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Le 21/10/2022 à 16:19, Brad Stone a écrit :
I have a customer inquiring how licensing will work on a cloud system that
they claim may move from VM to VM and they don't have serial numbers.

All Power Systems logical partitions have a serial number. This is the serial number of the physical server if virtual serial number is not in use, or this is a unique logical (virtual) serial number assigned to the partition, at creation time, within a range assigned by IBM to the physical server, if the MSP enables this capability. APIs, commands and tools retrieve serial number of the partition, not the one of the server.

Maybe your customer means that they are not aware *in advance* of the target serial number of the partition when the MSP initiates a Live Partition Migration without notice them?

Notice that in case of using a virtual serial number, this one *does not change* during an LPM operation (this is the main goal). If not using VSN, the partition will get the serial number of the target server when the LPM completes.

Is this the case? For example, can some systems not have logical serial
numbers, and/or serial numbers and/or model numbers?

I have many customers on the cloud and this is the first I've heard of this.

Bradley V. Stone
Native IBM i e-Mail solutions for Microsoft Office 365, Gmail, or any Cloud

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