Hi Paul

why don't you think a Restore 21 will work ?

I've done this plenty of times and it works fine if you do the planning. I
use the "restore your system to a different system" instructions as the
basis for my process when doing a migration like this.

At the end of the day NWS is just how the disk is provided so you it's the
same as migrating to another system.

If you have a current system comprised of NWS all you need to do is save
and restore the storage spaces between systems (i.e. the appropriate IFS
directory under /QFPNWSSTG) . Once the restore is complete re-link the
spaces to the new VSCSI adapters and power on the LPAR and you are done.
Just keep track of the Load Source disk so the right adapter is tagged for
IPL.



On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 5:34 AM, Steinmetz, Paul <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

I'm back to this old thread.
I want to take Pencor07, currently a sandbox LPAR, no important data,
which currently exists with all its own hardware, convert it to a new NWS
client LPAR which will be hosted by Pencor06.
I don't think Restore 21 will work.
Would it simply be easier to build the Pencor07New NWS from scratch on
Pencor06.
Except for all the current Pencor7 system configuration settings, there is
no data on Pencor07 of any importance.

I thought of another solution that might be easier.
Can a current NWS client be moved, renamed, and reconfigured to a new host.
Could I copy current inactive NWS client Pencor08, from one host Pencor07,
to another host Pencor06.
Then I need a process to IPL/reconfigure this new client Pencor08Copy from
its new host Pencor06.

This is in preparation for my 2016 P7 to P8 migration, which will be
"collapsing" Pencor07 to a NWS client.

Paul

-----Original Message-----
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DrFranken
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2015 12:35 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Can a standard i5/OS V7R1 LPAR be migrated/converted to a
client NWS LPAR?

As Rob suggested you can use multiple hosts but I would only do that
transitionally *OR* if I really wanted to have storage mirrored between two
hosts. Uses a lot of disk but gives (in theory at least) a bit of extra
redundancy.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com
www.iInTheCloud.com

On 1/12/2015 12:19 PM, Steinmetz, Paul wrote:

Larry,

I currently have 3 LPARS, 05, 06, 07, all with their own hardware.

This will only work if the new client (08) will be on the same current
host (05), which they are not, correct.
In my scenario, the new client (08) will be hosted from a different
LPAR (06) then the existing LPAR (05)

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
DrFranken
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2015 11:19 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Can a standard i5/OS V7R1 LPAR be migrated/converted to a
client NWS LPAR?

SAVE and REsTORE (option 21) is the documented 'it works' procedure.

BUT you can also:

Build the host partition.
Create the 'virtual' storage there to host the current 'physical'
partition. (CRTNWSSTG)
Add this 'virtual' storage to the 'physical' partition.
Use live disk migration to move all but the load source 'physical'
storage to 'virtual' storage.
IPL to DST for the load source migration (DEDICATED) Finally IPL to the
new 'virtual' load source with a new partition profile.

You might have an outage as low as an hour this way. I have done several
of these always successful.

You DO need twice (plus a little) the disk capacity available to pull
this off BUT you likely would have that because you wouldn't virtualize
unless you intended to build other partitions.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com
www.iInTheCloud.com

On 1/12/2015 8:57 AM, Steinmetz, Paul wrote:

Can a standard i5/OS V7R1 LPAR be migrated/converted to a client NWS
LPAR?

Thank You
_____
Paul Steinmetz
IBM i Systems Administrator

Pencor Services, Inc.
462 Delaware Ave
Palmerton Pa 18071

610-826-9117 work
610-826-9188 fax
610-349-0913 cell
610-377-6012 home

psteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx
http://www.pencor.com/

.

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