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Retype (migrate) volume between mirrored storage templates (different pools, same storage provider)

Problem: If you have a mirrored volume in PowerVC (Storage-Template-A) and you have to retype (migrate) this to also mirroed Storage-Template-B for any reason, this didn't work/isn't supported. Most customers, which do have a SVC, are using mir...
about 2 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Support importing OVA files created by aix command "create_ova"

From development we have got information: "the OVA created by PowerVC has a different set of properties. So the one created using AIX command will not work here". Make it possible to import also OVA created from aix command "create_ova".
15 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

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 ...
3 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

vNIC redundant backing devices in each VIOS

In the latest version of PowerVC 2.0.2.1 it is possible during deployment to select two redundant SR-IOV networks. With that PowerVC will create two vNIC backing devices, one in each VIO (assuming two VIOS). Especially CSI customers want to have m...
5 months ago in PowerVC 1 Submitted

OpenStack CLI support for all functions.

Untill now only some functions of openstack command are supported. Extend support to all functions, to have supported easy way for automation.
15 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Add back to PowerVC 2 where you can see which VMs are using a network

In powerVC 1X we could see a list of VMs using a network so we could unmanage those LPARs so we could delete or make changes to that network as it does not allow you to do so if VMs are using it.
3 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Check storage host mappings before deleting a LUN

Customer has mapped outside from PowerVC LUNs from source VM1 to destination VM2. Both VMs are managed by PowerVC and yes this was not the correct way to move LUNs between VMs. Then he deleted VM1 and loses VM2 completely, while running productive...
7 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

SR-IOV vNIC port redundany over multiple CECs in a E1080

Today PowerVC creates SR-IOV vNIC backing devices based on the saturation of an adapter port. For redundant SR-IOV networks, PowerVC picks at least a separate adapter (not the same as for the primary SR-IOV network).In an E1080 system PowerVC shou...
4 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Setting a specific SCG as default for better integration with orchestration solutions

The concept of an SCG is Power specific, so the default OpenStack API does not offer a direct way to provide the SCG during LPAR deployment. This creates a lot of work to integrate orchestration or DevOps solutions with PowerVC, because we have to...
3 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

PowerVC Server support on AIX

Many AIX and IBMi Power customers would like to use PowerVC to manage their environment. But they do not have strong Linux Skills. Porting the PowerVC server to AIX would allow these customers to purchase and use PowerVC
4 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted