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viosecure Firewall - add support for adding a whole subnet

Currently viosecure firewall supports only adding single IP addresses ( -address parameter) to the firewall rules. However, it would be good to have a possibility / option to add whole subnet sometimes, without the need to explicitly set each IP a...
10 days ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

Node exporter for VIOS

We (PowerVS) request a Prometheus exporter for the VIOS that can send system and partition utilization data to the Prometheus time-series database. This would greatly assist in consolidating performance data in a single location alongside other in...
about 2 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

resize command for VIOS

resize command from X11.apps.xterm helps to determine current window size and to set corresponding environment variables. It is extremely useful if an administrator works with VIO through HMC interface or use some other "not clean" interfaces. res...
2 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Submitted

When is the next upgrade to viosecure expected? Some ideas for inclusion for CIS compliance...

Is an upgrade to viosecure planned? What new items will be included? Our CIS compliance fails to pass the AIX benchmark, but we've not found a VIOs benchmark. Will some new password parameters from CIS 3.1.2.* be added to VIOs, such as: mindigit, ...
3 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

SSP copy volume from one cluster to another

I'm using 2 SSP clusters and I would like to have all my images volume available on both without need to re-install them from ISO. Actually a workaround exist creating free volume "dd" the first vol to /tmp, ftp this guy to other vios, and "dd" ba...
3 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

viosupgrade force/yes option

viosupgrade command helps to upgrade VIOS 3.1 to 4.1. If viosupgrade finds some outdated filesets which are possibly not supported on VIOS 4.1, it stops and waits for user's confirmation. In an automated process it means that a user should confirm...
5 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

After VIOS complete boot to trigger any IBM i VMs to start

We could not find a mechanism to start IBM i VMs after VIOS complete IPL. This is necessary for unattended operations in case of power failure or a complete reboot of the hardware is required. VIOS starts automatically after the hardware is starte...
7 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Needs more information

The possibility of using LPM (Live Partition Mobility) between two Power10 servers connected in direct attached mode to an IBM FS5035 storage

Customer purchased a second power10 for this purpose, but the LPM does not work. IBM Support states that LPM in a direct attached environment (no San Switches) is not supported. Is it possible to find a solution?
7 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Not under consideration

cron log auto maintenance

Customer met /var full problem several times in VIOS 3.1. I checked their environment and found /var/adm/cron/log is very huge. It causes filesytem full. I know /etc/cronlog.conf maintained cron's log, but VIOS doesn't set that file. I know cusome...
9 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

The os_uuid attribute should be unique on VIOS

The sys0 attribute os_uuid has the same value on all VIOS installed from the same media. It seems to retain the value from the mksysb install image. We are requesting that a unique os_uuid is generated during VIOS install.
9 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration