STG Lab Services LPM Validation Tool James Chandler IBM STG Lab Services

STG Lab Services LPM Validation Tool
James Chandler
IBM STG Lab Services
[email protected]
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What is the STG Lab Services LPM Validation Tool
The STG Lab Services LPM Validation Tool is a Perl script (and
associated modules) that can be used to perform a LPM validation for
an entire frame at once and chart the results in an Excel spreadsheet.
Optionally, a specific list of LPAR IDs can be specified if you wish to skip
validation of certain LPARs.
Currently two versions: one for AIX V6 and one for AIX V7
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Who should use the STG Lab Services LPM Validation Tool
and why?
The STG Lab Services LPM Validation Tool can be used by
consultants that have a need to perform LPM validations of a large
number of LPARs and document the results for a customer.
Often customers will ask for a LPM “Healthcheck” of their environment
prior to attempting mass migrations and/or a full frame evacuation.
These validations would normally be performed via the HMC GUI and
their results logged manually in a spreadsheet or text document.
The LPM validation tool allows for an automated collection of the data
and logging of the results in a Excel spreadsheet, potentially saving
hours of effort for a consultant that has been tasked with manually
performing multiple LPM validations and communicating the results to
the customer.
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Installation and usage
Installation consists of choosing the appropriate .tar.gz file based on
your Operating system and uncompressing/un-tarring in a local
Prior to running the script for the first time, you will need to manually ssh
to the HMC hostname/IP address in order to update the HMC's
known_hosts file.
Syntax is as follows:
./ -m Server-Power7-750 -t Server-Power7-Plus -h -u jamesrc
-p mypassword -id all -o test.validate.xls
 In the above example:
-m is used to specify the source system
-t is used to specify the target system
-h is the ip address or hostname of the HMC
-u is the userid used to login to the HMC
-ip [optional] remote or destination HMC if the target managed system exists on a remote HMC
-p is the password
-id is the a comma separated list of LPAR IDs that you want to run a validation against, or optionally
you can use the keyword "all" and it will do the entire frame (filtering out the VIO servers)
-o is the name of the output file, which will be created in Excel format
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Example output:
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