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PowerVC

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Policy-based High Availability (HA) support in PowerVC

Policy-based High Availability (HA) provides a solution for two Storage Systems in different locations where the storage will automatically remain accessible to hosts if there is an event that impacts the infrastructure and makes one of the system...
24 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Preferred node support for IBM SVC stretched cluster / PBHA

In a IBM (enhanced) stretched cluster or a PBHA (Hyperswap) implementation, it is necessary that the preferred node of a LUN is on the same site then the VM is running. Otherwise every IO has to go twice over the ISL's, because the multipath drive...
2 months ago in PowerVC 1 Submitted

update managed system / other devices (Storage) user/passwords from command line

as service account on the connected devices will have password rotation , it will be changed periodically. Passwords would be stored in vault (CyberArk), we would need to be able to update that password fastly from command line, using script or ot...
9 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

IBMi NPIV support for EMC PowerMax

Actually PowerVC only supports IBMi vSCSI attachment in combination with EMC PowerMax. For us its a requirement to attach IBMi with NPIV.
24 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Include support for newer versions of HMC, extending compatibility up to at least the penultimate version of PowerVC.

Due to the need to support HMC version V10R3 1050, we encountered a challenging operational issue, which only arises with the brand-new version of PowerVC 2.2.0. We utilize PowerVC in both of our primary data centers, with storage arrays from vari...
5 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Add Filter on "Networks" tab on new VM Deployment window

When deploying new VM ; it would be great to have Search filter on Networks Tab. Currently we have +150 Networks defined on our PowerVC, so it is not very convenient to sort & scroll when trying to find the correct network :)
3 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

PowerVC - when configuring vm name results from namelookup should not be used for host name

A customer would like to configure vm deploy AND have A records that are invalid, Rather than fixing the A records in their DNS, they want a new feature, where powervc will ignore dns resolution response, for the A record of the IP to be allocated...
3 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Add ssh key authentication type for HMC connection

Please add possibility to use ssh keys for PowerVC HMC connectivity, in a similar as there is possiblity to use ssh key auth type for Storage connections.
3 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Powervc should warn the administrator about disruptive operations

In some cases powervc can initiate a disruptive change when performing a seemingly non invasive operation, such as adding a new volume. It performs the change in the background that can cause an outage of the VM, for example when zonemanager decid...
2 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Adding more than one Fabric to PowerVC when the Fabrics are merged

Situation: I have 4 brocade san fabrics. SASGSRFC07 SASGSRFC08 SASFX05 SASFX06 There is a ISL link between them. I have registered SASFX05 and SASFX06 successfully with PowerVC, but I am unable to register SASGSRFC07 and SASGSRFC08. The message I ...
about 1 month ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted