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Customize PowerVC Logo in UI

Wish to have the ability to customize the PowerVC logo in the upper left of the UI.
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC to allow deploying Boot Volume on distinct disk system than the image

PowerVC should allow deploying a Virtual Machine on a disk storage system distinct than the one where the image used for deploy resides on.Today, it works for all but the Boot Volume.There is no choice for Boot Volume of the deployed Virtual Machi...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

Allow multiple branches to be selected for LDAP user list

Enable the LDAP configuration to support multi-branch starting points for the organizational units and containers that it walks to find the users and groups to use within PowerVC.Currently you can only specify 1 starting point and the LDAP walks t...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Maintenance mode : Migration Evaluation upfront to detect failures and prevent canceling all migrations

We would like to see the whole maintenance mode (also known as "evacuate mode") , check first if there are errors in the precheck and validation steps, and then put them aside if they are failed, and run the migrations of the good ones . At the sa...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

support ssh key parameter for Brocade Fabrics

PowerVC 1.3.2 and 1.3.3 do not currently support using SSH keys to secure access to Brocade switches when added to the PowerVC fabric - this key is exposed as "fc_fabric_ssh_cert_path = (String) Local SSH certificate Path." in cinder.conf but not ...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Please integrate Infinidat support into PowerVC

Please integrate Infinidat support into PowerVC. Looks like Infinidat already supports OpenStack Cinder. So it should be easy to do.
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Randomly Generated Password for root/qsecofr accounts

Please add functionality to randomly generate a password for the root or QSECOFR account when deploying a template.
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Powervc - Migrate IMAGE from one SSP cluster to another

We use PowerVC to deploy all our AIX servers. The datastore provider of rootvg is always a SSP LU. We have four SSP clusters (test, developent, production, critical) and we need to maintain the same AIX image on all SSP clusters. We need to copy a...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Enhance the Huawei Cinder Driver to be certified with PowerVC 2.0.3

Huawei Storage is used by a number of customers in Saudi Arabia who would like to use PowerVC for VM deployment with NPIV storage attached. Currently, PowerVC can only be used for vSCSI SSP storage because of the lack of functionality of the Huawe...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Access to VM serial console via API

PowerVC does not appear to implement support for access to a VM's serial console over the Nova Compute API, via the os-getConsoleOutput or os-getSerialConsole actions. PowerVC/Novalink should provide support for accessing a serial console, and imp...
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration