Fedora 22 for Power
The Fedora Power Team is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 22 for Power, ready to run on your next generation servers. Fedora 22 is a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you're going to be very pleased with the results.
Highlights in the Fedora 22 Power Release
Fedora 22 Server
The Fedora Server flavor is a common base platform that is meant to run featured application stacks, which are produced, tested, and distributed by the Server Working Group. Want to use Fedora as a Web server, file server, database server, or platform for an Infrastructure-as-a-Service? Fedora 22 Server is for you.
Fedora Server Management Features
The Fedora Server flavor introduces new Server management features aimed at making it easier to install discrete infrastructure services. The Fedora Server introduces three new technologies to handle this task, rolekit, Cockpit, and OpenLMI.
Rolekit is a Role deployment and management toolkit that provides a consistent interface to administrators to install and configure all the packages needed to implement a specific server role. Rolekit is at an early stage of development in Fedora 22.
Cockpit is a user interface for configuring and monitoring your server or servers. It is accessible remotely via a web browser.
OpenLMI is a remote management system built atop DMTF-CIM. Use OpenLMI for scripting management functions across many machines and for querying for capabilities and monitoring for system events.
Domain Controller Server Role
As part of the server role offerings available for Fedora 22, the Server flavor ships with a role deployment mechanism. One of the roles offered in 22 is the Domain Controller Service.
The Domain Controller Service packages freeIPA's integrated identity and authentication solution for Linux/UNIX networked environments.
A FreeIPA server provides centralized authentication, authorization, and account information by storing data about users, groups, hosts, and other objects necessary to manage the security aspects of a network of computers.
- IBM Power systems
- tested with Power7 and Power8
- bare metal, PowerKVM, KVM
- OpenPower systems
- tested on Tyan Palmetto
Both network installation and installation from media (DVD, ISO file) are supported.
Reported Bugs and Known Issues
- 1211638 - pki-core works on primary arches only, it can affect the Domain Controller role