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powervc 2.0.3 without high availabity addon

You can only install powervc single node with available extension cost $399. I want to install powervc 2.0.3 on a single node not a high available cluster environment for test purposes etc . there for i have to enabel the high available extension ...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Support for User Tiers with Shared Storage Pools and PowerVC.

PowerVC supports the use of Shared Storage Pools as a storage provider and can manage and allocate storage volumes from this pool. Shared Storage Pool allows the creation of customer tiers for Quality of Service (QoS) needs.Actually PowerVC can on...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

Change of Power Server Name in PowerVC

We have the need to change names in the HMC for managed systems (Power Server) for any reason from time to time. Currently PowerVC is not detecting it automatically and take proper action also for already installed and managed OS on this managed s...
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC : Add support for discovery of KVM deployed VMs when adding host

PowerVC KVM host support is greenfield only, Customers may have existing KVM VMs deployed or may need to recovery a KVM host that had a spectrum scale cluster failure. without option to add a KVM and discover existing VMs, product is limited
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Disk Image Export Contains Only Actual Disk Space In Use

Today the export process includes un-used/allocated disk space in the disk image. This results in very large exports. Other platforms (e.g. VMware) have an option to only include used disk space in the export. This can considerably reduce the size...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC to allow deploying Boot Volume on distinct disk system than the image

PowerVC should allow deploying a Virtual Machine on a disk storage system distinct than the one where the image used for deploy resides on.Today, it works for all but the Boot Volume.There is no choice for Boot Volume of the deployed Virtual Machi...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

support ssh key parameter for Brocade Fabrics

PowerVC 1.3.2 and 1.3.3 do not currently support using SSH keys to secure access to Brocade switches when added to the PowerVC fabric - this key is exposed as "fc_fabric_ssh_cert_path = (String) Local SSH certificate Path." in cinder.conf but not ...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Please integrate Infinidat support into PowerVC

Please integrate Infinidat support into PowerVC. Looks like Infinidat already supports OpenStack Cinder. So it should be easy to do.
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Need Netapp Storage for IBM Powervc

We purchased new P series servers and wanted to use our existing Netapp storage, and powervc was one great tool we were looking forward to working with and it's not even supportedon Netapp platform. If we cant soon use Netapp then we have to recon...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

Name of created LPAR profile should be changeable

Some customers have naming conventions also for the name of the LPAR profiles. Today the default name for a profile of a deployed LPAR is "default_profile". This should be changeable - at least in a config file, but better individually in a comput...
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration