Ubuntu 17.04 ‘Zesty Zapus’

Ubuntu  next release which will be Ubuntu 17.04, is hereby code named the ‘Zesty Zapus’

Zesty is an adjective meaning ‘great enthusiasm and energy’.

Zapus is the genus name of a North-American meadow jumping mouse. The cute little rodent is said to be the only mammal on Earth that has a total of…18 teeth.

And yes,  it will run on POWER hardware, faster than ever.


Setting IPMI Power Restore Policy

If you want to set your Power machine to turn on automatically once it restarts or it is powered up, you can set the IPMI Power Restory Policy

You can choose to keep the machine off, and you need to turn it on manually. You can also choose to power the machine on automatically. The other options involves keeping the previous state, i.e, keep the machine off if it was off before, and vice-versa.

In order to do it, you should use IPMI and point to the BMC, as in the following example, where I set the machine to power on automatically when it is plugged in the power outlet.

 $ ipmitool -H  <x.x.x.x> -I lanplus -U >PASSWORD>  -P admin chassis power on