In my case, there isn't much customization at all.  I am still relatively new to the HMC so I use it sparingly.  So, if I understand you correctly, just creating a new VMWare instance using the provided vHMC image would be relatively easy?  I would just have to use the correct network settings so it can find my existing partitions (2 - 1 IBMi and 1 Linux) ?

Right now my biggest question is the install media for an upgrade vs update.  I can find the install image (iso) to update the current vHMC to the latest v9r1 fix level.  But I can't seem to find an iso that is an "upgrade" from v9r1 to v9r2.  I can find VMWare images for v9r2 and also can find an "update" image to take an existing v9r2 to the latest fix levels.  But I haven't found "upgrade" images for v9r1 to v9r2.

Maybe I'll try the VMWare image and see if I can get it connected and working.....

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On 12/30/2021 9:01 AM, Roberto José Etcheverry Romero wrote:
IMHO, if the target HMC version supports your hardware and firmware (v10
supports P10, P9 and P8) I would see no problem in moving to that. And
unless you have a lot of customization on the HMC (users, groups,
permissions, that kind of stuff) you could just spin up new HMCs and move
the machines to them.


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