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PowerVM

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Need Maintenance mode switch for FW Update on SR-IOV cards

we have several SR_IOV config running wit SR_IOV native with NIB, vNIC Failover, SR-IOV VF for SEA etc.The problem we detected is that when doing a FW update for the SR-IOV cards we have either to do a lot of manual taks to switch to vNIC Failover...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Move the functions handled by RMC between HMC and LPAR to the hypervisor.

Move the dlpar-related functions from the RMC connection to the PHYP. The OS/400 is already doing this (it has the functions, but doesn't talk to the RMC). Advantages:- No need for an RMC connection.- Can handle multiple tenants with the same IP r...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM 1 Future consideration

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...
about 3 years ago in PowerVM 1 Future consideration

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...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

certificate request file from ASMI interface should include Subject Alternative Name (SAN) to support modern web browsers

Currenty the certificate signing reqeust file (*csr) exported from the POWER flexible service processor interface ASMI does not include a Subject Alternative Name (SAN). As result modern web browsers, like Microsoft Edge or Chrome with strict secu...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM 0 Future consideration

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.
about 5 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
over 6 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Provide LDAP Capability for ASMI

Provide ability for ASMI to integrate with LDAP/Active Directory for user / group authentication
about 4 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

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 6 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 ...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM 2 Not under consideration