Thanks Larry,

Yes,I've used IBM i as host for installing PTF's across multiple LPAR and
it works greats. I though that with VIOS VML, I can avoid any bottleneck
related to the network image catalogues. Anyway, since I have to load
manually the images every time, I thïnk I will stick with remote image

On 24 Jun 2014 21:23, "DrFranken" <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Unfortunately with VIOS you must load each image as the LPAR requests it.

You CAN share it to multiple LPARs at the same time and each can
independently see different images in the VML.

Honestly I have found that making one of your IBM i Partitions a host and
sharing the images with a network based Virtual Optical drive to be must
more friendly.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 6/24/2014 10:29 AM, Tsvetan Marinov wrote:

Hi gents and ladies,

I would like to use VIOS media library for installing PTF's across
client IBM i LPAR's.
I would like to know if I shoukd use .iso images or I.can ise .bin since
this is how I download them from IBM.
Also do you think that if I assign multiple images to 1 LPAR they can be
loaded automatically during the PTF installation process ?

Best regards,

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