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Enhance POWERVC zoning to allow different group of ports to be zoned per VM HBA port.

Today, POWERVC is able to blacklist SVC ports and then determine which ports of SVC should be zoned to VM HBA ports. However, with the use of "Use all available WWPNs for attachment:" all VM ports connected to each fabric will be zoned to ...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

PowerVC Self-service VM deploy scheduling

PowerVC is being deployed in a leading Bank in India. Customer wants VMs to be created at a certain time of the day as per bank's process. Currently, VM gets created immediately after selfservice request is approved. Customer wants an option to sp...
over 6 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...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 4 Delivered

Supply an option to create 1 zone per fabric

Cisco switches have limited storage for zoning. Even when using the initiator zoning mode of PowerVC, too many zones are created. Create another mode to further reduce the zoning to 1 zone per fabric containing all initiators and targets.
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC - Enhance RMC failure tolerance and failure handling ability

PowerVC sets VMs into "Error" state upon HMC/VIOS RMC connection failures from which they have to be recovered manually. Even if using the "Refresh" button the VMs stay in error state if they have been moved off to another host by a PowerVC LPM op...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 4 Delivered

Add whitelist support for discovered storage port

PowerVC support for "whitelist" port management of discovered storage
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered
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powervc support sr-iov vnic via HMC

Many banking clients want to use sr-iov and PowerVC, but they donot want NovaLink, because they have HMCs. So they want PowerVC can support SR-IOV via HMC.
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Provide option in Compute Template to enable performance collection

Currently, we enable performance collection on the HMC on each lpar to send data to Nmon. There is no option in the Compute template in PowerVC to do so which means we have to go in to the hmc manually after the lpar is provisioned to check the "e...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC to map initiators with DS8884 HA ports across I/O enclosures to achieve high availability & load balancing

Current Situation:Customer is using PowerVC 1.3.2 to enable cloud based infrastructure. Customer is using Power8 E880 servers & DS8884 storage system which is integrated with PowerVC. While deploying new VM, PowerVC maps each initiator with a ...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Add SVC port selection used by PowerVC for zoning

Expand "Storage Connectivity group" or "Zoning Policy" (wherever is more appropriate) configuration details and granularity around Target Storage. Today PowerVC connects to the SVC cluster via it's service account, collects the nodes' fabric (FC) ...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered