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Enable Shared Processor Pool within PEP 2.0

In the current implementation of PEP 2.0, the processor resources available in operation are composed of the respective Base Activations per machine and the additional credits. The limit of the usable resources corresponds to the total installed p...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

LPM exchanges vNIC servicing VIOS every time

We are using two power systems with vNIC virtualisation. Because we want to know which vios is using which ethernet adapter we select vio1 for servicing vNICs running on adapter cards c1 and c2 and vio2 for servicing adapter cards c8 and c9 (examp...
6 months ago in PowerVM 0 Submitted

Low latency interpartion communication on Power.

Idea is about improvement of inter-partition communication on Power. As a part of our internal PoC project we have been reqested to measure latency between virtual lpars running on one hardware ( POWER 9) and compare results with results between v...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM 1 Future consideration

Implement a virtual SAN switch in the PHYP

Instead of passing a virtual WWN via NPIV, implement a virtual SAN switch and use the the VIOS FC adapters for ISLs. This would simplify the LPAR configurations (only one VFC per fabric, while preserving the redundancy vis-a-vis a VIOS failure/res...
about 1 year ago in PowerVM 0 Future consideration

Guard off VIOS when RMC get locked

Allow Migration with Inactive Source Storage VIOS is default on to be able to do LPM when one VIOS is out of order.If you do SAN path adjustment on VIOS side using vSCSI backed devices VIOS will get blocked.viosbr is not running anymore.MS get loc...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Enabling "TRUE LOAD BALANCING" for SEAs in dual VIOS setup

Currently in a dual virtual I/O server setup with SEA load sharing configured, each SEA is configured with more than one underlying virtual trunk Ethernet adapter. During the handshaking phase b/w the virtual I/O servers for establishing load shar...
over 8 years ago in PowerVM 7 Not under consideration

POWER firmware start policy should have an additional option (when Novalink, PowerVC used)

Add an option to the Firmware Start Policy settings in ASMI to include an option to only start Virtual I/O Servers AND Novalink on a regular power-on.For a recovery boot it should start NO partitions or ONLY VIOS, but certainly not Novalink and ce...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVM 2 Future consideration

shift away from _base default proc compat mode on P9 and onward

PHYP team confirmed that hypervisor will only preset the _base level for default on P9 / P10 "Keeping the meaning of Default (mapped to POWER9_Base) ensures that existing partitions will successfully migrate across all vintages of P9 firmware levels.
about 2 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Need Maintenance mode switch for FW Update on SR-IOV cards

we have several SR_IOV config running wit SR_IOV native with NIB, vNIC Failover, SR-IOV VF for SEA etc.The problem we detected is that when doing a FW update for the SR-IOV cards we have either to do a lot of manual taks to switch to vNIC Failover...
about 4 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Move the functions handled by RMC between HMC and LPAR to the hypervisor.

Move the dlpar-related functions from the RMC connection to the PHYP. The OS/400 is already doing this (it has the functions, but doesn't talk to the RMC). Advantages:- No need for an RMC connection.- Can handle multiple tenants with the same IP r...
about 2 years ago in PowerVM 1 Future consideration