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Re: IBM i vs VIOS for Host Partition



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CHad,

As he mentioned Pete does a very good session specific to i Hosting i.

You may have attended my session with Kevin Mort where we cover a wide range of LPAR concepts and issues. Yes we do talk about a lot of IBM i hosting stuff there as well but not a nice how-to that Pete does.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com
www.iInTheCloud.com

On 4/17/2013 1:09 PM, ChadB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

There was a good session at Common this year by Larry Bolhius dealing with
step by step setup of guest partitions hosting i.





From: rob@xxxxxxxxx
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 04/17/2013 01:00 PM
Subject: Re: IBM i vs VIOS for Host Partition
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We realize that we'll have to burn up some credits to get someone in here
to set up VIOS, while I figured out guest partitions on my own using this:
IBM i 6.1 Technical Overview
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247713.html?Open
Pretty much did that step-by-step; something I find lacking in Infocenter.

Rob Berendt
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IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1
Group Dekko
Dept 1600
Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
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Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





From: Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 04/17/2013 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: IBM i vs VIOS for Host Partition
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



VIO Server can run with both internal and external storage as can IBM i
hosting. I don't have partitions that are big enough to stress them
out, but customers have done both IBM i hosting and VIO Server
hosting. Neither one seems to outrun the other in the workloads they
have (10K transactions/hour with plenty of DASD arms), but there is a
big difference in the management of them. VIO Server might be slighly
more flexible and has a few features IBM i hosting does not, IBM i
hosting is much simpler to set up and requires a much lower learning
curve. I think the larger the environment the more VIO Server tends
to be the better choice, but that is very arguable.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On 4/17/2013 11:42 AM, Jack Kingsley wrote:
If I understand the question, believe you could get away from the having
to
rely upon using storage spaces and could go back to using dedicated
lpars.
This solution I believe requires SAN storage only.


On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Kirk Goins<kirkgoins@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I am curious about the Performance differences, if any, when hosting
IBM i
on IBM i vs IBM i on VIOS. Are the 2 methods about the same? Wildly
Different?
Do I need more Memory or CPU generally speaking for one vs the other
etc?

I don't need or want a discussion on what features/capabilities of
each
method, but just how well the guest partitions perform. Looking for
real
life experiences and any book type references..

Thanks

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