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PowerVC - Force name of hdisk in AIX deploy operations

PowerVC deploy of AIX lpars does not ensure the hdx assignment would be the same on every deploy,Natural order will usually result in hd0 as the bootdisk but it can be hd1, current there is no option to pass this as a requirement to a VM deploy op...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

High Availability for PowerVC integrated Software defined Networking for Novalink

IBM PowerVC Software Defined Network (SDN) is designed as a neutron service running on novalink managed power systems, that service on novalink is not monitored by novalink and has no redundant service, as such any service outage event of the neut...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - Capability to export/dump configuration data for configured infrastructure entities

PowerVC is a commonly used product in modernized cognitive systems based cloud data center environment. It talks to various key infrastructure components like power servers, HMCs, storage subsystems, network etc. and facilitates automation, standa...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC to provide recovery options for PowerVC novalink managed hots

PowerVC HMC managed PowerVM hosts in error state can be cleaned up using powervc commands Novalink managed hosts do not have similar options
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC should be able to handle multiple IP's for storage in case one IP is down it should communicate through other IP's

In A9KR there are three IPs for the storage and we can add Storage in PowerVC using any IP. PowerVC does not allow to register same storage using different IP's. It should have the capability to add all the IP's for a storage while registering sto...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Pvcauth via the Novalink partition

Proxy pvcauth via the Novalink partition to PowerVC. In the same nature RMC communication currently works with Novalink.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Add Operating System column to the Virtual Machines view

It would sometimes be of great help to filter out VMs by Operating system.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

SPP creation on target host within VM migration

In case of migrating a VM which is located in SPP (SharedProcessorPool); would it be possible that PowerVC automatically creates (or at least suggests creation) identical SPP on the target host? (instead of the need for admin going to HMC & cr...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Enhance PowerVC managed VMs' backup/restore methods with VIOS virtual optical library support

On our Legacy PowerSystems; we use VIOS virtual optical library (via vscsi adapter connection) for storing & restoring AIX mksysb images. On ourPowerVC-managed infra; we haven't been able to utilize this; since PowerVC does not support permane...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Storage allocation figures@PowerVC GUI

Would it be possible to have Storage provider information visible in PowerVC GUI in more detailed level. (see example of needed information in Attachments). Currently most of this information is needed to be requested from Storage responsible pers...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration