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PowerVM NovaLink

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Ubuntu 22.04 support for Novalink on Power10 scale-out servers

For Power9 Ubuntu was supported for Novalink. For Power10 it is not, and only RHEL is supported and it is not free. We need to have Ubuntu 22.04 support for Novalink on Power10 scale-out servers. Ubuntu 22.04 is a long term support so it is worth ...
5 days ago in PowerVM NovaLink 1 Submitted

PyPowerVM should have a Remove License Key API

PyPowerVM does not have functionality to remove licenses via Novalink.
over 1 year ago in PowerVM NovaLink 2 Future consideration

novalink as a NIM server

IBM Cloud suggests it would be helpful if Novalink could be a NIM service for ALL client lpars on a host independent of PowerVC tenant ID
over 1 year ago in PowerVM NovaLink 1 Future consideration

vscsi mapping - IBMi to IBMi

Possibility to create vscsi mapping between two IBM i LPAR's. Currently command "pvmctl scsi create" showing only parameters where vscsi server ( parent ) is VIOS and vscsi client ( lpar ) is IBMi. I'm asking for option which allow me to set paren...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 1 Future consideration

Extend support for NovaLink versions

The product is used to virtualize POWER servers in order to run the company SW solution at many customers premises .It is delivered as part of the overall HW/SW bundle.
over 2 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 1 Future consideration

Need support of HMC CLI on Novalink

When moving from HMC to Novalink i have the problem that all my scripts i wrote over years for adding / changing and deleting LPARS are not working anymore because Novalink doenst nuderstand HMC CLI commands e.g. lssyscfg etc. There is a developme...
over 3 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 1 Future consideration

Allow the Novalink partition to perform LPM operations

Currently LPM operations in PowerVC are performed via the GUI. Using this method also allows you to select which network (from the ones configured/available) that the operations occurs on. I think that this feature should be either via a command o...
over 3 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 1 Future consideration

Allow LPAR ID modification during Novalink Recovery partition data process

The current Novalink recovery process has been created to accommodate the recovery of a physical server from a Novalink only managed deployment and greenfield clients who are fine with not implementing internal standards. This recovery process is ...
over 4 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 2 Future consideration

novalink selection of IP interface

Add interface selection to Novalink to allow correct network solution
almost 5 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 2 Future consideration

Novalink virtual fibre adapter creation

Novalink seems to be unable to create a virtual fibre interfaces on vio server. The only option available is pvmctl vfc list. As the co-management flag is set to novalink, we cannot create a new virtual fibre interface in order to present tape to ...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 2 Future consideration