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Pinned topic Dual Vios

‏2013-01-26T17:27:27Z |
Dear All,
I am a newbie for redundancy of vios configuration, kindly help me or guide me how to configure or implement dual or redundancy vios on power 7 system.

I had 2 power 770 system with following configuration.

CPU : 48 core
Memory: 128 GB

DVD: vios 2.2.2.1

Appreciate for quick response.

Vijay
Updated on 2013-02-13T00:56:35Z at 2013-02-13T00:56:35Z by LeoCiociano
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Dual Vios

    ‏2013-01-28T12:42:55Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Hi,

    You can read the redbook practice

    http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedbookAbstracts/sg247940.html?OpenDocument

    IBM PowerVM Virtualization Introduction and Configuration

    Best regards
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: Dual Vios

      ‏2013-01-29T04:28:42Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      Thanks for the revert.

      I now the concept of VIO implemation & configuration. My question is how to proceed with dua vio implemation & configuration , such as.
      Network Config
      Shared disk Config
      Failover & fallback config
      Load balancing config

      Regards
      Vijay.
      • W-SS
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        Re: Dual Vios

        ‏2013-01-29T06:26:43Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        Proceed with caution.
      • unixgrl
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        Re: Dual Vios

        ‏2013-01-29T15:06:02Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        Well, if you've read the Redbooks, you have probably noticed that there are many ways to configure everything and some of those ways are probably not in the IBM documentation.

        None of us on this forum can give you a definitive answer because how you setup your environment depends quite a bit on your corporate policies.

        For example, does your network infrastructure support trunking/LACP?
        How much redundancy does your environment require?
        How much redundancy is your company willing to pay for?
        What software does your company use to manage disk paths?
        Do you need to support multiple types of SAN arrays? Multiple networks?
        How much of the failover/fallback do you want to put in the hands of the sys admins of the client LPARs?
        How much bandwidth do you have?
        Do you want your dual-VIOs to be a primary/backup type of config or active/active?

        Sit down and document what you have today and what you would like to have at the end. Then, figure out how to get there based on what you can do with the environment you have.

        IBM makes very configurable products that support multiple options. All any of us on this forum can do is point you to best practice documents which you can find on Google or tell you how we do it in our environment.
        • SystemAdmin
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          Re: Dual Vios

          ‏2013-01-30T06:25:34Z  in response to unixgrl
          Thanks for the revert.

          Actually i just want to implement the first dual vio setup in our oraganazation.Hence require some guidelines for the same.

          Regards
          Vijay
          • LeoCiociano
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            Re: Dual Vios

            ‏2013-02-13T00:56:35Z  in response to SystemAdmin
            You could take a look at IBM PowerVM Best Practices Redbook. It's short (kind of) and very usefull.

            http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248062.html?Open

            Trust me, read this redbook.

            Regards,
            Leonardo Ciociano