Technically IBM could argue that if you used a different interface than
ADDNWSSTGL you could see the number of storage spaces associated with that
network storage devices. For example
pick one and use "12=Work with NWS Storage Spaces"
and only use option "1=Create" from here instead of ADDNWSSTGL from the
command line. Of course, it still requires you to know that there is a 16
device limitation and requires you to manually count them up and not try
to add a 17th but if you want to tie up the space in a 17th device that
can't be used IBM still won't stop you. That's where I have the issue.
When you have to create multiples it sure is nice to use ADDNWSSTGL and
hit F9 though.
-- IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive Garrett, IN 46738 Ship to: Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com From: Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Date: 09/30/2013 08:29 AM Subject: Re: ADDNWSSTGL vs 17 drives Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx Pete, My argument would be they already know if there are the virtual opticals/DVD attached at the IBM i level. Granted they don't necessarily see that on the HMC but they do have a decent shot at it in IBM i. If you don't put the prohibition in there, then why not a pop up screen that tells you the number of devices on that NWS to start with? Then you could back out at that point. Jim Oberholtzer Chief Technical Architect Agile Technology Architects On 9/30/2013 7:23 AM, Pete Massiello - ML wrote:> You can certainly add a 17th drive without a problem, but it goes beyondthat. IBM I doesn't know if there are also DVD or Virtual Opticals on the
same vSCSI, so even if you add 16 drives, you might have screwed yourself
if you only have one vSCSI per partition, as you won't get an optical.
>mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On BehalfOfrob@xxxxxxxxx
> Pete Massiello
> iTech Solutions
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> Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 7:53 AMyou from adding a 17th drive with ADDNWSSTGL. Here was their reply:
> Subject: ADDNWSSTGL vs 17 drives
> I opened up a DCR to IBM to ask them to add some error checking to stop
>a nwsd which only supports 16.
> User Group Number - MR0225137148
> Document Status - Rejected
> Title - Add error checking on ADDNWSSTGL to stop adding a 17th drive on
> IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request...links, but thinks it's silly to add error checking to commands.
> IBM goes on to show that it's documented in a few places, and posted the
> Rob Berendt
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