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ARE sync PTF Coverletters when available

Always sync PTF coverletters when doing a PTF sync with ARE Use Case: When doing a PTF sync from an image catalog with PTF iso images PTF coverletters are transferred to the target system from the CS. When instead of an image catalog PTF savefiles...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Future consideration

PowerVC Support for Centrify AD Users

After upgrading to PowerVC 1.3.2 we have experienced that any new users added to openstack were no longer available to use PowerVC. I think that this might have something to do with an addition of powervc-filter group
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Move away from VFAT file system on USB devices on the HMC

The current VFAT filesystem used when formatting a USB stick on the HMC supports a maximum file size of 4GB. ISO images for updates now exceed this limit (e.g MF70257 for V10R1M1020 is 4.24GB). This means a USB device formatted on the HMC can no l...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

PoweVC portgroups

Dear team We need to have the option to specify multiple port groups in a storage template instead of one port goup or any also in the default storage template we need to have the option to specify a port group or multiple port groups to be used i...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC FCOE Support

Fix was provided for FCOE on PowerVC 1.3.1 back in 2016. Customer (Independence Tube Corporation) would like to update PowerVC to This breaks SAN functionality using FCOE adapters. Need similar fix to allow PowerVC SAN to work with FCOE a...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Backup / Restore Network definitions

I would like to request a feature on PowerVC that would enable backing up / restoring Network definitions on PowerVC.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Allow LUN resizing for volumes that are part of an instance snapshot.

Customer's using flashcopy snapshots on Spectrum Virtualize for data protection and PIT recovery currently have to delete their snapshots in order to resize LUNs in PowerVC. Spectrum Virtualize supports the resize of the LUNs if it is done...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Option to disable recipient "Manage Event Notification: Email"

Currently there is no option to disable a recipient receiving email alerts in "Manage Event Notification", currently only add or delete, we need an option to disable as well.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

PowerVC and 3PAR configuration

I would like from PowerVC get the actual configuration (NPIV) from 3PAR, such as exports, hostports, redundancy within storage nodes.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Manage dates before 1970 in the ILE web service client

As described here, the web service client can't manage dates before 1970. Improving the management dates for of compatibility with the RPG date type : 0001-01-01 to 9999-12...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 4 Future consideration