Rob, take a look at 5770HAS product, works with SAN and or internal disks
and IASPS.
You would role swap to your LPARB on POWERY, do your updates on LPARA on
POWERX then role it back. In order to do the updates you would break the
mirror.

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 9:30 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Can you now?

How would you do this:
LPARA on POWERX
LPARB on POWERY
Production normally runs on LPARA. LPARA and LPARB are both at 6.1. With
Mimix I can upgrade LPARB to 7.1. Then when I am ready I can switch from
LPARA to LPARB and upgrade LPARA to 7.1. When done, switch back to LPARA.

If I have geographic mirroring I am under the impression that the disk
images on SAN are identical. So, how do I upgrade from 6.1 to 7.1 while
production keeps rolling?


Rob Berendt
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From: Jack Kingsley <iseriesflorida@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 05/22/2012 09:22 AM
Subject: Re: SAN Vendor support for IBM i?
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



If you get the right type of setups then you could do away with the
software replication and go with a geo-mirroring solution. An alternative
approach might be to utilize a san as your VTL, then have that san
replicated somewhere else.

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 9:13 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Sort of like when we buy one Power box we buy another to run Mimix on?


Rob Berendt
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Group Dekko
Dept 1600
Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
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Kendallville, IN 46755
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From: Richard Schoen <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 05/22/2012 08:41 AM
Subject: Re: SAN Vendor support for IBM i?
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



Sure I would, but not if the disk cost is 2.5x a NetApp or equivalent
SAN.


Most of our customers are implementing a SAN or NAS where they want to
mix
IBM i documents and Windows data, so that's the scenario I am used to
seeing.

However Matt didn't give us any true dollar comparisons, so the dollars
could still be considered reasonable for the IBM DS*** line of SANs. I
don't know.

We tried to configure a Blade Server a couple years ago and the IBM
hardware guys had a time trying to configure it correctly, so I haven't
had very good success with non-traditional IBM i setups :-)

There's also the hardware redundancy aspect.

If you buy one SAN it usually means two SANs for redundancy.

Cha-ching $$$$$$$

Regards,
Richard Schoen
RJS Software Systems Inc.
Where Information Meets Innovation
Document Management, Workflow, Report Delivery, Forms and Business
Intelligence
Email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Web Site: http://www.rjssoftware.com
Tel: (952) 736-5800
Fax: (952) 736-5801
Toll Free: (888) RJSSOFT
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message: 2
date: Tue, 22 May 2012 10:33:35 +1200
from: Evan Harris <auctionitis@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: SAN Vendor support for IBM i?

Hi Richard

What is especially important or significant about IFS documents ?
Are you saying you would not consider putting the system i database on a
SAN ?
If so, why not ?

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Richard Schoen
<richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
Out of curiousity why do you need a SAN for your i if not storing IFS
style documents ?

What is it you're trying to accomplish ? IASP or something else ?

Maybe I missed it in the previous posts.

Regards,
Richard Schoen
RJS Software Systems Inc.
Where Information Meets Innovation
Document Management, Workflow, Report Delivery, Forms and Business
Intelligence
Email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Web Site: http://www.rjssoftware.com
Tel: (952) 736-5800
Fax: (952) 736-5801
Toll Free: (888) RJSSOFT
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