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POWERVC Enterprise Pool V1 enablement for core/memory activations during LPM

Please add the ability for PowerVC to migrate enterprise pool V1 activations from source to target frames during LPM operations. This would be something similar to how the lab services LPM toolkit performs this functionality.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - Migration Pop-up does not provide details explaining why a host(s) isn't available to migration

PowerVC provides the feature to allow a VM to migrate from current host to another host managed by PowerVC, When migrating the UI lists "available" host(s) to migrate the VM . The UI does not provide any details why a VM isn't available for migrat...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC provides insufficient details to user when returning error, Managing existing VM may fail if the VM was previously

This virtual machine is not a candidate for import because it was previously managed in PowerVC using a different project on a non-shared network. To manage the virtual machine, convert the network to a shared network
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC -Login-GUI - and CLI customization

The GUI-look is identical for all PowerVCs. This is sometimes very confusing if you own more than one PowerVC and each is steering a different environment of machines/VMs..To distinguish the different PowerVCs the simplest & cheapest solution ...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Need of merge of information from PowerVC to another PowerVC

We have two "old" PowerVC and want to move them into one new PowerVC. Currently we can only backup and restore one PowerVC to another but second cannot be integrated. We need to be able to move Hosts or a complete PowerVC into another PowerVC with...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Threshold for Integrated Storages which are already 95% fileld up

Major Bank in India would want to define threshold on their already filled up storages to 95% which are part of PowerVC so that noone allocates Volumes from those storages but as it will be required for management of Hosts and VMs , we will have t...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

To be able to specify a preferred node and site when deploying to a SVC stretch cluster

When deploying a VM by PowerVC on an SVC stretch Cluster the volumes are created with a preferred node ID one on site A and one on site B in a round robin fashion. So the VM running on a host in site A has half it's disk with a preferred node on t...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Update PowerVC storage usage to report Storage allocated rather than in USE

PowerVC relies on the storage provider to return details of "free" space, Hitachi HBSD returns ,incorrectly, the free space which is allocated as thin provisioned but not free for use. This can result in PowerVC operator failing deploys as disk sp...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Choose of network in deploy either DNS Authority or defined network

Currently it is only possible to define a DNS authority or networks. When deploying a VM with defined DNS authority e.g. Infoblox we cannot set an ip address also when we want to deploy a VM with a defined network. The deploy failed so we have to ...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Enable filtering SR-IOV RoCE adapters for deploys

With IBM I R740 supporting DB2 Mirror over RoCE, we would like the ability when deploying IBM I LPARS to have the ability to only deploy against the RoCE Adapters vs a random selection of the SR-IOV adapters. This will allow us to deploy multiple ...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration