IBM ‘s Power announcements for October 2017

https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/4/897/ENUS217-494/ENUS217-494.PDF • IBM(R) PowerVM(R) V2.2.6 • IBM PowerVM NovaLink V1.0.0.8 • IBM PowerVC V1.4.0 Announcing PowerVC 1.4.0 Announcing PowerVC 1.4.0 interesting features: PowerVM V2.2.6 • Live Partition Mobility (LPM) enhancements (PowerVM Enterprise only) • Software-defined storage – PowerVM now supports

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[TIPS] padmin can’t execute commands after VIO update

« ` Access to run command is not valid. on padmin root@vio:/etc/security# su – padmin Access to run command is not valid. padmin@vio:/home/padmin$ « ` This error comes from a problem related to padmin’s RBAC rules , which would be missing in

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[HMC CLI] Useful HMC commands cheatsheet

I’m sooo fed up with looking into the manpage of each HMC cli commands every time I need to use it, that I’m putting my cheatsheet right here, just in case. These can be useful when you have to execute

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VSCSI/NPIV : useful one-liners for lsmap command

Update : I juste realized I never did the same quick one-liner for the NPIV case, which is indeed what my servers are built on , I’m fixing it right now ! VSCSI When working with VSCSI mode, I always

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Can’t achieve concurrent live partition migrations ? Check your max_virtual_slots value !

Context Here are my latest discoveries about concurrent LPM : We had at work a situation where we could not perform concurrent live partition migration between our two p795, however or whatever we tried (multiple HMC/SDMC, multiple MSPs, cross-site migrations…),

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VIO : Forcing WWN on a virtual fc adapter

Unique generated WWNs  ? With the HMC gui, it seems that the WWNs created with a virtual FC adapter cannot be changed, unless you delete the virtual FC adapter and recreate it, but you will have a tiny problem : the

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Creating an LACP adapter on AIX

As padmin: Don’t forget to get in touch with the network guys, so that they can configure the switches’ ports with port aggregation (option portfast enabled !!!)

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How to ease up HMC’s lsysscfg output when you have many virtual adapters and you want to know if you’re LPM compatible

It can be a nightmare when you need to create a script listing easily and quickly some of the informations given by lssyscfg commande. Unfortunately, IBM didn’t really think about us, because what you get is this : OK, that’s

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Configuring NTP

Configure NTP on AIX check if the ntp server is available

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