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Support for 192 vCPUs per LPAR in a shared pool

The client wants to run 2 LPARs on a 192 core system sharing all the resources with each LPAR running with 192 vCPUs. The current limitation running is 128 vCPUs per LPAR when running in shared processor mode.
about 7 years ago in PowerVM 1 Delivered

HMC as Single Point of Control for System Time Consistency

During a P6 to P7 HW upgrade on one of the frames the systemtime was not set correctly for the German Time Zone. UTC waserroneously take to be UTC +0100. The time offset of one hourwas propagated after system IPL to all LPARs and is just to larget...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM 2 Delivered

Affinity Groups and VIOS Placement

When using affinity groups, if the group includes a VIOS, ensure the group is placed in the same drawer where the VIOS physical I/O is located.
over 7 years ago in PowerVM 3 Delivered

Check power IO enlarged capacity programmatically

We need a way to check / display the setting of the 'Enlarged I/O capacity' setting of the power server adapters. This setting is essential for the correct functionality of the ESS IO servers and its misconfiguration has performance and stability ...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVM 3 Delivered