How can I collect a snap from a VIO server?
IBM need me to collect a snap from one of my VIO servers. I don’t need HMC and client LPAR data at this time.
Login to VIO server, as padmin, and collect snap by running the “snap” command;
Upon completion, this will create /home/padmin/snap.pax.Z. If this file exists prior to running snap command, it will automatically be deleted and recreated.
Next, rename the compressed file using the following naming convention if you are submitting snaps for more
than one vio server:
$ mv snap.pax.Z PPPPP.BBB.000.snap.pax.Z (example: 12345.678.000.snap.pax.Z) $ ftp testcase.software.ibm.com login: anonymous password: <your email address> ftp> cd /toibm/aix ftp> prompt ftp> binary ftp> put 12345.678.000.snap.pax.Z ftp> quit