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PowerVM VIOS

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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...
almost 6 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...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future 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...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under 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 ...
about 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Is a defect

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...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 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

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
almost 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

VIO Readonly access to oem_setup_env

Requesting a solution for a VIO Readonly access to the full oem_setup_env environment.
almost 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

VIOS storage mirror testing over distant datacenters

To increase the rubustness of the VIOS, it is highly appreciated to also do testing for storage mirroring over distant datacenters.The requesting client has an environment of about 5.000 vscsi disks from two datacenters with a distance of 5 miles....
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Not under consideration

Vios - enhance lsnports command to provide more info

Enhance the command lsnports so that it displays additional info that what is shows already I would like to be able to see Customer Added info (From the odm) added by maybe a chdev to add a description field for each lsnports entry to show me (fab...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration