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Planning Volume 2, Control Workstation and Software Environment

The System Partitioning Aid

The System Partitioning Aid allows you to create a new system partition layout. In other words, if none of the layouts shipped with the SP meets your needs, you can use the System Partitioning Aid to generate one that does; and you can save this new layout for future reference.

The System Partitioning Aid provides both a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and command line interface. If you are experienced with partitioning or you have a simple system environment, the command line interface might serve your needs. While learning, or for more complex situations, you might find the GUI interface more beneficial.

The System Partitioning Aid supports the partitioning of systems with up to 128 nodes, whether switchless or switched (contains one or more switches). However, any SP system must be switch-wise homogeneous: system partitioning does not support the joining of switched and switchless systems.

Details on the System Partitioning Aid appear in the books PSSP: Administration Guide and PSSP: Command and Technical Reference. The system partitioning examples in this chapter should help you understand the value of the System Partitioning Aid.

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