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Add separate IPv6 statistics for the SEA device, so that statistical monitoring commands can report
During the investigation of an IPv6 related Case on guest LPARs of VIOS, Support noted that investigation of the issue would have been simplified if the SEA device on the VIOS reported IPv6 statistics in addition to IPv4 statistics. Implementing t...
Add LSO IPv6 SEA/VEA attributes to VIOS Performance Advisor and potentially default rules
The VIOS Performance Advisor is a very useful tool to verify the configuration of a running VIOS LPAR. Currently only some of the LargeSend attributes are reported when incorrectly set.
Based on TS010353771, I was advised one of the IPv6 attribut...
When LPM moving LPARs whith vNIC adapters to a different power server during the removal stage we see errlog entries in the hosting VIO server like: Jun 19 08:50:29 ent16 T LNC2ENT_EEH_EXIT EEH recovery exitJun 19 08:50:28 sysplanar0 T PCI_RECOVER...
Remove the fixed, built-in password of user vpgadmin and reduce the blast radius of the vpgadmin user
The VIOS vpgadmin user has a known pre-defined password(1), that can't be changed(2). Although the user has login=false, and rlogin=false (3), it's a user that is part of the bin and system groups (4). One common request of many security policies ...
Provide meaningful info with errpt id 32BB81EF and FBD8625E - UNKNOWN error against SEA
with VIO 22.214.171.124, 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...
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...
LPM in PowerVC for VIOS SDS using GPFS as Storage Provider
With PowerVC 2.0 and VIOS 126.96.36.199 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 1 year ago
in PowerVM VIOS
Planned for future release
VIOS needs to support NFS mounted ISOs in Media Library
We store all our ISO files on storage servers which we then NFS mount from Novalink to enable LPARs to access the ISO file. However, in VIOS, ISO files mounted via NFS in the MediaLibrary directory do not show up in the Media list: VMLibrary conta...
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