Hello world! The wait is over to experience the few more exciting features and fixes in our signature virtualization product – PowerVC. Today we’re officially releasing the 1.4.2 fix pack, which contains the following updates:
Redundant HMC support
PowerVC allows you to manage a host through more than one HMC, where the first registered HMC is the primary HMC for the host. If there is another HMC managing the host and it is added to PowerVC, it is set as the secondary HMC. In the event of a primary HMC failure, PowerVC automatically fails over the host connection to the secondary HMC. Additionally, you can manually change the connection to the secondary HMC for planned HMC down time. Doing so makes the selected HMC the primary HMC. For more information, visit our Knowledge Center.
Although a little less exciting than new support, a fix pack needs to have some fixes too. These are the APAR fixes included with this fix pack:
IT27852 — Unable to edit imported mirror volumes.
IT27839 — Image Export Device discovery fails when PowerVC is installed on Bare-metal Power server.
IT27430 — LPM of a virtual machine fails if the name contains non-ASCII characters.
IT27636 — PowerVC failed to identify the prerequisites before install.
IT27643 — PowerVC install fails if the installer runs from NFS mount.
IT28235 — PowerVC failed to configure SR-IOV when the management server is HMC.
IT28007 — PowerVC 1.4.2 upgrade/restore fails with database error.
You can find the fixes here: Fix Central.
For instructions to install the fixes, see Getting fixes from Fix Central.