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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 19, 2022

Status of AC power

Ability to determine remotely that AC power is PRESENT on the power supplies. Possible a command to display power supply status or indicators on the Virtual Control Panel from ACS.


Use Case:

We have approx. 30 power servers in remote locations. When receiving a power loss problem indication, we would like to be able to query the actual status of AC on the power supplies before clearing messages and error indicators.


Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki
    Oct 11, 2022

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature. It would be good to know whether the SRC means power supply failed or the power itself.


    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.


    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac


    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jul 10, 2022

    I would suggest to do some research on smart PDU, which can be managed from anywhere. e.g. https://dataprobe.com/iboot-pdu-American/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4su39pHv-AIVYMmUCR2A6QilEAAYASAAEgKhQvD_BwE


  • Guest
    May 12, 2022
    IBM Understand this request and will consider as part of a future enhancement though no commitment is made nor implied.
  • Guest
    Mar 21, 2022

    What power machine type model ?

    Power 7 8202-E4D V7R3
    Power 8 8286-41A V7R2
    Power 8 8284-21A V7R3
    Power 9 9009-22G V7R4
    Power 9 9009-41A V7R3

  • Guest
    Mar 21, 2022

    The root problem I am trying to solve is to determine remotely whether the power supplies have AC power on them or not.

    A simple example is the data center which performs MONTHLY tests on its centralized UPS. Sometimes the AC power is lost on one of more of the power supplies and the system will generate a WRKPRB and ACTIVATE the ATTENTION light display. When they finish the MONTHLY testing, We have to connect to the system, CLOSE the WRKPRB entries and CLEAR the ATTENTION light. At this point we don't know whether the AC has been returned to the power supplies or not. Many of these data centers are not manned 24hours.

    I hope this helps paint a better picture.

  • Guest
    Mar 21, 2022

    1) Does your configuration have an HMC, vHMC, or is it an unmanaged system?
    Our systems are managed manually.

    2) Does your configuration have UPS?
    Our systems are powered from the PDU in racks. Not able to connect to UPS status ports.

  • Guest
    Mar 21, 2022

    1) Does your configuration have an HMC, vHMC, or is it an unmanaged system?
    Our systems are managed manually.

    2) Does your configuration have UPS?
    Our systems are powered from the PDU in racks. Not able to connect to UPS status ports.

  • Guest
    Mar 21, 2022

    1) Does your configuration have an HMC, vHMC, or is it an unmanaged system?
    2) Does your configuration have UPS?