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SystemAdmin
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Pinned topic AIX VIOS support

‏2011-03-03T14:11:57Z |
Hi,

I've installed Tivoli Endpoint Manager 8.1. Could I install the BES agent on an AIX VIOS?
Is it supported?

Thanks in advance
Graziano
  • NoahSalzman
    NoahSalzman
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    Re: AIX VIOS support

    ‏2011-03-04T06:50:59Z  
    While we are poking around to see if QA tests in such a configuration (my guess is that they don't) why don't you give it a try and let us know. :-)



    For non-AIX experienced folks reading this thread here is an intro to VIOS:

    What is a VIO Server?

    pSeries servers from IBM have, since October 2001, allowed a machine to be divided into LPARs, with each LPAR running a different OS image -- effectively a server within a server. You can achieve this by logically splitting up a large machine into smaller units with CPU, memory, and PCI adapter slot allocations.

    The new POWER5 machines (pSeries p5 and OpenPower servers) can also run an LPAR with less than one whole CPU -- up to ten LPARs per CPU. So, for example, on a four CPU machine, 20 LPARs can easily be running. With each LPAR needing a minimum of one SCSI adapter for disk I/O and one Ethernet adapter for networking, the example of 20 LPARs would require the server to have at least 40 PCI adapters. This is where the VIO Server helps.

    The VIO Server owns real PCI adapters (Ethernet, SCSI, or SAN), but lets other LPARs share them remotely using the built-in Hypervisor services. These other LPARs are called Virtual I/O client partitions (VIO client). And because they don't need real physical disks or real physical Ethernet adapters to run, they can be created quickly and cheaply.

    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-aix-vioserver-v2/index.html
  • NoahSalzman
    NoahSalzman
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    Re: AIX VIOS support

    ‏2011-03-07T23:04:25Z  
    Some guy here in the office just ran our AIX 8.1 client in VIOS 2.2 and gave it a 30-second smoke test: it worked. This is not a officially tested nor supported configuration at the moment... but thought you might want to know that at least the basics were functional.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: AIX VIOS support

    ‏2011-03-09T15:20:52Z  
    Thank you Noah and all... I hope to try the same soon, now I know that at least the installation works and the process is able to run
  • Jeff Saxton
    Jeff Saxton
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    Re: AIX VIOS support

    ‏2011-03-14T21:57:44Z  
    The installation process was a little non-standard. Please bear in mind that this is not currently a supported configuration.

    1) FTP the .pkg file and masthead to the vios server using the padmin account
    2) telnet to the padmin account on the vios server
    3) run oem_setup_env to become root (vios equivilent of su)
    4) install the client usint the normal installp command (installp –agqYXd ./BESAgent-8.0.627.0.ppc_aix51.pkg BESClient)
    5) move the masthead file to /etc/opt/BESClient/ and set the owner/group and permissions
    6) start the client using the rc script.
  • JimCate
    JimCate
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    Re: AIX VIOS support

    ‏2014-03-27T12:17:15Z  
    The installation process was a little non-standard. Please bear in mind that this is not currently a supported configuration.

    1) FTP the .pkg file and masthead to the vios server using the padmin account
    2) telnet to the padmin account on the vios server
    3) run oem_setup_env to become root (vios equivilent of su)
    4) install the client usint the normal installp command (installp –agqYXd ./BESAgent-8.0.627.0.ppc_aix51.pkg BESClient)
    5) move the masthead file to /etc/opt/BESClient/ and set the owner/group and permissions
    6) start the client using the rc script.

    This thread has been inactive for quite some time.    I'm researching clients for VIOS and can't really find any updated information.   Is this still an "officially" unsupported thing?

  • MarcoAngelini
    MarcoAngelini
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    Re: AIX VIOS support

    ‏2015-06-24T12:13:50Z  

    Hello, also for me is very interested to have info about supporting for VIOS. Have you any update about that?