LPAR Configuration Issues and Planning

Date:Tuesday, May 22
Time:5:30 Deli Snack, 6:00 Presentation
Location:IBM-Southfield
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map)
Speaker:Larry Bolhuis

This session will cover some of the more common (and some of the uncommon) issues that occur during the implementation of an LPAR. Knowing that the issues exist is an advantage when performing an installation. This session will arm you with information necessary for a successful LPAR project.

We will cover topics from some basic LPAR requirements, through requirements for various operating systems, and issues relative to various hardware models. We will discuss console options, RAID cards, disk rules, cabling rules, loop rules and power issues. We'll touch on racking items and hints. We will discuss methods and options for migrating from one system to an LPARed system.

After this session you will:

  1. Understand what is needed for a sucessfull LPAR build.
  2. Know many tricks that will save time in the LPAR implementation process.
  3. Know what to avoid to keep you out of trouble in the process.

Meet the Speaker

Larry has grown up with computers since his father began repairing them in 1967. He has a bachelorís degree in Computer Science, and began working on IBM midrange equipment with the S/34 and S/36 in 1984. Larry began work on the AS/400 immediately following its introduction in 1988 and currently holds more than 30 IBM System i family Certifications. Larry has extensive experience with System i LPAR and the Hardware Management Console. Larry also has significant networking experience most recently with high speed Ethernet networks, 802.11 wireless networks and TCP/IP. Larry also works on routers and firewalls and works with Internet connectivity and security. Larry is a multiple award winning speaker at COMMON and an author for iSeries Experts Journal. He is a partner with Arbor Solutions, Inc. an IBM business partner in Grand Rapids , MI.