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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.
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 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

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

Highly available SDN through Nova Link

We have a need to have a highly available SDN in Novalink
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

PowerVC use other group in place of "wheel"

Change PowerVC to support a group other than "wheel" for su privileges.
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 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

Enhance PowerVC error messages

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

Keyboard error / red x cannot be cleared with the left control key in an IBM i noVNC console session in the IBM Cloud

IBM i console session in the IBM i cloud environment uses noVNC / Power VC under the covers. After discussing this problem with Power VC development they suggested submitting an RFC. In other emulators used by IBM i (PCOMM, iAccess, etc.) The red ...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Change of Power Server Name in PowerVC

We have the need to change names in the HMC for managed systems (Power Server) for any reason from time to time. Currently PowerVC is not detecting it automatically and take proper action also for already installed and managed OS on this managed s...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC : Add support for discovery of KVM deployed VMs when adding host

PowerVC KVM host support is greenfield only, Customers may have existing KVM VMs deployed or may need to recovery a KVM host that had a spectrum scale cluster failure. without option to add a KVM and discover existing VMs, product is limited
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration