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Update POWERVC to add servers using AMS

PowerVC cannot manage a Linux server running that uses AMS (Active Memory Services).
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Approve mutliple requests at once (Self-Service Administrator)

Currently there does not seem to be a way to select and approve/deny multiple user requests at once. Each must be individually selected, approved and optionally responded to. There should be functionality to select via checkboxes all the approvals...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Add ability to assign LPM and Host Evac permissions separately for non-Admin roles

As a large IT enterprise, we have Steady State / Operations Support 24/7. The Admin team for PowerVC is not a 24/7 operation. We need to be able to grant LPM capabilities (vm move) and Host Evacuation capabilities to the Build and Operations teams...
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

Use all IO groups when creating multiple vdisks

When creating multiple vdisks, I would like the ability to spread the disks across all IO groups in an SVC cluster.
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

HA for PowerVC Control Plane

PowerVC manager is a single point of failure for providers of IaaS components to end users. While workload isn't impacted if PowerVC manager is offline, the ability to interact with the infrastructure is impacted. Please add a level of resiliency ...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Enhance POWERVC zoning to allow different group of ports to be zoned per VM HBA port.

Today, POWERVC is able to blacklist SVC ports and then determine which ports of SVC should be zoned to VM HBA ports. However, with the use of "Use all available WWPNs for attachment:" all VM ports connected to each fabric will be zoned to ...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

Add whitelist support for discovered storage port

PowerVC support for "whitelist" port management of discovered storage
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 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.
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 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.
over 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...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered