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Coexistence of SEA and SRIOV/Vnic configurations

For customers working to transition some or all of their environment to SRIOV backed networking, PowerVC has some challenges. Firstly, PowerVC does not allow LPARs to be changed from SEA to SRIOV/Vnic and then use the same vlan/ip address that was...
3 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Eliminate use of SUDO for root user

Currently, the powervc-diag utility requires that the user root be configured to use sudo. This creates a security issue that violates the customer security standards and frankly, the root user should never need sudo. Disabling root from using sud...
3 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Add option in Storage Template to define Mirror Sync Rate for Storvize products

Since a couple of PowerVC versions we are able to define the Flash Copy Rate in the Storage Template. If a customer wants to use vdisk mirror feature of Storvize products, the Mirror Sync Rate comes into place. It defines how "fast" the mirror is ...
3 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Better implementation of Spectrum Scale Storage Provider in PowerVC GUI

In new versions PowerVC can be installed as SDI (Software Defined Infrastructure) edition. The storage part of the SDI could be implemented with Spectrum Scale 5.x on VIOS using remote cluster mount to Spectrum Scale Storage Servers PowerVC contr...
4 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Refactor the Network tab when deploying new LPAR

In PowerVC 2.0.3 when you deploy a VM from the UI, when you have more than 500 networks in the list, the page is totally unusable correctly. Instead of having the list of ALL the networks already populated, it would probably be better to be able ...
4 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Make VM search field search within ALL the VMs and not just the displayed ones (PowerVC 2.0.3)

In PowerVC 1.4.4, when using the search field in the VM List page, the search was done through the list of ALL VMs and not just the ones currently displayed. Right now in PowerVC 2.0.3, if you want the search to be effective you first have to make...
4 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC reporting

Use of a PowerVC reporting would offer a chargeback possibility, combining VM name, core- and memory-minutes (and possibly other parts). This report would also be good to generate from ansible and use for service follupup. also input our price for...
4 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Refresh storage information on remanage of VM

Currently, not all storage operations can be performed through PowerVC. If changes have been made to storage outside of PowerVC there is no way to resync data such as the volume sizes. When managing a VM that had previously existed in PowerVC, att...
5 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Allow LUN resizing for volumes that are part of an instance snapshot.

Customer's using flashcopy snapshots on Spectrum Virtualize for data protection and PIT recovery currently have to delete their snapshots in order to resize LUNs in PowerVC. Spectrum Virtualize 8.4.2.1 supports the resize of the LUNs if it is done...
5 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Resize multiple volumes using 1 request

PowerVC allows Volume resize, today each volume must be resized one at a time. ideally, PowerVC would allow selection of multiple volumes and resize to a size larger than the largest existing volume. Example. Volume 1 is 200 GB VOlume 2 is 100 GB ...
5 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration