Excellent, I love finding partners that actually know about the proper code to add to orders!

I hear the fat finger argument, my fingers are at least a two keys bigger than the ones I generally want to hit....

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 4/22/2012 6:46 PM, Kirk Goins wrote:
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

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:

> > 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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