HP Instant Capacity User's Guide for versions 8.x

  Table of Contents

  Index

HP Part Number: B9073-90111

Second Edition

September 2006


Table of Contents

1 About this guide
Introduction
Welcome
How to Use this Guide
Documentation Feedback
Terminology
Overview
Software Product Overview
System Overview
Most Recent Instant Capacity Product Versions and Supported Platforms
Past Instant Capacity Versions and Supported Operating Systems
Instant Capacity Information
Instant Capacity User’s Guide History
Locating the Instant Capacity User’s Guide for versions 8.x
Locating the Instant Capacity Release Notes for versions 8.x
Manpages
2 Getting Started
Instant Capacity Requirements
Program Requirements
Software Requirements
E-mail Requirements
Roles Requirement
Usage Rights Requirement
Instant Capacity Components
Overview
Cores (Processors)
Cell Boards
Memory
Global Instant Capacity (HP-UX)
Instant Capacity Codewords
Instant Capacity Compliance and Enforcement
Configuration Change Notification
Core Activation
Temporary Instant Capacity (TiCAP)
Instant Capacity Cell Board
Instant Capacity Software Validation
On HP-UX Systems
On OpenVMS Systems
Instant Capacity System Status Reporting
Timezone Considerations
3 Installing and Uninstalling Instant Capacity Software
Installing Instant Capacity Software
For HP-UX 11i v1 and 11i v2 - Installing from the HP-UX Media
For HP-UX 11i v1 and 11i v2 - Installing from the HP Software Depot
For All HP-UX Installations
Installing Instant Capacity on OpenVMS Systems
Reinstalling Instant Capacity Software
Preserving current Instant Capacity information
Uninstalling Instant Capacity Software
4 Using Instant Capacity to Manage Processing Capacity
Checking the Status of your Instant Capacity System
Setting System-Contact Information
Applying a Right To Use (RTU) Codeword
Activating Cores
Instant Capacity Activation Example Session
Deactivating Cores
Deactivation Example Session for Hardware-partitionable Systems
Overriding Deferred Activations and Deactivations
Load-Balancing Active Cores
Assigning a Cell to a Partition
Unassigning a Cell from a Partition
Software Application Considerations
Test Activation of Cores Using Temporary Capacity
Replacement of Failed Cores
HP-UX LPMC and HPMC
Failed Monarch Processors (HP-UX only)
Replacement of Failed Cores on OpenVMS
Failed OpenVMS Primary Processors
5 Temporary Instant Capacity
Temporary Instant Capacity Overview
Ordering Temporary Instant Capacity
HP-UX Licensing and Support with Temporary Instant Capacity
OpenVMS Licensing and Support with Temporary Instant Capacity
Using Temporary Instant Capacity
Acquiring and Configuring Temporary Instant Capacity
Utilizing Temporary Instant Capacity
Tracking the Usage of Temporary Instant Capacity
Temporary Instant Capacity Warning Period
Temporary Instant Capacity Expiration and Compliance Enforcement
Temporary Instant Capacity Exceptions
Error for Activation with Insufficient Temporary Capacity
Temporary Capacity Balance Needing Action
Temporary Capacity Negative Balance
Temporary Capacity Enforcement
6 Instant Capacity Cell Board
Instant Capacity Cell Board
Overview
Ordering Instant Capacity Cell Board
HP-UX and OpenVMS License and Support
Acquisition of Usage Rights (RTU) for Instant Capacity Cell Board
Instant Capacity Cell Board and Considerations of Core Usage Rights
Activation of an Instant Capacity Cell Board
Accidental Activation of an Instant Capacity Cell Board
Instant Capacity Cell Board Activation Exception Error
Instant Capacity Cell Board and Temporary Instant Capacity
7 Global Instant Capacity
Global Instant Capacity Overview
Global Instant Capacity Requirements
Global Instant Capacity Groups
Global Instant Capacity Sharing Rights
Global Instant Capacity Grouping Rules
Creating Global Instant Capacity Groups
Global Instant Capacity Resource Sharing
Effect of Temporary Capacity
Status Reporting
Global Instant Capacity and Temporary Capacity
Temporary Capacity and Freed Usage Rights
Temporary Capacity and Status Reporting
Temporary Capacity Prefetch
Global Instant Capacity Member Removal
Group Manager Availability
Upgrades and Global Instant Capacity
Adding New Partitions
Rights Seizure
Multiple Group Considerations
Additional Considerations
8 Troubleshooting
Handling Compliance Exceptions
Troubleshooting the Instant Capacity Software
Diagnosing E-mail Configuration
9 Frequently Asked Questions
Instant Capacity Software
Instant Capacity Hardware
Global Instant Capacity
A Special Considerations
Assumed Values in icapstatus
Assumed Processor Values
Assumed Memory Values
Upgrading to Instant Capacity versions B.06.x or later (HP-UX)
Dual Core Support in Instant Capacity Systems
New Partition Creation and Instant Capacity
Implications of Removing a Cell from an Instant Capacity System
Shutting Down a Partition with Instant Capacity Cores
Instant Capacity and Re-Initializing the nPartition (Genesis Partitions)
par Commands from PC System Management Station (SMS)
Instant Capacity Integration with Virtual Partitions (HP-UX only)
Overview
Instant Capacity Integration with vPars — Supported Hardware Platforms
Integrated Virtual Partition Environment
Boot Time Compliance
Compatible Virtual Partition Environment
Temporary Capacity and Virtual Partitions
Static Virtual Partitions
LPMC Deactivations in Virtual Partitions
Instant Capacity Compatibility with Processor Sets (HP-UX)
Overview
Scope of the Instant Capacity Software Interacting with Psets
Psets on nPars
Psets on vPars
Configuring E-Mail on Instant Capacity Systems
E-Mail Requirements
Measurement Software on Instant Capacity Systems
OpenView Measurement Products
Other Measurement Software
Dynamic Processor Resilience (DPR) (HP-UX)
Security Related Issues
Customer protections which iCAP assumes to be in place
Disabling the iCAP daemon (HP-UX)
Customer Security Requirements
Security Tuning Options
B Considerations for OpenVMS Systems
CLI Support on OpenVMS
HP-UX Style Commands
OpenVMS Command Mapping
DCL ICAP Command
DCL Commands
ICAP Activate
ICAP Apply
ICAP Deactivate
ICAP Reconcile
ICAP Set
ICAP Show
ICAP_SERVER
Special OpenVMS-Specific Features and Considerations
Core Activation and Deactivation
E-mail Considerations
Restrictions
C Instant Capacity HP-UX Manpages
iCAP (5) Manpage
icapmanage (1M) Manpage
icapmodify (1M) Manpage
icapnotify (1M) Manpage
icapstatus (1M) Manpage
icapd (1M) Manpage
D Glossary
Instant Capacity Terminology
Index

List of Tables

1-1 Most Recent Instant Capacity Versions and Supported Platforms
4-1 Partition pre-modification state: One cell assigned with 3 active and 1 inactive cores, and available usage rights for 2 additional cores
4-2 Pre-modification state: Unassigned cell with 4 unused cores
4-3 Partition post-modification state: Cell 2 assigned to partition
4-4 Partition pre-modification state: Three cells with 2 active and 2 inactive cores in each (total of 6 active cores)
4-5 Partition post-modification state: Cell 3 is unassigned (total of 6 active remains)
4-6 Partition post-modification state: Unassigned cell (Cell 3) with 4 inactive cores
4-7 Partition pre-modification state: Three cells with 3 active and 1 inactive cores in each (total of 9 active cores)
4-8 Partition post-modification state: Cell 3 is unassigned (total of 8 active is set)
4-9 Post-modification state: Unassigned cell (Cell 3) with 4 inactive cores. The system has usage rights available for one additional core.
6-1 Cell Board Activation Not Requiring Additional Core Usage Rights
6-2 Cell Board Activation Requiring Additional Core Usage Rights
6-3 nPartition pre-modification state: One cell assigned with 1 active core and 3 inactive cores; the complex has no additional core usage rights
6-4 nPartition pre-modification state: Instant Capacity cell (#2) with 4 inactive cores
6-5 nPartition requested state: Instant Capacity Cell (#2) cannot be activated in nPartition
9-1 E-mail sent by the Instant Capacity software
9-2 Asset reporting e-mail sent by the Instant Capacity software
A-1 Removing a Cell — Decrease Inactive Cores
A-2 Instant Capacity Integration with vPars — Supported Hardware Platforms
B-1 OpenVMS Command Mapping

List of Examples

2-1 Configuration Change Notification E-Mail for (non vPar) Instant Capacity System
4-1 Setting the System-Contact’s E-mail Address (HP-UX)
4-2 Applying a RTU Codeword (HP-UX)
4-3 Activating an Additional Core (HP-UX)
4-4 Deactivating an Active Core (HP-UX)
4-5 Correcting an Incorrect Number of Deferred Active Cores (HP-UX)
4-6 Undoing an Accidental Deferred Activation (HP-UX)
5-1 Applying a Temporary Capacity Codeword (HP-UX)
5-2 Activating an Instant Capacity Core with Temporary Capacity (HP-UX)
5-3 Viewing Temporary Capacity Information from icapstatus Command Output (HP-UX)
5-4 Temporary Capacity Expiration Reminder
5-5 Error Message for Activation with Insufficient Temporary Capacity (HP-UX)
5-6 Error Message for Temporary Capacity Partial Enforcement
5-7 Error Message for Temporary Capacity Complete Enforcement
6-1 Cell Board Activation Not Requiring Additional Core Usage Rights
6-2 Cell Board Activation Requiring Additional Core Usage Rights
6-3 Activating a cell board in cabinet 0, slot 5, nPartition 3 (HP-UX)
6-4 De-activating a cell board in cabinet 0, slot 5, nPartition 3 (HP-UX)
7-1 Installing a grouping rules file
7-2 Applying a Sharing Rights Codeword and Creating a Group
7-3 Adding a Member to a Group
7-4 Core Rights Sharing
7-5 Cell/Memory Sharing
7-6 Activation Using Pooled Temporary Capacity
7-7 Removing a Group
8-1 Exception Report for More Cores Active than Expected
8-2 Content of Exception Report for More Cells Active than Expected
8-3 Content of Exception Report for More Memory Active than Expected
8-4 Content of Exception Report for Negative Temporary Capacity Balance
A-1 Removing a Cell and Decreasing the Actual Number of Inactive Cores
A-2 vPar Boot Time Compliance Message
A-3 Example Edit to Sendmail Configuration (/etc/mail/sendmail.cf)