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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 3, 2016

HMC Enh+ GUI and VIOS allowing duplicate SSP LU name

After attempting to create an LU and getting a generic failure, he checked by the HMC GUI at the Pool / Tier level if there was a LU created and no new LU SSP2T_D1 (LU name) was found. Because of the unclear message and the hint to try the procedure later again, he did try to create the LU a second time using the same task with the same LU Name. Still got a generic error to try again later.

Then he checked by VIOS CLI command and found two LU with the name SSP2T_D1 which was not shown at the HMC GUI. He had to delete both LU by VIOS CLI.

padmin@pse12vio1t /home/padmin
$ lu -list
POOL_NAME: espsp
HAC1P1_B01 30720 30721
SSP1T_B1 30720 0
SSP2T_B1 30720 0

POOL_NAME: espsp
SSP2T_D1 10240 0
SSP2T_D1 10240 0
SSPVolume_1 10240 10240
TSMssp 65536 34926
pgpfs12_b1 20480 11989

This should be avoided and the GUI should detect and solve the duplicate LU problem. Furthermore I would recommend not to allow the creation of a LU with the same name in the same SSP cluster. We don't understand why this is allowed.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jul 2, 2019


    Please see comments in previous sequence and request for additional info. Please re-open with the additional info requested.


  • Guest
    Aug 4, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #92560 in product Power Hardware Management Console.