Sure! IBM i can host a small partition. Create the partition in the HMC, create a network server. I would suggest at least 4 10GB drives to be sure it performance is reasonable but you can cut that down if only one user is using the partition.

You can check on the Information Center for the minimum requirements. V6 can host a V5, V6 or V7 partition. Also requires Power6 or better.

At POWER5 you will need a dedicated disk controller with some drives. Everything else can be virtualized. If you have the space on your system for the IOP/IOA and some drives, you can get used parts for a very reasonable cost.

<Vendor Response> You can get a partition from iDevCloud to test and learn on as well if you are on POWER5 hardware. </Vendor Response>

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On 4/14/12 11:20 AM, Booth Martin wrote:
Is it possible to set up a small test partition reserved for testing,
and allow a programmer to set whatever time and date he wishes to set
for the partition?



On 4/14/2012 11:12 AM, Ken Sims wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:43:45 -0400, "Darryl Freinkel"
> <dfreinkel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> I cannot modify any of the programs in the job. I simply need to change the
>> time like you change the date in CHGJOB. Everything runs normally when you
>> change the date, so why not the time.
>
> The job date is assigned when the job starts, and never changes unless
> it is changed explicitly (CHGJOB or equivalent).
>
> So how useful would a job time be if you could set it, but then that
> time would never change (unless explicitly changed by CHGJOB or
> equivalent)?
>
> Actually that could be useful for some testing scenarios, but your
> purposes, I don't think that's what you're looking for.
>
> As Eric mentioned, there are signs that IBM is working on a way to
> have a job time offset, but it's not there yet.
>
> You mentioned locales. When IBM does provide job-level time offsets,
> it seems likely that jobs would be initialized with an offset based on
> the locale (probably with a system value which whether or not this
> should take place), which could probably then be overridden with
> CHGJOB.
>
> Ken
> Opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the views
> of my employer or anyone in their right mind.
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