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Re: Old Model 520


Cost is not really an issue if I can get my hands on evaluation software -
all my IBM machines run in demo mode, and I reinstall one every week.

It's just a hobby, and each time I'll do it, I see something new that I
didn't notice and this way I learn about it ;-).

I called it a 'thingy', because I meant 'something unknown and not clearly
defined which I want to learn things about'


2013/1/3 Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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
virtualization technology.

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.

Jim Oberholtzer
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
Model 270.


2013/1/3 DrFranken<midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

No. 9111's are AIX/Linux only.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis


On 1/3/2013 4:40 AM, Yvan Janssens wrote:
> *This message was transferred with a trial version of
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> Hello,
> I managed to find an old Model 520 on a second hand site
> 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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