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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 17, 2023

ILMT support on Openstack (RedHat) Hypervisor

We are migrating our environment from vCenter / ESXi to Open stack based virtualization environment, to get sub capacity benefits we unable to see option to configure VM Manager Tool for Openstack,

Need IBM’s assistance for enhance VM Manager Tool to support open stack or what is another approach IBM can recommend to get subcapacity benefits on VMs migrated on openstack platform. Any feedback appreciated. (

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Apr 7, 2023

    Hi, OpenStack is a higher level VM management layer on top of set of regular VM hypervisors (like KVM, VMware, Xen, etc.) working in the background. Bacause of this if the scenario here is to use OpenStack for managing VMs running in subcapacity eligible hypervisor, then connecting ILMT VM Manager connection directly to such underlying hypervisor is fully supported, possible and should be used. If OPsnStack is to be used on top of hypervisor which is currently not subcapacity eligible, please provide details what exactly it is.

    Said that we put this idea to the backlog of requirements for ILMT.