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PowerVM

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LPM exchanges vNIC servicing VIOS every time

We are using two power systems with vNIC virtualisation. Because we want to know which vios is using which ethernet adapter we select vio1 for servicing vNICs running on adapter cards c1 and c2 and vio2 for servicing adapter cards c8 and c9 (examp...
3 months ago in PowerVM 0 Submitted

Implement a virtual SAN switch in the PHYP

Instead of passing a virtual WWN via NPIV, implement a virtual SAN switch and use the the VIOS FC adapters for ISLs. This would simplify the LPAR configurations (only one VFC per fabric, while preserving the redundancy vis-a-vis a VIOS failure/res...
10 months ago in PowerVM 0 Future 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.
almost 2 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

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

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 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

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

Option to use vSwitch VEPA mode as default

Currently PowerVM creates any new virtual switch (vSwitch) in VEB mode by default. To change the mode to VEPA an installed and running VIOS including an active RMC connection is required. In our environment for security reasons all internal traffi...
8 months ago in PowerVM 1 Submitted