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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.
about 4 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...
about 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

PowerVM VIOS Release the PCM Energy and SSP stats documentation

IBM appears to have forgotten to release the documentation for this announced and released in December 2016 feature REST API for temperature, electrical power and Shared Storage Pools.This includes the units for ALL the statistics, the URLs, the h...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

Support for BNA ELS frames

we get daily error reports on every port of FC Adapters 5735 caused by SAN diagnostic packets LABEL: FCA_ERR6IDENTIFIER: ECCE4018 VIOS Level is add Support for BNA ELS Frames in AIX and VIOS
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

VIOS cl_query interval needs to change to every hour or send cl_query logs to caa logs

VIOS - generating caa query logs every 5 min to syslog 3 arciod01 caa:info syslog: caa_query.c cl_query 2383 515 Query failed: line 2345: The system call does not exist on this system.Jul 11 10:44:43 arciod01 caa:info syslog: caa_query.c ...
about 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

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...
about 8 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.
about 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...
over 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...
over 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...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Delivered