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Status Future consideration
Workspace PowerVC
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 12, 2020

vNIC Backing device Acive and Passive Port balancing

vNIC use multiple backing devices with one active port and multiple backup ports. PowerVC can deploy redundant vnic. But there is no control to specify the active and passive backing device. Neither PowerVC alternates between the backing devices to ensure active and passive port allocation are balanced. Here is an example of expected configuration:

1st 10G Port of EN16: 4 SRIOV VFs are carved (VF-A1, VF-A2, VF-A3, VF-A4)
2nd 10G Port of EN16: 4 SRIOV VFs are carved (VF-B1, VF-B2, VF-B3, VF-B4)

LPAR-1: VNIC Client: Primary: VF-A1, Secondary: VF-B1
LPAR-2: VNIC Client: Primary: VF-A2, Secondary: VF-B2
LPAR-3: VNIC Client: Primary: VF-B3, Secondary: VF-A3
LPAR-4: VNIC Client: Primary: VF-B4, Secondary: VF-A4

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 15, 2020

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