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PowerVM VIOS

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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...
about 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 2.2.4.10 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.
over 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

Automated FS cleanup on VIOS (skulker, etc)

From our original PMR (37280,101,616) regarding automated FS cleanup on VIOS: "Automated cleanup of unused files can be achieved via skulker. But this is not avaiable on VIOS in padmin environment. Also,it would need to be modified to suite VIOS's...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Not under consideration

Add Network Tunnelling support via VXLAN or GRE for PowerVM

PowerVM lacks of support for SDN solutions and only supports legacy vlan based layer 2 networks.Against this hypervisors under x86 supports network tunnelling technology. For example KVM supports VXLAN or GRE using OpenvSwitch. ESX supports VXLAN ...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

This is test RFE on 19 Aug 2015

This is test to check email notification back to the submitter
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 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
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration