So why can'y you allocate the IOA into the guest partition and proceed as
per the documentation ?
General list of steps I would use to achieve this:
- Allocate IOA into guest partition
- Add the disks into the ASP from the IOA (except disk to be used as Load
- Start RAID
- STRASPBAL *ENDALC on all virtual disk units
- STRASPBAL *MOVDTA to copy data from virtual disks to physical disks
- Shutdown and restart into DST
- Logical remove of Virtual Disk Units
- Copy Load Source to spare physical disk
- Tag Load source as the physical adapter
- Unlink Storage spaces on virtual adapter
- Fire up the guest partition
This might need some work but I can't see why this would work.
Should be the same as if it was a new physical adapter except one set of
hardware happens to be virtual.
On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 2:38 PM, Kirk Goins <kirkgoins@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The question for you Hardware Wizards, short of a Unload/Reload is there a
way to get the loadsource off of vSCSI and on to a Physical Controller?
Unless you KNOW the answer, read no further, stop and delete the message
and forget I asked :)
Many Thanks in advance...
Many times in the past I have copied the Loadsource to a larger drive on
small systems where downtime was not an issue ( M-F 8x5 ) type of shop. I
was always swapping out at least the entire loadsource raid set, so I have
just stopped raid5, did my loadsource copy and after all the other drives
were replaced, restarted raid.
I now have the need to migrate a partition from IBM i on IBM i Guest
partition to the guest no longer being a guest. It needs to have its own
disk controllers and disks. All other I/O ( are already that way ).
I found a doc in the V7R1 Info Center on how to do this. Task 3.1 says
Ensure that there are enough open disk slots* under the IOA *that contain
the load source 1. disk unit (unit 1).
This sounds like show stopper since my current loadsource is on vSCSI and
the new would be on a real controller.
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