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vnicserver device needs to signal to phyp when it's shutting down to avoid network outage
Environment:Power9 server with vios 188.8.131.52 pair which host vnicserver devices with backing sriov adapters for the vnic client devices in failover configuration Problem:During shutdown/reboot of the vio server that hosts the active vnicserver dev...
Today, IBM supply ISO images for the target PowerVM VIOS levels via entitled software distribution channel. However considering the overall security and audit posture for the clients ,can IBM look at providing a 'slimmer' VIOS image that only cont...
The sys0 attribute os_uuid has the same value on all VIOS installed from the same media. It seems to retain the value from the mksysb install image. We are requesting that a unique os_uuid is generated during VIOS install.
After VIOS complete boot to trigger any IBM i VMs to start
We could not find a mechanism to start IBM i VMs after VIOS complete IPL. This is necessary for unattended operations in case of power failure or a complete reboot of the hardware is required. VIOS starts automatically after the hardware is starte...
Would like to see NVMe over TCP/IP supported in the IBM Power Hardware and IBM Storage offering lines
NVMe/TCP is to provide a low latency, shared storage solution to take advantage of existing high speed network infrastructure. Would like to see this supported within the VIOS so that all supported OS's ( AIX / IBM i / Linux on Power ) can take ad...
When LPM moving LPARs whith vNIC adapters to a different power server during the removal stage we see errlog entries in the hosting VIO server like: Jun 19 08:50:29 ent16 T LNC2ENT_EEH_EXIT EEH recovery exitJun 19 08:50:28 sysplanar0 T PCI_RECOVER...
Fields for system name and system description should be filled for lldp requrests on SR-IOV adapter
This feature will prevent failure in handling and configuration and enhance failure determination.
When requesting lldp information of Power systems from the switch port the network department can confirm that they are working the the correct syst...
We recognized that SR-IOV / vNIC implementation have a different behaviour when the physical link is having problems. This leads to flapping adapters in some cases. Shared Ethernet Adapters (SEA) have different kind of parameters to configure to p...
The possibility of using LPM (Live Partition Mobility) between two Power10 servers connected in direct attached mode to an IBM FS5035 storage
Customer purchased a second power10 for this purpose, but the LPM does not work. IBM Support states that LPM in a direct attached environment (no San Switches) is not supported. Is it possible to find a solution?
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