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Method and System for Optimizing Enterprise Logical Partitions (LPARs) using Redundancy Compliance Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000251872D
Publication Date: 2017-Dec-07
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Method and System for Optimizing Enterprise Logical Partitions (LPARs) using Redundancy Compliance Mechanism

Disclosed is a method and system for optimizing enterprise logical partitions (LPARs) using redundancy compliance mechanism. The method and system implements redundancy compliance mechanism by utilizing powerVC that provides simplified virtualization management and cloud deployment and indicates a level of control above and beyond a server boundary. PowerVC, an advanced virtualization cloud management mechanism, acts as an ideal arbiter for redundancy compliance.

In accordance with the method and system, redundancy compliance comprising a single LPAR or groups of LPARs in the powerVC cloud are marked as enterprise LPARs and additionally marked with subsystems (Ethernet, storage, etc.) that needs to be managed and controlled.

In an embodiment, LPARs marked as redundancy compliant receives notification on the powerVC display when the redundancy is lost (e.g. a VIOS is rebooted or stays down, or a network port on an SEA goes down, or a SAN port on a relevant virtual fiber channel VFC goes down). Additionally, if a port or redundancy is down for a particular VIOS (considering other VIOS to be rebooted), a warning is issued such that outage is not induced by a lack of visibility into the redundancy compromise. Alternatively, a HMC call home (if PowerVC does not have any) is leveraged for alerting or issue a warning.

Thus, the method and system optimizes enterprise logica...