How much storage do you need? How many users?
I'm guessing a POWER 720, 8202-E4C four way might do the trick, and
since it's a P05 box the software is not too extreme. The big downside,
no expansion chassis on the 4 way. You would also use either VIOS or
IBM i to host the secondary partitions. A 720 six way gets you
multiple chassis (lots of storage) and such, but it's also a P10 box so
the IBM i licenses get a bit more.
Cloud based solution maybe? I hear there are a couple of guys on the
list that might have a great solution for you.
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On 1/11/2013 7:47 AM, Richard Schoen wrote:
Once again it's time to start looking at refreshing our IBM i hardware.
I would like to bring in a box that supports at least 2 LPARS and V6R1, possibly V7R1.
Would also like to be able to save/restore the OS and libraries primarily to disk so I can use my network based tape drives to roll to tape.
Anyone have advice on what such a beast might look like and which os the re-used model numbers to choose from:)
All input is appreciated.
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