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PowerVM VIOS

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LPM for LPARs with vNIC causes false call home

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...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

VIOS no-prompt updateios

Hi IBM, Would you be able to add a flag/option to the updateios command to suppress the 'Continue bos.rte.install installation [y|n]?' and other similar prompts?
almost 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

VIO device naming convention after LPM (vfchostX)

See case TS002260514:LPM/HMC does mess up the AIX device names on target VIOS.Especially if using the "vios-virtual-slot-number" on the target VIOSs i would assume the device naming is the same on both. But it is not as we know.
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Enhance VIOS "Virtual SCSI Optical/ISO images" --- to mirror VMware ESXi functionality for "Virtual SCSI Optical/ISO images"

Enhance VIOS "Virtual SCSI Optical/ISO images" --- to mirror VMware ESXi functionality for "Virtual SCSI Optical/ISO images" #####################################mkrep -sp rootvg -size 20Gls -l /fix/AIX_v7.2_Base_Install_DVD_1_of_2_TL_7200-01-01.1...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

powerVM SSP check ability to resolve all nodes before expell them

When a new node is added to a PowerVM_SSP cluster, all other nodes receive this information. But if this new node is not able to be resolved, existing nodes are expelled from the cluster.
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Warning when reach the 16 nodes limit in SSP cluster

There is a limit of 16 nodes in a SSP cluster, but you can add a 17th without any warning message. I think it would be better to be informed.
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Updating the viosbr utility

would it be possible to add the force option of the mkvdev command in the viosbr? mkvdev -f in viosbr
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

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...
about 2 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

Prevent vNIC Port Flapping

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...
about 2 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

VIOS needs to support NFS mounted ISOs in Media Library

We store all our ISO files on storage servers which we then NFS mount from Novalink to enable LPARs to access the ISO file. However, in VIOS, ISO files mounted via NFS in the MediaLibrary directory do not show up in the Media list: VMLibrary conta...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Future consideration