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PowerVM VIOS

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VIO Readonly access to oem_setup_env

Requesting a solution for a VIO Readonly access to the full oem_setup_env environment.
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 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...
over 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under 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....
about 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Not under consideration

support multibos under VIO

Support of multibos under VIO.
about 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

VIOS support for NPIV tape failover

There is no VIOS support for NPIV tape failover due to the fact that the tape devices have no "I/O re-try" option. If VIOSA fails, all virtual tape drives have to be reconfigured and re-mapped manually in VIOSn, or pre-configured using different W...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

PowerVM Shared Storage Pool support for Hitachi GAD devices

Customer is moving to a module concept for datacentre and want to user PowerVC to manage without access to Switches and SAN - Shared storage pools is the perfect solution, but needs to be able to support the Hitachi GAD concept (Hyperswap) with LU...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

LPM network interface option

During initial LPM (Powervm 2.2.5.10) The 'mover' presents several network interfaces to choose from. These interfaces have been test with a PING, (tested by LPM not user ) and PING have tested as affirmative. LPM assumes that network interface is...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

Add Network Tunnelling support via VXLAN or GRE for PowerVM

PowerVM lacks of support for SDN solutions and only supports legacy vlan based layer 2 networks.Against this hypervisors under x86 supports network tunnelling technology. For example KVM supports VXLAN or GRE using OpenvSwitch. ESX supports VXLAN ...
about 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

Provide ability for virtual optical devices larger than 4.3GB

Using Virtual Media Library the optical device is restricted to 4.3GB in size. It then prompts for a second volume for images larger than 4.3GB.Requesting possibility to have virtual optical device increased beyond 4.3GB
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

PowerVM Shared storage pool cluster

Current limitation of number of nodes in a Shared Storage pool cluster is too small. Need to expand the cluster to support up to 32 nodes (8 Servers in Primary and 8 in secondary - each with 2 VIO Servers).Else can we install GPFS and build a GPFS...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration