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After VIOS complete boot to trigger any IBM i VMs to start
We could not find a mechanism to start IBM i VMs after VIOS complete IPL. This is necessary for unattended operations in case of power failure or a complete reboot of the hardware is required. VIOS starts automatically after the hardware is starte...
Remove the fixed, built-in password of user vpgadmin and reduce the blast radius of the vpgadmin user
The VIOS vpgadmin user has a known pre-defined password(1), that can't be changed(2). Although the user has login=false, and rlogin=false (3), it's a user that is part of the bin and system groups (4). One common request of many security policies ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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