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In order to make preparations for maintenance activities (e.g. VIOS updates) more efficient in setups with vNIC failover, it would be helpful to have a new HMC capability that allows to switch all active backing devices from a selected VIOS to the next favored operational backing device. In addition, it would also be helpful to have a capability to enable or disable Auto Priority Failover for all vNIC adapters on a managed system.
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