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Virtualization and Cloud

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vFC Mappings and Live Partition Mobility

You can do multiple vFC mappings on one physical FC port for IBM i, that is supported. But if you want to do LPM, that is not possible.This is of course very bad, one customer got stuck with it.We are currently rebuilding, and that is only possibl...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 1 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 6 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 5 Future 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 5 Future consideration

Add more libraries emulation support to "ISCSI attached VTL" feature

We have tried to attach QUADSTOR VTL and Starwind VTL to IBM i using ISCSI and with the listed PTFs in place with no luck. But we have found the IBM i could login to the Starwind virtual device, but never showed the IBM i device. Can you add the s...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 7 Future consideration

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 3 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 6 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 3 Not under 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 2 Not under consideration

Provide a V5R4M5 Virtual Machine Environment

There are a huge number of customers locked onto V5R4 due to the change in the LIC that cannot upgrade to new versions. MANY of these customers are stuck with no vendor support and have no capability of moving to anything newer than POWER6 hardwar...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 2 Not under consideration

5733-ICC - Add a LIST command

Please , add a LIST or LS command to ICC
11 months ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 0 Under review

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 7 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 4 Future consideration