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The idea is to enable the configuration of small independent auxiliary storage pools from partial disk units on a single IBM i server.
This idea appears to be similar to the ability to create micro partitions and host many IBM i instances on a single server. Except rather than running many IBM i instances on a single server, the idea would facilitate the configuration of many small disk pools on a single IBM i instance.
The IBM i Navigator wizard that creates disk pools currently requires a full disk unit in order to create a new disk pool. Would it be possible to create a disk pool from a partial disk unit?
Say a physical disk unit has 300 GB capacity. Would it be possible to create say 100 disk pools of 30 GB each?
A number of use cases come to mind.
1. Reduce IPL time by separating application IASPs from SYSBAS.
2. Reduce SAVSYS time by separating application IASPs from SYSBAS.
3. Host multiple versions of applications by dividing them between IASPs.
4. Host open-source projects and external developers on an IASP (easy to secure).
5. Use an IASP version of your application to create an installation package.
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