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PowerVM VIOS

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MVP for PowerVM VIOS

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...
12 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under 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?
over 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under 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 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

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?
9 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Not under consideration

VIOS - NPIV Adapters: Active WWPN Switch

It would be awesome if there would be a possibility to switch the active WWPN online. Just a command which switches the active WWPN.
over 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

NFS based files as BackingDevices for vSCSI mapping

Allow files located on NFS shares mounted on the VIOs to be used as BackingDevice for vSCSI mapping (similar to VMware data store). Until now file based BackingDevices are only possible using StoragePools or ISOs.
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

Code enhancement to handle VIOS Path loss issues during Brocade haReboot - There have been multiple outages experienced in IBM VIO Server(VIOS) managed environment, during storage related events. The haReboot performed on Brocade SAN switches are supposed to be non-disruptive, but in reality they do take a finite amount of time. In VIO managed environments, this has sometimes resulted in impact and affected availability. During a haReboot the fabric services are not available and hence when the VIOS queries the Name server on the switch, it may not get the desired response due to the haReboot in progress. This results in the VIOS logging out and attempting to log back in again, resulting in path failures at the VIOS. To prevent the same from happening, the VIOS code can be updated to include an appropriate time interval that kicks in as and when the haReboot is in progress. The VIOS will then wait for this interval and pause any activity, before querying the name server again. The assumption is that the haReboot RSCN notification is sent correctly by the Brocade switches and received by the VIO servers. If not, then this can be worked out jointly by Brocade and IBM, to prevent outages in the future. The referenced Support Case has additional information.

among all the different vendor servers, the IBM VIOS managed AIX server environments seem to be susceptible and have experienced outages as and when haReboot is performed.
about 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

rmvdev -rmlv should check to see if LV is in use before removing

To avoid deleting an active/used LV, it would be really helpful if the 'rmvdev' (and any other commands that remove LVs from the VIO Server) would check to see if a specified LV is stil in use or not.
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

Automatic Port Speed Synchronization for NPIV vFC Client Adapter

Changes to the port speed attribute of a physical FC adapter in the VIOS are not automatically passed along to the NPIV vFC adapters in the client LPARs. NPIV vFC adapters need be reconfigured to learn about the new port speed setting of the under...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

Automated FS cleanup on VIOS (skulker, etc)

From our original PMR (37280,101,616) regarding automated FS cleanup on VIOS: "Automated cleanup of unused files can be achieved via skulker. But this is not avaiable on VIOS in padmin environment. Also,it would need to be modified to suite VIOS's...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Not under consideration