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6.5.1 Incorporating a chassis into a physical partition

6.5.1 Incorporating a chassis into a physical partition
  1. Log in to the XSCF shell.
  2. Execute the addboard command with the -c configure option specified to incorporate the target chassis into the physical partition.
    Enter "y" in response to the confirmation message.
Note - In system board (PSB) incorporation using the addboard command, the target system board (PSB) is incorporated into the physical partition after a hardware diagnosis of the PSB. Therefore, it may take time for the command execution to complete.
  1. In the following example, PSB 00-0 is incorporated into PPAR-ID 0.
XSCF> addboard -c configure -p 0 00-0
PSB#00-0 will be configured into PPAR-ID 0. Continue?[y|n] :y
Start connecting PSB to PPAR. [3600sec]
  0..... 30..... 60..... 90.....120.....150.....180.....210.....240.....


Connected PSB to PPAR.
Start configuring PSB to Logical Domains (LDoms) Manager. [1800sec]
Configured PSB to Logical Domains (LDoms) Manager.
Operation has completed.
Note - If you execute the addboard command without specifying the -m option or with bind=resource specified for the -m option, the resource assignment state before deleteboard command execution may not be restored.
If the amount of system board (PSB) resources, such as CPUs and memory, before replacement differs from that after replacement, you cannot restore the original resource assignment state to the original state. If the resource assignment state is not restored to the original state, the resources are placed in the free resource state. In this case, execute the ldm command to assign the resources to the logical domain again.
  1. Execute the showresult command to check the end status of the addboard command that was just executed.
    The following example shows that "0" is returned as the end status and the execution of the addboard command has been completed successfully.
XSCF> showresult
  1. Execute the showboards command to confirm that the chassis requiring maintenance has been incorporated into the physical partition.
    The BB-ID of the server requiring maintenance is indicated by the system board (PSB) number.
    In the following example, [Fault] of PSB 00-0 displays "Normal", which indicates that the system board is operating normally.
XSCF> showboards -a
PSB  PPAR-ID(LSB) Assignment  Pwr  Conn Conf Test    Fault
---- ------------ ----------- ---- ---- ---- ------- --------

00-0 00(00)       Assigned    y    y    y    Passed  Normal
01-0 00(01)       Assigned    y    y    y    Passed  Normal
02-0 00(02)       Assigned    y    y    y    Passed  Normal
03-0 00(03)       Assigned    y    y    y    Passed  Normal
  1. Execute the showstatus command to confirm that the FRU is operating normally after the completion of maintenance.
    Nothing is displayed when it is normal.
XSCF> showstatus
  1. Execute the showhardconf command to check the hardware configuration and the status of each FRU.
    Confirm that no asterisk (*) is displayed in front of any FRU.
XSCF> showhardconf
  1. If the state of the master chassis requiring maintenance has been switched to the standby state before maintenance, execute the switchscf command to switch the chassis to the master XSCF.
XSCF> switchscf -t Standby
  1. Add the root complex that was deleted from the control domain before maintenance.
    For details, see "Returning the root complex to the control domain."
  2. Restore the root domain to which the root complex was assigned before maintenance.
    For details, see "Returning the root complex to the root domain."
  3. If you have released the I/O device assigned to an I/O domain before maintenance, restore the physical I/O device (PCIe end point device) to its original status.
    For details, see "Returning the physical I/O device to the I/O domain."
  4. Suppose that the SR-IOV function was used to delete and discard a virtual function (VF) before maintenance. In this case, create the virtual function again and assign it to the domain based on the retained output results from the idm list-io command.
    For details, see "Restoring the SR-IOV function."
  5. If a virtual device (vnet, vdisk) of a guest domain has been kept unused before maintenance, return it to its original status.
    For details, see "Restoring a virtual device."