The Service Processor provides the ability to view and change the power-on settings of running system. Service Processor also monitors the operating system to confirm that its running or hanged.
HMC is a Linux based desktop PC workstation which is dedicated to a number of pSeries servers. Itâ€™s is used to manage LPARs. There can be several LPARs or a single full partition on physical pSeries server system…
The biggest benefit for LPARs is that they can be managed online. The CPU, Memory and adapters can be allocated on the spot without downtime, offcourse due care has to be taken. The process is also referred to as DLPAR. DLPAR is nothing but a daemon which runs on server. The name of the process is IBM.drm. Without this DLPAR is not possible, so far as I know.
So, I thought of bringing a video for you which can give you a live demonstratino video for you. Its about 10 minutes video which demonstrates how to create LPAR on IBM machines using HMC(Hardware Management Console)…
Creating your first LPAR on the HMC with physical resources and boot it up and accessing the remote console.
VIO server is a special case of LPAR. In this the IOs are all virtual and provided to the partitions on VIO Server. Means IO slots, CPUs and Memory are all virtual. So, how is this done?
Virtual Processor is logical entity. The physical processor is divided into processing units. And one or several processing units are combined together to make virtual processor. The processing capacity is distributed in terms of virtual pr
In capped mode the processing units given to a partition can not exceed the assigned processing units (entitled capacity
The software code resides in the flash memory of service processor. Itâ€™s the underlying control mechanism which resides below Operating Systems. It owns all of the resources and creates partitions by allocating and sharing these resources.