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PowerVC support for SVC child pools

Request to have SVC child pools supported by PowerVC.
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

List of installed APARs in PowerVC

Unfortunately, it is not possible to see which APARs are installed in the system and which are not installed.
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

wrong adapter order after VM deployment

In PowerVC up to 1.4 when creating new VM, I could choose 1st interface, 2nd interface etc. In PowerVC 2.0 I only choose which networks to use, but I do not choose order - it's done by PowerVC randomly and it's a big problem. I have a lot of scrip...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Enable volumes attachusing same NPIV when multiple IPG pools inside a SCG

PowerVC not able to deploy VM with two NPIVs using a single SCG and multiple IPG
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Allow saving of GUI Preferences

PowerVC 2.0 interface:Please either remember the GUI display settings or let me define my defaults for them.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

PowerVC and SRIOV vNIC improvements for high availability

Currently when PowerVC identify two SRIOV adapter for vNIC(Primary/Backup), it only consider slot/adapter and port. Because of that it picks up the adapters from same CEC which is not the best practice to have high availability for system with mul...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC - attachment of all components using SSH keys

In PowerVC only storage and NovaLink has the possibility to attach them using SSH keys. For the other components, such as HMCs and fabrics it's only possible to use user/password. PowerVC should support SSH keys for all components.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

add restart with dump feature from PowerVC

It is possible to start and stop LPARs from PowerVC. But this feature allows only "graceful" shutdown of system. It doesn't allow both hard shutdown/reboot or shutdown with dump.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC - Image import/export should use POWER compression engine

In a hybrid cloud world more and more images (OVAs) will be created and exchanged between multiple PowerVC instances or with a public cloud.As the compression of this large images takes some time, it would be good to shorten the time by using the ...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Dynamic Storage QoS

Product: PowerVC PowerVC can integrate fabric and storage to PowerVM infrastructure to facilitate virtualization management. Current approach to configure quality of service for storage do not consider the capacity of storage space thus leading to...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered