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Status Delivered
Workspace PowerVM VIOS
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 2, 2015

VIOS Shared Storage Pool LU Rename

LU rename
Such an obvious missing basic function it can hardly be called an enhancement.
I suggest:
lu -modify -lu oldname -attr LU_NAME=newname
lu -modify -luudid oldhexA -attr LU_NAME=newhexB

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Dec 5, 2022
    available in the December 2022 release of VIOS 3.1.4
  • Guest
    Oct 5, 2021

    Delivered in VIOS 3.1.3
    https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/power10/9080-HEX?topic=line-renaming-logical-unit-virtual-io-server

  • Guest
    Jan 6, 2021

    Hi Nigel,
    We understand the LU name change functionality that is mentioned in your first example.
    In your second example, you mentioned "LU_NAME=newhexB". Do you mean that LU udid to be changed from "oldhexA" to "newhexB"?
    Since, LU udid is the identifier of LU, it cannot be changed. udid generation is not in user control even when LU is created.


    lu -modify -lu oldname -attr LU_NAME=newname
    lu -modify -luudid oldhexA -attr LU_NAME=newhexB

  • Guest
    Aug 18, 2015

    The requirement is understood, IBM agrees that the described capability is needed. It's currently in planning evaluation to determine a target delivery date.

  • Guest
    Aug 12, 2015

    I am waiting for some review or progress but I suspect this RFE system is either totally broken or totally ignored.

  • Guest
    Jul 3, 2015

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #73611 in product PowerVM VIOS.