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114 VOTE
Status Delivered
Workspace PowerVC
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 23, 2017

powervc support sr-iov vnic via HMC

Many banking clients want to use sr-iov and PowerVC, but they donot want NovaLink, because they have HMCs. So they want PowerVC can support SR-IOV via HMC.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jan 8, 2019

    .SR-IOV is now supported on HMC managed systems, as well as NovaLink managed systems. HMC support is introduced in PowerVC 1.4.2, which was released on Dec 14, 2018.
    Thanks again for this suggestion!

  • Guest
    Jan 8, 2018

    The lack of this support is the only factor we can't implement / take the advantage of PowerVC. We have a dozen of E850Cs to be implemented with vNIC through HMCs. Not sure why IBM can't make it a priority as vNIC will become the most popular implementation of the network virtualization on IBM Power.

    If IBM wants to have more customers to adopt PowerVC, the vNIC support has to be added ASAP. Period.

  • Guest
    Jul 18, 2017

    Thank you for the suggestion - we will consider this for a future release.