IBM - General Settings

The General Settings panel lets you specify identification information, processor settings, and memory settings for the LPAR.

General settings

Specify identification information for the LPAR. The Partition ID and the Profile Name are automatically generated if you leave those fields blank. You can also specify the level of resources that are assigned to the new partition.

  • Partition Name
  • Partition ID
  • Profile Name
  • Use all resources in system—Select this option for the partition to have access to all resources in the system.
  • Auto Boot—Select True to automatically boot the LPAR. Select False if you do not want the LPAR booted automatically. Default value: False.
Processor settings
  • Processor Type—Select the processor type (Shared or Dedicated), and then choose the following settings. Select Shared to have the partition share CPUs. with other partitions in the shared processor pool. Select Dedicated to assign CPUs for use only by this partition.
  • Processing Units—Specify the following:
    • Minimum processors units
    • Desired processors units
    • Maximum processors units
  • Number of Virtual Processors—Use the following settings to set the range of processors available to the partition.
    • Minimum processors
    • Desired processors
    • Maximum processors
  • Shared Processor Pool—If you selected a Processor Type of Shared, enter the name of the shared processor pool. In a shared processor pool, processor resources are allocated as sub-units of processing power, known as a processing unit (PU) that can span multiple physical CPUs. This enables the physical CPUs to act as a shared pool of CPUs. Default value: DefaultPool (0).
  • Capped/Uncapped Weight—The partition can be capped or uncapped. A capped system has a maximum amount of CPU from the shared pool that can be allocated to it. An uncapped system can use more processing units than is currently configured for it if there is spare capacity in the pool. An uncapped system can use up to 100% of the number of currently configured virtual processors. If you specified that the partition is uncapped, enter a number to indicate how to distribute shared processing power relative to other uncapped systems. For example, a partition with a weight of 128 would get a greater percentage of the available processing power than a partition with a weight of 80.
Memory settings

Use the following settings to set the amount of memory available to the partition.

  • Minimum memory
  • Desired memory
  • Maximum memory

Where to go from here

If you selected the Automatically manage storage virtual server adapters option in the Virtual Guest Package wizard, then go to IBM - Storage (automatic management).

Otherwise, go to IBM - Storage.

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