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Asked in Computers & Technology at 5:33 PM on December 27, 2008 Tags: complete, details, lpar ! This question is closed Report abuse

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Latest Answers(3) Sort by Latest | Oldest | Top-rated Extracts system and LPAR details, including VIO mapping, from HMC. This code is *so* not ready for prime-time, but has been useful to me. It dumps out most of the important configuration items of one or more (it'll find 'em all, if you don't specify any) of the systems (and their LPARs) connected to an HMC, including VIO mapping. It will need a little tweaking for your environment. But, it's *fairly* well-commented, so it shouldn't be hard to do. Currently, it is configured to use vsh (Vandyke's command-line ssh program for windoze), but that would be easy to change. By default, it doesn't detail the physical and virtual slots in LPARs, but you can pass it "-p", "-v", or "-a" (all). Answered by Manoj Mankar , an ibibo Advisor, at 2:06 PM on December 28, 2008 Report Abuse | Rate this : 00

Manoj Mankar Profile | Q&A A logical partition (LPAR) is the division of a computer's processor s, memory , and storage into multiple sets of resources so that each set of resources can be operated independently with its own operating system instance and application s. The number of logical partitions that can be created depends on the system's processor model and resources available. Typically, partitions are used for different purposes such as database operation or client/server operation or to separate test and production environments. Each partition can communicate with the other partitions as if the other partition is in a separate machine. Logical partitioning was first studied by IBM in 1976 and later introduced by Amdahl and then IBM. Source: tion/0,,sid9_gci332854,00.html Answered by Keshto Patel , an ibibo Master, at 6:12 PM on December 27, 2008 Report Abuse | Rate this : 00

Keshto Patel Profile | Q&A In computing, a logical partition, commonly called an LPAR, is a subset of computer's hardware resources, virtualized as a separate computer. In effect, a physical machine can be partitioned into multiple LPARs, each housing a separate operating system. The technology was initially developed separately by Amdahl, Hitachi Data Systems and IBM for the mainframe architecture ESA/390 in the mid 1980s, and continued also for zSeries and System z architectures. However, IBM later extended the idea to non-mainframe, such as pSeries since October 2001 [1] and iSeries, albeit with varying technical specifications. Multiple operating systems are compatible with LPARs, including z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, z/TPF, AIX, Linux (including Linux on zSeries), and i5/OS. In storage systems, such as the IBM TotalStorage DS8000, LPARs allow for multiple virtual instances of a storage array to exist within a single physical array. Logical partitioning is performed mostly on the hardware layer. Two LPARs may access memory from a common memory chip, provided that the ranges of addresses directly accessible to each do not overlap. One partition may indirectly control memory of a second partition, but only by commanding a process of the second partition to directly operate on the memory. CPUs may be dedicated to a single LPAR, or shared between separate LPARs. While on Amdahl's MDF it was possible to configure an LPAR with both shared and dedicated CPUs it is no longer possible with

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