We have to move several LPAR's external storage LUNs to a different storage subsystem. It seems fairly straightforward to move most of them, I was hoping to be able to move the load source LUNs somehow without taking an outage too (using mirroring or something ?), I thought perhaps some recent developments might make that possible. After Googling I found a Redbook from 2009 that addressed IBMi and external storage, and a few hits in Knowledge Center about moving the loadsource using DST. So I opened a case with IBM to ask.

The first response I got was: 'The recommended support process is to do a clean installation on the new disk configuration.'

Me: Isn't this process IBM supported?: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_74/rzaly/rzalylsnprot.htm

IBM: 'No, it was provided by the lab as a testing example. We are working to clarify the documentation to make the distinction between lab documentation and supported processes more readily apparent to readers'.

Me: So articles in the 'Information Center' isn't all IBM supported???

IBM: I believe that is correct.

Does that bother anyone but me?


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