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PowerVM VIOS

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viosecure -level high should set default firewall rules to denied for inbound traffic

IBM support case TS006803177:---------------------------------------After applying vioscure level 'high', the default firewall rule 0 permits all IP packages, if an IP package does not met any rules. This make the firewall settings useless if you ...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 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 ...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Is a defect

VIOS needs to support NFS mounted ISOs in Media Library

We store all our ISO files on storage servers which we then NFS mount from Novalink to enable LPARs to access the ISO file. However, in VIOS, ISO files mounted via NFS in the MediaLibrary directory do not show up in the Media list: VMLibrary conta...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Future consideration

powerVM SSP check ability to resolve all nodes before expell them

When a new node is added to a PowerVM_SSP cluster, all other nodes receive this information. But if this new node is not able to be resolved, existing nodes are expelled from the cluster.
about 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Warning when reach the 16 nodes limit in SSP cluster

There is a limit of 16 nodes in a SSP cluster, but you can add a 17th without any warning message. I think it would be better to be informed.
about 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

PowerVM language/locale selection

While running PowerVM update, there are installed ~700 filesets related to regional messages/translations. This is prolonging install time and increasing used space.
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Planned for future release

IBM i handle disk timeout error during VIOS outage and dump

IBM i to the disk I/O time out error recovery processing when a VIOS partition is unresponsive allowing faster fail over to another available path.'
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Future consideration

LPM for LPARs with vNIC causes false call home

When LPM moving LPARs whith vNIC adapters to a different power server during the removal stage we see errlog entries in the hosting VIO server like: Jun 19 08:50:29 ent16 T LNC2ENT_EEH_EXIT EEH recovery exitJun 19 08:50:28 sysplanar0 T PCI_RECOVER...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 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 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

VIOS 3.1 VIOC iSCSI rootvg and datavg

Following a request from a customer about VIOS 3.1 and iSCSI support.https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/9223-22H/p9hb1/p9hb1_vios_concepts_iscsi.htmThis webpage is confusing when "limitations" paragraph is read:--Currently, the iSCSI disk...
about 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration