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Status Future consideration
Workspace PowerVM VIOS
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 18, 2020

LPM for LPARs with vNIC causes false call home

When LPM moving LPARs whith vNIC adapters to a different power server during the removal stage we see errlog entries in the hosting VIO server like:

Jun 19 08:50:29 ent16 T LNC2ENT_EEH_EXIT EEH recovery exit
Jun 19 08:50:28 sysplanar0 T PCI_RECOVERABLE_ERR Bus ID 9000038F EEH temporary error
Jun 19 08:50:28 ent16 T LNC2ENT_EEH_ENTRY EEH recovery entry
Jun 19 08:50:28 ent16 T LNC2ENT_HW_TMP_ERR Hardware temporary error
Jun 19 08:50:25 ent16 T LNC2ENT_HW_TMP_ERR Hardware temporary error
Jun 19 08:50:24 Migration I MVR_MIG_COMPLETED Migration completed successfully
Jun 19 08:50:24 ent16 T LNC2ENT_HW_TMP_ERR Hardware temporary error
Jun 19 08:50:23 ent16 T LNC2ENT_HW_TMP_ERR Hardware temporary error
Jun 19 08:50:22 ent16 T LNC2ENT_HW_TMP_ERR Hardware temporary error
Jun 19 08:50:22 ent16 T LNC2ENT_EEH_DETECT EEH freeze detected
Jun 19 08:50:22 vnicserver3 I VS_TRANSPORT_EVENT VNIC Transport Event
Jun 19 08:50:21 Migration I MVR_PHYP_SUSPEND Client partition suspend issued

These EEH errors are a part of the vnic removal / failover process and therefore are expected and do not log real errors that need attention.
Call home function reports these errors and therefore causes false events / actions for IBM support and AIX administrators.

This can not be corrected in scope of PMR.

Submitted case for that problem - TS003789179

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Aug 19, 2020

    IBM is exploring improvements with the error management of different VNIC related adapters