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Speed up RMC state changes in PowerVC

In PowerVC sometimes it takes a lot of time until an active RMC state is recognized and shown in PowerVC. The HMC provides an event mechanism over the REST API that may be used to inform PowerVC of RMC state changes. If this mechanism is used the ...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC HA Architecture for 2 Node Clusters/Sites

For customers with just 2 sites, a PowerVC Multi-Node implementation with just 2 nodes and STONITH is needed to have a proper working high availability solution. Installing PowerVC Multi-Node with 3 nodes in just 2 sites will always end up in the ...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Need support of Hybrid Network in PowerVC

We need support of Hybrid Network for High Speed adapter >= 100 GBE
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC Support With NetApp Storage

Banking customer has deployed NetApp (FAS8080) storage with AFF & FAS controllers. Currently CBS is deployed on AFF. And they are evaluating IBM Power8 E880 Systems for Core banking Software (Finacle 10.x).
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 5 Future consideration

Configuring IPG to be exclusive for Tape Storage Templates

Most of the Power customers follow the best practice of segregating Disk and Tape traffic onto separate VIOS FC ports. Although PowerVC currently allows for specifying an IPG on Tape storage template (CLI), this IPG can be used by other Storage Te...
12 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC container based (docker/podman)

To simplify the installation and update procedure and get more stability. This also reduces the dependencies on the operating system/repos.
9 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC with PeerZoning/Smart Zoning

A new type of storage zoning is peerzoning or smartzoning. This method is clearer and more practical to handle. e.g. debugging etc.
9 months ago in PowerVC 3 Future consideration

Need of merge of information from PowerVC to another PowerVC

We have two "old" PowerVC and want to move them into one new PowerVC. Currently we can only backup and restore one PowerVC to another but second cannot be integrated. We need to be able to move Hosts or a complete PowerVC into another PowerVC with...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Option to save VM configuration (Compute Template/SCG-IPG/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc) while unmanaging a VM, so that managing the VM back brings back the configuration.

Currently the VM configuration information such as Compute Template used/SCG-IPG used/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc are lost when a VM is unmanaged. Remanaging the same VM causes problem as the information is lost and it is upto t...
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC HMC connection to use sshkey

The HMC connection should allow for ssh keys to stop relying on the hmc username and particularly password. As our HMC Password is meant to change once used. So using a public/private key after the first authentication is necessary.
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 4 Future consideration