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My ideas: PowerVC

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PowerVC NetApp as storage provider

Currently NetApp is not one of the available storage providers for NPIV disk. As I understand NetApp has Openstack drivers available,so it should be possible to add NetApp as one of the storage providers in PowerVC
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Restrict users with 'deployer' privileges to certain host groups

Users with 'deployer' privileges can currently deploy to any server within the PowerVC environment. Restricting users to only certain host groups would allow greater flexibility whilst protecting other hosts.
about 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

cross-project images for PowerVC self-service

Currently in PowerVC Cloud Edition (Novalink with Software Defined Storage stack)- it seems the only way to set up a image to be present on multiple projects is to either-A- go onto one of the novalink hosts, navigate to the gpfs path, cre...
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Ability to show the real utilization of a thin provisioned volume

This is kind of similar to the RFE 120025 . It would be nice to be able to get in a glance how close we are to the upper limit of the pool.It would be nice too, to be able to get the real capacity of the volume in the volume tab.It is easy to get ...
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Add 3PAR to the list of natively supported storage

In order to use 3par with PowerVC it is required that we use the pluggable storage driver. This is cumbersome and makes upgrades difficult. In addition it makes it difficult to copy images to different storage towers and we are unable to import ou...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

PowerVC: include 'Allow performance information collection' on instance creation

Some applications require 'Allow performance information collection' set on the HMC profile but there is no way to set this from PowerVC
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

PowerVC installation package enhancement

Include all the required software for powervc to the installation package itself. This way customer will not be dependent to RedHat subscription. Subscription should only for the operating systems related and not IBM product, like PowerVC.
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Renaming the storage pool from PowerVC

Currently if the Database admin renames the pool in IBM SVC after it is tied to PowerVC, the storage provider goes into critical state and PowerVC becomes unusable. According to PowerVC development: "We don't support renaming the storage pool from...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Make PowerVC installer a step-by-step

The process for installing PowerVC is scripted, however you can see it's made of several step. The problem is that if installation is broken for some error, it can't be re-started because the pre-install checks say that PowerVC is already installe...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Remove Virtual Machines column on Hosts page for Cloud User roles

Advanced user roles can see the Virtual Machines count on the hosts page. Please remove this column. This information should only be visible for Administrator accounts.
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration