What's new for IBM i 7.2

Read about new or changed information for the IBM i integration with BladeCenter and System x topic collection.

Changes to iSCSI-attached integrated servers

Virtual Disk
  • Start of changeVirtual disk with 4K sector size is supported.End of change
  • Start of changeSupport for specifying a preference to create virtual disk on solid-state drives.End of change
  • Start of changeA new parameter of the Install Integrated Server command and the CRTNWSSTG command to customize the priority of IBM i resources allocated to formatting the client storage space.End of change
No new Windows Server 2003 (&R2) servers

Start of changeNo new integrated Windows Server 2003 (&R2) servers can be installed/cloned on IBM i 7.2. Integrated Windows Server 2003 (&R2) servers that were installed on prior IBM i releases and then migrated forward to IBM i 7.2 can continue to run as is, but without service support. The suggested migration path for these servers is to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 or newer version.End of change

No support of IXS & IXA Hardware

Start of changeIntegrated xSeries® Server (IXS)s and System x® servers attached using Integrated xSeries Adapter (IXA)s are no longer supported.End of change

Changed IBM i CL command

New parameters are added in IBM i CL commands to accommodate the new features:

Start of changeInstall Integrated Server (INSINTSVR)End of change
Start of changeInstalls an integrated server.End of change

Start of changeCreate NWS Storage Space (CRTNWSSTG)End of change
Start of changeCreates a storage space used by a network server.End of change

What's new as of 31 July 2013

Information related to cloning integrated servers has been added. See Cloning integrated servers for more information.

The following documentation has been migrated to the IBM i iSCSI Solution Guide PDF on the IBM i iSCSI Solution GuideLink outside the Information Center Web page and is no longer included in this Information Center topic:
  • The Integrated server installation road map chapter.
  • BladeCenter and System x hardware installation and configuration information.
  • Microsoft Windows Server and VMware ESX Server installation and configuration information.

The iSCSI network planning work sheets have been migrated to the IBM i iSCSI Solution Work Sheets PDF on the IBM i iSCSI Solution GuideLink outside the Information Center Web page and are no longer included in this Information Center topic.

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