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PowerVM VIOS

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Node exporter for VIOS

We (PowerVS) request a Prometheus exporter for the VIOS that can send system and partition utilization data to the Prometheus time-series database. This would greatly assist in consolidating performance data in a single location alongside other in...
21 days ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

When is the next upgrade to viosecure expected? Some ideas for inclusion for CIS compliance...

Is an upgrade to viosecure planned? What new items will be included? Our CIS compliance fails to pass the AIX benchmark, but we've not found a VIOs benchmark. Will some new password parameters from CIS 3.1.2.* be added to VIOs, such as: mindigit, ...
about 2 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

SSP copy volume from one cluster to another

I'm using 2 SSP clusters and I would like to have all my images volume available on both without need to re-install them from ISO. Actually a workaround exist creating free volume "dd" the first vol to /tmp, ftp this guy to other vios, and "dd" ba...
2 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

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...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

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
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Needs more information

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...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

Better troubleshooting when HMC doesn't display devices like disks when it should.

When the CMDB on the VIOS server is wrong, then the HMC simply does not display what you should see, and you have zero insight into why. We had issues with disks, missing UUIDs, or other errors. There should be a command, maybe a little more refin...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Planned for future release

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

PowerVM language/locale selection

While running PowerVM update, there are installed ~700 filesets related to regional messages/translations. This is prolonging install time and increasing used space.
about 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review