Thanks Jim,
The BP ( me and my very good sales rep ) did specify the feature codes,
sysplan and rack layout to have the system built correctly andx double
checked on the order. IBM did at least build the HW in the rack
correctly...

Host plus 5 guest really isn't too bad. Just some need to make the 2 system
as close as I can want ed to keep the fat fingering to a minimum :)


On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM, Jim Oberholtzer <
midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

In order to get IBM to follow the system plan they are furnished, the
order has to have the correct feature codes on it. Since very few
partners even know they can do that it is doubtful that feature code was
on the order. Furthermore the system has to be a brand new system, not
an MES upgrade (even if the hardware is completely replaced), so I'm not
surprised the hardware layout was not to your specifications.

Since the LPAR configuration is really stored on the FSP, your best bet
is to export the system plan and then import it, but 6 LPARs does not
seem like that many to create manually. Two hours should do it and I'll
be faster in the long run by the time you get done setting up all the
virtualization anyway.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On 4/20/12 1:16 PM, Kirk Goins wrote:
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Normally I work on systems with just a few ( 2 or 3 ) LPARs and it's
pretty
fast just to create the LPARs by hand. I know I could upload a sysplan
but
have never had the time to play with that.

So we just put together a 6 LPAR box ( 1 IBM i Host and 5 IBM i Guests ).
Now I get to do its twin next week. Assuming IBM didn't follow the SPT on
the 2nd system like they didn't on the first... I was wondering if there
is
a way save the LPAR config data and restore it to the 2nd HMC and then
jsut
make some tweaks? Can I export the say a SYSPLAN from the HMC and import
it into SPT?

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