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My ideas: PowerVM VIOS

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PowerVM Shared storage pool cluster

Current limitation of number of nodes in a Shared Storage pool cluster is too small. Need to expand the cluster to support up to 32 nodes (8 Servers in Primary and 8 in secondary - each with 2 VIO Servers).Else can we install GPFS and build a GPFS...
about 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

Concurrent SR-IOV Migration

LPM of LPARs from Servers with Shared Ethernet Adapters (SEA) to Servers using vNIC and SR-IOV adapters is not possible directly. Hence the migration requires new definition of Ethernet-communication in target LPAR, which requires an outage of the...
about 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

NPIV load_balacing in LPM allgorithm

My customer uses multiple fcs adapters in a VIOS that are connected to the same FC fabric. This is done for load balancing. When creating new LPARs, these will be distributed over the fcs.But, when the LPARs are moved using LPM, the LPM algorithm ...
over 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

The possibility of using LPM (Live Partition Mobility) between two Power10 servers connected in direct attached mode to an IBM FS5035 storage

Customer purchased a second power10 for this purpose, but the LPM does not work. IBM Support states that LPM in a direct attached environment (no San Switches) is not supported. Is it possible to find a solution?
10 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Not under consideration

SSP LUN Space Reclaim

When using SSP deployment, Tiers can be created as Thin provisioned thus consuming LUN space that is used in the assigned LPARs.By time data in the LUs is written and subsequently erased, causing the LUs (and their containing tiers) to inflate.The...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

IBM Power Series FC HBA Driver enhancement

Enable Driver of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (FC HBA) to alert gaps identified in SCSI IDs for the external storage luns (FC based Storage)
over 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

Enhancement Requested for Shared Storage Pools (SSPs)

Customer asked for an "automated way" to avoid having to manually map all of the shared storage pools (SSPs) created on production system (in Mississippi) to disaster recovery/HA system (in Arizona). Would like script or other utility provided wit...
about 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

Dual VIOS env.: vhost-to-slot ID combination after LPM operation must be equal on both target VIOS

We use LPARS with DualVIO on Power Systems. We need to track Diskmappings to Hosts in Dokumentation, also need to add an delete disk mappings als Virtual Target Device on VIO for the LPAR.At start we get 3 vhosts per LPAR in ascending order, the o...
about 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Not under consideration

Warning added to chdev if byte 0-3 has a known value.

Request a fix / warning added to chdev if byte 0-3 has a known value. The "chdev ... pv=yes" changes byte 0-3 along with adding a PVID. Command "chdev -l hdiskX -a pv=y in addition to placing a PVID on the disk it changes byte 0-3 to C9C2D4C1 (IBM...
about 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

VIO level Rules command output not easily usable

When editing the VIO rules file the information within the file doesn't allow you to easily identify what type of device or adapter you have set the attributes on.
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration