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.


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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Richard Schoen
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2014 10:43 AM
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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.

Richard Schoen
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