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Do you have multiple systems in your company? Published by: Bob Cozzi on 16 Mar 2012 view comments(8)

Wondering if it is normal for companies to have multiple IBM i systems installed throughout their organization? I've done some inquiries and for the most part, folks seem to indicate a single-server with IBM i, sometimes with Partitions.

What about you?

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Posted by: Paulster
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Sweden and The Netherlands
Comment on: Do you have multiple systems in your company?
Posted: 5 years 1 months 9 days 6 hours 22 minutes ago
Edited: Fri, 16 Mar, 2012 at 08:51:30 (1866 days ago)

Hi Bob,

Indeed, the single i with dedicated partitions for development and production is what my customers tend to use. Even run separate but related companies (same owner) in the same partition to save on OS and license fees, but with a solid authority strategy of cause to keep things from mixing up.

 

Regards and have a nice weekend,

Paulster

Posted by: Viking
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CA
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Posted: 5 years 1 months 9 days 1 hours 45 minutes ago

We used to have two IBM i machines, but then consolidated onto one partitioned machine.  Works great!

Posted by: neilrh
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Jackson, MI
Comment on: Do you have multiple systems in your company?
Posted: 5 years 1 months 8 days 23 hours 36 minutes ago

Of the US corps I've worked at:

  1. Multiple machines over multiple locations, with hot backups, and 24x7 web access.
  2. Single machine, multiple partitions.  Warehouses operated on different hardware.
  3. Three machines, One main, hot backup at alternate site.  Web server at the main location (only V5R4 capable hardware so we're looking to roll function into the main servers).

Of the UK corps: most had multiple at same location, and this was mostly because back in the early 90's a single machine couldn't cope with the total workload, so we split out tasks - warehousing, payroll, store accounting, development.

 

Posted by: redboxeri5
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Ft Worth TX
Comment on: Do you have multiple systems in your company?
Posted: 5 years 1 months 8 days 22 hours 41 minutes ago

We currently have two new Power 7's running V6R1, one for production and one for development with the development box having backup capabilities and Domino replication.  The Development box is 30 miles away.  We use Vision for recovery as well.  We're looking at multiple partitions on development for programmers but haven't had the Power 7's that long to feel comfortable doing that.  Also have 2 520's that are now just toys for blowing things up....love that!

Posted by: tony777
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Ohio
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Posted: 5 years 1 months 7 days 49 minutes ago

We have one (1) system iSeries with two partitions.  Production running V5R4M5 and the other we loaded V6R1M1 to planning for upgrade.  The tentative plan is once we get up on V6R1 on the second partiton to use the other partions for development. 

Posted by: LarryTaylor
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Posted: 5 years 1 months 6 days 42 minutes ago

Multiple partitoned systems. development, test, and production partitions with exact same system as backup.  

Posted by: Paulster
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Sweden and The Netherlands
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Posted: 5 years 1 months 5 days 12 hours 41 minutes ago

...not to speak of the HA solution for the production i and the backup for that located elswhere...

Posted by: JOHND1
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Milford, Ma
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Posted: 5 years 1 months 5 days 7 hours 18 minutes ago

We have two Iseries here in Mass, One for Production and one for test. We also have an Iseries in NY that is used as a DR site.

the last company I worked at had one box partitioned into production and test