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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 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Planned for future release

VIOS no-prompt updateios

Hi IBM, Would you be able to add a flag/option to the updateios command to suppress the 'Continue bos.rte.install installation [y|n]?' and other similar prompts?
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

IBM i handle disk timeout error during VIOS outage and dump

IBM i to the disk I/O time out error recovery processing when a VIOS partition is unresponsive allowing faster fail over to another available path.'
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Future consideration

VIOS syslog configuration for splunk

We will move into Service Now as a replacement from existing solution. Splunk is used by the Service Now solution. To create incidents for VIOs I need syslog data sent to splunk.
10 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

updateios failure during window closure

You can reach out Deepak Menezes(deepakme@in.ibm.com) .This is with respect to issue we hit on case TS008403859Was installing Fix Pack 3.1.2.10 on top of his system 3.1.1.25 .During the installation the Putty session disconnected due to VPN discon...
6 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

VIO device naming convention after LPM (vfchostX)

See case TS002260514:LPM/HMC does mess up the AIX device names on target VIOS.Especially if using the "vios-virtual-slot-number" on the target VIOSs i would assume the device naming is the same on both. But it is not as we know.
about 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

VIOS 3.1 VIOC iSCSI rootvg and datavg

Following a request from a customer about VIOS 3.1 and iSCSI support.https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/9223-22H/p9hb1/p9hb1_vios_concepts_iscsi.htmThis webpage is confusing when "limitations" paragraph is read:--Currently, the iSCSI disk...
about 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Code enhancement to handle VIOS Path loss issues during Brocade haReboot - There have been multiple outages experienced in IBM VIO Server(VIOS) managed environment, during storage related events. The haReboot performed on Brocade SAN switches are supposed to be non-disruptive, but in reality they do take a finite amount of time. In VIO managed environments, this has sometimes resulted in impact and affected availability. During a haReboot the fabric services are not available and hence when the VIOS queries the Name server on the switch, it may not get the desired response due to the haReboot in progress. This results in the VIOS logging out and attempting to log back in again, resulting in path failures at the VIOS. To prevent the same from happening, the VIOS code can be updated to include an appropriate time interval that kicks in as and when the haReboot is in progress. The VIOS will then wait for this interval and pause any activity, before querying the name server again. The assumption is that the haReboot RSCN notification is sent correctly by the Brocade switches and received by the VIO servers. If not, then this can be worked out jointly by Brocade and IBM, to prevent outages in the future. The referenced Support Case has additional information.

among all the different vendor servers, the IBM VIOS managed AIX server environments seem to be susceptible and have experienced outages as and when haReboot is performed.
4 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

'VIOS/AIX notify client partitions that a VIOS dump is about to occur

VIOS/AIX needs to somehow notify client partitions that a VIOS dump is going to occur and allow the clients to immediately close their connections so that they can route to another VIOS server for processing during the dump See customer outage: TS...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

In powerVM,the transmit speed of the virtual ethernet adapter is too low ,which is usting the 10GB physical adapter

Dear IBM, we encounter a performance issue in VIOS and VIOC.we found we have nothing to do to improve the virtual network adapter transmit speed,based on the 10GB physical adapter.BUT in our datacenter ,there is 140+ 780 &880 facing the same i...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration