VIOS 2.1.0.0 Migration DVD Virtual I/O Server 1.0.0.0 VIOS 2.1.0.0 Migration DVD Readme

Readme file for: VIOS 2.1.0.0 Migration DVD
Product/Component Release: 1.0.0.0
Update Name: VIOS 2.1.0.0 Migration DVD
Fix ID: VIOS_2.1.0.0
Publication Date: 10 September 2009
Last modified date: 10 September 2009

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Virtual I/O Server VIOS 2.1.0.0
VIOS_2.1.0.0

Known issues

Installation information

Installing

Migrating the VIOS from Version 1.3 or later to Version 2.1

Use the VIOS Migration DVD to migrate from VIOS Version 1.3 or later to VIOS Version 2.1.

Before you begin a migration, backup your current VIOS and then follow the steps for the method of migration that you choose.

Warning

Do not use the HMC DVD drive to migrate your VIOS to Version 2.1. Use the DVD drive assigned to your VIOS logical partition.

Migrating the VIOS from a migration DVD

To migrate the VIOS from a migration DVD, follow these steps:

Step 1. Pre-migration tasks

Follow these steps:

  1. Note what services you have started using the startnetsvc command.
  2. Note what other services/agents you have configured, using cfgsvc ,
    1. lssvc displays a list of all agents
    2. lssvc displays information for the specified agent. Note if any parameters have been set for this agent. These parameters will have to be reconfigured after the migration.

Step 2. Activate the VIOS logical partition using the HMC (version 7 or later) >

Follow these steps:

  1. Insert the VIOS migration DVD into the DVD drive assigned to the VIOS logical partition.
  2. In the HMC navigation area, expand Systems Management Servers .
  3. Select the VIOS logical partition server.
  4. In the contents area, select the VIOS logical partition.
  5. Shutdown VIOS by doing the following
    1. Select Tasks >Operations >Shutdown .
    2. On the Shutdown menu, select delayed , and then select OK .
  6. Select Tasks >Operations >Activate .
    The Activate Partition menu opens with a selection of logical partition profiles. Ensure that the correct profile is highlighted.
  7. Select Open a terminal window or console session to open a virtual terminal (vterm) window.
  8. Select (Advanced) to open the advanced options menu.
  9. Select SMS for the boot mode.
  10. Click OK to close the advanced options menu.
  11. Click OK . A virtual terminal window opens for the logical partition.

Step 3. Select a boot device

Follow these steps:

  1. Select Select Boot Options and press Enter.
  2. Select Select Install/Boot Device and press Enter.
  3. Select CD/DVD and press Enter.
  4. Select the device number that corresponds to the DVD and press Enter. You can also select List all devices , select the device number from the list, and then press Enter.
  5. Select Normal mode boot .
  6. Select Yes to exit SMS.

Step 4. Install the VIOS

Follow these steps:

  1. Select a console and press Enter.
  2. Select a language for the BOS menus and press Enter.
  3. Select Change/Show Installation Settings and Install .
    If the title displayed is not VIOS Migration Installation and Settings , then replace the DVD that is in the drive with the correct DVD before continuing to the next step.
  4. Select Install with the setting listed above .
  5. Select Continue with Install .
  6. Select Continue with migration

Step 5. Post-migration tasks

Follow these steps:

  1. Verify that the migration was successful by doing the following
    1. Check the results of the installp command.
    2. Run the ioslevel command. The results should indicate that the ioslevel is $ ioslevel 2.1.0.0.
    3. Update the inittab file by executing the following commands:
      $ oem_setup_env
      # /usr/sbin/rmitab install_assist > /dev/null 2>&1
      # exit
  2. Restart the daemons and agents that were previously running by doing the following:
    1. Log on to the VIOS as a padmin user.
    2. Enter the following command:
      $ motd -overwrite " "
    3. Run the cfgsvc command to reconfigure all the agents by using the configuration data that you saved in Pre-migration step 1, and then run the startsvc command to start the agents.
    4. Use the startnetsvc command to restart any services that were running before the migration: those that you noted in Pre-migration step 1.

Migrating the Virtual I/O Server from DVD - IVM

If you use the Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM) to manager your Virtual I/O Server and client logical partitions, then follow these instructions for migrating the Virtual I/O server from a DVD device.

Before migration

Before you begin the migration, verify that the following statements are true:

Migration tasks

To migrate the Virtual I/O Server from a DVD, follow these steps:

Step 1. Pre-migration tasks

Follow these steps:

  1. Note what services you have started using the startnetsvc command.
  2. Note what other services/agents you have configured, using cfgsvc ,
    1. lssvc displays a list of all agents
    2. lssvc displays information for the specified agent. Note if any parameters have been set for this agent. These parameters will have to be reconfigured after the migration.

Step 2. Access the Virtual I/O Server logical partition

Do ONE of the following:

Blade server environment only

  1. Access the Virtual I/O Server logical partition using the management module of the blade server.
  2. Verify that all logical partitions except the Virtual I/O Server logical partition are shut down.
  3. Insert the Virtual I/O Server migration DVD into the Virtual I/O Server logical partition.
  4. Use telnet to connect to the management module of the blade server on which the Virtual I/O Server logical partition is located.
  5. Enter the following command: env -T system:blade[x] where x is the specific number of the blade to be migrated.
  6. Enter the following command: console
  7. Sign on to the Virtual I/O Server using the appropriate user ID and password.
  8. Enter the following command: shutdown -restart
  9. When you see the system management services (SMS) logo appear, select 1 to enter the SMS menu.

OR

Non-Blade server environment only

  1. Access the Virtual I/O Server logical partition using the Advanced System Management Interface (ASMI) with a Power Systems server that is not managed by an HMC.
  2. Verify that all logical partitions except the Virtual I/O Server logical partition are shut down.
  3. Insert the Virtual I/O Server migration DVD into the Virtual I/O Server logical partition.
  4. Log in to the ASCII terminal to communicate with the Virtual I/O Server. See if you need assistance.
  5. Sign on to the Virtual I/O Server using the appropriate user ID and password.
  6. Enter the following command: shutdown -restart
  7. When you see the SMS logo appear, select 1 to enter the SMS menu.

Step 3. Select the boot device

  1. Select Select Boot Options and press Enter.
  2. Select Select Install/Boot Device and press Enter.
  3. Select CD/DVD and press Enter.
  4. Select the device number that corresponds to the DVD and press Enter. You can also select List all devices and select the device number from a list and press Enter.
  5. Select Normal mode boot.
  6. Select Yes to exit SMS.

Step 4. Install the Virtual I/O Server

  1. Select the desired console and press Enter.
  2. Select a language for the Base Operating System (BOS) menus and press Enter.
  3. Select Start Install Now with Default Settings and press Enter. You can also verify the installation and system settings by typing 2 to select Change/Show Installation Settings and Install.
    Note: You should not have to change installation settings simply to select the migration installation method. If a previous version of the operating system exists, the installation method defaults to migration.
  4. Select Continue with Install. The system will reboot after the installation is complete.

Step 5. Post-migration tasks

After the migration is complete, the Virtual I/O Server logical partition is restarted to its preserved configuration prior to the migration installation. It is recommended that you perform the following tasks:

Follow these steps:

  1. Verify that the migration was successful by doing the following
    1. Check the results of the installp command.
    2. Run the ioslevel command. The results should indicate that the ioslevel is $ ioslevel 2.1.0.0.
    3. Update the inittab file by executing the following commands:
      $ oem_setup_env
      # /usr/sbin/rmitab install_assist > /dev/null 2>&1
      # exit
  2. Restart the daemons and agents that were previously running by doing the following:
    1. Log on to the VIOS as a padmin user.
    2. Enter the following command:
      $ motd -overwrite " "
    3. Run the cfgsvc command to reconfigure all the agents by using the configuration data that you saved in Pre-migration step 1, and then run the startsvc command to start the agents.
    4. Use the startnetsvc command to restart any services that were running before the migration: those that you noted in Pre-migration step 1.

Additional information

Notices


Minimum software levels required for N_Port ID Virtualization

N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) was made available with VIOS Fix Pack 20.1. NPIV required the following minimum software levels.

Product Minimum required level
8 Gigabit Dual Port Fibre Channel adapter, feature code 5735 110305
System firmware 340_039
HMC V7 R3.4.0
VIOS 2.1.0.10-FP20.1
AIX 6.1 6100-02-02-0849
AIX 5.3 5300-09-02-0849

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