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Created by Guest
Created on May 10, 2018

DLPAR for FC adapters in VIOS should be possible

HMC Enhanced+ GUI automates the process of managing client FC adapters. I only have to create adapter on client side - and HMC automatically creates adapter on VIOS side, maps to correct physical adapter. On VIOS side the only way to manage virtual adapters is either command line or through manage profiles. Older method of just using DLPAR is impossible.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Dec 16, 2020

    Hi Karol,

    Option to add/remove Virtual FC adapters in VIOS is available with HMC V9 R2 M950


  • Guest
    Apr 7, 2020

    Enhancement to support DLPAR of Virtual SCSI/FC adapters from GUI is being planned for a future HMC release.

  • Guest
    May 15, 2018

    I had a problem with LPM (you can refer to PMR 21970,SGC,820). After all, when LPMs problem were fixed, I had one correct running machine and two LPARs to delete. I deleted them (from GUI) - but relevant virtual adapters from VIOS has not been deleted.

    Also, once a day I generate scripts to restore machine in case of accidental deletion or hardware failure. When I need to create machine from this simple backup, I just run commands from CLI. Client LPAR is created correctly. In Classic GUI I just had to create (using DLPAR) virtual adapters on VIOS and map them. Now, I cannot do this in Enhanced+ GUI.

  • Guest
    May 14, 2018


    In the case of client adapter deletion - do you use the UI to unmap the FC port or storage from the partition or is the client adapter deleted through the CLI? Can you please explain more on changing Adapter ID's , because changing ID of an adapter dynamically (when vios is active), is not supported currently with Classic UI or CLI also.

    On a side note, we introduced a new option in V8 R8.7.0 SP1 to clean up the Virtual IO Server mappings when deleting a partition.