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The FSP (Flexible Service Processor) cannot be changed in Concurrent mode.
The E870C and E880C Systems have a dual FSP configuration, the failover of a FSP System does not create an outage. But the replacement of the failed FSP must be done after of full stop of the VM - VIOS and System.
The replacement duration takes 2 hours at least only for the FSP replacement and synchronization.
The total time for such an operation takes nearby one day if you consider also the requested time to shutdown and restart all the VIOS and VM.
Changing the FSP in concurrent mode would improve the availability of the Power Systems.
Moving the hosted VM to another Power System with LPM is not possible in any situation because you must own a second Power server.
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