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Superdome vPars and hardware requirements?? :o(

 
Arc_1
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Superdome vPars and hardware requirements?? :o(

Hello,

I hope there is someone who can offer support with my query. I have a HP 9000 with a single cell, 1 hard partition. I want to split the current resources (4CPU & 8GB RAM) into two vPar (each with 2CPU 4GB RAM). What I dont understand is...Do I need to purchase an extra DVD and Tape drive for the new vPar. I currently only have 1 for the whole server.

Kind of new to this technology so maybe getting a little confused. There is lots to take in

Many Thanks

cmitty
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Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: Superdome vPars and hardware requirements?? :o(

Hi,
and welcome to the forums!
I don't have access to a vpar-ed machine, but from looking into it, I suspect you can either get dual scsi-cabled drives, re-assign resources, after they have been released by the holding vpar or use access as if the tape was on another server.

Please see earlier thread:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=832989
Somewhat confusing; As I read it vpar is ok to share, but npar is not.
Best way may be to try it out.

If this answer helped:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#33 on how to reward the answers given to your questions.


melvyn burnard
Honored Contributor

Re: Superdome vPars and hardware requirements?? :o(

well you do not HAVE to buy extra devices, but you will need the relevant I/O card configured into the Vpar if you wish to switch the device cables between servers.
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Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: Superdome vPars and hardware requirements?? :o(

Hi,
could you please complete the thread by awarding points to helpful answers and summarising the solution for you.

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#33

This will help resolution of similar problems in the future.
Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor

Re: Superdome vPars and hardware requirements?? :o(

Hi,

You need
1 OS disk for each VPAR (on a dedicated IO slot, you cann't share multiple IO card between two VPAR)
1 LAN card for each VPAR (on a dedicated IO slot)

An extra DVD is not necessary, you can install the OS through the LAN.
A tape drive is also not required if you don't need this