I am having very basis query.
What is soft partiton and Hard Partiton?
if Lpar is soft Partition and then what is hard partition? what are benifit of each of them?
dukessd 2000004Q8P345 Posts
Re: Soft Partition and Hard Partition2013-03-17T01:46:21ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.No idea what you are asking.
Try google, then come back and ask again with MUCH more detail in your question and we "might" be able to help you in some way.
unixgrl 1000000JVV185 Posts
Re: Soft Partition and Hard Partition2013-03-18T14:12:13ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.Those aren't terms you'd hear in an IBM presentation.
At my company, a "hard" partition is one that has dedicated I/O adapters and is not
a VIO client.
A "soft" partition is a VIO client.
I suspect these terms are being used in some way wherever you work and you'll need to ask someone
there to find out exactly what they mean.
jklotz 2700021VG427 Posts
Re: Soft Partition and Hard Partition2013-03-18T16:20:07ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
- unixgrl 1000000JVV
In another area, Oracle has its own definition of "hard partitionning"
( http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/partitioning-070609.pdf ), whose definition is slightly different.
unixgrl 1000000JVV185 Posts
Re: Soft Partition and Hard Partition2013-03-19T20:31:29ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.I was just giving an example of how we use the terms "hard" or "soft". You need to find out what meaning it has in your situation. Your CEO might mean something completely different than the System Admin.
We use "hard LPAR" to mean either a VIO client that has some dedicated adapters or a LPAR that is not a VIO client - depends on who is talking.
"soft" would be a VIO client that is fully virtualized.
SystemAdmin 110000D4XK6902 Posts
Re: Soft Partition and Hard Partition2013-03-19T23:10:44ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.I suspect that you may have been getting the terms indirectly from someone talking about Oracle database licenses.
Oracle considers "hard partitioning" to be a virtualization technology that has a hard enforcement of processor capacity. Examples of virtualization technologies that Oracle considers "hard" for licensing purposes includes Power Systems PowerVM LPARs, Oracle Dynamic System Domains, capped Oracle Solaris Zones, and HP vPar and HP nPar.
Virtualization that Oracle considers "soft" (not enforcing hard limits on processor capacity) include things like AIX Workload Manager (WLM), HP Process Manager, Solaris 9 Resource Containers. The relevant Oracle licensing document can be found at http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/partitioning-070609.pdf