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PowerVM VIOS

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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...
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

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 ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 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.
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...
over 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

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...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Not under 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

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