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Ben Stienstra

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small pSeries for training.
« on: February 19, 2007, 08:52:59 AM »
Hello all,

I would like my employer to buy a small pSeries for training purposes. Can someone recommend me a system including software that is capable of:

- running a few partitions with AIX and Linux (LPAR)
- using VIO (IVM)

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Ben

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Re: small pSeries for training.
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 04:07:05 PM »
a p505 model, including AVP (Advanced Virtualization Processors). For training 1 CPU is enough except you will "never" be able to virtualize and have a partition with a 'dedicated' CPU. (as ivm/vioServer will always need at least 0.1 CPU).

And I'd recommend 2 disks, but one will work. Strongly recommend at least 2G memory (roughly 768M-1G minimum per partition for AIX or Linux, with ivm/vio server at 512KByte)

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Re: small pSeries for training.
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 04:22:56 PM »
Hi Michael,
Thanks for the reply! As i would like to make some partitions for testing purposes i need then 2 AVPs and at least 2GB memory and 2 disks. The p505 does seem a good start.

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Ben

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Re: small pSeries for training.
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 09:50:34 PM »
AVP is a a featurecode that activates "micro" partitioning, and includes VIOS (Virtual IO Server) and PLM (Partition Load Manager). You pay the fee once per p5 system.

EDIT:  ::) APV is Advanced Power Virtualization - why I wanted to remember it as Advanced Virtualization Power - well, I guess it was the late hour for me when I first replied.... Hope you managed to figure this one out ahead of this.
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