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PowerVC Delete lpar menu to include post-processing script to remove lpar from Chef

Provide the ability to input a post-processing script in PowerVC when deleting lpars to include a method to unregister the lpar from Chef.
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

NetAPP Storage support for PowerVC

We are using Netapp Storage Model : FAS8040 and AFF8080 in our core Banking Environment. Now we are planing for private cloud and considering PowerVC for the same. But as netapp is not supported this is a roadblock for us, Please add netapp suppor...
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

powervc gui certificate need support for DNS

Currently CA signed certificate only support IP's. when add's DNS names in the SubjectAltName PowerVC fails on the function.
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Disk Image Export Contains Only Actual Disk Space In Use

Today the export process includes un-used/allocated disk space in the disk image. This results in very large exports. Other platforms (e.g. VMware) have an option to only include used disk space in the export. This can considerably reduce the size...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Better implementation of Spectrum Scale Storage Provider in PowerVC GUI

In new versions PowerVC can be installed as SDI (Software Defined Infrastructure) edition. The storage part of the SDI could be implemented with Spectrum Scale 5.x on VIOS using remote cluster mount to Spectrum Scale Storage Servers PowerVC contr...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Grey out Clone option when not supported by SAN backing device

Currently the Clone option of a deployed VM is only supported on VMs using specific SAN backends. It currently is not supported on our DS8000's. The option to Clone a VM should check the volumes first and if any are on a non-supported SAN the opti...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Refactor the Network tab when deploying new LPAR

In PowerVC 2.0.3 when you deploy a VM from the UI, when you have more than 500 networks in the list, the page is totally unusable correctly. Instead of having the list of ALL the networks already populated, it would probably be better to be able ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC reporting

Use of a PowerVC reporting would offer a chargeback possibility, combining VM name, core- and memory-minutes (and possibly other parts). This report would also be good to generate from ansible and use for service follupup. also input our price for...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - versioning of instances

PowerVC provides Snapshot to capture disk of a vm or instance. This information does not include vm details (cpu memory network etc)Capturing an image of a vm would include all data, but this feature doesn't provide a way to tie that image as a "b...
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Refresh storage information on remanage of VM

Currently, not all storage operations can be performed through PowerVC. If changes have been made to storage outside of PowerVC there is no way to resync data such as the volume sizes. When managing a VM that had previously existed in PowerVC, att...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration