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
- Virtual disk with 4K sector size is supported.
- Support for specifying a preference to create virtual disk on solid-state drives.
- A 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.
- No new Windows Server 2003 (&R2) servers
No 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.
- No support of IXS & IXA Hardware
Integrated xSeries® Server (IXS)s and System x® servers attached using Integrated xSeries Adapter (IXA)s are no longer supported.
- Changed IBM i CL command
New parameters are added in IBM i CL commands to accommodate the new features:
- Install Integrated Server (INSINTSVR)
- Installs an integrated server.
- Create NWS Storage Space (CRTNWSSTG)
- Creates a storage space used by a network server.
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 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 Guide Web page and are no longer included in this Information Center topic.
Note: All articles that have been removed are marked with (Deprecated) in the article titles.
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