Issue with 'restore 21' resolved, everything running

The problems with the restore 21 of the partition data have been resolved and all of the partitions are now up and running. The problem which gave us the most grief was the update to […]

Rebuild of the i-hosting-i underway.

We have finally started the rebuild of the data for the i-hosting-i partitions and came across a few problems. First problem was to do with the system plan. Before we started down the VIOS route […]

Its a bust!

Finally we get the answer we have been looking for.. Generally we don’t recommend VIOS and virtualised partitions using internal disks. Usually organisations are using VIOS with external storage. There are many reasons – performance, […]

Setting up the new VIOS based Partitions in question

We have been trying to migrate our existing IBM i hosting IBM i partitions to a VIOS hosting IBM i, AIX,Linux configuration. As we have mentioned in previous posts there a re a lot of […]

Why do I do it…

Well this week has been a total write off, having spent 4 days trying to get the systems ready to migrate from IBM i based partitioning to VIOS based partitioning (IBM had incorrectly configured the […]

First stumbling block, sure to be lots more…

We have come to a grinding halt in our plans to migrate the power7 system to VIOS based partitions. Looks like when the system was ordered our sales rep decided to get IBM to de-configure […]

VIOS and our new Power7+ system.

When we ordered the new Power 720 we had always planned to partition it up and have multiple IBMi partitions running, we chose to go the IBMi hosting IBMi route as it was the simpler […]

Installing RedHat into a IBMi Guest LPAR

[adrotate group=”3,7,8,9″] We had a lot of issues recently with the hosting LPAR which caused us to un-install all of the Guest partitions except the iOS partition to see if they were having any adverse […]