"Setting up HDisks" That is old school vSCSI hosting. Are you doing that?

With NPIV it's simply a matter of creating a host on the new Storage with the WWNs of the partition and parking vdisks on that. DONE!


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On 1/23/2020 2:33 PM, Mitchell, Dana via MIDRANGE-L wrote:
Well, it's me doing the VIOS work too. Yes there's work to assigning hdisks to different hosts, I've done a lot of that, but thus far it's been setting up new and adding volumes. This will be the first time wholesale moving from one storage subsystem to another.

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Well, with a new internal disk enclosure I can easily have it hosted by IBM i and don't have to mess with VIOS.
In the OP's case isn't there some work to be done in VIOS or are we going under the assumption that someone else on "the staff" configures the stuff on VIOS and then presents it to IBM i and then that's where the OP takes over?

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Similar but much easier......

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This makes perfect sense. Sounds about the same as adding a new internal
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You are basically on track with the changing the tagged load source
resource. Other than that nothing needs to be done.

As to the remaining disks don't use ASP BAL for that instead in Service
tools first add all the new disks but DO NOT balance. (Rare time when
you do not want to balance.) Once they are added then select all the
old disks and remove them.

The system now moves all date from old to new storage while the system
is operational. WHen those disks are empty they become unconfigured.

ONE WARNING! After you have copied the load source that OLD load source
will be available as a disk to add to the ASP. You want NOT to do that
of course as it is one of those you're moving off from. So know the DD
number AND serial number of that critter!!

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On 1/23/2020 1:44 PM, Mitchell, Dana via MIDRANGE-L wrote:
Currently all of our i lpars are running on external storage behind 2 VIOs
in each box and we need to migrate to new external storage subsystems. A
while back I opened a PMR to IBM asking about migrating the load source and
there was a short discussion here about this kc article:
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ot.htm

Is there a different kc article that addresses doing this with external
storage? This one has a step:

Move the replacement disk unit.
1. Move the replacement disk unit that contains the load source
information into the slot where the old load source disk unit (unit 1)
originally resided.

Isn't that sort of a moot point since all the ldevs are vio hosted on
external storage? Perhaps just need to update the Tagged IO to the new
adapter that the new load source is attached to?

Also, is there a kc article that outlines moving all of the non-load
source volumes? Or is there nothing more to it than STRASPBAL *ENDALC and
*MOVDTA?

Thanks
Dana



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