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Remote Restart & Entering maintainance mode to support collocation affinity rules
Currently PowerVC doesn't function in a desired manner when utilising collocation affinity rules. When you put a host into maintenance mode, if that host has multiple virtual machines in the same collocation rule, you cannot migrate active virtual...
Improving Certificates Management in powervc-backup and powervc-restore
The powervc-backup tool requires enhancement to incorporate a valuable feature that verifies the expiration status ( in the next six months) of certificates utilized for web UI, messaging, and Virtual Console during the backup process. Moreover, w...
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...
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...
Enable A Single Backup Node to support multiple Storage Providers connected via IVR on separate VSANs
This enables to create and use a single VM as a backup node where you have VSAN separated SVCs providing storage connected with VSAN separation between SVCs. Althought you could MAP a volume using IVR to a single VM coming via separate VSANs, it i...
PowerVC should support use of IPG for accessing Tape/VTL devices in a multi fabric environment (more than 2)
It is widely accepted that mixing of tape and disk via same FC/vFC adapaters is not recommended. Current IPG implementation only supports Tape without using IPG. It will be very useful for to provide IPG support for Tape and preferrably on separat...
add support for encrytping passwords in /opt/ibm/powervc/powervcrc file
IBM PowerVC uses a script file to set a number of parameters, including password via the file opt/ibm/powervcrc the file is clear text, encrypting the password via an AES string would ensure protection of a password is stashed in this file
Changing the SRIOV port label on an existing Network Template
Currently editing the SRIOV port label on existing network template is not possible, this is important for customers who are using SEA based hosts and are adding SRIOV based hosts to PowerVC. Even for the same network, customer's have to create ne...
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