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Pinned topic P740 with HMC Fresh Installation! From where should I start first?

‏2013-02-01T00:10:06Z |
Hello Experts,

I am quite new to IBM Power systems so please bear with me.

In short and sweet, I have to do a complete fresh installation of a IBM P740 server along with a HMC. At high level, the system comprise of two VIOS and three LPARs (initially) running AIX 7.1 (two LPARs) and 6.1.

since I am still new to Power systems, as mentioned before, I would like to know from where I should start first? What are things I should do? I have heard that it is necessary to do firmware updates and so on.

Anyway, it is highly appreciated, if you can provide a list of high-level steps that need to do / execute up to the point network setup in a AIX LPAR, so that I can drill down to each one of those steps to get better knowledge / understanding about the installation and configuration process.

NOTE: storage (includes disks and tapes) for LPARs come in two forms; one via virtual SCSI and other directly via vfc (i.e. SAN boot)

Thank you in advanced
Updated on 2013-02-03T13:06:32Z at 2013-02-03T13:06:32Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: P740 with HMC Fresh Installation! From where should I start first?

    ‏2013-02-01T10:45:21Z  
    Seems no one like to help me... :(
  • unixgrl
    unixgrl
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    Re: P740 with HMC Fresh Installation! From where should I start first?

    ‏2013-02-01T15:35:43Z  
    This is a forum answered by people who have no obligation to do so.

    If you have a "fresh" 740 and a "fresh" HMC, your firmware levels are probably already at the latest.

    Go to the IBM website. Read through the PowerVM Redbooks. Read through the best practices documents you can find. The answers you want are out there. There are so many configuration options available in a P7 that you first must understand what those are and then figure out which ones are applicable to your environment. From there, you can dig deeper into how to setup those items.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: P740 with HMC Fresh Installation! From where should I start first?

    ‏2013-02-03T13:06:32Z  
    Seems no one like to help me... :(
    agreed. no free handholding, walkthrough or coaching here.

    but ibm has pretty much laid out everything for you: google "ibm power hardware information center", choose your model, follow the task-oriented topics. how much easier can it be?

    and come back here with more specific questions once you have done your homework. you're likely to get fine answers then.

    cheers
    D.