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Activating Cores

Anubhav Dhingra
Frequent Advisor

Activating Cores

Hi
We have a new rx8640 server with 2 nPars.
Each nPar has 4 * Dual Core1.6 Ghz Montavale Processors. So, i should see 8 cores in machinfo. However i could only see 5 logical processors. EFI shows all the 16 threads as hyperthreading is activated on the machine.
We also have Gicap rights for sharing.
How should i activate this cores, is it through GiCap or gWLEM
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Stephan._1
Trusted Contributor

Re: Activating Cores

Please post the output of 'icod_stat' - it will show your iCAP Licences and how many CPUs are avaible for activating.

To activate it use the command icod_modify -s for permanent activation, icod_modify -t -s for temporary activation.

If you use GiCAP you need to check if there are licences in the pool the machine belongs to and all activating must be done on the GiCAP Manager (usually a separate box).
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Anubhav Dhingra
Frequent Advisor

Re: Activating Cores

icod_stat
Software version: B.11.31.09.00.00.140
System ID: svu-hq16
Serial number: DEH4906HS6
Product number: AB443A
Unique ID: d3422e7d-10cb-11de-ba69-8a209e8313f2
System contact e-mail: Not set
From e-mail: Set to the default ('adm')
Asset reporting: off
Temporary capacity warning period: 15 days
Exception status: No exception

Local nPartition Status (08/13/09 12:39:55)
-------------------------------------------
Total number of configured cores: 8
Number of Intended Active cores: 5
Number of active cores: 5
Number of inactive cores: 3
Additional cores that can be activated with current usage rights: 0
Number of cores that could be activated with additional usage rights: 3
Number of cores that can be activated with temporary capacity: 0
Number of cores that are deconfigured or attached to inactive cells: 0

Instant Capacity Resource Summary
---------------------------------
Number of cells without usage rights: 0
Number of inactive cells: 0
Amount of memory without usage rights: 0.0 GB
Amount of inactive memory: 0.0 GB
Number of cores without usage rights: 6
Number of inactive cores: 6
Number of cores that must be deactivated (insufficient usage rights): 0
Temporary capacity available: 0 days, 0 hours, 0 minutes

Allocation of Instant Capacity Resources among the nPartitions
--------------------------------------------------------------
Intended Actual
nPar Total Active Active =======Inactive======= Runs
ID Cores Cores Cores Cores Memory Cells iCAP nPar Name
==== ===== ======== ====== ====================== ==== ======================
0 8 5 5 3 0.0 GB 0 Yes Partition 0 - UX
1 8 5 5 3 0.0 GB 0 Yes Partition 1... (local)
N/A 0 N/A N/A N/A 0.0 GB 0 N/A Unassigned Cells
Anubhav Dhingra
Frequent Advisor

Re: Activating Cores

We have enough Gicap sharing rights i.e. 3 per nPar. Do i need to have seperate box for Group Manager. I have download the code word and group file to the same machine.
icapmanage -s
Software version: B.11.31.09.00.00.140
Current date and time: 08/13/09 12:47:23
Serial number: DEH4906HS6
nPar ID: 1
This Group Manager status: Active
Standby Group Manager: N/A
3 GiCAP Sharing Rights: 0 in use, 3 available

Group npargroup:
No members are currently defined.

I am unable to add a member...
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: Activating Cores

people mucking around with iCAP and GiCAP without being sure what they are doing is a risky business, as mistakes can cost money!

my advice:

step away from the keyboard and thoroughly read the iCAP manual available here:

http://docs.hp.com/en/B9073-90201/B9073-90201.pdf

make sure you understand the concepts and implementation throroughly before returning to your problem.

If you still can't figure out what's going on, or are not prepared to invest the time in reading the manual, I suggest you get a qualified consultant in to help you setup your iCAP/GiCAP configuration.

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Stephan._1
Trusted Contributor

Re: Activating Cores

I'm afraid but Duncan is right.

>> Additional cores that can be activated with current usage rights: 0

Please get in contact with your local HP partner or HP representative to setup the GiCAP enviroment, at this point it is not a simple task to activate the CPU's.
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Re: Activating Cores

No, this server should not be the GiCAP manager, it should be a separate box.
You then need to get the rules file from the portal and install that onto the GiCAP server, then you need to create the relevant codeword for THAT server to be able to set up useage rights.

As Duncan says, be VERY careful here.

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Re: Activating Cores

and with the version of iCAP you have, use the new commands, icapstatus and not icod_status
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Anubhav Dhingra
Frequent Advisor

Re: Activating Cores

Thanx every one for the help.