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PowerVM VIOS

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Add separate IPv6 statistics for the SEA device, so that statistical monitoring commands can report

During the investigation of an IPv6 related Case on guest LPARs of VIOS, Support noted that investigation of the issue would have been simplified if the SEA device on the VIOS reported IPv6 statistics in addition to IPv4 statistics. Implementing t...
4 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

Want to see in a vnicserver output in a VIOS the client partition name and if it is AIX or Linux Client

Help to configure proper card parameter for vNIC
5 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

Add LSO IPv6 SEA/VEA attributes to VIOS Performance Advisor and potentially default rules

The VIOS Performance Advisor is a very useful tool to verify the configuration of a running VIOS LPAR. Currently only some of the LargeSend attributes are reported when incorrectly set. Based on TS010353771, I was advised one of the IPv6 attribut...
5 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

Code enhancement to handle VIOS Path loss issues during Brocade haReboot - There have been multiple outages experienced in IBM VIO Server(VIOS) managed environment, during storage related events. The haReboot performed on Brocade SAN switches are supposed to be non-disruptive, but in reality they do take a finite amount of time. In VIO managed environments, this has sometimes resulted in impact and affected availability. During a haReboot the fabric services are not available and hence when the VIOS queries the Name server on the switch, it may not get the desired response due to the haReboot in progress. This results in the VIOS logging out and attempting to log back in again, resulting in path failures at the VIOS. To prevent the same from happening, the VIOS code can be updated to include an appropriate time interval that kicks in as and when the haReboot is in progress. The VIOS will then wait for this interval and pause any activity, before querying the name server again. The assumption is that the haReboot RSCN notification is sent correctly by the Brocade switches and received by the VIO servers. If not, then this can be worked out jointly by Brocade and IBM, to prevent outages in the future. The referenced Support Case has additional information.

among all the different vendor servers, the IBM VIOS managed AIX server environments seem to be susceptible and have experienced outages as and when haReboot is performed.
9 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under 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

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

Add Ethernet adapter e4148a1614109304 to AIX ARTEX catalog (for use with VIOS rules)

See IBM Support Case Number TS003577743 Unable to add VIOS rules for adapterPCIe2 4-Port Adapter (10GbE SFP+) (e4148a1614109304) lsdev -F "name:class/subclass/type" -l ent0ent0:adapter/pciex/e41457162004000 $ rules -o add -t adapter/pciex/e4145716...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future 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....
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 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

Concurrent SR-IOV Migration

LPM of LPARs from Servers with Shared Ethernet Adapters (SEA) to Servers using vNIC and SR-IOV adapters is not possible directly. Hence the migration requires new definition of Ethernet-communication in target LPAR, which requires an outage of the...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration