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My ideas: PowerVM VIOS

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SEA Traffic analysis - seastat

Assuming we have 100 AIX LPARs served by 1 SEA and 20 VLANs , How can we interactively know which LPARs( or ip or mac) and VLANs are heavily consuming the SEA and its underlying physical adapter/s? VIOS seastat command gives huge amount of data wi...
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 12 Delivered

VIOS Maintenance Mode

The new VIOS Maintenance Mode should address the following requirements:1. Possibility to set the VIOS in maintenance mode with one click (for example through the HMC UI)2. Automatic failover of all SEA to backup VIOS (chdev -dev entX -attr ha_mod...
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

LPM in PowerVC for VIOS SDS using GPFS as Storage Provider

With PowerVC 2.0 and VIOS 3.1.2.0 there is a new possibility to use Spectrum Scale (GPFS) Remote Cluster mounts in PowerVC as storage provider.Actually there is no possibility to make use of LPM in this environment. The possibility for LPM should ...
about 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

Add new option for viosupgrade script to execute unattended and to stop before the reboot of the alternate disk

The migration from vios 2.2.6.4x to 3.1.0.21 is done using the viosupgrade script, which creates the alternate rootvg on the spare disk and transfers some data for the upgrade to be used after reboot.As designed today, it will not stop before rebo...
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

Provide meaningful info with errpt id 32BB81EF and FBD8625E - UNKNOWN error against SEA

with VIO 3.1.3.21, errpt now shows entries with 32BB81EF and FBD8625E but the data is meaningless to the end user. Allegedly, this is an indication that the SEA has become "primary" again, according to IBM Support. But, errpt id E48A73A4 already t...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

Updating the viosbr utility

would it be possible to add the force option of the mkvdev command in the viosbr? mkvdev -f in viosbr
about 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

More than 64 vfchosts needed

One of our biggest clients in Germany is extensively using NPIV technologies.At the moment there is a limitation of 64 vfchosts in the VIOS using NPIV. My client needs more and therefore requires 128, better 256.
almost 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

Improve the rendev function to be able to change the name of a VTD.

The method used to change the name of a VTD is not supported. The customer exited the restricted shell and ran "rendev" to make the change. We have a procedure to help the customer correct their VIOS if they have changed their VTD name using "rend...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

'VIOS/AIX notify client partitions that a VIOS dump is about to occur

VIOS/AIX needs to somehow notify client partitions that a VIOS dump is going to occur and allow the clients to immediately close their connections so that they can route to another VIOS server for processing during the dump See customer outage: TS...
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

VIOS 'exclude_file' for backupios

I would like for the 'backupios' command to include an option to perform an exlclude_file (to exclude files like you can on a mksysb on AIX). The newer case id for this PMR is:Case TS001011
almost 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered