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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Create a LPAR with NPIV from an IBM i

I want to show a tool which does several things usually done on different devices with different shells. Namely it creates a LPAR, create virtual server and virtual client fiber adapters (normally on a HMC),  maps the virtual fibre channel adapter to the physical fibre channel port (VIO shell), performs N_Port login to a SAN fabric (HMC or initial boot of an Operating System), and emailing World Wide Port Name to a SAN administrator. These actions are done by one tool initiated from IBM i OS.

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PTF installation from a central system

How to perform PTF installation from a single partition across multiple systems?   Let me present a solution based on IBM i functions. This solution avoids copying iso images/image catalogs to multiple LPARS.  Read more of this post