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PowerVC -Login-GUI - and CLI customization

The GUI-look is identical for all PowerVCs. This is sometimes very confusing if you own more than one PowerVC and each is steering a different environment of machines/VMs..To distinguish the different PowerVCs the simplest & cheapest solution ...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC Support for Ansible vnic network deployment

Hi The deployment of VM fails if SR-IOV only network are used in the os_server module in Ansible. Nova is logging it is unable to find a network. Please implement support for SR-IOV and vNics deployment and control.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - editing VM?s properties

Editing VM properties.To reflect the Connectivity Group and Image source.
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC SDI redundancy

PowerVC SDI with Open/IO does not support an equivalent of dual VIOS. Enable redundancy/dual Open/IO capability.
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Adding support for PowerVC for storage management without connection pools

IBM PowerVC manages storage providers via a TCP connection pool. Some vendor storage drivers, such as PowerMAX does not implement tcp keepalive, as such sessions in the pool can be closed due to lack of use, causing powervc session management issues
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Kerberos Support within PowerVC

Kerberos support within PowerVC for administrators managed by Microsoft ADS should be supported
over 8 years ago in PowerVC 4 Future consideration

PowerVC use other group in place of "wheel"

Change PowerVC to support a group other than "wheel" for su privileges.
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Enhance PowerVC error messages

PowerVC needs better error messaging.
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC : allow cancel of volume attaching or detaching operations

Customers may need to cancel an attaching or detaching operations. Currently this is not a feature of the rest API
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Implement a "News and Updates" function into the GUI

Implement a news and Updates function which would download the latest updates to a temporary folder on the PowerVC system, along with a file describing any of the latest news and usage tips for customers. One purpose of this is to promote the inst...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration