You can physically install them, and then not add them to any ASP.  They
will be available for you then.

Al

Al Barsa, Jr.
Barsa Consulting Group, LLC

400>390

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                    Jeffry Kennedy
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I'm adding 5 (4 Gig) drives and a new controller card to my 720, but I
don't want the system to
use them. We are upgrading to an 820 next month so I can run an LPAR and I
what to use the new
disk for the LPAR only. Can I add them now or do I need to wait ?

barsa@barsaconsulting.com wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I've been following this thread for the last few days.  Keep a few things
> in mind.
>
> 1).  You can now add disks while the system is active.  This was an
> availability enhancement that was added at about V3R1.  (Don't quote me
on
> the release.)  This happened because with the serial initialization
scheme
> used previously, we were shipping high end systems where it took
> (theoretically) 24+ hours to add the disk from DST.
>
> 2).  If you are willing to be down when you add disk, you can elect an
> option to scatter the data from your existing disks.  This will take
> longer.  (This feature was added in V4R4.)
>
> 3).  The Start Asp Balance (STRASPBAL) command was added in V4R4.  It
does
> a great job balancing data, although it can be PAINFUL(*NOMAX), which is
> why  the ENDASPBAL command was also created.
>
> Al
>
> Al Barsa, Jr.
> Barsa Consulting Group, LLC
>
> 400>390
>
> 914-251-1234
> 914-251-9406 fax
>
> http://www.barsaconsulting.com
> http://www.taatool.com
>
>                     "Bruce Collins"
>                     <bacollins@twitchel       To:
<midrange-l@midrange.com>
>                     lcorp.com>                cc:
>                     Sent by:                  Subject:     RE: How long
to initialize disk?
>                     midrange-l-admin@mi
>                     drange.com
>
>                     12/07/01 12:40 PM
>                     Please respond to
>                     midrange-l
>
> Rob, I just upgraded from a 720 to an 820 and added 4 6717. it took 20
> minutes.
>
> Hoss
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rob@dekko.com [mailto:rob@dekko.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 10:39 AM
> To: midrange-l@midrange.com
> Subject: How long to initialize disk?
>
> We are moving several drives from one iSeries to our new 840-2418-1542
> (geepers is that sob huge!).  Any estimates on how long it will take to
> initialize the following:
>
> qty  model
> 30   6717
> 45   6718
>
> Rob Berendt
>
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