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PowerVM VIOS

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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

Want to see in a vnicserver output in a VIOS the client partition name and if it is AIX or Linux Client

Help to configure proper card parameter for vNIC
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Needs more information

Add LSO IPv6 SEA/VEA attributes to VIOS Performance Advisor and potentially default rules

The VIOS Performance Advisor is a very useful tool to verify the configuration of a running VIOS LPAR. Currently only some of the LargeSend attributes are reported when incorrectly set. Based on TS010353771, I was advised one of the IPv6 attribut...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

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...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Planned for future release

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 ...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

SEA over a 10Gb Ethernet Port in VIOS. Allow Virtual Ethernet Adapters in client partitions to run at 10Gb rather than a maximum of 1Gb.

Current limitation of Virtual Ethernet Adapters to run at 1Gb. If a 10Gb Ethernet port is set up as an SEA in VIOS, then client partitions using the bridge of virtual to physical are limited by the Virtual Ethernet Adapter maximum of 1Gb bandwidth...
about 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Needs more information

Code enhancement to handle VIOS Path loss issues during Brocade haReboot - There have been multiple outages experienced in IBM VIO Server(VIOS) managed environment, during storage related events. The haReboot performed on Brocade SAN switches are supposed to be non-disruptive, but in reality they do take a finite amount of time. In VIO managed environments, this has sometimes resulted in impact and affected availability. During a haReboot the fabric services are not available and hence when the VIOS queries the Name server on the switch, it may not get the desired response due to the haReboot in progress. This results in the VIOS logging out and attempting to log back in again, resulting in path failures at the VIOS. To prevent the same from happening, the VIOS code can be updated to include an appropriate time interval that kicks in as and when the haReboot is in progress. The VIOS will then wait for this interval and pause any activity, before querying the name server again. The assumption is that the haReboot RSCN notification is sent correctly by the Brocade switches and received by the VIO servers. If not, then this can be worked out jointly by Brocade and IBM, to prevent outages in the future. The referenced Support Case has additional information.

among all the different vendor servers, the IBM VIOS managed AIX server environments seem to be susceptible and have experienced outages as and when haReboot is performed.
about 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

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...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Planned for future release

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

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 ...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration