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Is VPM supported on Power9.

On Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 3:33 PM Jacob Banda <jnbanda@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

So I did some digging, and you can create the partitions without an HMC.

I believe this is what you want. You'll need to use Virtual Partition
Manager (VPM) if you don't have an HMC.




date: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 21:02:36 +0000

from: Michael Quigley <MichaelQuigley@xxxxxxxxxx>

subject: RE: Hosting a Linux partition

Thanks Bryan!

The document is linked to off several of IBM's webpages. However, each link

I tried was broken. This should prove very helpful.

Now if I can just get past identifying the virtual SCSI adapter. There's

nothing in the "Hardware contained within package" like the document shows.

Michael Quigley

Computer Services

The Way international


-----Original Message-----

From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf

Of Bryan Dietz

Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2022 9:21 AM

To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Subject: Re: Hosting a Linux partition

I've only created LINUX lpars from HMC's.

I just did a few quick searches to help find some instructions.

While this:



is for HMC based systems it will give you an overview of how it works and


relationships between hardware on the hosted and hosting servers.

I found the PDF that appears to be from the dead link





keep in mind you will be using disk space from your hosting IBM i server,


make sure you have disk to spare.


Michael Quigley wrote on 4/14/2022 7:38 AM:

We have a production POWER9 running IBM i. We do not have a HMC. We

would like to host a Linux partition on this. I've found some information


setting up the partition, but the steps to configure, load, and run a


partition are proving challenging. So far I get some promising

information, but

it points me to links on Developerworks or other broken links. Some pages

I've found are only a few months old, but they too direct me to broken


Does anyone know where to find information on setting up a Linux

partition to be hosted by out "IBM I" partition?

Just for further clarification: I am not a Systems Admin, but those


have fallen to me since our admins have retired or left employment here


moved on.


Michael Quigley

Computer Services

The Way international


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