I did something similar, but with image catalogs.
I have a guested LPAR, only has V7R1, latest cum, all latest groups, no 3rd party software.
40. Create distribution media
When complete, a single image catalog entry, 21gb, contains all i5/OS and all PTFs.
Then, with a 2nd network storage space, same guested LPAR, you can test install of a new LPAR, test an i5/OS upgrade, test a BRMS recovery.
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Richard Schoen
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2014 10:43 AM
Subject: LPAR Theory Question
We currently are using the IBM VLP to host images for us.
VLP has the ability to backup and restore an image as a new LPAR with all new settings.
If I have the following would it work:
- An IBM I V7R1 LPAR running and configured.
- Back it up.
- Restore it as a new LPAR with new numbers and settings.
- Run both LPARS side by side
Thinking in the same way that VMware does partitions.
Trying to create master IBM i images that can be snapped and restored easily.
Any feedback appreciated.
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