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Virtualization and Cloud

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vFC Mappings and Live Partition Mobility

You can do multiple vFC mappings on one physical FC port for IBM i, that is supported. But if you want to do LPM, that is not possible.This is of course very bad, one customer got stuck with it.We are currently rebuilding, and that is only possibl...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 1 Not under consideration


Have had recent issues for IBM i LPARs running as VIOS clients where 'large send offload' had to be disabled via a macro on the IBM I LPAR. Once disabled the LPAR runs without issue and with good performance until we do a IPL.What I am looking for...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 3 Not under consideration

IBM i VPM client partition backup on DataDomain VTL - add TS3500 support

System: IBM i V7R4 - Virtual Partition Manager (VPM)Actor: User needing new feature Product DellEMC DataDomain is a commonly used product that provide Media Library emulation. Actually, the only emulation usable and certified for IBM i is the TS35...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 2 Not under consideration

Provide a V5R4M5 Virtual Machine Environment

There are a huge number of customers locked onto V5R4 due to the change in the LIC that cannot upgrade to new versions. MANY of these customers are stuck with no vendor support and have no capability of moving to anything newer than POWER6 hardwar...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 2 Not under consideration

Ethernet card type 268C (Virtual) reports incorrect speed

Ethernet card type 268C reports as 1G even though the PHY card served by VIOS is 10G. In the result, monitoring software reports thresholds exceeding 100% when throughput exceeds 1G. Use Case: We get alerts when Ethernet usage approaches 1G.
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 2 Not under consideration