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My ideas: PowerVM VIOS

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Forced deinstallation of interim fixes (ifix) during alt_root_vg operations

Because of a heavily time constrained maintenance windowcustomer Finanz Informatik relies on the alt_root_vg command toapply VIOS Service Pack (SP) updates.E.g. the following command sequence is used to update the VIOSfrom FP24 to FP24 SP3: # moun...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

VIOS cl_query interval needs to change to every hour or send cl_query logs to caa logs

VIOS - generating caa query logs every 5 min to syslog 3 arciod01 caa:info syslog: caa_query.c cl_query 2383 515 Query failed: line 2345: The system call does not exist on this system.Jul 11 10:44:43 arciod01 caa:info syslog: caa_query.c ...
about 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

VIOS Paging Default Devices

Hi IBM, When you install a VIOS (or AIX) from the installation DVD, or a NIM source created from DVDs, the default paging devices are not optimal.It has always been a best practice for paging devices to never have more than 1 device per physical v...
about 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

Modify the format of the ioscli.log file on the VIOS

Change the format to of the ioscli.log file )logs all padmin commands entered) to include date and time stamp for each command.Save commands on one line instead of breaking them up over multiple lines.
about 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

Control for SEA Shared Ethernet Adapter) fallback behavior in dual VIOS setup

In current scenario of a dual virtual I/O server setup with SEA fail over configured, clients see a very small outage (instances of request time out to put simply) while the active SEA (priority=1) fails for some reason (cable, adapter, switch etc...
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 5 Delivered

restore multiple vscsi mappings of one disk on a VIOS with viosbr

If a disk is mapped on one VIOS to several LPARs via vscsi viosbr backs up these mappings but does only restore the first mapping. So viosbr does not restore the VIOS to the same state it had before the backup. viosbr -restore is unable to perform...
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Delivered

re-include alt_disk_mksysb command in the VIOS install media

Our AIX System Administrators use the alt_disk_mksysb command to create a bootable back-up image of the VIO Server prior to doing an upgrade (via oem_setup_env). We would like IBM to reconsider its decision, and continue to include this command in...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Delivered

VIOS Maintenance Mode

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...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

PowerVM LPM and vswitch name change required

Hi IBM.Our client (Commonwealth Bank Australia) would like to set-up two PowerVM virtual switches in each frame, one for production traffic and one for non-production traffic. We created the 2nd vswitch on frame 11 but we were unable to LPM any LP...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Delivered

VFC Client Adapter Limitation

The request originates from following APARs for VFC CLIENT ADAPTER LIMITATION ON NUM_CMD_ELEMS • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV61158• 6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV63231• 7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV64278• 7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV63282 The description and fix...
about 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered