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Trng
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VM2.0 Guest

Hi,

i have an HPUX 11.23 BOX WITH 1 VMHOST and 2 VMGuest on it(VM VERSION 2.0) ..30 luns are (30physical volumes) are configured on guest..now i want to extend few filesystem on guest .Does it supports ?..any doc about hardware compatability details ??..what is the maximum harddisk(other parameters like memory,cpu etc etc) on version 2.0??anybody have hardware support matrix for vm 2.0 and vm3.0 ?


regards
skr
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Trng
Super Advisor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Dear Gurus,

Quite surprising no reply so far ?????

pls help

rgds
trng
administrator
Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Hi,

>>i want to extend few filesystem on guest .Does it supports ?..<<

Sure It would support has long has the VMGUEST , VG have free space to extended those coresponding File system on the VMguest.

Thx,
Johnson
Problems are common to all, but attitude makes the difference
Trng
Super Advisor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Hi Gurus,

pls more participation/ansers on this query


rgds
trng
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Trng
Super Advisor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

aNY HOPE
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smatador
Honored Contributor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Hi,

I agree with johnson for the extend question.

ivm 2 is old now and not really a good one, i really suggest you to upgrade to newer release.

http://www.docs.hp.com/en/T2767-90024/index.html
the quickspecs call about features and hardware requirements
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12715_div/12715_div.HTML

Trng
Super Advisor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Anyone having upgradation procedure from VM2.0 to VM3.0 or higher on 11.23???
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likid0
Honored Contributor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Here you have some info:

http://docs.hp.com/en/T2767-90105/ch02s03.html

Windows?, no thanks
Patrice Le Guyader
Respected Contributor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Hello,

I've done it without any trouble, you just have to follow the documentation on the new version. The procedure is well documented and safe, from going from 2.0 to 3.0 or even 3.5 the FS won't crash and you can go thru this limitation.

1) Stop all the virtual machines on the host.
2) swremove old T2767 (I'm not sure that new version do it automatiquely)
3) Install new T2767 and dependances.
4) Upgrade VMMigrate and VMProvider
5) reboot the host.
6) update the HPVM-Guest, GuestAVIOStor, GuestAvioLan on all the guests.

All these steps are in the documentation.
For HPVM 3.5 :http://docs.hp.com/en/T2767-90105/ch02s03.html.

Take a look at the proper documentation related of the version you're going to install for selecting the steps needed as describe above.

Hope this helps.
kenavo
Pat.
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Trng
Super Advisor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Dear All,

really anyone can help me for below queries ..

1 have 1 vm host and 2 vmguest on it (vm version2.0).i have 30 luns(physical volume) added on each guest..now i want to create 2 more VG on each guest..i heared vm2.0 version,guest/host wont support more than 30 physical volume ...is it true ???how many physical volume we can add ,any limitation ...if yes ,how is it for vm3.0??? i dont find anyof the docs saying the hardware limitation(how many disk /PV can add to guest/host...



regards
trng ..
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smatador
Honored Contributor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Hi,
You are right, look at the
Top Ten Tips for Using Integrity Virtual Machines
You could see
#6 â Do Not Exceed the Maximum Supported Number of Virtual Storage Devices
Symptoms: Functionality
Virtual storage devices (disk or DVD) do not respond to I/O transactions or are otherwise inoperable.
Prevention and Treatment
Version 2.0 of Integrity VM supports up to 30 virtual storage devices per virtual machine. In the event that your virtual machine needs capacity provided by more than 30 LUNs, then you may have to consider combining some of LUNs into logical volumes on the VM Host and then using these logical
volumes to define your virtual disks.
In previous versions, the limit is 15 virtual storage devices per virtual machine. Note that in these releases the limit was not enforced, resulting in inadvertently creating configurations which exceeded the limit. Version 2.0 enforces this limit.
smatador
Honored Contributor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Here the TopTenTips with the limitation
http://docs.hp.com/en/9985/TopTenTips2.5.pdf
Trng
Super Advisor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Hi,

How is in vm3.0/vm3.5 versions ? what is the maximum storage support(number of virtual storage devices ) ??
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Patrice Le Guyader
Respected Contributor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Hi,

On HPVM 3.0 a virtual machine can have up to 30 devices total (number of virtual and attached devices).
On HPVM 3.5 and HPVM 4.0 a virtual machine can have up to 30 VIO devices or up to 128 AVIO devices total (number of
virtual and attached devices).

Hope this helps.
Kenavo.
Pat
Good judgement comes with experience. Unfortunately, the experience usually comes from bad judgement.
smatador
Honored Contributor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Hi,
I agree with Pat, just one thing more,
The AVIO is introduced on 3.5 and is supported with you release 11.23. HPVM 4.0 is only for 11.31
You have this info in some white paper about hpvm here
http://docs.hp.com/en/vse.html#HP%20Integrity%20Virtual%20Machines
And the doc AVIO about 3.5 and 4.0 here
http://docs.hp.com/en/12567/avio_solution_wp-final-Q408-102108.pdf
look at Benefits, Features, Limits, and Restrictions of AVIO
If you want to have more than 30luns you must upgrade to 3.5
Trng
Super Advisor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Hi,

As per latest reply VM 3.5 will support 30 devices and 128 AVIO..What is the diff b/w VIO and AVIO ?

My OS is 11.23 ..how can i add another 10 more luns(PV) to my host ???is i upgrade to VM 3.5 ,is it possible ??your suggetions pls..

rgds
trng
administrator
Trng
Super Advisor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Dear All,

my os is 11.23 sep 2006 release..how tp increase the number of devices from 30 ...AVIO will support from hpux dec 2007 version only..pls suggest ?
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Trng
Super Advisor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Hi,

is it possible to upgrade from 11.23FOE to 11.23FOE december release ??..what is the procedure and after upgrade any impact on database/application ??...cant we upgrade from 11.23 septmber 2006 to 2007 relase with updating dcember 2007 patch bundles/product ???
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: VM2.0 Guest

Backup the host (ignite), take the current install DVD and use update-ux.

more:

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-5417/index.html

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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