Actually you only have one repository in VIOS, that has the DVD in it. Further it can also have all the LPP DVDs and PTFs and and and...

You create a virtual optical device in VIOS for EACH guest partition by attaching it to the VSCSI connection to that partition.

Then you mount the DVD in the virtual optical device. That same DVD can be mounted in any number of virtual optical devices and used all at once because all are read only.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 8/8/2014 10:30 AM, Jim Oberholtzer wrote:
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It will need the DVD until you have loaded the LIC onto the partition and it
has rebooted.

You are correct, no, but create another copy of the DVD in VIOS and attach
the second DVD to that one.

Now if you had used the NFS boot features of IBM i, then you could have both
of them running from the same DVD image independently

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

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Subject: booting from DVD.

Two lpar migrations.
Save/restore from P6 to P8.
Both guested. DVD to VIOS. Disk to IBM i.
One DVD.
Saves will start tonight.
I can boot one lpar to DVD just fine. Once you've booted into DST does it
need to read the DVD again to take various DST menu options? Or is it done
reading the DVD and loaded all of DST into memory? IOW, can I go ahead and
boot the second lpar now, after reassigning the DVD to it? I'm thinking,

Rob Berendt
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