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PowerVM VIOS

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Add separate IPv6 statistics for the SEA device, so that statistical monitoring commands can report

During the investigation of an IPv6 related Case on guest LPARs of VIOS, Support noted that investigation of the issue would have been simplified if the SEA device on the VIOS reported IPv6 statistics in addition to IPv4 statistics. Implementing t...
4 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

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...
12 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Planned for future release

Updating the viosbr utility

would it be possible to add the force option of the mkvdev command in the viosbr? mkvdev -f in viosbr
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

Want to see in a vnicserver output in a VIOS the client partition name and if it is AIX or Linux Client

Help to configure proper card parameter for vNIC
5 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

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?
about 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

Remove the fixed, built-in password of user vpgadmin and reduce the blast radius of the vpgadmin user

The VIOS vpgadmin user has a known pre-defined password(1), that can't be changed(2). Although the user has login=false, and rlogin=false (3), it's a user that is part of the bin and system groups (4). One common request of many security policies ...
7 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Under review

Add LSO IPv6 SEA/VEA attributes to VIOS Performance Advisor and potentially default rules

The VIOS Performance Advisor is a very useful tool to verify the configuration of a running VIOS LPAR. Currently only some of the LargeSend attributes are reported when incorrectly set. Based on TS010353771, I was advised one of the IPv6 attribut...
5 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

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.
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Support for Trusted Execution in VIOS

Many IT organizations require antivirus or similar protections, such as File Integrity Monitoring, on critical infrastructure as a matter of routine Security and Compliance policy. In the AIX space, IBM's recommended solution (as stated many times...
9 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 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.'
about 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Future consideration