Archive for December, 2008

Difference between LPAR and VIO Server

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Often there is confusion between LPAR and VIO Server. The article is an attempt to clarify the difference between the two.


LPAR as you all know is Logical Partition which is supported by IBM servers. During creation of LPAR CPUs, Memory and IO slots are provided to the partition from free pool of these resources. An LPAR acts as an independent server and is able to run AIX Operating System or Linux Operating Systems. In a physical server there can be many LPARs and corruption of one LPAR does not affect working of other partitions. (more…)

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