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PowerVM VIOS

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The os_uuid attribute should be unique on VIOS

The sys0 attribute os_uuid has the same value on all VIOS installed from the same media. It seems to retain the value from the mksysb install image. We are requesting that a unique os_uuid is generated during VIOS install.
8 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

viosupgrade force/yes option

viosupgrade command helps to upgrade VIOS 3.1 to 4.1. If viosupgrade finds some outdated filesets which are possibly not supported on VIOS 4.1, it stops and waits for user's confirmation. In an automated process it means that a user should confirm...
4 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

Fields for system name and system description should be filled for lldp requrests on SR-IOV adapter

This feature will prevent failure in handling and configuration and enhance failure determination. When requesting lldp information of Power systems from the switch port the network department can confirm that they are working the the correct syst...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Prevent vNIC Port Flapping

We recognized that SR-IOV / vNIC implementation have a different behaviour when the physical link is having problems. This leads to flapping adapters in some cases. Shared Ethernet Adapters (SEA) have different kind of parameters to configure to p...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

After VIOS complete boot to trigger any IBM i VMs to start

We could not find a mechanism to start IBM i VMs after VIOS complete IPL. This is necessary for unattended operations in case of power failure or a complete reboot of the hardware is required. VIOS starts automatically after the hardware is starte...
6 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Needs more information

VIOS needs to support NFS mounted ISOs in Media Library

We store all our ISO files on storage servers which we then NFS mount from Novalink to enable LPARs to access the ISO file. However, in VIOS, ISO files mounted via NFS in the MediaLibrary directory do not show up in the Media list: VMLibrary conta...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Future consideration

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 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

Support for NFS v4 mounts on virtual I/O server

The current mount command of the the ioscli interface does not support the option '-o vers=4'. NFSv4 is now the industrial standard for NFS. NFS is uses to store for example virtual I/O server system backups (mksysb) to a NIM server. Using the vir...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

VIOS Logging to a syslog endpoint

We are being pressured by our security teams to provide logging from the VIOs to a syslog endpoint that feeds splunk.We have a config from support that would allow this, but it has to be implemented via the oem_setup environment and is not support...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

powerVM SSP check ability to resolve all nodes before expell them

When a new node is added to a PowerVM_SSP cluster, all other nodes receive this information. But if this new node is not able to be resolved, existing nodes are expelled from the cluster.
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration