CD/DVD on demand with LPARs
In a classic environment with IBM® AIX® logical partitions (LPARs), mounting or unmounting a CD requires administrator rights on the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). It can be a very time consuming process if this operation has to be done frequently.
The aim of this article is to provide tools and methods for users, without administrator rights, to manage the CD/DVD mount and umount operations on an AIX LPAR.
Users might want to do such operations easily without external help (from system administrator or Help Desk). A simple procedure can help users to perform this basic operation.
The following example explains the global architecture, preliminary actions, and current operations.