HP Instant Capacity User's Guide for versions 8.x > Appendix A Special Considerations

New Partition Creation and Instant Capacity

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You can assign a cell to an existing partition even if the cell contains cores without usage rights (Instant Capacity processors), as long as there are enough available core, cell and memory usage rights to cover activation of the cell, its memory, and all of the cores on the cell. In this case, it can be verified that the partition has valid Instant Capacity software installed, and that the partition is running an operating system capable of activating and deactivating cores.

However, at the time a new partition is created, these verifications are not possible; therefore, the Instant Capacity software does not allow the partition to be created unless it contains only components with usage rights. That is, new partition creation fails if any of the cell boards contain Instant Capacity components without usage rights.