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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 in PowerVM 7 Not under consideration

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...
22 days ago in PowerVM 0 Submitted

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...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM 0 Submitted

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...
about 2 years ago in PowerVM 2 Future consideration

Renew UAK in Warranty period

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...
over 4 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...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under 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...
12 months ago in PowerVM 0 Submitted

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...
about 1 year ago in PowerVM 1 Submitted

PVLAN support for PowerVM

Currently PowerVM only accepts PVLANs by forcing VEPA on its vswitch and private-vlan host mode set on the external switch port (1 primary VLAN, 1 secondary PVLAN). (as described in this IBM developerworks link: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVM 1 Under review

HMC as Single Point of Control for System Time Consistency

During a P6 to P7 HW upgrade on one of the frames the systemtime was not set correctly for the German Time Zone. UTC waserroneously take to be UTC +0100. The time offset of one hourwas propagated after system IPL to all LPARs and is just to larget...
about 6 years ago in PowerVM 2 Under review