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Status Not under consideration
Workspace PowerVM VIOS
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 26, 2015

LACP in LPAR of interfaces from dual VIOS

Currently when virtualizing an LPAR behind dual VIOS the network path taken by connections only goes through one VIOS server. This means that any network resources on the other VIOS server are not available for the LPAR.

If the virtual switch provided by the VIOS would support LACP for the LPAR then the connections would be able to be balanced across both VIOS servers and thus utilize all the available network resources.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Nov 2, 2017

    Hi, The requested feature/configuration is already supported today.
    You can create a NIB (network interface backup) device in LPAR,
    with primary channel backed by one SEA/VIOS1, and the backup channel
    backed by another SEA/VIOS2.

    We also have support for SEA failover mode and load sharing mode.
    Please let us know if you would like to have a conference call
    that we can walk you through the various redundancy solutions
    supported on PowerVM today. Thanks.

  • Guest
    Sep 28, 2017

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - PowerVM VIOS
    Component - Product functionality
    Operating system - IBM AIX
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - PowerVP
    Component - Product functionality
    Operating system - IBM AIX
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Jul 30, 2015

    Did you mean to direct this to the PowerVP product? This isn't something PowerVP does.

  • Guest
    Feb 27, 2015

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #67088 in product PowerVP.