Installation of the Virtual I/O Server directly from the HMC

Installation of the Virtual I/O Server directly from the HMC

 
 HMC firmware version 7.7.7 allows installation of the Virtual I/O Server directly from the HMC.
 

Steps:

1.Download VIOS installation .iso images from IBM website.

2.Copy installation images to the HMC. Go to HMC Management – Manage Virtual I/O Server Image Repository

HMC-ManageVIOS Image repository
3.Complete information where the images can be copied from
HMC-ManageVIOS Image repository_details
HMC-ManageVIOS Image repository_result
4. Select your brand new VIOS partition profile, and click Operations – Activate – Profile and select Yes for Install Virtual I/O Server as part of activation process?
HMC-ManageVIOS Image repository_install
5. Type in the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway for VIOS.
HMC-ManageVIOS Image repository_IP
6. The installation process starts. It will do everything what is necessary to install the VIOS. HMC-ManageVIOS Image repository_installation_process

HMC console acts as a NIM server. Therefore, if the console is behind the firewall, you must ensure that all ports required by NIM are opened.


7. When the installation finished, open virtual terminal in the HMC vtmenu , and do the first login to the VIOS with a default password padmin for padmin user.

Once the VIOS is installed, you can use it as virtual media repository. It allows you to create virtual drive where you can load OS installation images (IBM i, AIX, or Linux) and proceed with OS installation completely remotely.
0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Full Name
Email Address
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
replacing (hot-swap) failed disk in rootvg
Viewed 8774 times since Thu, Sep 20, 2018
AIX lspath Missing path
Viewed 9240 times since Fri, Oct 5, 2018
Check connection (rsh or nimsh) between NIM server and LPAR
Viewed 9551 times since Thu, Feb 21, 2019
How to disable SSH cipher/ MAC algorithms for Linux and Unix
Viewed 43781 times since Fri, Aug 21, 2020
AIX - How to get CPU infomation
Viewed 5130 times since Fri, Jun 8, 2018
AIX Not all filesets for 6100-07_AIX_ML were found
Viewed 2735 times since Tue, Jul 17, 2018
My LPAR always boots into SMS. Why?
Viewed 3387 times since Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Find out which port the daemon is using on AIX OS. (similar like command netstat -anp for Linux)
Viewed 11039 times since Thu, Feb 21, 2019
LVM: Display basic information about Physical Volumes, Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
Viewed 2734 times since Sun, Jun 3, 2018
Reconfigure RSCT ID to fix DLPAR issues on cloned AIX systems
Viewed 13340 times since Thu, Feb 21, 2019