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Can i install VIO on standalone AIX server. getting hosting partition error

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I would like to Install VIO1.5 on my standalone box. The image that i am using to Install vio is a mksysb of vio. the mksysb was not generated from this box.

After the VIO installation, i get the following error on the screen
i o hosting requires a hosting partition

What does that error mean? Currently i do not have HMC or IVM, i would just like to install VIO to practice VIO commands, is there a way to do that.

System Model: IBM,9114-275
Processor Type: PowerPC_POWER4
Platform Firmware level: 3F080425
Firmware Version: IBM,RG080425_d79e22_r
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Hi,

First of all, LPARs are not supported on IntelliStation 9114-275.

And even if they were - a VIO server cannot run standalone.

You would need either an HMC or an IVM.

When there is no HMC you must install IVM, which is sort of a combination of HMC and VIOS functionality.

IVM is on the VIOS (PowerVM) installation DVD. When installing from this DVD the installer will notice that there is no HMC and will install IVM (including VIOS functionality) instead of VIOS alone.

Short, restoring a VIOS mksysb image can only work over an HMC-controlled hypervisor!

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Second of all.
   Running VIOS on any hardware requires a powervm license.  

to WMP's point, VIOS is only supported in environments that support micro-partitions.  That technology started with power5.

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You have to live with Workload management and bindprocessor, no virtualization on your hardware.
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Thank you.
One separate VIO related question:

Do I have to have AIX OSinstalled on the vio profile before I can install vio(powervm) on it or would AIX automatically get installed from installation powervm via product cd or mksysb?
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You need to install each virtual server just like normal machine. Mksysb is fastest, but normal DVD/IOS install and NIM are also options.
For organizational purposes it is best to keep some working VIO mksysb around VIO server "just in case"
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VIO is a virtual appliance which incorporates an AIX OS. No separate installation required.

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There are all cloning options available. I'd make one machine a template for new machines.
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In the lpar profile, when you build it, you'll select an option (AIX/LINUX) (iSeries) (VIO)
Then use the VIO software CD, or mksysb etc described above,  it will have all you need for the VIO server (aix etc)
It will detect if there's an HMC attached, and if not, will activate the IVM component.
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