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extension of mirrored volumes

Currently, PowerVC (in fact, Openstack's cinder module) doesn't support extension of mirrored volumes (e.g. using Metro Mirror or Global Mirror). This is important functionallity.
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

RFE for Apple about AIX Live Kernel Update preview phase checking for available storage and avaiable network IPs

Currently AIX Live Kernel update may fail due to lack of storage (Apple case TS013523804 ) or lack of available IPs (Apple case TS013523634 ). Apple contact asked, for both of these conditions that may cause LKU to fail, is this something that can...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

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

PowerVC2.0 DRO MSPP monitoring

Enhance MSPP monitoring in DRO by allowing multiple selection of MSPPs. This is the same kind of limitation that we had before in 1.4, where we had to choose between monitoring CPU utilization, and memory utilization.
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Adding support to deploy LPARs with VNIC failover and 4 backing devices

A couple of customers raised the question, how they can deploy LPARs with more than 2 backing devices through the PowerVC guy. From my actual state of information, this is only possible by using the the OpenStack API of PowerVC. The customers who ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC support for VIOS optical libraries

RFE for getting PowerVC to support VIOS optical library usage for VMs (e.g VM deployed with permanent vSCSI adapter/connection with VIOS vopt library.)
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Threshold for Integrated Storages which are already 95% fileld up

Major Bank in India would want to define threshold on their already filled up storages to 95% which are part of PowerVC so that noone allocates Volumes from those storages but as it will be required for management of Hosts and VMs , we will have t...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC option to manage vdisk protection on SVC

Our client has vdisk protection enabled on their SVC vdisk_protection_time 1440vdisk_protection_enabled yes to prevent accidental volume deletions, this setting enables storage backend to NOT delete any volumes being accessed within the last 24 ho...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC pre-check enhancement to check backend processes and dependencies so that 'green means green'

PowerVC health check users need to be able to trust that PowerVC dependent activity like LKU will complete successfully, and when PowerVC reports 'green' when that is not the case for the whole stack, the user needs to see what needs to be address...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Include ‘Deploy Templates’ and ‘Delete template’ functionality under ‘Image Manager’ and ‘Virtual Machine Manager’ roles

‘Deploy Templates’ and ‘Delete’ functionality within PowerVC. This does not currently sit within ‘Image Manager’ and ‘Virtual Machine Manager’ roles, which are allocated to Application Developers. Therefore they have to come to IBMi Tech Support t...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration