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Status Delivered
Workspace PowerVM VIOS
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 10, 2015

VIOS Maintenance Mode

The new VIOS Maintenance Mode should address the following requirements:
1. Possibility to set the VIOS in maintenance mode with one click (for example through the HMC UI)
2. Automatic failover of all SEA to backup VIOS (chdev -dev entX -attr ha_mode=standby)
3. Automatic disable of all NPIV mappings to Client LPARs without loosing I/O
4. Should be persistent over reboot and shutdown with new boot

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Dec 2, 2022
    included in VIOS 3.1.3 & HMC 1010
  • Guest
    Sep 11, 2015

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #76809 in product PowerVM VIOS.