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PowerVM VIOS

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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 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 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

vNIC failback check

In normal running Aix, if the switch port is powered off or if loses power, and then powered on The Vnic first would fail to the backup port then after the switch port is powered on, the vnic will try to fail back to the VNIC with the higher prior...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

viosecure Firewall - add support for adding a whole subnet

Currently viosecure firewall supports only adding single IP addresses ( -address parameter) to the firewall rules. However, it would be good to have a possibility / option to add whole subnet sometimes, without the need to explicitly set each IP a...
2 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

Node exporter for VIOS

We (PowerVS) request a Prometheus exporter for the VIOS that can send system and partition utilization data to the Prometheus time-series database. This would greatly assist in consolidating performance data in a single location alongside other in...
4 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

viosupgrade force/yes option

viosupgrade command helps to upgrade VIOS 3.1 to 4.1. If viosupgrade finds some outdated filesets which are possibly not supported on VIOS 4.1, it stops and waits for user's confirmation. In an automated process it means that a user should confirm...
7 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Use syslog service on VIO to send syslog into to syslog-ng splunk server

In talking with our Premium Proactive Support Team Lead Kellie Kronenberger she encouraged us to submit what our security team is seeking to implement via syslog as regards certain VIO servers in our environment. What our security team wants to ha...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

updateios breaks the update due to network disruption

You can reach out Deepak Menezes(deepakme@in.ibm.com) .This is with respect to issue we hit on case TS011570960Was installing Fix Pack 3.1.4.10 on top of his system 3.1.3.14.During the installation the Putty session disconnected due to network dis...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

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

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 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration