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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...
about 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

Forced deinstallation of interim fixes (ifix) during alt_root_vg operations

Because of a heavily time constrained maintenance windowcustomer Finanz Informatik relies on the alt_root_vg command toapply VIOS Service Pack (SP) updates.E.g. the following command sequence is used to update the VIOSfrom FP24 to FP24 SP3: # moun...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 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.
almost 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.
about 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Delivered

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...
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Delivered

Need boot support for VIOS to boot over iSCSI to SAN

Customer wants to have iSCSI boot from SAN using VIOS supported. During the Ericsson road map sessions, it was mentioned that IBM did some testing of this. Also, after the AIX, VIOS, and storage presentations, it was felt that it would not take de...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 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.
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Delivered

VFC Client Adapter Limitation

The request originates from following APARs for VFC CLIENT ADAPTER LIMITATION ON NUM_CMD_ELEMS • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV61158• 6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV63231• 7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV64278• 7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV63282 The description and fix...
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

Ability to migrate LU from thin to thick in Shared Storage Pool

It would be useful to have a command or automated procedure to migrate an lpar's LU from thin to thick provisioning in VIOS Shared Storage Pools.
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

lsmap command output contains spaces and the order of the fields is not as expected

1. lsmap command output contains spaces, expected is empty an string: # lsmap -all -npiv -fmt , -field name clntname status fc clntid physloc vfcclient vfcclientdrc vfchost0, ,27,U9117.MMC.06F3F56-V3-C10,NOT_LOGGED_IN,fcs0, ,vfchost1, ,27,U9117.MM...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered