Question
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How can I move my DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive from one LPAR to another?

Answer
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If you don’t know which LPAR owns the CD-ROM drive, use the HMC manager or WEBSM tool.

Select the managed system and open “Properties”.
Select the “I/O” tab. Look for the I/O device with the description “Other Mass Storage Controller” and read the “Owner” field. This will show the LPAR currently owning that device.

ON THE SOURCE SYSTEM

1. Find the parent adapter of the DVD or CD device:

$ lsdev -Cl cd0 -F parent
ide0

2. Find the slot containing the IDE bus:

$ lsslot -c slot
# Slot Description Device(s)
U787B.001.DNWG2AB-P1-T16 Logical I/O Slot pci1 ide0
U9133.55A.105C2EH-V7-C0 Virtual I/O Slot vsa0
U9133.55A.105C2EH-V7-C2 Virtual I/O Slot ent0
U9133.55A.105C2EH-V7-C3 Virtual I/O Slot vscsi0

so in this example PCI1 is the slot containing the IDE adapter and CD drive.

3. Remove the slot from this host:

# rmdev -dl pci1 -R
cd0 deleted
ide0 deleted
pci1 deleted
ON THE HMC

Select the LPAR currently owning the CD-ROM, and in the Actions menu select:
Dynamic Logical Partitioning -> Physical Adapters -> Move or Remove
Select the adapter for “Other Mass Storage Controller” and move to the desired target LPAR.
This will perform a DLPAR operation on both the source and target LPAR.
ON THE TARGET SYSTEM

Log in as root and run

# cfgmgr

The CD-ROM device should show up now

# lsdev -C | grep cd
cd0 Available 1G-19-00 IDE DVD-ROM Drive

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