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PowerVC to have backward compatibility with VIOS

PowerVC's support policy is 6 moth for ifix, 18 month for fix pack creation, while VIOS is 3 years support policy. VIOS caters for multiple LPARs, and therefore the customers tend to plan longer period to upgrade VIOS. The gap of support period ma...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Check storage host mappings before deleting a LUN

Customer has mapped outside from PowerVC LUNs from source VM1 to destination VM2. Both VMs are managed by PowerVC and yes this was not the correct way to move LUNs between VMs. Then he deleted VM1 and loses VM2 completely, while running productive...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Export shared storage pool images from PowerVC

It would be nice to be able to back up the shared storage pool images using the new regular backup command or something similar. Using "dd" as the doc suggests works of course but it's definitely not user-friendly... and it could lead to huge prob...
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 5 Future consideration

PowerVC HMC connection to use sshkey

The HMC connection should allow for ssh keys to stop relying on the hmc username and particularly password. As our HMC Password is meant to change once used. So using a public/private key after the first authentication is necessary.
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 4 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 ...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - LPM validate not supported

When we have to manage a lot of AIX's (more than 2000), LPM operations become critical. We have to be sure that LPM operations will succeed. Same process that are on HMC. PowerVC at this time, don't propose to validate a LPM operation.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC SAN zone creation feature request

Currently, PowerVC creates HBA or WWPN specific SAN zones. Since the SAN fabrics can contain aliases and zones that are not necessarily PowerVC related, this can result in a SAN administration nightmare. I would like to see PowerVC create LPAR/VM ...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

please add validation support for remote restart to hmc and pvc for future releases

currently neither PVC nor HMC offer any kind of validation for remote restart. So there is no way to know in advance if a frame goes down, remote restart is working. We are asking for a validation feature either in PVC or in HMC to make sure that ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Avoiding HMC User HSCROOT for PowerVC

Create a user at HMC with least privileges to connect PowerVC to HMC
over 2 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 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration