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Correct error caused by Flash Copy -> VIOS_VFC_CLIENT_CON IDENTIFIER: B7BCD6A0 Description Virtual FC Client connection lost with I/O pending Probable Causes Client Timed out I/O or moved to another server during partition mobility

Please have the PowerHA Flash Copy Toolkit team look at correcting, possibly add additional delay time between the shutdown and power up of the flash copy partition to prevent locks, maybe they will see the issue in the code on their side
2 days ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

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

Add separate IPv6 statistics for the SEA device, so that statistical monitoring commands can report

During the investigation of an IPv6 related Case on guest LPARs of VIOS, Support noted that investigation of the issue would have been simplified if the SEA device on the VIOS reported IPv6 statistics in addition to IPv4 statistics. Implementing t...
2 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

Want to see in a vnicserver output in a VIOS the client partition name and if it is AIX or Linux Client

Help to configure proper card parameter for vNIC
3 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

Add LSO IPv6 SEA/VEA attributes to VIOS Performance Advisor and potentially default rules

The VIOS Performance Advisor is a very useful tool to verify the configuration of a running VIOS LPAR. Currently only some of the LargeSend attributes are reported when incorrectly set. Based on TS010353771, I was advised one of the IPv6 attribut...
3 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

Better troubleshooting when HMC doesn't display devices like disks when it should.

When the CMDB on the VIOS server is wrong, then the HMC simply does not display what you should see, and you have zero insight into why. We had issues with disks, missing UUIDs, or other errors. There should be a command, maybe a little more refin...
5 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Remove the fixed, built-in password of user vpgadmin and reduce the blast radius of the vpgadmin user

The VIOS vpgadmin user has a known pre-defined password(1), that can't be changed(2). Although the user has login=false, and rlogin=false (3), it's a user that is part of the bin and system groups (4). One common request of many security policies ...
6 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

Support for Trusted Execution in VIOS

Many IT organizations require antivirus or similar protections, such as File Integrity Monitoring, on critical infrastructure as a matter of routine Security and Compliance policy. In the AIX space, IBM's recommended solution (as stated many times...
7 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future 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.
7 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration