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Virtualization and Cloud

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IBM i OVA creation command similar to "create_ova" on AIX

With such a command migrations to cloud could be easier, specially if we could send the file with SSH or a mounted NFS filesystem. Use Case: When you need to migrate a system with a different language you need to create an OVA, but today you need ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 6 Future consideration

Add support for Amazon private cloud to Cloud Storage Solutions for i.

IBM Cloud Storage solutions currently only supports Amazon public cloud. I would like to see Amazon private clouds enabled. Use Case: This would be used by customers who have an Amazon private cloud.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 1 Future consideration


Have had recent issues for IBM i LPARs running as VIOS clients where 'large send offload' had to be disabled via a macro on the IBM I LPAR. Once disabled the LPAR runs without issue and with good performance until we do a IPL.What I am looking for...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 3 Not under consideration

Hosted IBM i PWRDWNSYS integration missing

When you have on an IBM i system a guest partition running IBM i, the vary on can start the partition. The vary off does not power down the partition in an orderly manner. When you run hosted Linux or AIX a vary of will shut the partition down in ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 5 Future consideration

IBM i VPM client partition backup on DataDomain VTL - add TS3500 support

System: IBM i V7R4 - Virtual Partition Manager (VPM)Actor: User needing new feature Product DellEMC DataDomain is a commonly used product that provide Media Library emulation. Actually, the only emulation usable and certified for IBM i is the TS35...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 2 Not under consideration

IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i

Using Windows FTP server as in house cloud solution Use Case: Customer has a huge FTP Server area based on Windows FTP Server. Like to use this as Cloud Storage for IBM i BRMS
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 5 Future consideration

Command line tool to reset(re-ipl) Virtual IOA's

Our current situation: We use VTL connected via fiber IOA and VIOS . when a change is done on the VTL we must log into service tools to "re-ipl" the virtual IOA. previously submitted:Marketing Requirement Tracking number : MR0331154848 Use Case: b...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 4 Future consideration

Ethernet card type 268C (Virtual) reports incorrect speed

Ethernet card type 268C reports as 1G even though the PHY card served by VIOS is 10G. In the result, monitoring software reports thresholds exceeding 100% when throughput exceeds 1G. Use Case: We get alerts when Ethernet usage approaches 1G.
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 2 Not under consideration