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Old 12-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
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Can AIX OS install linux virtual machine?


The server is ibm p560!Thanks!
 
Old 12-22-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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I am not sure if I get your question correctly, but the p560 supports lpar, so its is possible to install linux and aix side by side, each in its own partition.

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This qn might be better off in the AIX forum https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...43/?daysprune= , but please don't dupe post.
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:44 AM   #4
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:49 PM   #5
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AIX is the operating system, not the server. IBM's Power (aka pSeries, System P, RS/6000) hardware can run AIX, Linux or IBM i (what used to be AS/400).

Any reasonably modern server, including the 560, can run Linux in an LPAR (logical partition, like VMs) alone or alongside other LPARs. RedHat, SUSE and some other vendors have versions of Linux for Power.

edit: Re-reading your question, yes, I've done a network install of Linux from an AIX machine using BOOTP/TFTP/NFS. Get syslinux for PPC64 (CHRP) and setup bootp and tftp. Boot the Linux LPAR into SMS and setup it's networking under 'Setup Remote IPL'. Boot off the NIC, then select an FTP or NFS install and point it at your install media. You'll need to use the VNC based installer as well.

When you're done installing you might need to tell the firmware which disk to boot (bootlist -m normal /dev/sd??)

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