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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 30, 2019

HMC (CLI): lpar_netboot ipV6 ping test

xreeb000@ZHMC1000:~> chsyscfg -r prof -m BVIO0025 -i "name=normal,lpar_name=VLANTEST,virtual_eth_adapters=2/0/1351//0/1/ETHERNET0"

xreeb000@ZHMC1000:~> lpar_netboot -M -A -n -T off -t ent -D -s auto -d auto -S -G -C -V 1351 VLANTEST normal BVIO0025

#‌ Connecting to VLANTEST.

#‌ Connected

#‌ Checking for power off.

#‌ Power off the node.

#‌ Wait for power off.

#‌ Power off complete.

#‌ Power on VLANTEST to Open Firmware.

#‌ Power on complete.

#‌ Client IP address is

#‌ Server IP address is

#‌ Gateway IP address is

#‌ Getting adapter location codes.

#‌ /vdevice/l-lan@30000002 ping successful.

#‌ Type Location Code MAC Address Full Path Name Ping Result Device Type

ent U8284.22A.21CF8BW-V3-C2-T1 4a2f2a6d5902 /vdevice/l-lan@30000002 successful virtual

And we have a simple opportunity to test configured VLAN's are supported on the Ethernet-Switch.

We would appreciate to have the same opportunity for IPv6 Adresses. But it seems there is a major

effort to extend the lpar_netboot command to allow the same comfort for IPv6-addresses.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 18, 2020


    We have evaluated this request and is part of a long term roadmap, hence marking as Uncommitted Candidate for now.