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How long does it take to install AIX 6.1 ON A LPAR

AIX 6.1 will be installed on an LPAR on new pseries hardware. Afterward NetBackup 6.1 will be installed. What is a rough estimate of time for this work? Thank you!
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Hi,

with new pSeries hardware, do you mean Power 7, like the new 770 (or, smaller 750) models?

I just installed a VIO server on a p750 which took less than 20 minutes, using the internal DVD drive.

Once you have a VIO you can use the hypervisor VSCSI feature and ISO images (from repository) to install LPARs, which makes things still a bit faster (ISO/VSCSI is faster than the hardware drive).

Of course all this depends a bit on your disk drives (our VIO is on internal SAS, our LPARs are on DS8000/SAN).

As for NetBackup (really 6.1? In the other Q you said 7.1!) - create ISO images of the installation media, mount them to your LPAR. I strongly assume that the installation itself will be finished in less than 10 minutes. Of course the database agents need to be installed as well, where each of them should take less time than the base product.

So once the ISO images are created the complete installation should take less than an hour (pure install time, let aside loadopt/unloadopt delays).

Of course there is some customization which has to be done. The time you need for such things heavily depends on your experience and skills, which I can't estimate.

Finally, I'm not an expert for NetBackup customization, so unfortunately I can't tell you how long this might take.

wmp

All in all,




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woolmilkporcCommented:
"All in all ...." should have appeared in the text, not below. Sorry!
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Rhiaanon44Author Commented:
It is a P770
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woolmilkporcCommented:
This box is really fast.
My figures above should fit.
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Rhiaanon44Author Commented:
Sorry it Netbackup 7.1. I accidently typed 6.1.
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Rhiaanon44Author Commented:
Can you put both a master and media server on the same lpar?
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woolmilkporcCommented:
The Master Server acts as a Media Server by default, so you do not have to (and you can't) install a Media Server on the Master.

The Media Server standalone functionality is for installing additional Media Servers.

Without additional Media Servers the Master must "see" (have attached) the devices (robotic/drives etc.), of course.

Master and Enterprise Media Manager (EMM) run by default on the same (Master) machine anyway, although you can run the EMM on a Media Server, which is not recommended, however.
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Rhiaanon44Author Commented:
Thank you for your expertise!
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