2013-09-30 snIPL V.2.3.0 (Development stream)

This snIPL V.2.3.0 adds new command sncap and replaces all previous versions of snIPL.

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snipl-0.2.3.0.tar.gz MD5 recommended (2013-09-30)

This version supersedes all previous snIPL versions.

This version contains the following snIPL changes compared to snIPL V.2.2.1:

The snIPL package contains two commands snipl and sncap.

snIPL - simple network IPL is a command line tool which serves as remote linux image control using basic Support Element (SE) functions or basic z/VM system management functions on one or more images. In particular, you can use snIPL to activate and deactivate virtual System z hardware.

sncap - simple network capacity management is a command line tool which allows to dynamically change Central Processing Complex (CPC) processing unit capacity from Linux environment using Support Element (SE) functions. In particular, you can use sncap to activate or deactivate temporary capacity records and query the temporary capacity record or CPC state information.

Note: sncap supports SE versions starting from 2.10.0.

snIPL in LPAR mode and sncap use the management application programming interfaces (APIs) provided by the HMC or SE. To communicate with the HMC/SE, snIPL and sncap establish an SNMP network connection to send and retrieve data. The HMC or SE has to be configured to allow the Linux instance where snIPL or sncap runs to access the API. If your network is firewall-controlled, udp-port 161 and tcp-port 3161 have to be opened between Linux system invoking snIPL or sncap and HMC/SE.

To compile and run snIPL in LPAR mode or sncap, they must be linked to the management library hwmcaapi (which can be downloaded from IBM Resource Link http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/).

For further details please refer to System z Application Programming Interfaces (SB10-7030) | (PDF, 1.1MB).

Please refer to the README.snipl and the manpages in the tarball for further information about the snipl and sncap applications.

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