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PowerVM VIOS

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backupios -X (auto expand /tmp space) option , same as maksysb/savevg on AIX

The backupios command returns error when one or moer Non-rootvg storage pool configured. But mksysb looks O.K. This would be "working as designed" but always troubles me. example:----- $ backupios -tape /dev/rmt0Creating information file for volum...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Delivered

Minimum character password length for padmin

Need to change the padmin password length to minimum 15 character as per the new ITSS security password policy. Need to set it at the VIO operating system level.
almost 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Delivered

Improve the rendev function to be able to change the name of a VTD.

The method used to change the name of a VTD is not supported. The customer exited the restricted shell and ran "rendev" to make the change. We have a procedure to help the customer correct their VIOS if they have changed their VTD name using "rend...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

VIOS 'exclude_file' for backupios

I would like for the 'backupios' command to include an option to perform an exlclude_file (to exclude files like you can on a mksysb on AIX). The newer case id for this PMR is:Case TS001011
about 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

LPM error description improvement

LPM validation fails with error: Adapter fscsi2 txu is 1048576 client needs txu 4194304 => this is bit misleading ; spent 1,5hours of googling for "fc adapter and txu parameter" Actual root cause was that max_xfer_size was the value that needed...
over 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

More than 64 vfchosts needed

One of our biggest clients in Germany is extensively using NPIV technologies.At the moment there is a limitation of 64 vfchosts in the VIOS using NPIV. My client needs more and therefore requires 128, better 256.
almost 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

SR-IOV RoCE Virtualization including vNICs

SR-IOV RoCe adapters must be capable of I/O-virtualization through a VIO-Server including vNIC functionality.
about 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

Power 8 storage pool utilize the SAN as an alternate path of communication

To have the storage pool utilize the SAN as an alternate path of communication in case of a network outage (e.g., using SANCOMM), which is a software feature request for changes to VIOS SSP.
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Delivered

PowerVM VIOS Release the PCM Energy and SSP stats documentation

IBM appears to have forgotten to release the documentation for this announced and released in December 2016 feature REST API for temperature, electrical power and Shared Storage Pools.This includes the units for ALL the statistics, the URLs, the h...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

Support for BNA ELS frames

we get daily error reports on every port of FC Adapters 5735 caused by SAN diagnostic packets LABEL: FCA_ERR6IDENTIFIER: ECCE4018 VIOS Level is 2.2.4.10Please add Support for BNA ELS Frames in AIX and VIOS
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered