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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 25, 2023

SNMP Agent needs to be able to return LPAR level statistics for processors, memory, etc. rather than only at the server level

Using a 3rd party application to track and manage hardware resources of our many LPARs, it serves us no purpose to have the SNMP walk report server level information when the SNMP agent is specific to each LPAR.  Ex: One server has 24 processor cores allocated over 6 LPARs.  Each LPAR's SNMP walk shows 24 cores (total server) rather than the 4 cores actually allocated to the LPAR.  All 6 LPARs reflect 24 cores, we want to see only the cores allocated to the LPAR.   Same for memory, disk, and anything else allocated by LPAR and collected by SNMP.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 3, 2023
    Thanks for submitting your Idea requesting that statistics be reported at an LPAR level for SNMP.

    IBM will use this Idea as input to planning, but no commitment is made or implied. This Idea will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this Idea.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Admin
    Carmelita Ruvalcaba Cevallos
    Feb 21, 2023

    The CAAC has reviewed this IBM Idea and recommenders that IBM view this as a medium priority idea that is important to be addressed.

    This change will enhance the accuracy of 3rd party monitoring software.

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

    For more information about CAAC, see

    Carmelita Ruvalcaba - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Feb 2, 2023

    I agree this is important in an enterprise environment. While we IBMi system administrators use 3rd party IBMi specific monitoring systems for many characteristics, we currently only have ping sensors to these systems in our company-wide enterprise monitoring system. We ideally would utilize SNMP to get some basic information out (CPU % used, disk space % utilized) to monitor company-wide.