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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 3, 2021

Cross Frames Shared Processor Pool via PEP

- Today PEP2.0 delivers capability to allow flexible usage of system resources (core, ram, OS) across frames.

- Client evaluating PEP2.0 have expressed concern that with PEP induced flexibility, they lose control over DB/App software license usage in their environment.

- There are mechanisms for limiting core usage at VM/LPAR level (vCPU, Entitled Capacity) & at Frame level (multiple shared processor pools). But these limit leveraging PEP feature of growing workload any time on any frame.

- Client are looking for capability to ensure that in PEP2.0 facilitated flexible & floating compute environment, they can cap/limit a set of workloads to a preset limit and hence don't breach on their DB/App license compliances.

- Example: Client using multiple Oracle DBs across frames want to limit maximum core usage by all DB instances across frames.

- Requested capability for PEP is analogous to “multiple shared processor pool” feature of PowerVM.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Mar 3, 2021

    Attachment (Use case): Logical illustration of requested feature "Cross Frames Shared Process Pool" or "PEP-PROCESSOR-POOL".