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PowerVM VIOS

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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

Enhance VIOS "Virtual SCSI Optical/ISO images" --- to mirror VMware ESXi functionality for "Virtual SCSI Optical/ISO images"

Enhance VIOS "Virtual SCSI Optical/ISO images" --- to mirror VMware ESXi functionality for "Virtual SCSI Optical/ISO images" #####################################mkrep -sp rootvg -size 20Gls -l /fix/AIX_v7.2_Base_Install_DVD_1_of_2_TL_7200-01-01.1...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

In powerVM,the transmit speed of the virtual ethernet adapter is too low ,which is usting the 10GB physical adapter

Dear IBM, we encounter a performance issue in VIOS and VIOC.we found we have nothing to do to improve the virtual network adapter transmit speed,based on the 10GB physical adapter.BUT in our datacenter ,there is 140+ 780 &880 facing the same i...
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

PVLAN support for PowerVM

Currently PowerVM only accepts PVLANs by forcing VEPA on its vswitch and private-vlan host mode set on the external switch port (1 primary VLAN, 1 secondary PVLAN). (as described in this IBM developerworks link: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Under review

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

PowerVM VIOS, the Shared Ethernet Adapter device (SEA) needs support for IEEE802.3 Ethernet frame type

The SEA device in all VIOS releases is only designed for handling the EthernetV2 frame type with TCP/IP checksum offloading and the largesend/large_receive features.If a VIO client LPAR (IBMi or AIX or Linux) is configured to use IP interfaces wit...
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

The possibility of using LPM (Live Partition Mobility) between two Power10 servers connected in direct attached mode to an IBM FS5035 storage

Customer purchased a second power10 for this purpose, but the LPM does not work. IBM Support states that LPM in a direct attached environment (no San Switches) is not supported. Is it possible to find a solution?
9 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Not under consideration

Support for VIOS Secure Boot

Provide secure boot support for the Virtual IO Server to have this feature continuous in the virtualisation and OS layer.
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

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.
over 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

NFS based files as BackingDevices for vSCSI mapping

Allow files located on NFS shares mounted on the VIOs to be used as BackingDevice for vSCSI mapping (similar to VMware data store). Until now file based BackingDevices are only possible using StoragePools or ISOs.
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration