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Offer "Update check" from inside the UI

I would like to have an "update is available" pop up or check from inside the UI, like in FS7* systems. This could/would make a good hint that new updates are available, so update does not get missed or delayed.
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Offer "Restart services" from inside the UI

To be able to restart services (as an admin user) removes the extra task of logging into the OS and choosing services to restart.
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Enhancement to "VM delete function" to allow the change of default setting to prevent build-up of orphaned disk volumes

When deleting VMs user will get a prompt asking for ALL or Boot volumes, but the default setting is "boot volumes". As the users tend to keep the default setting when deleting VMs, we are seeing a build-up of orphaned Disc volumes that are never u...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC migrate an inactive LPAR

Would really like to see the ability to migrate inactive lpars in PVC
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Make default storage system choice as were VM has its bootdisk

When deploying a VM it gets it disk from lest say FS200:1 then when / if I add more disks later on the UI default to the highest number or else BUT it does not default to the same disk system as were the boot disk reside. I would like FS UI to "of...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Support for NetApp and iSCSI

System: PowerVC 1.4.x Actor: User needs new feature The products is used to support the customer in deploying VMs (LPARs) on IBM Power Platform. Integration of NetApp Storage in PowerVC in order to manage iSCSI discs in the deployment and maintena...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Add SIEM support to PowerVC GUI

We run PowerVC in an environment where security is key. To facilitate this, we are running a SIEM appliance; this is a central monitoring device, setup to receive information from all kinds of systems, to collect security-relevant data. Reports fr...
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

PowerVC SSP Storage Clone and Snapshot

Currently, I am unable to clone a VM which has a boot volume on a SSP. I am also unable to snapshot a VM that has a boot volume on the SSP, and therefore unable to restore it as well. Since SSP is supported, it'd be great if this feature can be ad...
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

Need Netapp Storage for IBM Powervc

We purchased new P series servers and wanted to use our existing Netapp storage, and powervc was one great tool we were looking forward to working with and it's not even supportedon Netapp platform. If we cant soon use Netapp then we have to recon...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

Rebalance button to spread Vms across the hosts?

Currently we cannot rebalance VMs across hosts without using DRO or maintenance mode.Clicking this button button "rebalance VMs" would help, based on various parameters like cpu utilization, allocation or MSPPools utilization , it would be VERY nice!
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration