Dana,

IF you are using VIOS, where are the disks? is it internal or external? If
external you might be able to just update the OS, install the VIOS and just
move the LUNs from the old machine to the new (lot's of IF there...)

On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Steinmetz, Paul <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Dana

Totally agree with Rob.
I had similar issue, back LIC was down level, when I went from P5 to P7.
I dumped the 20,000 page joblog to disk, created a migration log utility,
save time on reviewing the messages.

Just curious, how are you creating your 8 P8 LPARs, normal, hosted, or
VIOS.

Paul

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Subject: Re: Opinions sought moving LPARs to new CEC

What you really need first is LIC. And restore OS and userdata from your
backup. Make sure you have a new respin of 7.1 with the latest TR on it.
Also order the latest PTF's. Once you install LIC and get your disks
configured then complete your restore and apply the latest cume and groups
to ensure your OS is happy with that level of LIC.
Or you can upgrade the 'source' OS to current PTF's.

Some people just like this way because it saves you from the outage of
formatting disks while doing your migration. You can have your disks all
configured beforehand. This could be very significant.


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From: "Mitchell, Dana" <dmitche@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 12/04/2014 11:53 AM
Subject: Opinions sought moving LPARs to new CEC
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We are moving 8 IBM i 7.1 lpars from a P7 to a new P8 machine. According
to IBM, the process to use is SAVE 21 and restore as described in Appendix
D 'Recovering your system to a different system' in the 'Recovering your
System' manual.

My question relates to the fact that the existing lpars are at TR4 and
thus won't run on P8 without at least TR8 applied. I was hoping to avoid
having to apply maintenance to all 8 LPARs before moving them. I tried
doing an install of 7.1 and all maintenance on the new hardware, then
just a Restore 23 userdata but that broke things that was messy to clean
up afterwards.

Has anyone attempted anything similar and found an easier way?

Thanks
Dana


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