Yes, we are using VIOS.

On the HMC, I can see "Templates and OS Images" under "HMC Management".
This looks promising but when I click "Add Install Resource", there are
only options for AIX and RedHat. Is this what you mean by 'virtual storage


Steve McKay
(205) 585-8424

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 2:30 PM Steve Pavlichek <spavlichek@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Are you using VIOS for virtualization? If yes, then you could move the LIC
and base OS .ISOs to the virtual storage repository on one of the VIOS’s
and load from virtual DVD.

From: Steve McKay<mailto:samckay1@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:19 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion<mailto:
Subject: Quickest, easiest way to load OS on new partition

We have an HMC-managed Power 8 with several IBM i partitions along with
other AIX and Linux partitions. What is the quickest, easiest way to load
the OS on a newly created partition?

We don't have physical media but we do have the full V7R3 OS in an IFS
directory on one of the existing partitions. These are the images that
were used when we upgraded the other partitions to V7R3 (probably V7R3 TR3
so we would have to get the latest TR and PTFs after we get the new
partition functional).

The partition has not yet been created (if that's a factor in your
recommendation). This is not i-hosting-i - this will be a separate
partition with its own resources.


Steve McKay
(205) 585-8424

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