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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 26, 2017

Option for loading new/different profile on next/unplanned IPL

HMC should provide an option, where one can select a certain profile to be loaded on next reboot (which can be triggered manually or by a system crash)

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Apr 7, 2020

    Please help with the info requested in earlier comments.

  • Guest
    Jul 5, 2019

    Can you please help with the information requested in the previous comment?

  • Guest
    Jan 1, 2019

    Based on the latest request, after the lpar crash or system dump, do you restart the lpars manually ? or are they enabled with auto-start such that they restart automatically?

  • Guest
    Jan 9, 2018

    thank you for the reply. unfortunately we seem to be misunderstood (there arent really 3 scenarios, but 1).
    The solution proposed in Scenario 1 won't work in our use case. Therefore we rephrased our RFE:

    We have the need to save new values to a profile, when adjusting the min and max CPU and Memory setting.
    Often we are not able to reboot the system at this time. We schedule mainenance window within the next weeks.
    If the LPAR crashes BEFORE the scheduled maintanance it would be great to have a option that the new profile is
    used at startup and not the current LPAR settings.
    This should work both on LPAR Crash AND a complete system dump.
    We see our rfe best implemented as an option which could be choosen by a checkbox/switch after changing the profile.

  • Guest
    Dec 21, 2017


    1. For scenario 1, if you enable "Save Configuration Changes to Profile", then any changes made dynamically will be automatically saved to the last activated profile. Please see the blog at!/wiki/Power%20Systems/page/Synchronize%20Current%20Configuration%20and%20configuration%20change%20on%20inactive%20partition%20in%20HMC%20Enhanced%20UI for more details.
    2. For this case, do you refer to the partition restart after a crash? or a complete system dump?
    3. Yes, if there are settings which can't be modified dynamically, then it would need a shutdown & restart. Can you please specify which settings you faced problems with ?