Event Notification/Registry between pSeries eServers and Platform Management Consoles
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jul-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Event Notification/Registry between pSeries eServers and Platform Management Consoles This disclosure discusses possible solutions to a hypothetical pSeries eServer that has functionality known as Logical Partitioning. In the past, a server was a standalone system and the customer installed the Operating System on the system. When some event occurred (error event or informational event), it was logged with the Operating System (or more lately with the on-board Control Service Processor that was a separate processor from the server's processors that ran the Operating System). In this pSeries eServer, the Logical Partitioning is configured by a new standalone PC (aka platform management console PMC) that connects to the pSeries Control Service Processor. Now, this new connection allows error events or informational events another destination to be sent rather than just the Operating System. With Logical Partitioning, there are more information events occurring (partitions starting and stopping, processors starting and stopping, I/O slots starting and stopping).