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Integrate Pure Storage Cinder driver into PowerVC

Please integrate the Pure Storage Cinder driver into PowerVC. Pure Storage is a core Cinder team member and has had in-tree Cinder drivers in OpenStack since the Juno release.
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

PowerVC installation issues

When installing PowerVC the customer found several issues: 1. user/group checkIn the prereq script ($INSTALL_DIR/lib/ line 355 following) there is hard coded information for user IDs and groups which is not customizable and causes the ins...
about 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Hyperswap compatibility on PowerVC 1.4.4

Client is using SVC Hyperswap in their environment. They would like PowerVC Hyperswap compatibility with their SVC.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Deploy VM on specific host from PowerVC Northbound API

Without specified target host, PowerVC try to match the network id to the Host with same network id. If there is multiple Hosts has the same network(to support LPM), PowerVC will try deploy based on IP range. It failed if IP range does not match, ...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

option to avoid volume formatting (like in SVC)

in SVC, there is a feature, "-nofmtdisk", to avoid new volumes formatting. It would be good to enable this feature also on type "generic" PowerVC Storage Templates. Currently, SVC always formats volumes created by PowerVC. thank you very much in a...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC support for Storwize flashcopy base copy rate settings

PowerVC 1.4.2 uses the Storwize device driver for SVC support but does not currently support the storwize_svc_flashcopy_rate key in cinder-<device>.conf to set base copy rate when a flashcopy is made
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

PowerVP - Add virtual IP support for mover partitions

Currently PowerVC only supports SEAs and backing devices for MSPs. We would need the HMC team to provide VEA IPs in REST responses in order to validate the user specified IPs (from conf).
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

VM and captued Image editable comment field

Add to VM and Image a comment field that can be used at creation time and edited later.If it needs to be fixed length it needs to be generous, something like 256 or or 512 bytes.
almost 10 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Enhance Zoning Algorithm in PowerVC to prevent ISL hops

This enhancement is based on using PowerVC 1.3.3 in our environment that uses PowerVM, dual VIOS (each with a Fibre Channel Port to Fabric A and B), Cisco FC Switches (multiple switches with ISL between) and IBM SVC clustered storage subsystem. Cu...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 4 Delivered

PowerVC - Force Shutdown

Add option to force shutdown VMs without the 20min delay on graceful ACPI shutdown. Today selection of VM and "stop" , correctly defaults to a graceful shutdown ACPI command. But if system is in non-responsitve state, waiting for 20min before it t...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered