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No Migration option for OS upgrade

  • 1.  No Migration option for OS upgrade

    Posted Mon November 28, 2022 11:53 AM
    I am using nim to upgrade an LPAR from 7.1 to 7.2, but I do not see an option to migrate the LPAR.  I only see "new and complete overwrite" or "Preservation Install"

    The LPAR in NIM is defined as:
    class = machines
    type = standalone
    connect = nimsh
    platform = chrp
    netboot_kernel = mp
    if1 = master_net Server199 0
    cable_type1 = tp
    Cstate = Base Operating System installation is being performed
    prev_state = BOS installation has been enabled
    Mstate = in the process of booting
    info = prompting_for_data_at_console
    boot = boot
    lpp_source = lpp_72tl5sp3_2136
    nim_script = nim_script
    spot = spot_72tl5sp3_2136
    cpuid = 00CFAFA74C00
    control = master
    Cstate_result = success

    The basic steps to define the resources were:
    smit nim
    Perform NIM SW install
    Install and Update software
    Install Base OS on Standalone
    Pick the Machine
    Select rte
    Select the lpp
    Select the spot

    Have I missed something when defining the resouce?

    Gerald Stephens

  • 2.  RE: No Migration option for OS upgrade

    Posted Tue November 29, 2022 12:21 PM
    Using nimadm and an extra disk,,,,you should be able to do a smitty nimadm alternate disk migration install.  See details here:


    Paul Queen