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Can we Partition a box without an HMC?
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Published: 08 Jan 2012
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Can we Partition a box without an HMC? Published by: Bob Cozzi on 08 Jan 2012 view comments(3)

Is it possible to partition a system if you don't have an attached HMC?

Just wondering where to look for something like this.

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Posted by: DaleB
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Comment on: Can we Partition a box without an HMC?
Posted: 5 years 3 months 16 days 11 hours 21 minutes ago
Edited: Mon, 09 Jan, 2012 at 14:09:53 (1933 days ago)

Not entirely clear from Info Center, but POWER5 and POWER6 processors appear to require HMC. Older systems can use Navigator. (But I thought, somewhere along the line, that the size of the system also mattered, as in small systems could use Navigator but big systems needed HMC.)

For 6.1 see Logical Partitioning, and for POWER5 and POWER6 it refers you to the Hardware Info Center, logical partitioning.

Posted by: bobcozzi
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Comment on: Can we Partition a box without an HMC?
Posted: 5 years 3 months 16 days 10 hours 59 minutes ago

We have a POWER 7 box and so far I'm hearing that the old DST-style partitioning was only to create 1 extra Linux partition. As of now, you need an HMC or SDMC to do partitioning. So there goes another $10k.

Posted by: SteveCCNJ
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Posted: 5 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours 44 minutes ago

I believe that on Power 6 you can do it if you've configured an ASMI terminal, even if you don't have an HMC.  We are in that situation, though we are only using a single partition at the moment.