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PowerVM VIOS

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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...
almost 2 years 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.'
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Future consideration

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.
almost 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 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.
over 2 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...
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future 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 ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 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 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

PowerVM VIOS, the Shared Ethernet Adapter device (SEA) needs support for IEEE802.3 Ethernet frame type

The SEA device in all VIOS releases is only designed for handling the EthernetV2 frame type with TCP/IP checksum offloading and the largesend/large_receive features.If a VIO client LPAR (IBMi or AIX or Linux) is configured to use IP interfaces wit...
about 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Support for VIOS Secure Boot

Provide secure boot support for the Virtual IO Server to have this feature continuous in the virtualisation and OS layer.
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

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...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration