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NetAPP Storage support for PowerVC

We are using Netapp Storage Model : FAS8040 and AFF8080 in our core Banking Environment. Now we are planing for private cloud and considering PowerVC for the same. But as netapp is not supported this is a roadblock for us, Please add netapp suppor...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

PowerVC migrate an inactive LPAR

Would really like to see the ability to migrate inactive lpars in PVC
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Add 3PAR to the list of natively supported storage

In order to use 3par with PowerVC it is required that we use the pluggable storage driver. This is cumbersome and makes upgrades difficult. In addition it makes it difficult to copy images to different storage towers and we are unable to import ou...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Create Table of Virtual Machines Names to choose from for Deployment

Instead of being able to enter in the Virtual Machine Name at deployment time I would like to have a list of names to choose from instead. The list would have been created and entered in earlier by the Admin and would associate an IP address with ...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

PowerVC installation package enhancement

Include all the required software for powervc to the installation package itself. This way customer will not be dependent to RedHat subscription. Subscription should only for the operating systems related and not IBM product, like PowerVC.
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Remove Virtual Machines column on Hosts page for Cloud User roles

Advanced user roles can see the Virtual Machines count on the hosts page. Please remove this column. This information should only be visible for Administrator accounts.
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Exclude specific projects from shared network

When configuring a shared network it appears in all projects. Would it be possible to select specific projects to be excluded from seeing and deploying onto the network? Similarly it would nice to have this for host groups as well, more fine grain...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

PowerVC NetApp as storage provider

Currently NetApp is not one of the available storage providers for NPIV disk. As I understand NetApp has Openstack drivers available,so it should be possible to add NetApp as one of the storage providers in PowerVC
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Include OS user(used with PowerVC) information in PowerVC backup

OS users are created to manage PowerVC roles. But PowerVC backup does not include OS user information.
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Attach Boot and Data LUNs to LPARs via seperate set of HBA(tagged ports)

Attach boot and data LUNs vi separate set of HBAs. For example allow boot LUNs to be attached via one set of Tagged Ports and data LUNs using a second set of Tagged Ports.
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration