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Status Delivered
Workspace PowerVC
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 13, 2018

Support of Dual HMC in PowerVC

currently in PowerVC you cannot configure two HMC for the same pSeries systems.
i would like to see this feature because when only one is configured and this HMC is under maintenance for any reason the powervc doesnt work for all machines connected to this single HMC

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Apr 8, 2019

    Thanks for the suggestion - this is done in PowerVC

  • Guest
    Sep 18, 2018

    Thanks for clarification, we will consider this for future release.

  • Guest
    Sep 18, 2018

    i know that i can (manually) replace the HMC by another one...but as i said...manually...i want to define dual managed HMC so that PowerVC will auotmatically try to access the first HMC but if it doesnt work e.g. for HMC Maintenance or HMC outage etc. to fall automatically !!!! to the 2nd HMC without manual intervention.
    the reason why is that we have multiple update per year per HMC in SW and/or HW so we need this automation feature please.
    makes my description things a bit clearer ?

  • Guest
    Sep 17, 2018

    Hi Vince, Greeting!
    PowerVC allows you to change the HMC that is managing a host or group of hosts in the event of an HMC failure. The HMC must already be managing the hosts before you can change to that HMC in PowerVC.
    This is supported from PowerVC 1.2.3 (2016), Can you please check and lets us know if this is not working for you? If it does not work, please open the PMR to get the issues addressed. OR Let me know in case you are asking for a different or new scenario to be supported here with Dual HMC.
    Please refer below link and blog explaining how redundant HMC works in PowerVC