Predefined IBM LPAR parameters

If you created an IBM Logical Partition (LPAR) Virtual Guest Package (VGP) with BMC Service Automation, BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management provides predefined LPAR parameters that you can use with your service blueprint.

The following table lists the parameters from the VGP that you can add to service blueprints to override the default VGP values.

NameDefault value
BmcLparCpuModeshared
BmcLparMemoryModededicated
BmcLparSharedCpuMinProcUnits.5
BmcLparSharedCpuMaxProcUnits1.5
BmcLparSharedCpuDesiredProcUnits1.0

For example, the BmcLparSharedCpuMaxProcUnits of 1.5 overrides the VGP's .5 default. These parameters are created and applied in the service deployment definition at the time when the service blueprint is created. If you enable User Entry, these parameters are then displayed to end users in the requestable offering.

Tip

If these parameters are visible to end users, include a "user-friendly" display label and a helpful short description (for example, Enter a value between .1 and .9). The short description appears as a tooltip in the requestable offering.

You can also configure the IBM VGP package with service catalog option choices so that end users can modify, for example, the Desired, Min, or Max Processing Units when they provision the VM. For more information, see:

Parameter name

Label

Description

Datatype

Possible
default
values

Remarks

BmcLparCpuMode

CPU mode (shared/dedicated)

Used to specify processor type.

String

shared / dedicated

Mandatory if you use an IBM LPAR VGP in your service blueprint.

BmcLparCpuMinProcs

Minimum Processors

Applicable for both shared and dedicated processors.

Numeric

Optional

BmcLparCpuMaxProcs

Maximum Processors

Applicable for both shared and dedicated processors.

Numeric

Optional

BmcLparSharedCpuMinProcUnits

Shared CPU minimum processing units

Applicable for shared processors only.

Numeric

0.5

Optional

BmcLparSharedCpuMaxProcUnits

Shared CPU maximum processor units

Applicable for shared processors only.

Numeric

1.5

Optional

BmcLparSharedCpuDesiredProcUnits

Shared CPU Desired processor units

Applicable for shared processors only.

Numeric

1.0

Optional

BmcLparMemoryMode

Memory mode

Used to specify memory type.

String

shared / dedicated

Mandatory if you use an IBM LPAR VGP in your service blueprint.

BmcLparMinMemory

Minimum Memory

Applicable for both shared and dedicated memory.

Numeric

Optional

BmcLparMaxMemory

Maximum Memory

Applicable for both shared and dedicated memory.

Numeric

Optional

BmcLparSharedMemoryIOEntitiledMemory

IO Entitled Memory

Applicable for shared memory only.

Numeric

Optional

BmcLparSharedMemoryWeight

Shared Memory Weight

Applicable for shared memory only.

Numeric

Optional

BmcLparReuseClientFCAdapterBmcLparReuseClientFCAdapterApplicable for TRO Add Disk option that reuses WWPN adapter pairs.BooleanTrue / FalseMandatory if using a TRO Add Disk option that reuses WWPN adapter pairs.

Where to go from here

Setting up an IBM LPAR virtual environment

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