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PowerVM NovaLink

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Provide safe way to poweroff NovaLink managed system

Managed system virtualized using NovaLink (Ubuntu 16.04.3) and single VIOS.NOTE: This is the case when smaller server is used. Novalink is installed on VIOS sourced disk. Because of the cross-dependency of the two virtualization components, the on...
over 4 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 1 Delivered

Add support in pypowervm to create multiple disks/disk controllers with a single API

Currently we have to make multiple API calls to pypowervm to create multiple disks/disk controllers. This is very inefficient as each API call as a certain amount of overhead associated with it. We need to be able to handle multiple disks/disk con...
about 5 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 2 Delivered

Improve performance of fetching VIOS object

Currently our compute service depends heavily on fetching the VIOS object. Whenever the host has a lot of LPARs or LPARs with a lot of disks attached to it, the Rest api to get the VIOS object times out after 2 mins. Unfortunately this affects the...
about 5 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 3 Delivered

Add the feature to disable migration with Novalink, as it is already possible with the HMC (migration_disabled=0)

We have this customer that needs to move its Oracle server to a powerVC environment but wants to be sure that no LPM will be done.The only proof we can provide him (if we exclude the PowerVC/HMC/errpt logs which can be deleted at will), would be t...
about 6 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 3 Delivered

Allow migration_disa?bled=1 option for partitions in a novalink env.

To help our customers on licensing audit for some ISV, it is possible in an HMC environment to disable the LPM capability per partition (migration_disa​bled=1) . An audit trail is also available. The request here is to have this functionality avai...
over 6 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 3 Delivered