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Re: Loadsource Migration Questions



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Does NOT need to be on same IOA and I have done many to different IOAs. Just heed prior advice that when the copy is completed shut down. Then in partition definition change tagged resource for load source and restart to new profile.

And if you think about it copying a virtual to a physical unit then they could not be on the same IOA!

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On 1/29/2014 11:23 PM, Kirk Goins wrote:

The way I read the step is the OLD and NEW loadsource must be on the same
IOA ( disk controller ) which they would be.



On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM, Evan Harris <auctionitis@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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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