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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on May 14, 2019

VIO LPM SAN and Network Virtualization Assignment

Currently on the larger hardware like 880/980s we are running 4 VIOs, for restricted/nonrestricted VMs. When VMs are LPMed from one frame to another the network and SAN virtual connections aren't always assigned to the same VIO pairing. This can lead to SAN being spread across a different VIO pair than what also serves the virtual network assignments for that VM. I would like a checkbox be added to the gui, and command line option to tie the network and san virtual assignments together on the same VIO pairing.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 16, 2021


    Enhancement to provide labeling to indicate VIO pairs for LPM /Remote Restart will be added in a future release.