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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

support for dvd-r

would be appreciate support for dvd-r drives in backup, backupios, mksysb and so on. Today is hard use and buy dvd-ram.
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

IBM Power Series FC HBA Driver enhancement

Enable Driver of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (FC HBA) to alert gaps identified in SCSI IDs for the external storage luns (FC based Storage)
about 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

Enhancement Requested for Shared Storage Pools (SSPs)

Customer asked for an "automated way" to avoid having to manually map all of the shared storage pools (SSPs) created on production system (in Mississippi) to disaster recovery/HA system (in Arizona). Would like script or other utility provided wit...
about 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

Dual VIOS env.: vhost-to-slot ID combination after LPM operation must be equal on both target VIOS

We use LPARS with DualVIO on Power Systems. We need to track Diskmappings to Hosts in Dokumentation, also need to add an delete disk mappings als Virtual Target Device on VIO for the LPAR.At start we get 3 vhosts per LPAR in ascending order, the o...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Not under consideration

Warning added to chdev if byte 0-3 has a known value.

Request a fix / warning added to chdev if byte 0-3 has a known value. The "chdev ... pv=yes" changes byte 0-3 along with adding a PVID. Command "chdev -l hdiskX -a pv=y in addition to placing a PVID on the disk it changes byte 0-3 to C9C2D4C1 (IBM...
about 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

VIO level Rules command output not easily usable

When editing the VIO rules file the information within the file doesn't allow you to easily identify what type of device or adapter you have set the attributes on.
about 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

The vfcmap command should return an error if you are overloading the physical port.

Please see pmr 61596,082,000 for complete history.From customer: I believe I've figured out the problem, I think that we had too many virtual adapters mapped to the same fiber port. I tool a closer look at all of the mappings on both VIO servers, ...
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

Use multibos for VIO upgrade/recovery

We're about to start a new round of VIO upgrades and downtime and the rebuilding of a trashed VIO server is always a concern.Although we do have a two disk mirrored rootvg and therefore could unmirror rootvg and create an alternate rootvg image as...
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

PowerVM - Add MTU check to LPM Verification

System: PowerVMActor: Add MTU check to LPM verification The verification phase of PowerVM serves to provide a method of determining if a LPM will be successful Description: We recently had a series of systems fail after LPM due to MTU mismatch. We...
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration