While I won't say it absolutely will not run, VIOS (PowerVM) is not
AIX. True it is based on AIX but it is not the same.
The check is in the firmware anyway, if the firmware does not recognize
an acceptable OS then it will not boot. When you look at the
environment column of the HMC you will see it's recognized as "Virtual
I/O Server" not "AIX".
PowerVM is hardly a "thingy", but a very powerful and industry leading
As to the cost of putting up a system with IBM i, AIX, Power Linux, and
PowerVM, you could get that done for about $15K with most all the toys
needed. Too much of a capital outlay for an individual, yep, so call
iDevCloud.com and get a partition.
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects
On 1/3/2013 8:19 AM, Yvan Janssens wrote:
Are you sure about that?
that PowerVM VIOS should run on it (or I might understand things
The PowerVM thingy is quite new to me, atm my most recent machine is a
> No. 9111's are AIX/Linux only.
-- |_|0|_| Yvan Janssens |_|_|0| |0|0|0|
> - Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis
> On 1/3/2013 4:40 AM, Yvan Janssens wrote:
> > *This message was transferred with a trial version of CommuniGate(r) Pro*
> > Hello,
> > I managed to find an old Model 520 on a second hand site (9111-520),
> > the IBM docs state that it could run AIX/Linux.
> > Somebody mentioned the existence of PowerVM - will this allow me to run
> > i on it?
> > If I looked well, there is an 'express' version, which should be
> > I think - what's the price of that? (I cannot see prices at the IBM site)
> > Thank you,
> > Yvan Janssens
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