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PowerVM

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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...
almost 8 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...
over 1 year 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...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under 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 5 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...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

PowerVM to be able to override local optical devices when executing a LPM/ SRR

LPM and SRR can't function when a LPAR has a VTOPT# device
over 6 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Dynamically raise maximum virtual slot numbers

Please add ability to raise maximum virtual slot numbers of VIO and client LPARs dynamically without need of LPAR restart.
about 5 years ago in PowerVM 2 Not under 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.
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

UAK align with maintenance period

On POWER8, there is UAK requested to apply after hardware warranty in 180 days. It is very annoying to customer that they need to apply 180 days to every POWER8 server by making a change request on each POWER server. Customer have upfront already ...
over 6 years ago in PowerVM 3 Not under consideration

Multiple Shared Processor Pools for each Logical Partition

Shared Processor Pools are useful for limiting the total CPU usage of a group of partitions. Partitions can be grouped by type (production and test for example), by customer, or to take advantage of subcapacity licensing.Difficulties arise when a ...
about 7 years ago in PowerVM 2 Not under consideration