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LPM Fails On Systems With Non-Functional Physical Adapter Ports
When attempting to use Live Partition Mobility (LPM) to move a logical partition (LPAR) from one system to another, source partition virtual to physical connectivity is first validated before executing the migration.
Unfortunately, this negates the possibility of using LPM to migrate hosts off a system with broken hardware without manual intervention.
Reason: the current validation process requires that all physical hardware tied to virtual hardware must be present.
A recommendation for future development efforts would be to allow for the following:
1. Enable partitions to be migrated even if the physical hardware connections are non-functional. Instead of terminating the process, give the customers the choice to continue.
2. As a safeguard, require that the target host be able to support all of the connectivity that the source partition requires. In general, a customer would not be LPMing to a host with broken hardware, but they may be migrating *away* from one.
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