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Assuming we have 100 AIX LPARs served by 1 SEA and 20 VLANs , How can we interactively know which LPARs( or ip or mac) and VLANs are heavily consuming the SEA and its underlying physical adapter/s? VIOS seastat command gives huge amount of data wi...
The new VIOS Maintenance Mode should address the following requirements:1. Possibility to set the VIOS in maintenance mode with one click (for example through the HMC UI)2. Automatic failover of all SEA to backup VIOS (chdev -dev entX -attr ha_mod...
One of our biggest clients in Germany is extensively using NPIV technologies.At the moment there is a limitation of 64 vfchosts in the VIOS using NPIV. My client needs more and therefore requires 128, better 256.
Add new option for viosupgrade script to execute unattended and to stop before the reboot of the alternate disk
The migration from vios 126.96.36.199x to 188.8.131.52 is done using the viosupgrade script, which creates the alternate rootvg on the spare disk and transfers some data for the upgrade to be used after reboot.As designed today, it will not stop before rebo...
LPM in PowerVC for VIOS SDS using GPFS as Storage Provider
With PowerVC 2.0 and VIOS 184.108.40.206 there is a new possibility to use Spectrum Scale (GPFS) Remote Cluster mounts in PowerVC as storage provider.Actually there is no possibility to make use of LPM in this environment. The possibility for LPM should ...
Improve the rendev function to be able to change the name of a VTD.
The method used to change the name of a VTD is not supported. The customer exited the restricted shell and ran "rendev" to make the change. We have a procedure to help the customer correct their VIOS if they have changed their VTD name using "rend...
Forced deinstallation of interim fixes (ifix) during alt_root_vg operations
Because of a heavily time constrained maintenance windowcustomer Finanz Informatik relies on the alt_root_vg command toapply VIOS Service Pack (SP) updates.E.g. the following command sequence is used to update the VIOSfrom FP24 to FP24 SP3: # moun...
LPM validation fails with error: Adapter fscsi2 txu is 1048576 client needs txu 4194304 => this is bit misleading ; spent 1,5hours of googling for "fc adapter and txu parameter" Actual root cause was that max_xfer_size was the value that needed...
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