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Status Needs more information
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 18, 2022

Add command for displaying the hardware where a defined VM runs.

Ease of management, example when deleting a VM cli-wise it removes several steps (or the need for additional scripting to check all hw and find the lpar). Here also would be beneficial to present all VMs with the same name, to secure removal but also verify VM names (duplicates) in between environments. combine the below output for easier usage in ansible PBs, HW:VM-name:"status/running or not":"lparid".... hscroot@ctseelm-BB6013:~> for a in $(lssyscfg -r sys -F name); do lssyscfg -r lpar -m $a -F name |grep ptseelm-ax9004; echo $a;done DH22-N04-9040-MR9-SN78EC87X DH22-N05-9040-MR9-SN78EC86X DH22-N04-9040-MR9-SN78EC89X DH22-N06-8284-22A-SN21FD47V DH22-N05-9040-MR9-SN78EC85X DH22-N06-8284-22A-SN78EAA8W ptseelm-ax9004-2-00000089 DH22-N04-9040-MR9-SN78EC88X
Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 28, 2022


    Either "module" or cli-command would be fine, the task will be run from Ansible more or less all the time.
    The use-case is to remove an old ksh-script which searches for a specified VM and then gives the option to remove/delete it with associated VIO-parts. Since We are now using Ansible-PowerVC in all TEST environment we have it all covered, but in production we dont have this setup yet and therefor it would be good to be able to delete a VM from Ansible PB by just adding the VM name in survey where we also add environment ie site. Could be good with with some warning if duplicate VM-names exist.

    CLI command would be fine since we could run that via ansible as well.

  • Guest
    Oct 28, 2022
    Hi Stephan,

    Is the request specific to enhance ansible modules/playbooks to take lpar name as input and find the system to take action on ? Or are you looking for an enhancement in HMC command line? If its on HMC also, can you pls provide examples of some commands where you would like to pass only the VM name and take action?