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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...
UAK: Automatically update UAK's when approaching expiration.
IBM has multiple sites detailing how to set up your HMC (or single lpar system running IBMi) to automatically retrieve Update Access Keys. However it does little good if you still have to go to ESS for each system and request a new key manually. U...
Power Systems to support replacement of WWPN's on HBA Cards
On Power9 the EN1C/EN1D cards use hard soldered SFP's; when a SFP fails the HBA must replaced, which requires SAN Zoning Changes These cards have the capability to replace the WWPN/WWNN, and we require a method to update the replacement HBA's WWPN...
SEA over a 10Gb Ethernet Port in VIOS. Allow Virtual Ethernet Adapters in client partitions to run at 10Gb rather than a maximum of 1Gb.
Current limitation of Virtual Ethernet Adapters to run at 1Gb. If a 10Gb Ethernet port is set up as an SEA in VIOS, then client partitions using the bridge of virtual to physical are limited by the Virtual Ethernet Adapter maximum of 1Gb bandwidth...
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 2 years ago
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 6 years ago
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 2 years ago
Not under consideration
Allow the IBM i Console type to be viewed and updated in the Advanced Service Management Interface (ASMI) on a POWER server. If viewing or changing to the Ops Console type, allow the selection of the Ethernet Adapter (NIC) location from the candid...
When a (AIX) partion is created (mksyscfg) and the partition is started, the boot has a 'default' boot list.
We would like to be able to set it by a HLC command, so to avoid cd usb rmt and have just hard disk as entry.
Rationale: avoid any othe...
Power8 and Power9 servers use UAK (Update Access Key) for firmware updates.There is warranty period and maintenance period. There is no possibility to generate UAK in warranty period (in last 30 days of warranty period) that extend expiration date...
almost 4 years ago
Not under consideration
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