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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...
about 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 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 ...
2 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

Provide meaningful info with errpt id 32BB81EF and FBD8625E - UNKNOWN error against SEA

with VIO 3.1.3.21, errpt now shows entries with 32BB81EF and FBD8625E but the data is meaningless to the end user. Allegedly, this is an indication that the SEA has become "primary" again, according to IBM Support. But, errpt id E48A73A4 already t...
3 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Planned for future release

LPM in PowerVC for VIOS SDS using GPFS as Storage Provider

With PowerVC 2.0 and VIOS 3.1.2.0 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 ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Planned for future release

Support for NFS v4 mounts on virtual I/O server

The current mount command of the the ioscli interface does not support the option '-o vers=4'. NFSv4 is now the industrial standard for NFS. NFS is uses to store for example virtual I/O server system backups (mksysb) to a NIM server. Using the vir...
9 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future 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

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...
about 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Future consideration

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...
3 months 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
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration