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VIOS Paging Default Devices

Hi IBM, When you install a VIOS (or AIX) from the installation DVD, or a NIM source created from DVDs, the default paging devices are not optimal.It has always been a best practice for paging devices to never have more than 1 device per physical v...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

Modify the format of the ioscli.log file on the VIOS

Change the format to of the ioscli.log file )logs all padmin commands entered) to include date and time stamp for each command.Save commands on one line instead of breaking them up over multiple lines.
almost 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

Control for SEA Shared Ethernet Adapter) fallback behavior in dual VIOS setup

In current scenario of a dual virtual I/O server setup with SEA fail over configured, clients see a very small outage (instances of request time out to put simply) while the active SEA (priority=1) fails for some reason (cable, adapter, switch etc...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 5 Delivered

restore multiple vscsi mappings of one disk on a VIOS with viosbr

If a disk is mapped on one VIOS to several LPARs via vscsi viosbr backs up these mappings but does only restore the first mapping. So viosbr does not restore the VIOS to the same state it had before the backup. viosbr -restore is unable to perform...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Delivered

re-include alt_disk_mksysb command in the VIOS install media

Our AIX System Administrators use the alt_disk_mksysb command to create a bootable back-up image of the VIO Server prior to doing an upgrade (via oem_setup_env). We would like IBM to reconsider its decision, and continue to include this command in...
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Delivered

VIOS Maintenance Mode

The new VIOS Maintenance Mode should address the following requirements:1. Possibility to set the VIOS in maintenance mode with one click (for example through the HMC UI)2. Automatic failover of all SEA to backup VIOS (chdev -dev entX -attr ha_mod...
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

PowerVM LPM and vswitch name change required

Hi IBM.Our client (Commonwealth Bank Australia) would like to set-up two PowerVM virtual switches in each frame, one for production traffic and one for non-production traffic. We created the 2nd vswitch on frame 11 but we were unable to LPM any LP...
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 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

VIOS Shared Storage Pool LU Rename

LU renameSuch an obvious missing basic function it can hardly be called an enhancement.I suggest: lu -modify -lu oldname -attr LU_NAME=newnamelu -modify -luudid oldhexA -attr LU_NAME=newhexB
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 6 Delivered

VIO 2.2.3 problem with ulimit

If a customer changes the value of stack ulimit parameter, vio_daemon process eats the whole memory and crashes. Please implement the function to restrict the stack size.
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Delivered