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  • 1.  Is anyone testing VIOS 3.1.3.10

    IBM Select
    Posted Wed October 27, 2021 02:50 PM
    Is anyone testing VIOS 3.1.3.10?  Any issues?

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    Matthew Opoka
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  • 2.  RE: Is anyone testing VIOS 3.1.3.10

    Posted Thu October 28, 2021 03:20 AM
    Hi Matthew;

    Installed 3.1.3.10 to our Dev env about a week ago; havent noticed anything suspicious so far, Installation went without errors..no errpt entries etc...but of course not many client VMs behind there, so hard to detect if there would be  some SEA performance issues etc..

    Br,
    tommi

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    Tommi Sihvo, Lead Service Architect
    TietoEVRY, Compute Services
    email tommi.sihvo@tieto.com mobile +358 (0)40 5180 Finland
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  • 3.  RE: Is anyone testing VIOS 3.1.3.10

    IBM Select
    Posted Thu October 28, 2021 04:06 AM
    No problems so far. Running it on four servers in a test environment with about 50 LPARs over the last month, and in production on eight servers with about 120 LPARS. Only anomaly is that it now set a restricted kernel tunable, but I assume that is intended :)

    SEA based network with underlying LACP portchannel, and NPIV clients.

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    Morten Torstensen
    TietoEVRY
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  • 4.  RE: Is anyone testing VIOS 3.1.3.10

    Posted Thu October 28, 2021 04:35 AM
    On Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 06:49:57PM +0000, Matthew Opoka via IBM Community wrote:
    > Is anyone testing VIOS 3.1.3.10? Any issues?

    I'm still waiting for VIOS 3.1.2.30, which is supposed to include the
    fix for IJ31936 (HIPER NPIV issues).

    https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/subscriptions/onvdq?mode=18&ID=6969

    I'd rather have a release than floating efixes.

    Though the APAR document indicates 3.1.2.30 will include the fix,
    FixCentral doesn't show that available yet.

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    Russell Adams Russell.Adams@AdamsSystems.nl
    Principal Consultant Adams Systems Consultancy
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  • 5.  RE: Is anyone testing VIOS 3.1.3.10

    Posted Thu October 28, 2021 06:56 AM
    Hello, 3 days ago I installed 2 x S922 with this VIO version. With AIX 7.1 TL5 SP8 and Oracle LPARs (NIM AIX 7.2). No problems found so far.
     


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    Artur Studzian
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  • 6.  RE: Is anyone testing VIOS 3.1.3.10

    Posted Thu October 28, 2021 08:49 AM
    Edited by Anil Kalavakolanu Thu October 28, 2021 08:49 AM
    We have seen many customer upgrade to VIOS 3.1.3.10 without any issues on their p8/p9 systems.  Is there anything specific that you want to know about VIOS 3.1.3.10

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    Anil Kalavakolanu
    AIX & VIOS Support
    Austin, TX
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  • 7.  RE: Is anyone testing VIOS 3.1.3.10

    Posted Thu October 28, 2021 12:16 PM
    On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 12:49:22PM +0000, Anil Kalavakolanu via IBM Community wrote:
    > We have seen many customer upgrade to VIOS 3.1.3.10 without any issues on their p8/p9 systems. Is there anything specific that you want to know about VIOS 3.1.3.10

    How timely. Just got a series of notifications regarding LACP and CAA
    on VIO and PowerHA. VIO 3.1.3.0 through 3.1.3.10 are affected.

    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6507119?myns=swgother&mynpOCSSPHKW&mync=E&cm_sp=swgother-_-OCSSPHKW-_-E

    High Impact / Highly Pervasive APAR IJ35577

    Abstract:

    Etherchannel failure with CAA and LACP

    Description:

    Environments that use CAA, including PowerHA and VIOS Shared Storage Pools
    (SSP), with Etherchannel adapters configured to use Link Aggregation Control
    Protocol (LACP), can experience network outages.


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    Russell Adams Russell.Adams@AdamsSystems.nl
    Principal Consultant Adams Systems Consultancy
    http://adamssystems.nl/