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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

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

shift away from _base default proc compat mode on P9 and onward

PHYP team confirmed that hypervisor will only preset the _base level for default on P9 / P10 "Keeping the meaning of Default (mapped to POWER9_Base) ensures that existing partitions will successfully migrate across all vintages of P9 firmware levels.
9 months ago in PowerVM 0 Under review

Add option to set IBM i Console Type in ASMI

Allow the IBM i Console type to be viewed and updated in the Advanced Service Management Interface (ASMI) on a POWER server. If viewing or changing to the Ops Console type, allow the selection of the Ethernet Adapter (NIC) location from the candid...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM 1 Submitted

UAK align with maintenance period

On POWER8, there is UAK requested to apply after hardware warranty in 180 days. It is very annoying to customer that they need to apply 180 days to every POWER8 server by making a change request on each POWER server. Customer have upfront already ...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM 3 Not under consideration

Multiple Shared Processor Pools for each Logical Partition

Shared Processor Pools are useful for limiting the total CPU usage of a group of partitions. Partitions can be grouped by type (production and test for example), by customer, or to take advantage of subcapacity licensing.Difficulties arise when a ...
about 6 years ago in PowerVM 2 Not under consideration

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)....
about 3 years ago in PowerVM 0 Under review

Provide LDAP Capability for ASMI

Provide ability for ASMI to integrate with LDAP/Active Directory for user / group authentication
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Develop health check procedure to automate validation SEA and switch VLAN trunk configuration matches

Using VLANs on Power Systems usually comes with Virtual Ethernet Adapters bridged to hypervisor switch and SEA Failover/Sharing setup.The maximum configuration can be 16 Virtual Ethernet Adapters and maximum 20 VLANS + PVID / SEA, so 336 VLANs in ...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Use syslog service on VIO to send syslog into to syslog-ng splunk server

In talking with our Premium Proactive Support Team Lead Kellie Kronenberger she encouraged us to submit what our security team is seeking to implement via syslog as regards certain VIO servers in our environment. What our security team wants to ha...
29 days ago in PowerVM 0 Submitted