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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 5, 2022

Allow restore of full VIOS backup through HMC web interface

THe HMC allows you to create a full image backup of a virtual I/O server through command line using 'cpviosbk -t full' or from the web interface using menu "Console Management --> Templates and OS images --> VIOS images --> Manage Virtual I/O Server Backups --> Virtual I/O Server Backup". However it is not possible to restore a full image backup through the HMC web interface. Currently, this can only be done through the HMC command line and the "installios" command. See page The HMC web interface should be enhanced to select a full backup and reinstall a virtual I/O server. At this moment the HMC web interface only support installation from images, when activation a virtual I/O server. Adding this feature simplifies the restore of a virtual I/O server and is in line with IBM's direction to add more management functions of the virtual I/O server through the HMC web interface. It avoids the complexity for system administrators to use the installios command from the HMC command line.
Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 29, 2022

    This request will be addressed in a future HMC release.