HP Instant Capacity User's Guide for versions 8.x > Chapter 5 Temporary Instant Capacity

Temporary Instant Capacity Expiration and Compliance Enforcement

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IMPORTANT: If you leave cores without usage rights activated beyond the purchased temporary capacity duration, the software will automatically deactivate one or more cores on the next reboot of any partition in the complex.

When you leave cores without usage rights activated on OpenVMS systems, the ICAP_SERVER will automatically deactivate one or more cores within one half hour on any partition in the complex.

After the temporary capacity is depleted, and you continue to have more active cores than usage rights across the complex, a notice appears at the bottom of the icapstatus output similar to the following:

WARNING: Temporary capacity has expired and this complex is out
of compliance with the Instant Capacity contract because there
are 2 more active cores than there are core usage rights.
Deactivation of cores may occur during partition reboot to
bring the complex into compliance. In order to avoid the
deactivation of cores upon reboot, you need to take corrective
action immediately. Either deactivate 2 core(s), apply
additional temporary capacity codewords, or purchase and apply
Right to Use codewords for 2 core(s).

As stated in the warning, if cores without usage rights continue to be used, then on the next reboot of any partition in the complex, the software will automatically deactivate one or more cores in order to bring the system into a state closer to compliance. The Instant Capacity software will deactivate as many cores as is necessary to either stop consumption of temporary capacity or to bring the partition to the minimum number of required active cores. You must purchase additional temporary capacity or purchase the appropriate number of usage rights (RTU codewords) to be in full compliance.

See “Temporary Instant Capacity Exceptions” for examples of the error messages that are sent as a result of compliance enforcement.

Auditing of temporary capacity is done at the complex (node) level on Instant Capacity systems that support partitioning. While temporary capacity may have been purchased for use by a specific partition, it is available to all partitions in the complex or node.

Purchasing the appropriate RTU product that provides additional core usage rights for the system and applying the associated RTU codeword clears out any previous violation of Temporary Instant Capacity.