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PowerVC

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PowerVC container based (docker/podman)

To simplify the installation and update procedure and get more stability. This also reduces the dependencies on the operating system/repos.
6 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

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

PowerVC event and audit logging to SIEM (e.g. QRadar)

We have a security requirement to centrally gather logs from various network devices, including PowerVC, in a SIEM (QRadar in our case).Currently PowerVC does not provide such option.
almost 4 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 ...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

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...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Enable volume sharing and set storage template on multiple volumes in GUI

When multiple storage volumes are being created or onboarded through PowerVC GUI, the volume sharing and set storage template options can only be done on one volume at a time. This is very time consuming and laborious job from the GUI when the num...
7 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

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 6 years ago in PowerVC 5 Future consideration

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...
7 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

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...
7 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

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 ...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration