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PowerVC

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PowerVC HA Architecture for 2 Node Clusters/Sites

For customers with just 2 sites, a PowerVC Multi-Node implementation with just 2 nodes and STONITH is needed to have a proper working high availability solution. Installing PowerVC Multi-Node with 3 nodes in just 2 sites will always end up in the ...
over 2 years 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...
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC group roles are inherited in projects

In our PowerVC environement we have a different project for each customer/application. We utilise groups to assign roles to users, with the current way that group-role assignments work in PowerVC this requires us to configure the role for each gro...
5 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Ability to expand storage volumes in the PowerVC Web interface.

Currently it is possible to expand PowerVC managed volumes only by utilising a Rest API call, there is no option to perform this task in the GUI. The option to expand a volume should be available in the GUI. Needing to utilise Rest API for such a ...
5 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

RFE for PowerVC for migration controls for VM Groups

Requirement is for PowerVC to provide options to migrate a VM Group together, like PowerHA does with Resource Groups, so that related/interdependent VMs can be migrated together when necessary.
5 months ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Need support of Hybrid Network in PowerVC

We need support of Hybrid Network for High Speed adapter >= 100 GBE
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Speed up RMC state changes in PowerVC

In PowerVC sometimes it takes a lot of time until an active RMC state is recognized and shown in PowerVC. The HMC provides an event mechanism over the REST API that may be used to inform PowerVC of RMC state changes. If this mechanism is used the ...
over 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...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Validate storage for VM from a PowerVC view

We have some issues when storage is being removed before a decommission of VM has ben run from PowerVC ending up in the playbook failing since all storage tasks are failing. It would be of high interest that one from PowerVC could validate that wh...
6 months ago in PowerVC 2 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.
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 4 Future consideration