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4.5.4 Creating WPARs
To create a WPAR using the Create Workload Partition wizard, complete the following steps:
1. From the Workload Partitions and Hosts page, right-click the system on which you want to
deploy the WPAR. Select Workload Partitions Management Create workload
partition to start the wizard (Figure 4-18).
Figure 4-18 Create workload partition
Alternatively, you can select the system on which to deploy the WPAR, click Actions, and
select Workload Partitions Management Create workload partition.
Follow the instructions on each page to complete the wizard.
2. From the Welcome page, click Next (Figure 4-19).
Figure 4-19 Create Workload Partition wizard: Welcome page
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3. On the General page, you specify WPAR type (System or Application), WPAR name, host
name, and whether the WPAR is relocatable (Enable checkpoint) or not (Figure 4-20).
Click Next to proceed.
Figure 4-20 Create Workload Partition wizard: General page
4. On the Devices page, you can specify storage devices from the global environment that
you might want to allocate to the WPAR (Figure 4-21). Click Add to export a storage
device or Next to proceed.
Figure 4-21 Create Workload Partition wizard: Devices page
5. If you click Add to export a storage device to the WPAR, select a valid target and then add
it to the selected list. Click OK to return back to the wizard (Figure 4-22 on page 61).
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Figure 4-22 Adding a storage device to export to the WPAR
6. Specify the device control for the storage device. At least one of the disks must have a
device control setting as rootvg for a WPAR-owned rootvg (Figure 4-23).
Figure 4-23 Create Workload Partition wizard: Specifying the device control setting
7. For system WPARs, on the Filesystems page, you can select the Use private /usr and
/opt option to create a private or detached system WPAR.
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The WPAR’s file systems can be local (on the global environment), NFS-based, or the
WPAR’s file systems are on the WPAR-owned rootvg.
On the Filesystems page, click Configure required filesystems to configure the file
systems for Local filesystems (Figure 4-24), or for NFS based filesystems (Figure 4-25
on page 63) WPAR.
Figure 4-24 Create Workload Partition wizard: Filesystems (local)
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Figure 4-25 Create Workload Partition wizard: Filesystems (NFS-based)
For a rootvg WPAR, the file systems cannot be specified manually. (Figure 4-26).
Figure 4-26 Create Workload Partition wizard: Filesystems (rootvg)
8. Click Next to proceed.
9. On the Options page, you can specify the base directory and other options for the WPAR
(Figure 4-27 on page 64).

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