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Seperate Storage connectivity group(s) for Boot vs DATA volumes

Currently per VM in PowerVC, only one Storage connectivity group is supported The impact of this is that the same storage type (SSP/VSCSI/NPIV/ISCSI) must be used for all volumes in a Virtual Machine We have many Clustered VM's were we need to hav...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Eliminate use of SUDO for root user

Currently, the powervc-diag utility requires that the user root be configured to use sudo. This creates a security issue that violates the customer security standards and frankly, the root user should never need sudo. Disabling root from using sud...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Add option in Storage Template to define Mirror Sync Rate for Storvize products

Since a couple of PowerVC versions we are able to define the Flash Copy Rate in the Storage Template. If a customer wants to use vdisk mirror feature of Storvize products, the Mirror Sync Rate comes into place. It defines how "fast" the mirror is ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Support importing OVA files created by aix command "create_ova"

From development we have got information: "the OVA created by PowerVC has a different set of properties. So the one created using AIX command will not work here". Make it possible to import also OVA created from aix command "create_ova".
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

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

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

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

Copy / paste does not work in noVNC session for IBM i console in the IBM Cloud

In other IBM i emulators (PCOMM, iAccess) the user is able to copy text out of and paste onto the command line within the session. The text is available on the users workstation (Windows, MAC). This allows copying/pasting text out of / onto the co...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC to provide recovery options for PowerVC novalink managed hots

PowerVC HMC managed PowerVM hosts in error state can be cleaned up using powervc commands Novalink managed hosts do not have similar options
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Administrator view to manage all lpars from different projects

Single view for planning or maintenance purposes, we have to jump from one project to another and it becomes hard to manage. It would be very helpful if there is an administrator view where we can see all LPARs from a single view regardless which ...
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration