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Renew UAK in Warranty period

Power8 and Power9 servers use UAK (Update Access Key) for firmware updates.There is warranty period and maintenance period. There is no possibility to generate UAK in warranty period (in last 30 days of warranty period) that extend expiration date...
over 4 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

PVLAN support for PowerVM

Currently PowerVM only accepts PVLANs by forcing VEPA on its vswitch and private-vlan host mode set on the external switch port (1 primary VLAN, 1 secondary PVLAN). (as described in this IBM developerworks link: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVM 1 Under review

Dynamically raise maximum virtual slot numbers

Please add ability to raise maximum virtual slot numbers of VIO and client LPARs dynamically without need of LPAR restart.
almost 4 years ago in PowerVM 2 Not under consideration

Access to VM serial console via API

PowerVC does not appear to implement support for access to a VM's serial console over the Nova Compute API, via the os-getConsoleOutput or os-getSerialConsole actions. PowerVC/Novalink should provide support for accessing a serial console, and imp...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM 0 Submitted

SEA over a 10Gb Ethernet Port in VIOS. Allow Virtual Ethernet Adapters in client partitions to run at 10Gb rather than a maximum of 1Gb.

Current limitation of Virtual Ethernet Adapters to run at 1Gb. If a 10Gb Ethernet port is set up as an SEA in VIOS, then client partitions using the bridge of virtual to physical are limited by the Virtual Ethernet Adapter maximum of 1Gb bandwidth...
7 months ago in PowerVM 0 Submitted

IBM i freezes during VIOS dump

When a VIOS dumps (for any reason) the IBM i client partitions freeze waiting the end of the dump and the IPL of the first VIOS in order to be served by the second VIOS. The time is variable but around 4-5 minutes (not feasable for a bank online)....
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM 0 Under review

PowerVM to be able to override local optical devices when executing a LPM/ SRR

LPM and SRR can't function when a LPAR has a VTOPT# device
about 5 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

HMC as Single Point of Control for System Time Consistency

During a P6 to P7 HW upgrade on one of the frames the systemtime was not set correctly for the German Time Zone. UTC waserroneously take to be UTC +0100. The time offset of one hourwas propagated after system IPL to all LPARs and is just to larget...
about 6 years ago in PowerVM 2 Under review

Provide LDAP Capability for ASMI

Provide ability for ASMI to integrate with LDAP/Active Directory for user / group authentication
over 2 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

LPM Fails On Systems With Non-Functional Physical Adapter Ports

When attempting to use Live Partition Mobility (LPM) to move a logical partition (LPAR) from one system to another, source partition virtual to physical connectivity is first validated before executing the migration. Unfortunately, this negates th...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration