Almost true; The virtual load source disk is not checked by the system for the size, but it does have to be big enough to hold the LIC and OS. I have created many partitions with six or eight 10GB drives without any issue at all (all hosted by VIOS) but I doubt an IBM i hosted LPAR would act differently.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 9/13/2012 2:55 PM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
I am hearing that load source sizes do not apply when using virtual disks.
For example, if PartitionA hosts PartitionB then I could have twenty 20GB
drives on PartitionB, for example, and not be concerned about the 35GB
load source minimum.

If someone from IBM wants to know who I've heard this from I'll be happy
to reply offlist. Just double checking.

Rob Berendt
-- IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive Garrett, IN 46738 Ship to: Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755

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