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RE: Upgrading R&D LPAR from V6R1 to V7R1 TR7



fixed

Forgot to ask another important question.
How do licenses and keys for 3rd party software work on "hosted" partitions.
Don't think I will be installing any, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:07 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Upgrading R&D LPAR from V6R1 to V7R1 TR7

I always put the cd on a separate scsi interface from disk.

WRKNWSD
Network
Server Text
MAIL1 MAIL1, Domino Guest lpar
MAIL1D1 MAIL1, More disk drives
MAIL1TO MAIL1, Tape and Optical


Rob Berendt
--
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: 12/18/2013 03:47 PM
Subject: RE: Upgrading R&D LPAR from V6R1 to V7R1 TR7
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All true. Keep in mind there are some best practice items but the major
one
is the number of disk units. The limit of 16 SCSI devices on a server
description is an important number as Rob has described.

With respect to Rob's comment about the DVD virtualization it's best if
you
create the network server description for disk units but set that one to
not
virtualize tape or optical. Create a second description that does allow it
and that's all it does. Now you have more control over if those devices
are
available and which partition is using them.

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steinmetz, Paul
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:36 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: Upgrading R&D LPAR from V6R1 to V7R1 TR7

Rob,

Please confirm,
1) So a "hosted" partition is not necessary all from the same partition,
but
can be from multiples.
2) It's probably recommended to host all from the same partition.
3) A virtual IO server is NOT needed, correct.

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:29 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Upgrading R&D LPAR from V6R1 to V7R1 TR7

<snip>
Ok, that last thread helped a lot.
</snip>
He probably wasn't referring to my Grand Canyon reference. Probably more
to
the two screen shots I sent off list showing the SCSI virtual adapters
from
both the guest and the host viewpoints.
And, yes, the 6.1 Technical Overview is probably the most helpful.

If you do it right, it's really cool when you stick a CD in and both the
guest and the host say "I_BASE loaded".


Rob Berendt
--
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: "Steinmetz, Paul" <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 12/18/2013 03:15 PM
Subject: RE: Upgrading R&D LPAR from V6R1 to V7R1 TR7
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



Ok, that last thread helped a lot.
Everything is created as a "virtual Adaptor" and you select which client
partition connect from.
Also, I didn't realize that you can select any partition.
So a "hosted" partition is not necessary all from the same partition, but
can be from multiples.
It's probably recommended to host all from the same partition.
The 1st link would not download. 3rd one was mostly VM and VIOS
2nd link helped the most, SG247713 - IBM i 6.1 Technical Overview
A virtual IO server is NOT needed, correct.
I'm not one to leap canyons with a single bound, but then some days I do
feel like an i-Series "Superman"

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [
mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:40 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Upgrading R&D LPAR from V6R1 to V7R1 TR7

Please do not try to climb from one side of the Grand Canyon to the other
blindfolded and at night. If you can't get Pete's guide then try my
links, especially the 6.1 overview link I sent.


Rob Berendt
--
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: "Steinmetz, Paul" <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 12/18/2013 02:22 PM
Subject: RE: Upgrading R&D LPAR from V6R1 to V7R1 TR7
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



Using the HMC create partition wizard, I created a 4th partition.
However, no where through this process did I see where this partition
would be "hosted" and tied to an existing partition.
At this point, it appears as a "normal" or "standard" partition, with no
physical hardware assigned to it.

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [
mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 11:33 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Upgrading R&D LPAR from V6R1 to V7R1 TR7

You can add more storage spaces on the fly. Just don't add more than 16
to one device. Create another device instead. Otherwise the 17th space
will just eat space and never be used. Can only be removed in a system
down condition.

WRKNWSD
Network
Server Text
MAIL1 MAIL1, Domino Guest lpar
MAIL1D1 MAIL1, More disk drives
MAIL1TO MAIL1, Tape and Optical

What ties these all together is some stuff created on your HMC. There is
no WRKNWSC.

WRKNWSSTG
Name Server Seq
MAIL1D101 MAIL1D1 1
MAIL1D102 MAIL1D1 2
MAIL1001 MAIL1 1
MAIL1002 MAIL1 2
MAIL1003 MAIL1 3
MAIL1004 MAIL1 4
MAIL1005 MAIL1 5
MAIL1006 MAIL1 6
MAIL1007 MAIL1 7
MAIL1008 MAIL1 8
MAIL1009 MAIL1 9
MAIL1010 MAIL1 10
MAIL1011 MAIL1 11
MAIL1012 MAIL1 12
MAIL1013 MAIL1 13
MAIL1014 MAIL1 14
MAIL1015 MAIL1 15
MAIL1016 MAIL1 16
These are all 140's.



Rob Berendt
--
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

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