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PowerVM VIOS

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support multibos under VIO

Support of multibos under VIO.
almost 7 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...
almost 7 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...
about 7 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....
almost 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Not under consideration

Padmin GID Non-0

Change padmin group to non-zero We have manually set many of our VIOS instances to 1 staff without any issues. However this is non-standard and not supported by IBM. Need a supported option from IBM. RFQ system doesn't allow Salesforce cases. TS00...
about 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

cfgmgr locks VIOS if called in separate processes at the same time

mkdev, mkiscsi, cfgmgr, rmdev, rmiscsi cause the odm to lock and subsequently the VIOS gets locked and needs to be rebooted to recover. We run these commands when an LPAR is started/stopped and they could happen at the same time. This causing the ...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Is a defect

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
almost 9 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...
about 7 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...
about 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

NPIV load_balacing in LPM allgorithm

My customer uses multiple fcs adapters in a VIOS that are connected to the same FC fabric. This is done for load balancing. When creating new LPARs, these will be distributed over the fcs.But, when the LPARs are moved using LPM, the LPM algorithm ...
over 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration