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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...
10 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

'VIOS/AIX notify client partitions that a VIOS dump is about to occur

VIOS/AIX needs to somehow notify client partitions that a VIOS dump is going to occur and allow the clients to immediately close their connections so that they can route to another VIOS server for processing during the dump See customer outage: TS...
about 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Better troubleshooting when HMC doesn't display devices like disks when it should.

When the CMDB on the VIOS server is wrong, then the HMC simply does not display what you should see, and you have zero insight into why. We had issues with disks, missing UUIDs, or other errors. There should be a command, maybe a little more refin...
5 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

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...
about 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Enhance VIOS "Virtual SCSI Optical/ISO images" --- to mirror VMware ESXi functionality for "Virtual SCSI Optical/ISO images"

Enhance VIOS "Virtual SCSI Optical/ISO images" --- to mirror VMware ESXi functionality for "Virtual SCSI Optical/ISO images" #####################################mkrep -sp rootvg -size 20Gls -l /fix/AIX_v7.2_Base_Install_DVD_1_of_2_TL_7200-01-01.1...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under 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...
almost 3 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.
about 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

NFS based files as BackingDevices for vSCSI mapping

Allow files located on NFS shares mounted on the VIOs to be used as BackingDevice for vSCSI mapping (similar to VMware data store). Until now file based BackingDevices are only possible using StoragePools or ISOs.
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

viosecure -level high should set default firewall rules to denied for inbound traffic

IBM support case TS006803177:---------------------------------------After applying vioscure level 'high', the default firewall rule 0 permits all IP packages, if an IP package does not met any rules. This make the firewall settings useless if you ...
about 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

vNIC failback check

In normal running Aix, if the switch port is powered off or if loses power, and then powered on The Vnic first would fail to the backup port then after the switch port is powered on, the vnic will try to fail back to the VNIC with the higher prior...
about 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration