0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2015 9:46 AM by Bala Dengale

    BSA IBM Bare metal LPAR & AIX Installation & Configurations

    Bala Dengale

      Hi All,

       

      I know some of the following request not possible in below use case but I need expert advice.

       

      We have customer who wants to automate IBM Bare metal POWER Servers, which includes:

       

      1. POWER on Server (Customer can provide iLO so this is ok, I can trigger some command or AO workflow to power on physical server)
      2. Change boot sequence to Network boot and restart server.
      3. Install LPAR / VIOS
      4. Install AIX on LPAR

       

      Task 1: This is ok provided some iLO commands or API given.

       

      Task 2: I need some advice on 2nd Step, some people have done this in VMWare environment using some power shell, but could not find with actual physical infrastructure.

       

      Task 3: BMC Documentations really confusing on this, where using HMC AMO I can add existing frames and use for AIX provisioning, but how can I provision new LPAR / VIOS, Any document will really help here.

      I have followed: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/public/bsa86/Setting+up+an+IBM+PowerVM+environment

       

      Task 4: After LPAR created provision AIX OS:

      https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/public/bsa83/Provisioning+process+for+AIX

       

      In this process Rebooting target in SMS Menu and add IPL settings is manual, Can we automate this? How?

       

      Please share your recommendations or experience on this.

       

      Thanks in advance.

       

      Thanks,

      Bala