What steps would need to be taken in order for Gentoo Linux to be used with vSMP Foundation? I’m imagining there are important kernel configuration parameters that need to be set and specific software packages that need to be installed for a fully-functional system.
Once running Gentoo Linux with vSMP Foundation please note that:
– For System Expansion (SYX) mode – recompile the kernel with CONFIG_VSMP option.
– For Memory Expansion (MEX) mode – make sure to enable virtualization (Intel VT, as example) and IO-virtualization (Intel VT-D) in the BIOS.
vSMP Productivity Pack is listed as only being available for RHEL and CentOS – are there specific reasons for this requirement? I’m curious to know if it also runs on the other supported OS, SLES, and what issues might be encountered to use it on other distros.