Thursday, March 18, 2010

Obstacles Upgrading to 6.1

I have a server with 8 instances of TSM running on it. The first instance is the library controller and the other seven are production instances. So the problem has been how to best reconfigure everything for TSM 6.1 since IBM says it's best not to run multiple instances on the same server unless they are in their own LPAR. So what I have been trying to figure out is how best to migrate to 6.1 with the least impact. I figure I will need to merge the 7 production instances into 3 or 4, but then what would be the best procedure for dividing up the hardware (i.e. NICs and HBA's) for the other LPARs. Any suggestions?