07-25-2013 03:44 AM
how do one decommission a 11.23 vPar?
superdome has four nPars
one of the nPars has six vPars.
one of the vPars is to be decommissioned.
This to be decommed vPar has two processors, many disks and RAM.
Names of the partitions in the database:
vpar1 (up) ==> need to decommission this vPar
Cell 1 total cpus 8 free cpus 1
Cell 5 total cpus 8 free cpus 6
The following CPUs are unassigned:
1/121 5/122 5/123 5/124 5/125 5/126 5/127
The following CPUs are disabled:
ILM Memory: total 130427 MB free 23931 MB
Cell 1 CLM Memory total 0 MB free 0 MB
Cell 5 CLM Memory total 0 MB free 0 MB
1 cell AML path=_SB_N001 VPAR=ALL
1.0 sba AML path=_SB_N001S016 VPAR=ALL
1.0.0 lba AML path=_SB_N001S016IOC0L000 VPAR=NONE
1.0.1 lba AML path=_SB_N001S016IOC0L001 VPAR=NONE
1.0.2 lba AML path=_SB_N001S016IOC0L002 VPAR=vpar1 ***
1.0.4 lba AML path=_SB_N001S016IOC0L004 VPAR=NONE
1.0.5 lba AML path=_SB_N001S016IOC0L005 VPAR=vpar1 ***
1.0.6 lba AML path=_SB_N001S016IOC0L006 VPAR=vpar5
1.0.8 lba AML path=_SB_N001S016IOC1L008 VPAR=NONE
1.0.9 lba AML path=_SB_N001S016IOC1L009 VPAR=NONE
1.0.10 lba AML path=_SB_N001S016IOC1L010 VPAR=vpar6
1.0.12 lba AML path=_SB_N001S016IOC1L012 VPAR=NONE
1.0.13 lba AML path=_SB_N001S016IOC1L013 VPAR=vpar4
1.0.14 lba AML path=_SB_N001S016IOC1L014 VPAR=vpar2
1.120 proc AML path=_SB_N001P008 VPAR=vpar2
1.121 proc AML path=_SB_N001P010 VPAR=NONE
1.122 proc AML path=_SB_N001P012 VPAR=vpar1 ***
1.123 proc AML path=_SB_N001P014 VPAR=vpar1 ***
1.124 proc AML path=_SB_N001P009 VPAR=vpar2
1.125 proc AML path=_SB_N001P011 VPAR=vpar3
1.126 proc AML path=_SB_N001P013 VPAR=vpar4
1.127 proc AML path=_SB_N001P015 VPAR=vpar3
5 cell AML path=_SB_N005 VPAR=ALL
5.0 sba AML path=_SB_N005S080 VPAR=ALL
5.0.0 lba AML path=_SB_N005S080IOC0L000 VPAR=NONE
5.0.1 lba AML path=_SB_N005S080IOC0L001 VPAR=NONE
5.0.2 lba AML path=_SB_N005S080IOC0L002 VPAR=vpar1 ***
5.0.4 lba AML path=_SB_N005S080IOC0L004 VPAR=NONE
5.0.5 lba AML path=_SB_N005S080IOC0L005 VPAR=vpar1 ***
5.0.6 lba AML path=_SB_N005S080IOC0L006 VPAR=vpar4
5.0.8 lba AML path=_SB_N005S080IOC1L008 VPAR=NONE
5.0.9 lba AML path=_SB_N005S080IOC1L009 VPAR=vpar5
5.0.10 lba AML path=_SB_N005S080IOC1L010 VPAR=vpar6
5.0.12 lba AML path=_SB_N005S080IOC1L012 VPAR=NONE
5.0.13 lba AML path=_SB_N005S080IOC1L013 VPAR=vpar3
5.0.14 lba AML path=_SB_N005S080IOC1L014 VPAR=vpar2
5.120 proc AML path=_SB_N005P040 VPAR=vpar6
5.121 proc AML path=_SB_N005P042 VPAR=vpar6
5.122 proc AML path=_SB_N005P044 VPAR=NONE
5.123 proc AML path=_SB_N005P046 VPAR=NONE
5.124 proc AML path=_SB_N005P041 VPAR=NONE
5.125 proc AML path=_SB_N005P043 VPAR=NONE
5.126 proc AML path=_SB_N005P045 VPAR=NONE
5.127 proc AML path=_SB_N005P047 VPAR=NONE
07-25-2013 03:59 AM
You can just vparremove the vpar.
Note however that there is a possible complication if the vpar to be remove owns the monitor boot disk
(compare vparstatus -v and vparstatus -m). In that case I'd recommend to boot the monitor (the npar)
from some other partition's boot disk first (and change the EFI boot path accordingly) to prevent problems.
07-25-2013 04:12 AM
As it is vpar number 1, I have doubts that it could be the one holding that monitor/ vpdb disk
I am not sure how to check that though.
I attached vparstatus -v and vparstatus -m
executed the commands from vpar1
07-25-2013 04:35 AM
Monitor boot disk path: 188.8.131.52.0.4.1.1.0.0.0.0.1
[Virtual Partition Details] Name: vpar2 State: Up ... [IO Details] 1.0.14
So the monitor's boot disk is under 1.0.14 which is owned by vpar2. So no problem for removing vpar1.
Interestingly, there is no boot disk defined for vpar2. You should get that addressed.
07-25-2013 05:05 AM
great, Stan.... thank you... learnt something new today..
so, you reckon, I can go ahead and vparremove -p vpar1 from any other vpar now..
1. By the way... how do I format those disks associated with vpar1.. ? So many many disks in that vpar!
that is one the requisites in decommission work....
2. I noticed BOOT and ALTBOOT not present in IO Details in other vpars.. vpar3, vpar4 an vpar6 (vpar5 is down)
Need to address these too?