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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 24, 2018

DNS Configuration while installing VIOS from HMC

When VIOS is installed from HMC using ‘Management Console Image' installation method with the wizard ‘Add VIOS Wizard', the user (e.g. padmin), after login into VIOS , cannot access or even ping any other host using the hostname unless the host resolution file (i.e. /etc/resolv.conf) is created manually on VIOS by the admin user.

To avoid this problem, the wizard ‘Add VIOS Wizard' could be modified to take the information about the nameservers, domain etc. (along with IP address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway) and create the name resolution file while installing/configuring the VIOS.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 5, 2018

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - Power Hardware Management Console
    Component - Product functionality
    Operating system - Other
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - PowerVM
    Component - PowerVM
    Operating system - Other
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Oct 24, 2018

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