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Add Support for RHEL 8/SUSE 15/Ubuntu 20.04 in vHMC on x86, version 10.1 (5765-VHX)
The new HMC Virtual Appliance on x86 (5765-VHX), version 10.1, for Power10 was announced on September 8, 2021 here: https://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/7/897/ENUS221-217/index.html
Additionally, EOS was announced for the previous vHMC on x86 (5765-HMW), version 9.x, by September 2022: https://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/5/897/ENUS921-065/index.html
The new vHMC on x86 hardware (5765-VHX) lists the following Host Operating Systems as supported for v10.1: RHEL 7, SUSE 12, and Ubuntu 16.04. These operating systems are EOS in 2024. Customers who will be adopting the new Power10 Scale-Up and Scale-Out boxes must use version 10.1 of the vHMC, but deploying a vHMC on an 8 year old OS with only 2 years of support left is not feasible (with respect to the year 2022).
In order to increase appliance longevity and reduce system upgrade planning, it is desirable to deploy the vHMC on a more current release of an Operating System. This also applies to users that will need to migrate to version 10.1 to continue receiving support for vHMC on x86 hardware past September 2022.
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