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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 20, 2018

Group Tags lost during LPM

HMC Group Tags are lost whenever an LPAR is migrated from one system to another. We use these tags to identify the workload and we have to re-create the tags every time we do LPM on the LPARs.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jan 13, 2020

    Thank you for considering this for a future release. These are incredibly useful to help differentiate among large groups of HMC managed LPARs.

    It will be sorely missed until description and tags can be part of the LPAR definition, and thus both (a) migrate during an LPM, (b) be visible in a multi-HMC-per-site solution without redefining it in all HMCs. Otherwise, if an LPM wipes out all the work of tagging, why use it? (we LPM a few times a year, and wouldn't want to have to redo them each time) Same with description, btw, which does migrate with LPM, but only seems to be visible from the HMC you originated the description on (and not the e.g. second redundant one?).

  • Guest
    Jan 23, 2019


    This Enhancement is being planned for a future release.


  • Guest
    Dec 13, 2018

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - Power Hardware Management Console
    Component - Product functionality
    Operating system - Other
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - PowerVM
    Component - PowerVM
    Operating system - Not Applicable
    Source - None