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PowerVC

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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.
5 months ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC support "Spectrum Virtualize Volume Mobility"

To migrate from one SVC to a new SVC you need this feature. This works similar to LPM "only" not with VMs but with LUNs.
5 months ago in PowerVC 3 Future consideration

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...
7 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

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...
6 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

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...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 2 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 ...
almost 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
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

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...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

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 ...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - attachment of all components using SSH keys

In PowerVC only storage and NovaLink has the possibility to attach them using SSH keys. For the other components, such as HMCs and fabrics it's only possible to use user/password. PowerVC should support SSH keys for all components.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration