- The bootlist command is used to read and modify the bootlist in NVRAM so that a system can boot from the correct device. Previously, when using a multipath device as a boot device, the bootlist command used its Linux logical name. However, Open Firmware, which is used on IBM POWER systems, is unable to parse Linux logical names. Therefore booting from a multipath device on IBM POWER systems failed. This update modifies the bootlist script so that bootlist now supports multipath devices as a parameter. The script converts Linux logical names of multipath devices to the path names that are parsable by Open Firmware. Booting from a multipath device on IBM POWER systems now succeeds as expected.
- Previously, the "hvcsadmin -status" command did not provide any output if no IBM hypervisor virtual console server (hvcs) adapters were found on the system. This update corrects the hvcsadmin script so that when executing the "hvcsadmin -status" command, the user can now see a message indicating that no hvcs adapters were found.
- The lsdevinfo script did not previously take into consideration the "status" attribute for Ethernet devices. This attribute is essential for the End-to-End Virtual Device View feature so the feature did not work without it. This update modifies lsdevinfo so the script now also checks the status of Ethernet devices and sets the status attribute to 1. The End-to-End Virtual Device View feature now works as expected.