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PowerVM VIOS

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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 3.1.3.21 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...
about 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

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 3 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?
about 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

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...
about 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 5 Future consideration

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 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Future 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.
almost 5 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...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under 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...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

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...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

add SEA Sharing mode support for adding/removing vETH adapters

I also opened the case TS011984472. Adding or removing vETH adapters to a SEA Sharing mode will create a downtime as design limitation.Could you please re-design the SEA Sharing mode?
11 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration