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PowerVM VIOS

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viosupgrade force/yes option

viosupgrade command helps to upgrade VIOS 3.1 to 4.1. If viosupgrade finds some outdated filesets which are possibly not supported on VIOS 4.1, it stops and waits for user's confirmation. In an automated process it means that a user should confirm...
4 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

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...
6 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Needs more information

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 ...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

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...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Needs more information

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...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

VIO Readonly access to oem_setup_env

Requesting a solution for a VIO Readonly access to the full oem_setup_env environment.
over 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

support multibos under VIO

Support of multibos under VIO.
over 6 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 6 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...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 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 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration