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Linux Partitioning Tutorials
Make the most of large drives with GPT and Linux
The venerable master boot record (MBR) partitioning scheme can't fully handle disks larger than 2TB. With 1TB-hard disks now common and 2TB-disks becoming available, forward-looking individuals are thinking about alternatives to the MBR partitioning scheme. The heir apparent is the GUID Partition Table (GPT). Learn how to make sure your Linux system is fully prepared for the future of disk storage.
Live Application Mobility in AIX 6.1
Live Application Mobility is an important component of workload partitioning and provides for increased availability for workload partitions (WPARs). Simply put, it allows you to move WPARs from one logical partition (LPAR) to another while the WPARs are up and running. This article explores how and when to use Live Application Mobility and how to configure a system and its applications to run it.
Workload Partitioning (WPAR) in AIX 6.1
The most popular innovation of IBM AIX Version 6.1 is clearly workload partitioning (WPARs). Once you get past the marketing hype, you'll need to determine the value that WPARs can provide in your environment. You can discover that here.
Transition to AIX from Solaris
Need to know how to work with partitioning and virtualization? Want to know the differences between WPARs and zones and how the process differs from creating zones and WPARs? Have your questions addressed with this article and make your transition easier.
Linux Partitions: A Primer
One of the biggest challanges that a new Linux user faces when they first install any distro is how to cope with this thing called partitioning. Though many installers will auto-configure the partitions of a hard drive for you, having a good partition strategy can save you a lot of time and effort in the long run. Dee-Ann LeBlanc delivers this tutorial on partitioning basics.
Virtualization in System p
Capitalize on the benefits virtualization can provide to maximize the usage of your resources. Virtualization is a modern approach and is available on all System p servers, starting from POWER4. This article discusses physical and logical partitioning, with special relevance to how to implement logical partitioning.
Linux Partition HOWTO
This Linux Mini-HOWTO teaches you how to plan and create partitions on IDE and SCSI hard drives. It discusses partitioning terminology and considers size and location issues. Use of the fdisk partitioning utility for creating and recovering of partition tables is covered.