER9 server.
PDF 2018
Configuring Linux that is preinstalled on IBM POWER9 servers
This guide describes a quick and easy way to configure an IBM POWER9 server that is preinstalled with Linux
PDF 2018
Quick start guide for installing Linux on PowerVM systems
Use these PDF files to find information to get you started installing Linux on a Enterprise Power Systems server.
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