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Re: Loadsource Migration Questions



fixed

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
Source)
- 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
- Shutdown
- 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).


http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v7r1m0/advanced/searchView.jsp?searchWord=Upgrading%20the%20load%20source%20disk%20unit%20with&maxHits=500&group=None

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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Kirk
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