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Add Searchlight in PowerVC

Searchlight dramatically improves the user focused search capabilities and performance on behalf of various OpenStack cloud services. Searchlight was originally developed and released in the Kilo release of Glance. It would be a great improvement ...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Power Enterprise pool : adding/removing mobile resources manually without using HMC

Please add Power Enterprise pool support for novalink managed hosts on PowerVC ! It is supported, but only through DRO.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - zone update to CISCO switches

Customer would like zone updates to cisco switches to be staggered and delayed.PowerVC when creating zones for storage will force a zone update, On Cisco switches that may cause an outage to all storage impacted by the zone.The customer has redund...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

VM Lifecycle Event-driven operations

Add ability for PowerVC to execute commands on certain lifecycle events (VM deployment, DLPAR operations, VM deletion)- allowing administrators to script functions to update external systems of record programmatically (via REST APIs or other integ...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

New feature : DRO based on CPU allocation

Would be nice to add some options to the DRO threshold. Indeed, in case of an exceeded threshold , the migration triggered are only based on CPU utilization.We would like it to be more flexible, for example , trigger migrations based on CPU alloca...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC support for Brocade LSAN (FC routing)

Within IKEA cloud (and automation) track there are systems (VM´s) that use storage from 2 different sites (different clusters). Today LSAN is configured for achieving this.
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC support for CentOS

Currently PowerVC supports RHEL only. Can CentOS be added to the supported Operating System for the PowerVC Management Server? Another alternative could be Ubuntu.
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC volume_name convert script with 3PAR

When using PowerVC with HPE 3PAR, tracing storage volume_names between PowerVC and 3PAR is not implemented due to pluggable driver.
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 3 Future consideration

PowerVC Support With NetApp Storage

Banking customer has deployed NetApp (FAS8080) storage with AFF & FAS controllers. Currently CBS is deployed on AFF. And they are evaluating IBM Power8 E880 Systems for Core banking Software (Finacle 10.x).
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 5 Future consideration

Dedicated CPU templates lack "Allow when partition is active" checkbox

When creating/editing a compute template, with dedicated processors, it is not possible to check af box to implement "Allow when partition is active" as you can do in HMC. You can check a box called "Idle sharing", whick is equal to "Allow when pa...
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration