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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...
LPM in PowerVC for VIOS SDS using GPFS as Storage Provider
With PowerVC 2.0 and VIOS 188.8.131.52 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 ...
Provide meaningful info with errpt id 32BB81EF and FBD8625E - UNKNOWN error against SEA
with VIO 184.108.40.206, 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...
Add new option for viosupgrade script to execute unattended and to stop before the reboot of the alternate disk
The migration from vios 220.127.116.11x to 18.104.22.168 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...
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.
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...
'VIOS/AIX notify client partitions that a VIOS dump is about to occur
VIOS/AIX needs to somehow notify client partitions that a VIOS dump is going to occur and allow the clients to immediately close their connections so that they can route to another VIOS server for processing during the dump See customer outage: TS...
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