AIX Tip of the Week

Managing LPAR Availability in AIX 5.1

Audience: All

Date: January 8, 2003

A little planning can increase LPAR availability in AIX 5.1. One way is to assign an empty adapter slot to each production LPAR. This avoids having to reboot that LPAR to add an adapter. (Actually the adapter are hot plut. You have to reboot the LPAR to a assign a new adapter slot.)

Adding an empty slot is not required in an AIX 5.2 LPAR, as it supports dynamic adding/removing LPAR resources.

Bruce Spencer,