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PowerVC event and audit logging to SIEM (e.g. QRadar)

We have a security requirement to centrally gather logs from various network devices, including PowerVC, in a SIEM (QRadar in our case).Currently PowerVC does not provide such option.
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Supporting out-of-band storage operations

PowerVC is not able to recognize out-of-band storage operations. For example: If a storage pool was moved, renamed or vdisks where migrated into a storage pool doing for administrative purpose PowerVC will create errors.The only way to fix these e...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Project Manager Approval Process Scope Change

When using shared images, the project's Project Manager is no longer getting approval requests and it goes straight to an admin. My thought behind a PM is that they would be the one to manage all VMs in that project's scope. So by not allowing the...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

CyberArk integration or support

we use CyberArk for secure connection and as a password vault in our organization.Are there any plans to have support for this tool or have any interconnection to it?
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC should use mobile ressources during ARR operations

Management of mobile ressources automaticaly done by PowerVC during ARR operations
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC support for Diskimage-builder

The customer is currently using Diskimage-builder for to prepare and build all SOE's (including other platforms such as Intel). Customer is seeking official support for this tool to package SOE images for PowerVC to use.
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC to have backward compatibility with VIOS

PowerVC's support policy is 6 moth for ifix, 18 month for fix pack creation, while VIOS is 3 years support policy. VIOS caters for multiple LPARs, and therefore the customers tend to plan longer period to upgrade VIOS. The gap of support period ma...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Support for NetApp and iSCSI

System: PowerVC 1.4.x Actor: User needs new feature The products is used to support the customer in deploying VMs (LPARs) on IBM Power Platform. Integration of NetApp Storage in PowerVC in order to manage iSCSI discs in the deployment and maintena...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

vNIC Backing device Acive and Passive Port balancing

vNIC use multiple backing devices with one active port and multiple backup ports. PowerVC can deploy redundant vnic. But there is no control to specify the active and passive backing device. Neither PowerVC alternates between the backing devices t...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Enhance PowerVC error messages

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