Sue is right that you don't 'need' PowerVM SE here BUT you almost certainly will be better of purchasing PowerVM rather than 4 licenses of IBM i which you would need it you use all four cores. Well, unless you have a very heavy CPU environment and you NEED four cores!

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 2/12/2013 7:42 PM, Sue Baker wrote:

HMC is not required to have a 720 or 740 with up to 5 total IBM i LPARs.
First LPAR would be "in charge" and the others guests (everything
hosted) of the first. If PowerVM standard edition is not ordered, each
partition must have 1 or more processors. So in the 4 core being
discussed, 4 1-core LPARs could be created with PowerVM Entry and no HMC.

On 2/5/2013 10:34 PM, Joe Pluta wrote:
On 2/5/2013 10:07 PM, DrFranken wrote:
Well for such small partitions as that you can easily do that with a
single CPU and probably 4 drives. You could easily make one partition a
guest of the other or create a 'host' partition and then two small
guests. Each partition would have probably 40GB usable if that's enough
for you.

I'm not sure what you mean by solid state backup but you could certainly
attach an SSD via USB and back up to that.

Okay, list for a 4-core i is about $6000. Are you saying the OS is
another $9-10K? And roughly how much is the HMC? Is that a separate

I may have to replace Mathilda some day, even though she is surviving
quite nicely on a steady diet of disk drives.


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