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PowerVC support for addition / detach / deletion of multiple volumes

The current PowerVC version 1.3.2 allows the addition / detach or delete of only a single volume to/from a virtual machine within one operation.This RFE is about enhancing PowerVC's volume add / detach / delete function to support multiple volumes...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

PowerVC capability to restore previous backup to later version

PowerVC has the capability of restoring from backup. This request is that we be able to restore from a previous backup in the event that we upgrade or reinstall product.
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

PowerVC with Failover Capability

Our Company uses PowerVC to build out and maintain AIX VMs. In order to deploy this appliance in our production environment, we would need a highly available solution. We are requesting a redundant solution for PowerVC.
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Ability to zone Storage Controller (SVC) specific ports

A customer wants to adopt PowerVC to automate and manage more efficiently AIX VMs. However PowerVC uses all ports of SVC (Storage Controller) to zone AIX virtual FC adapters depending of storage access requirements set in SCG and FC. SVC level por...
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Support custom io group names for SVC

If the customer configured their SVC IO groups other than the default, PowerVC will fail to provision. This is due to hard-coded values in the PowerVC Cinder Driver Code.
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

Specify IP range in deploy templates

When defining deploy templates for self service usage. While we can specify a network to use, we cannot limit deployment to a range of IP addresses within the network. The reason we need this is because currently multiple projects can be configure...
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC support for attaching FC tape drives via NPIV

PowerVM LPARs use NPIV to access FC Tape drives/libraries connected to SAN. Moreover most of the customers use separate FC adapters to keep tape and disk I/O separate. Currently, in PowerVC there is no way to achieve this.
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC manager should be available on SLES 12 LE on Power Systems

So far the PowerVC Manager component is only running on a Redhat Linux partition on Power Systems. The client components are supporting other Linux distributions and AIX.
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

PowerVC change storage connectivity group of existing lpar

PowerVC does not provide option for changing of storage connectivity group of existing lpar.In essence connectivity group is just mapping between virtual fiber channel and physical cards. In managed by HMC systems, this mapping can be changed even...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Set Virtual Machine Name by DNS lookup on IP address chosen

On an image deploy you have to enter a virtual machine name and then either enter in an IP or have it select from the pool. There is no link to my DNS servers to create an A entry for that name. Also, I want to have a list of predefined names that...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered