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My ideas: PowerVM VIOS

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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 If viosupgrade finds some outdated filesets which are possibly not supported on VIOS 4.1, it stops and waits for user's confirmation.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...
6 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

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.
10 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

add SEA Sharing mode support for adding/removing vETH adapters

I also opened the case TS011984472. Adding or removing vETH adapters to a SEA Sharing mode will create a downtime as design limitation.Could you please re-design the SEA Sharing mode?
about 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Would like to see NVMe over TCP/IP supported in the IBM Power Hardware and IBM Storage offering lines

NVMe/TCP is to provide a low latency, shared storage solution to take advantage of existing high speed network infrastructure. Would like to see this supported within the VIOS so that all supported OS's ( AIX / IBM i / Linux on Power ) can take ad...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 5 Future consideration

vnicserver device needs to signal to phyp when it's shutting down to avoid network outage

Environment:Power9 server with vios 3.1.3.21 pair which host vnicserver devices with backing sriov adapters for the vnic client devices in failover configuration Problem:During shutdown/reboot of the vio server that hosts the active vnicserver dev...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Fields for system name and system description should be filled for lldp requrests on SR-IOV adapter

This feature will prevent failure in handling and configuration and enhance failure determination. When requesting lldp information of Power systems from the switch port the network department can confirm that they are working the the correct syst...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Add separate IPv6 statistics for the SEA device, so that statistical monitoring commands can report

During the investigation of an IPv6 related Case on guest LPARs of VIOS, Support noted that investigation of the issue would have been simplified if the SEA device on the VIOS reported IPv6 statistics in addition to IPv4 statistics. Implementing t...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Remove the fixed, built-in password of user vpgadmin and reduce the blast radius of the vpgadmin user

The VIOS vpgadmin user has a known pre-defined password(1), that can't be changed(2). Although the user has login=false, and rlogin=false (3), it's a user that is part of the bin and system groups (4). One common request of many security policies ...
about 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

VIOS syslog configuration for splunk

We will move into Service Now as a replacement from existing solution. Splunk is used by the Service Now solution. To create incidents for VIOs I need syslog data sent to splunk.
over 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

viosecure -level high should set default firewall rules to denied for inbound traffic

IBM support case TS006803177:---------------------------------------After applying vioscure level 'high', the default firewall rule 0 permits all IP packages, if an IP package does not met any rules. This make the firewall settings useless if you ...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration