Topics: AIX, System Admin

DLpar with DVD-ROM

Adding a DVD-ROM with DLpar is very easy. Removing however, can be somewhat more difficult, especially when you've run cfgmgr and devices have been configured. This is how to remove it. Remove all cdrom devices found with lsdev -Cc cdrom:

# rmdev -dl cd0
# rmdev -dl ide0
Then remove all devices found with:
# lsdev -C | grep pci
All PCI devices still in use, can't be removed. The one not in use, is the PCI device where the DVD-ROM drive on was configured. You have to remove it before you can do a DLPAR remove operation on it. Now do your DLPAR remove operation.

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