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My ideas: PowerVM VIOS

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Provide meaningful info with errpt id 32BB81EF and FBD8625E - UNKNOWN error against SEA

with VIO, errpt now shows entries with 32BB81EF and FBD8625E but the data is meaningless to the end user. Allegedly, this is an indication that the SEA has become "primary" again, according to IBM Support. But, errpt id E48A73A4 already t...
about 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

Support for Trusted Execution in VIOS

Many IT organizations require antivirus or similar protections, such as File Integrity Monitoring, on critical infrastructure as a matter of routine Security and Compliance policy. In the AIX space, IBM's recommended solution (as stated many times...
about 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

Need boot support for VIOS to boot over iSCSI to SAN

Customer wants to have iSCSI boot from SAN using VIOS supported. During the Ericsson road map sessions, it was mentioned that IBM did some testing of this. Also, after the AIX, VIOS, and storage presentations, it was felt that it would not take de...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Delivered

Support for NFS v4 mounts on virtual I/O server

The current mount command of the the ioscli interface does not support the option '-o vers=4'. NFSv4 is now the industrial standard for NFS. NFS is uses to store for example virtual I/O server system backups (mksysb) to a NIM server. Using the vir...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Delivered

Updating the viosbr utility

would it be possible to add the force option of the mkvdev command in the viosbr? mkvdev -f in viosbr
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Delivered

LPM in PowerVC for VIOS SDS using GPFS as Storage Provider

With PowerVC 2.0 and VIOS there is a new possibility to use Spectrum Scale (GPFS) Remote Cluster mounts in PowerVC as storage provider.Actually there is no possibility to make use of LPM in this environment. The possibility for LPM should ...
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

'VIOS/AIX notify client partitions that a VIOS dump is about to occur

VIOS/AIX needs to somehow notify client partitions that a VIOS dump is going to occur and allow the clients to immediately close their connections so that they can route to another VIOS server for processing during the dump See customer outage: TS...
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

SEA Traffic analysis - seastat

Assuming we have 100 AIX LPARs served by 1 SEA and 20 VLANs , How can we interactively know which LPARs( or ip or mac) and VLANs are heavily consuming the SEA and its underlying physical adapter/s? VIOS seastat command gives huge amount of data wi...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 12 Delivered

Ability to migrate LU from thin to thick in Shared Storage Pool

It would be useful to have a command or automated procedure to migrate an lpar's LU from thin to thick provisioning in VIOS Shared Storage Pools.
about 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered

Add new option for viosupgrade script to execute unattended and to stop before the reboot of the alternate disk

The migration from vios to is done using the viosupgrade script, which creates the alternate rootvg on the spare disk and transfers some data for the upgrade to be used after reboot.As designed today, it will not stop before rebo...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Delivered