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ipmctl-create-goal - Creates a memory allocation goal on one or more DCPMMs
ipmctl create [OPTIONS] -goal [TARGETS] [PROPERTIES]
Creates a memory allocation goal on one or more for the BIOS to read on the next reboot in order to map the DCPMM capacity into the system address space. Persistent memory can then be utilized by creating a namespace. Note The capacity values presented by this command are a target goal or request to platform firmware. The actual capacity values are subject to change due to rounding and alignment requirements. If the goal request is invalid or not possible it may be rejected by platform firmware. Note Deleting the PCD can be used as a way to prepare individual DCPMMs for provisioning. See the delete -pcd command. Warning This command may result in data loss. Data should be backed up to other storage before executing this command. Note Changing a memory allocation goal modifies how the platform firmware maps persistent memory in the system address space (SPA) which may result in data loss or inaccessible data, but does not explicitly delete or modify user data found in persistent memory.
-f, -force Reconfiguring DCPMMs is a destructive operation which requires confirmation from the user. This option suppresses the confirmation. This option can also be used to recover/override corrupted Platform Configuration Data (PCD). The force flag will also suppress the security enabled warning as well as all other warning prompts. -h, -help Displays help for the command. -ddrt Used to specify DDRT as the desired transport protocol for the current invocation of ipmctl. -smbus Used to specify SMBUS as the desired transport protocol for the current invocation of ipmctl. Note The -ddrt and -smbus options are mutually exclusive and may not be used together. -o (text|nvmxml), -output (text|nvmxml) Changes the output format. One of: "text" (default) or "nvmxml". -u (B|MB|MiB|GB|GiB|TB| TiB), -units (B|MB|MiB|GB|GiB|TB| TiB) Changes the units that capacities are displayed in for this command. One of: bytes (B), megabytes (MB), mebibytes (MiB), gigabytes (GB), gibibytes (GiB), terabytes (TB) or tebibytes (TiB).
-dimm [DimmIDs] Creates a memory allocation goal on specific DCPMMs by optionally supplying one or more comma-separated DCPMM identifiers. This list must meet one of the following criteria: 1. Target all DCPMMs on a given socket 2. Target all unconfigured DCPMMs 3. Target DCPMMs for 100% MemoryMode with all unspecified DCPMMs configured for MemoryMode only 4. Target DCPMMs for AppDirect Not-Interleaved with all unspecified DCPMMs configured for AppDirect Not-Interleaved only If dimm target is unspecified, the default is to configure all manageable DCPMMs on all sockets. -socket [SocketIds] Loads the memory allocation goal onto all manageable DCPMMs on specific sockets by supplying the socket target and one or more comma-separated socket identifiers. The default is to load the memory allocation goal onto all manageable DCPMMs on all sockets.
MemoryMode Percentage of the total capacity to use in Memory Mode (0-100). Default = 0. PersistentMemoryType If MemoryMode is not 100%, the type of persistent memory to create. · "AppDirect": (Default) Create App Direct capacity utilizing hardware interleaving across the requested DCPMMs if applicable given the specified target. · "AppDirectNotInterleaved": Create App Direct capacity that is not interleaved any other DCPMMs. NamespaceLabelVersion The version of the namespace label storage area (LSA) index block · "1.2": (Default) Defined in UEFI 2.7a - sections 13.19 · "1.1": Legacy 1.1 namespace label support Reserved Reserve a percentage (0-100) of the requested DCPMM App Direct capacity that will not be mapped into the system physical address space and will be presented as Reserved Capacity with Show Device and Show Memory Resources Commands.
Configures all the DCPMM capacity in Memory Mode. ipmctl create -goal MemoryMode=100 Configures all the DCPMM capacity as App Direct. ipmctl create -goal PersistentMemoryType=AppDirect Configures the capacity on each DCPMM with 20% of the capacity in Memory Mode and the remaining as App Direct capacity that does not use hardware interleaving. ipmctl create -goal MemoryMode=20 PersistentMemoryType=AppDirectNotInterleaved Configures the DCPMM capacity across the entire system with 25% of the capacity in Memory Mode, 25% reserved and the remaining 50% as App Direct. Configures the DCPMM capacity across the entire system with 25% of the capacity in Memory Mode and the remaining 75% as App Direct. ipmctl create -goal MemoryMode=25 PersistentMemoryType=AppDirect Reserved=25
In order to successfully execute this command: · The caller must have the appropriate privileges. · The specified DCPMM(s) must be manageable by the host software and must all have the same SKU. · SKU based maximum total mapped memory is enforced. See section [Maximum Mapped Memory Limiting] · If no DCPMM(s) are specified, then during goal creation all DCPMMs in a non-functional, population violation, or unmanageable state are not included in the goal creation. · Existing memory allocation goals that have not been applied and any namespaces associated with the requested DCPMM(s) must be deleted before running this command. · Goal requests may not be applied by platform firmware (BIOS) if the DCPMM is in security enabled, locked state. Note It is recommended to disable security prior to reboot if requesting a new goal. Note A goal request may be initiated even if a target DCPMM is in security state enabled, but care must be taken to ensure the DCPMM is in either unlocked or disabled security state prior to the platform firmware (BIOS) provisioning flow following a reboot. In addition, a warning will be presented to the user: WARNING: Goal will not be applied unless security is disabled prior to platform firmware (BIOS) provisioning! · Changing the memory configuration is a destructive operation which results in loss of data stored in the persistent memory region. Therefore, data should be backed up to other storage before executing this command. Targets may be limited to individual DCPMMs or sockets, but all DCPMMs on affected sockets must be configured when the command finishes. If the selected targets make this impossible, the command will be rejected. Refer to Show System Capabilities for a list of BIOS supported modes. · Some requests are dependent on BIOS and/or platform configuration. For details, refer to the Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Software Memory Allocation Rules, document number 564194. For example: · Provisioning DCPMMs for Memory Mode while BIOS is configured for 1LM only will result in unused capacity. · Provisioning DCPMMs for Memory Mode while not all iMCs have at least one DCPMM will result in unused capacity. · DCPMM(s) in population violation can be targeted for goal creation only if PersistentMemoryType=AppDirectNotInterleaved and no volatile memory is requested (100% ADx1).
Minor adjustments (up to 10%) in the requested capacities are sometimes necessary to align properly according to the platform rules. There are also some situations that require additional confirmation from the user because they may result in a non- optimal configuration (i.e., reduced performance). These are described below.: The requested goal may result in a non-optimal configuration due to the population of DIMMs in the system Memory Mode capacity requested but the population of DRAM DIMMs and DCPMMs in the system may result in reduced performance (i.e., the ratio of DRAM and DCPMMs is not balanced, DRAM and DCPMMs are not on the same channel or not all the same size). The requested goal may result in a non-optimal configuration due to the population of DIMMs in the system. App Direct capacity requested but the population of DCPMMs in the system may result in reduced performance (i.e., DCPMMs are not the same size or populated asymmetrically across the socket). The requested goal will result in App Direct capacity which is not supported by the host software. App Direct capacity requested but App Direct is not supported by the currently installed host software. The requested goal will result in Memory Mode capacity that is unusable with the currently selected platform BIOS volatile mode. Memory Mode capacity requested by the platform BIOS is currently set to 1LM Mode. The requested goal was adjusted more than 10% to find a valid configuration. > 10% adjustment from the requested goal The amount of mapped memory was limited based on the SKU resulting in un-mapped capacity. Mapped memory was limited based on the CPU SKU. Therefore, before making any changes to the configuration, a prompt is displayed showing the memory allocation goals that will be created on each DCPMM as documented in the command Section [Show Memory Allocation Goal], along with any additional confirmation messages. The force option can be used to override this confirmation and proceed directly with creating the goals. The following configuration will be applied: SocketID DimmID MemorySize AppDirect1Size AppDirect2Size (Refer to the command Section [Show Memory Allocation Goal]) [Additional Confirmation Messages (see above)] Do you want to continue?