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PowerVC

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PowerVC with PeerZoning/Smart Zoning

A new type of storage zoning is peerzoning or smartzoning. This method is clearer and more practical to handle. e.g. debugging etc.
5 months ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Option to only use one IPG per VM for all volumes, other than IPG for Tape

When multiple IPGs are specified in one Storage Connectivity Group, PowerVC uses multiple IPG for storage volume provisioning to a VM. This creates lot of VFC adapters/Zones/Storage Host Entries for each VM, creating lot of complexity in managemen...
5 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Configuring IPG to be exclusive for Tape Storage Templates

Most of the Power customers follow the best practice of segregating Disk and Tape traffic onto separate VIOS FC ports. Although PowerVC currently allows for specifying an IPG on Tape storage template (CLI), this IPG can be used by other Storage Te...
7 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Changing the SRIOV port label on an existing Network Template

Currently editing the SRIOV port label on existing network template is not possible, this is important for customers who are using SEA based hosts and are adding SRIOV based hosts to PowerVC. Even for the same network, customer's have to create ne...
5 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

PowerVC support "Spectrum Virtualize Volume Mobility"

To migrate from one SVC to a new SVC you need this feature. This works similar to LPM "only" not with VMs but with LUNs.
5 months ago in PowerVC 3 Future consideration

Native terraform provider for PowerVC

Terraform is an infrastructure as code (IaC) software tool that allows DevOps teams to automate infrastructure provisioning using reusable, shareable, human-readable configuration files. This technology is now fully adopted by the enterprise and b...
29 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Improving Certificates Management in powervc-backup and powervc-restore

The powervc-backup tool requires enhancement to incorporate a valuable feature that verifies the expiration status ( in the next six months) of certificates utilized for web UI, messaging, and Virtual Console during the backup process. Moreover, w...
7 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Remote Restart & Entering maintainance mode to support collocation affinity rules

Currently PowerVC doesn't function in a desired manner when utilising collocation affinity rules. When you put a host into maintenance mode, if that host has multiple virtual machines in the same collocation rule, you cannot migrate active virtual...
6 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

On VIOS vscsi configuration it should used the existing SVC host mapping during PowerVC VM deployment.

In one configuration, PowerVC order toward SVC to create new host definition even if it is the vscsi configuration.I think the mkvhost command should not be executed in a vscsi configuration during PowerVC VM deployment. Detailed content document ...
about 1 month ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

vNIC redundant backing devices in each VIOS

In the latest version of PowerVC 2.0.2.1 it is possible during deployment to select two redundant SR-IOV networks. With that PowerVC will create two vNIC backing devices, one in each VIO (assuming two VIOS). Especially CSI customers want to have m...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration