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PowerVM VIOS

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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...
over 2 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 2 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.
over 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under 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...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

VIOS - NPIV Adapters: Active WWPN Switch

It would be awesome if there would be a possibility to switch the active WWPN online. Just a command which switches the active WWPN.
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

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...
9 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Future consideration

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...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Planned for future release

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 ...
11 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

rmvdev -rmlv should check to see if LV is in use before removing

To avoid deleting an active/used LV, it would be really helpful if the 'rmvdev' (and any other commands that remove LVs from the VIO Server) would check to see if a specified LV is stil in use or not.
over 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration