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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...
3 months ago in PowerVM 0 Submitted

set the firmware bootlist by hmc cli command

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...
5 months ago in PowerVM 1 Submitted

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...
9 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...
9 months ago in PowerVM 1 Submitted

Access to VM serial console via API

PowerVC does not appear to implement support for access to a VM's serial console over the Nova Compute API, via the os-getConsoleOutput or os-getSerialConsole actions. PowerVC/Novalink should provide support for accessing a serial console, and imp...
about 1 year ago in PowerVM 0 Submitted

PowerVM language/locale selection

While running PowerVM update, there are installed ~700 filesets related to regional messages/translations. This is prolonging install time and increasing used space.
over 1 year ago in PowerVM 0 Under review

Add option to set IBM i Console Type in ASMI

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...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM 1 Submitted

SRIOV in shared mode: HMC debug facilities

SRIOV in shared mode: There are no HMC debug facilities like send/receive power nor wrap plug diagnostics.
over 1 year ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

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...
over 1 year 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...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM 2 Future consideration