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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.
almost 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under 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.
almost 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

Automatic Port Speed Synchronization for NPIV vFC Client Adapter

Changes to the port speed attribute of a physical FC adapter in the VIOS are not automatically passed along to the NPIV vFC adapters in the client LPARs. NPIV vFC adapters need be reconfigured to learn about the new port speed setting of the under...
about 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

Retry FDISC to re-establish a NPIV connection at a user settable time frame

In a virtualized environment with NPIV certain fabric changes (such as firmware updates) may require the need to re-establish a NPIV connection using a FDISC. This FDISC is being retried. If this is not successful the NPIV client is giving up, and...
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

Need a permanent fix for the issues getting created by the presence of unused adapters in the System

We were told through case TS002396037 that the presence of unused Ethernet and Fiber Channel adapters are the cause for reoccurring SEA failures on our VIOs. Upon Failure we have to restart our VIOs to bring back the SEA to a stable state. We were...
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Auto pick Fiber Adapter in VIOS

VMware- ESX server which automatically re-maps the virtual client adapters to different physical adapters when physical adapters have issues. This will help in automatically correct path problems on LPARs As of now, VIO does not have any such feat...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Automated FS cleanup on VIOS (skulker, etc)

From our original PMR (37280,101,616) regarding automated FS cleanup on VIOS: "Automated cleanup of unused files can be achieved via skulker. But this is not avaiable on VIOS in padmin environment. Also,it would need to be modified to suite VIOS's...
about 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Not under consideration

Include linux screen command in VIOS

Hello, We would like that VIOs support a similar command as the screen command in the linux world. Thank you OD
about 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

Add Ethernet adapter e4148a1614109304 to AIX ARTEX catalog (for use with VIOS rules)

See IBM Support Case Number TS003577743 Unable to add VIOS rules for adapterPCIe2 4-Port Adapter (10GbE SFP+) (e4148a1614109304) lsdev -F "name:class/subclass/type" -l ent0ent0:adapter/pciex/e41457162004000 $ rules -o add -t adapter/pciex/e4145716...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

cfgmgr locks VIOS if called in separate processes at the same time

mkdev, mkiscsi, cfgmgr, rmdev, rmiscsi cause the odm to lock and subsequently the VIOS gets locked and needs to be rebooted to recover. We run these commands when an LPAR is started/stopped and they could happen at the same time. This causing the ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Is a defect