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