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PowerVC should be able to use redundant VIO mover service pairs doing LPM

Using actual POWER systems server and PowerVM software stack (HMC, VIO and system firmware) a Live Partition Mobility action can take advantage of redundant VIO server environment by using two mover service partition pairs for parallel data transm...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

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...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC manager should be available on SLES 12 LE on Power Systems

So far the PowerVC Manager component is only running on a Redhat Linux partition on Power Systems. The client components are supporting other Linux distributions and AIX.
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Avoiding HMC User HSCROOT for PowerVC

Create a user at HMC with least privileges to connect PowerVC to HMC
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Change default for PowerVC Host Maintenance Mode Panel

'Enter Maintenance mode panel' on PowerVC GUI has 'Migrate all virtual machines to another host' selected as default - requesting that this is either set to 'None' by default or a configurable parameter to allow customer to chose what the default ...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

PowerVC support for SVC child pools

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

Support of Dual HMC in PowerVC

currently in PowerVC you cannot configure two HMC for the same pSeries systems.i would like to see this feature because when only one is configured and this HMC is under maintenance for any reason the powervc doesnt work for all machines connected...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 4 Delivered

Enable OpenStack / PowerVC to do a snapshot restore

IBM should try to force OpenStack board to consider and define a snapshot restore API call within cinder module; subsequent there should be an implementation within IBM's cinder software as a part of PowerVC to support that function by SVC / storw...
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 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: add support for very Long timeout waiting for Cisco swith with Enhanced Zoning

Cisco switches , on zone update may not commit the zone within 30 seconds, If enhanced zoning is enabled (customer knows that isn't supported with PowerVC), PowerVC will timeout the request waiting for a show zone to return answer other than "comm...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered