09448807 cites 26 patents.

A computer installs an operating system. The computer receives, in a logical partition (LPAR) via a management network, a deploy program configured to download a disk image from an image repository and to write the disk image to a first direct access storage device (DASD) of the LPAR. The disk image includes an operating system, applications, and management components including an upgrade program. The computer receives, in the LPAR via a data network, the disk image, and writes, to the first DASD of the LPAR, the disk image. The computer boots the LPAR into the operating system of the disk image written to the first DASD, and determines whether the installed operating system is a deployment or an upgrade.

Title
Automatic creation, deployment, and upgrade of disk images
Application Number
13/872404
Publication Number
9448807 (B2)
Application Date
April 29, 2013
Publication Date
September 20, 2016
Inventor
Jan Bernd Themann
Tuebingen
DE
Stefan Letz
Boeblingen
DE
Roland Seiffert
Herrenberg
DE
Steffen Hees
Hamburg
DE
Walter Haug
Sindelfingen
DE
Agent
Kelly M Nowak
DeLio Peterson & Curcio
Assignee
GLOBAL FOUNDRIES
KY
IPC
G06F 9/445
G06F 9/44
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