PowerVC V1.2.3 Fixpack 2 is here

PowerVC V1.2.3 Fixpack 2 is now available for download from Fix Central.

In addition to bug fixes, Fixpack 2 includes two enhancements:

  • Support for PowerVC Multiple Shared Processor Pools
  • Increase the size of data volumes from the PowerVC graphical user interface


Many IBM PowerVM clients use multiple (aka “logical”) processor pools to control the amount of capacity available to middleware applications to manage software license costs. This PowerVM capability allows automatic movement of processing capacity between LPARs/VMs while keeping a hard limit on the total capacity available to the application.

With PowerVC Fixpack 2, administrators can specify that a VM is deployed to a specific shared processor pool other than the PowerVM default pool (Pool 0).

Fixpack 2 also adds support for clients to increase the size of data volumes in the PowerVC graphical user interface. This capability was previously only available through PowerVC programming APIs.


About Jay Kruemcke

Jay Kruemcke is passionate about helping customers and partners achieve their goals. Jay is a currently a Senior Product Manager at SUSE. Jay is responsible for the SUSE Linux for High-Performance Computing, Linux for Arm, and Linux for Power servers. Jay released the first commercially supported Linux distribution for Arm in 2016. Jay completely restructured SUSE’s HPC offerings in 2017 to add support for Arm systems, provide longer term support, and continue to enhance the HPC Module. The HPC Module provides support for open software such as slurm as part of the SUSE HPC subscription. Jay has built an extensive career in product management based on being a bridge between customers and engineering teams. He has extensive experience in many areas including product positioning, driving future product directions, using social media for client collaboration, and evangelizing the capabilities and future directions of enterprise products. Prior to joining SUSE, Jay had a long career at IBM including many roles in the Power and Cloud Engineering and Offering teams. In addition to his product management experience, Jay has held a variety of technology roles at including product marketing, manager of a technical architecture team, briefing center staff, SAP systems management consultant, and as a system programmer and administrator Jay also volunteers with the Boy Scouts in multiple roles and with ProductCamp Austin. The postings on this site solely reflect the personal views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views, positions, strategies or opinions of my employer. Follow me on twitter @mr_sles and @phastflyer
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1 Response to PowerVC V1.2.3 Fixpack 2 is here

  1. Thanks Jay…This has been a concern for us. I will be applying the patch and testing it shortly

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