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My ideas: PowerVC

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powervc support sr-iov vnic via HMC

Many banking clients want to use sr-iov and PowerVC, but they donot want NovaLink, because they have HMCs. So they want PowerVC can support SR-IOV via HMC.
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

PowerVC manager should be available on SLES 12 LE on Power Systems

So far the PowerVC Manager component is only running on a Redhat Linux partition on Power Systems. The client components are supporting other Linux distributions and AIX.
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

LPM VMs to original system after Evacuation or Remote Restart

If a host is evacuated for systems maintenance or VMs are restarted using Remote Restart after a system outage PowerVC does not save the original source system to able to LPM the VMs back to the source after the maintenance.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Enable volumes attachusing same NPIV when multiple IPG pools inside a SCG

PowerVC not able to deploy VM with two NPIVs using a single SCG and multiple IPG
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC should be able to use redundant VIO mover service pairs doing LPM

Using actual POWER systems server and PowerVM software stack (HMC, VIO and system firmware) a Live Partition Mobility action can take advantage of redundant VIO server environment by using two mover service partition pairs for parallel data transm...
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Is in-active migration supported?

Is in-active (VM in shutoff state) migration supported? Currently in PowerVC (V, when VM is in shutoff state, the "migration" button is disabled. HMC supports in-active migration too
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 7 Delivered

List of installed APARs in PowerVC

Unfortunately, it is not possible to see which APARs are installed in the system and which are not installed.
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

wrong adapter order after VM deployment

In PowerVC up to 1.4 when creating new VM, I could choose 1st interface, 2nd interface etc. In PowerVC 2.0 I only choose which networks to use, but I do not choose order - it's done by PowerVC randomly and it's a big problem. I have a lot of scrip...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC user role on HMC

Create a user with least privileges to connect PowerVC to HMC
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 4 Delivered

Support of Dual HMC in PowerVC

currently in PowerVC you cannot configure two HMC for the same pSeries systems.i would like to see this feature because when only one is configured and this HMC is under maintenance for any reason the powervc doesnt work for all machines connected...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 4 Delivered