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Can we install HP UX virtual machines on VMware

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Can we install HP UX virtual machines on VMware

Can we install HP UX on top of VMware, if we use an RX series server?. if yes can we create a PARISC architecture environment in that?. My intention is , to run multiple HP UX virtual machines using an RX(Itanium) server. In that I need to run some applications which can only be hosted in PARISC architecture.

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Re: Can we install HP UX virtual machines on VMware

1) Can we install HP UX on top of VMware, if we use an RX series server?.

No, VMWare does not run on ia64.


You need to use HPVM - Integrity Virtual machines. IA64 servers use ARIES to execute RISC based code.

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Re: Can we install HP UX virtual machines on VMware

see also

http://www.hp.com/go/hpux-hpvm-docs

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Re: Can we install HP UX virtual machines on VMware

IMHO I do not think you can or should attempt to install HPVM on top of VMware. If you read the documentation you find that there is a number of software that is not 'friendly' working together, because they each require a measure control of the scsi devices. To put these types of software in the same server cause serious conflicts.

Now for loading a PARisc O/S on an HPVM client, well it is likely not supported by HP. I haven't had occassion to try it, but that is not to say it can not be done. Remember, if it doesn't work well you can always remove it.

Just my thoughts, possibly others have a keener insight.

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Rita
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Re: Can we install HP UX virtual machines on VMware

This is maybe what you are looking for:

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HP9000-Containers


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HP 9000 Containers

The HP 9000 Containers solution aims to significantly simplify transition from PA-RISC based HP 9000 HP-UX 11i v1 (and later) servers to HP Integrity HP-UX 11i v3 servers. Traditionally ARIES based transition has required effort intensive and sometimes error-prone inventory collection of the applications under transition considerations. For complex application environments identifying application dependencies and components is sometimes tedious.

HP 9000 Containers solution provides the ability to replicate HP 9000 HP-UX eco-system and create chroot isolated virtual HP 9000 file system. The solution delivers tools and scripts to create, configure and manage HP 9000 Container using HP-UX Secure Resource Partition (SRP). The HP 9000 Containers solution is completely ARIES based execution environment. Since the solution is built around replication of full application and HP-UX OE eco-system, it naturally eliminates the need for complex dependency analysis and inventory collection.
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Re: Can we install HP UX virtual machines on VMware

see also


http://h21007.www2.hp.com/portal/site/dspp/menuitem.863c3e4cbcdc3f3515b49c108973a801/?ciid=ee6fffc7e55ab210VgnVCM200000a460ea10RCRD

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