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Is in-active migration supported?

Is in-active (VM in shutoff state) migration supported? Currently in PowerVC (V, when VM is in shutoff state, the "migration" button is disabled. HMC supports in-active migration too
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 7 Delivered

IP Pool Page: Lock range of IP addesses

PowerVC UI, IP Pool page, we can select an IP and Lock it. The issue here is that need to select Ip one by one and click the "Lock" button to lock it. if we provide an option to input IP range of address, really help to save time if we have more I...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Deploy LPAR with a hostname different than the LPAR name

today the hostname inside the lpar is the same as the lpar name specified at deployment.It would be interesting to choose a different hostname like you can choose an ip address
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC odd behavior with Cisco enhanced zoning

PowerVC doesn't manage uncommited zones in a Cisco Enhanced Fabric Zoneset. To me, this should be a defect, not a new feature request. Please review the associated PMR. I believe that PowerVC should know that a zone is uncommited and work within t...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 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...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC - Customize the LPAR name, LUN's names and Storage Zoning names.

We have PowerVC setup to do storage provisioning and the PowerVC created LPAR, LUN's and Zoning names are currently not set as per our company standards.
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 7 Delivered

PowerVC can not manage existing VMs with XIV storage

PowerVC can not manage existing VMs with XIV storage; however can create new vms in PowerVC and manage them using XIV storage.
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

assigning another boot disk then remove the old one

The thing is that volume, in the VM, has been alt_disk_copy to another volume. Now the VM is booted on the new volume, so I don't need the old one anymore.Normally, in a powervm Environnement, I assign a new disk, alt_disk_copy to it, then remove ...
about 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC support for HMC 8.4 /VIOS 2.4

Customers would like to use PowerVC with HMC 8.4 and VIOS 2.4 which are the current releases of those products
over 8 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

Add support for VMAX thin provision with overcommitted storage

VMAX supports thin provisioning whch allows a storage pool to be "over commited" allowing reported USAGE to be above 100% PowerVC will report storage recreate failure above 100% reported even if not used.
over 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered