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Creating A Vhost

Vhosts are used by vio servers to assign backend disks to LPARs. Vhosts are basically just communication pipes to the LPARS. To create a permenant pipeline rom the vio server to the client LPAR! the pipeline needs to be created "hile both machines are do"n. #. Log in to the vio server as $padmin$. %. List all the presently kno" vhosts. &The command belo" also sho"s you the backend disks that are assigned to the vhost.' lsmap (all
) lsmap (all SVSA Physloc Client Partition *+ ((((((((((((((( (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( (((((((((((((((((( vhost, -.#//.00A.#,12A34(V#(C%, ,5,,,,,,,/ VT+ nimkcrootvg Status Available L-6 ,57%,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 8acking device nimkc9rootvg Physloc VT+ nimrootvg Status Available L-6 ,57#,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 8acking device nim9rootvg Physloc SVSA Physloc Client Partition *+ ((((((((((((((( (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( (((((((((((((((((( vhost# -.#//.00A.#,12A34(V#(C%% ,5,,,,,,,2 VT+ cm.##%rootvg Status Available L-6 ,57#,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 8acking device cm.##%9rootvg Physloc SVSA Physloc Client Partition *+ ((((((((((((((( (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( (((((((((((((((((( vhost% -.#//.00A.#,12A34(V#(C%2 ,5,,,,,,,0 VT+ 6: V*RT-AL TAR41T +1V*C1 ;:-6+

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/. Shutdo"n the vio server by? hostname &>ake sure you are on the correct vio server.' "ho &>ake sure no one is on the vio server.' oem9setup9env shutdo"n (; 2. Log in to the client LPAR as root. 0. Shut do"n the LPAR? hostname &>ake sure you are on the correct LPAR.' "ho &>ake sure no one is on the LPAR.' shutdo"n (; 3. :n a "eb bros"er! log in to the @>C that controls this machine.

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*n the le t pane! choose? System >anagement A Servers A Server That Has The LPAR <. The right pane "ill adjust to sho" you the LPARs on that server.

Select the vio server on "hich you are creating the vhost. 3. *n the bottom part o the right pane! under $Tasks?vio server$! select? Con iguration A >anage Pro iles A "indo" labeled $>anaged Pro iles (( vio server$ "ill appear.

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<. *n it! select? the profile to which you want the vhost to be added *n our e5ample "e are using $normal$.

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7. ;rom the drop do"n menu in the upper le t hand! select? 1dit... A "indo" "ill appear "ith various tabs to make changes to the con iguration.

.. *n it! select the tab? Virtual Adapters The tab "ill open listing all the virtual adapters kno"n to this pro ile o the vio server.

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Scroll to the bottom o the listing! and look or the last entry o $Type$? $Server SCS*$. 6ote the values in these % ields? Adapter *+ Connecting Adapter Bhat these % ields mean? The vhost &the communication pipe' has % ends. :ne end connects to the vio server. The $Adapter *+$ is this end. The other end connects to the client LPAR. The $Connecting Adapter$ is this end.

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*n our e5ample! the last $Server SCS*$ has an $Adapter *+$ o $/%$. This is a virtual scsi adapter. :n the server! the virtual scsi $/%$ "ill be kno"n to connect to the pipe to the client LPAR. :n the client! the virtual scsi adapter! $Connecting Adapter$! used is $/%$. This means that! on the client! the virtual scsi adapter "ith the *+ o $/%$ "ill connect back to the vio server through the vhost communication pipe. To make li e easier "hen managing the vio server! and clients! "e have chosen to have the adapter values on both ends be the same. That "ay you only need to remember # number. @o"ever! they do not need to be the same. #,. To create a ne" vhost &communication pipe'! go to the drop do"n menu in the upper le t hand corner. Select? Create A SCS* Adapter The $Create Virtual SCS* Adapter? ...$ "indo"n "ill appear. 6ov. 0! %,#, &Ver. #' < o %% 8y =im >aher

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##. *n it! #' Set the $Virtual SCS* adapter Adapter$ ield to a value that is not being used. &The easiest thing to do is to add % to the highest value previously used. *n our e5ample! /% "as the last number used. There ore! /2 is the value "e "ill use.' Note this value. You will need it when creating the virtual scsi adapter on the client. %' Select? $This adapter is reCuired or partition activation.$. /' Choose? $:nly selected client partiton can connect$. 2' ;rom $Client partition ?$! choose the client LPAR. 0' ;or $Client adapter *+ ?$! enter the same value or as in ##.#. The $Client adapter *+ ?$ is the virtual scsi adapter on the client side. Note this value. You will need it when creating the virtual scsi adapter on the client.

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Click? :D #%' The "indo" "ith the $Virtual Adapters$ tab "ill reappear.

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*n it click? :D #/. The $>anaged Pro iles$ "indo" "ill appear.

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*n it! click? Close #2. 8ack at the main "indo"! #' unselect the vio server. %' select the client lpar.

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#0. Choose? Con iguration A >anage Pro iles #3. A "indo" labeled $>anaged Pro iles ...$ appear displaying all the pro iles or the client LPAR.

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Select? the profile you want the vhost to be added to #<. ;rom the drop do"n menu in the upper le t! choose? 1dit... #7. A "indo" "ill appear various tabs to make changes to the con iguration.

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*n it! select the tab? Virtual Adapters #.. The $Virtual Adapters$ tab appears.

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*n it! rom the upper le t hand cornerEs drop do"n menu! choose? Create A SCS* Adapter... %,. A "indo" "ill appear allo"ing you to create a ne"! client virtual SCS* adapter.

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%#. *n the "indo"! set the ollo"ing value? #' ;or $Virtual SCS* adapter Adapter ?$! enter the value you decided to use in ##.0 above. %' Check o $This adapter is reCuired or partition activation.$ /' ;or $Server partition ?$! select the vio server "e are "orking on. 2' ;or $Server adapter *+?$! enter the value o the scsi adapter "e created in ##.#.

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:D %%. The "indo" "ith the $Virtual Adapters$ tab "ill reappear.

In it, notice that the new "Client SCSI" adapter is listed (Adapter ID: 3 !. Click? :D %/. The $>anaged Pro iles ...$ "indo" "ill reappear.

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*n it! rom the drop do"n menu! select? Activate...

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*n it! select? the client profile we are working on Click? :D %0. 8ack at the main "indo"! #' -nselect the client LPAR %' Select the vio server

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%3. ;rom the bottom! right pane! select? :perations A Activate %<. A "indo" "ill appear to activate the vio server.

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*n it! select? the vio server profile that you worked on Click? :D %7. Bhen the vio server is up! and running! log in to it as $padmin$. %.. Look at the mappings? lsmap (all F tail 6otice! at the bottom!? #' the ne" vhost $vhost<$ %' The $(C/2$ stands or the scsi adapter *+ on the vio server "e created. /' That no backend disks are yet assigned.
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