Configure AIX 5.3 and AIX 6.1 on POWER5 and POWER6 (Micro-Partitioning)

To configure AIX Micro-Partitioning in shared and uncapped mode to work with Intelligent Management, enable performance collection in the Hardware management console (HMC).

Ensure you have access to the HMC for the AIX servers.

If we do not configure this setting in the HMC, but you are using AIX micro-partitioning in shared and uncapped mode, the following message displays in our system out log of the node agent process:

We must enable this setting so that Intelligent Management can recognize more than the entitled capacity for a logical partition (LPAR).

  1. Enable the performance hardware collection setting for each LPAR. In the HMC, click Systems management > Servers > physical_server_name > LPAR_name. Select Allow performance hardware collection.

  2. Click OK.

  3. Restart the LPAR.


Results

Intelligent Management can recognize more than the entitled capacity for a logical partition (LPAR).


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