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PowerVC

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Configuring IPG to be exclusive for Tape Storage Templates

Most of the Power customers follow the best practice of segregating Disk and Tape traffic onto separate VIOS FC ports. Although PowerVC currently allows for specifying an IPG on Tape storage template (CLI), this IPG can be used by other Storage Te...
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...
5 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

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...
5 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Native terraform provider for PowerVC

Terraform is an infrastructure as code (IaC) software tool that allows DevOps teams to automate infrastructure provisioning using reusable, shareable, human-readable configuration files. This technology is now fully adopted by the enterprise and b...
about 1 month ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

On VIOS vscsi configuration it should used the existing SVC host mapping during PowerVC VM deployment.

In one configuration, PowerVC order toward SVC to create new host definition even if it is the vscsi configuration.I think the mkvhost command should not be executed in a vscsi configuration during PowerVC VM deployment. Detailed content document ...
about 1 month ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Ability to adjust the desirability of a host within a host group, so new lpar deployments would always go to other hosts first until there is no other valid target host.

The ability to keep a hot-spare in the host group so that it's available in the event of the failure of another host and for maintenance. T he way it is now, we either have to LPM anymore lpars that land there, put into maintenance mode, or remove...
23 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Specify the boot device order for the operating system volumes when deploying a VM with a mirrored image using PowerVC.

<idea> Specify the boot device order for the operating system volumes when deploying a VM with a mirrored image using PowerVC. <background> Some customers may require the specific storage pool to be set as hdisk0. However, when deployi...
2 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Granular Roles definition for PowerVC local users

Please implement a more granular role definition system for PowerVC local user accounts, for example; 'Snapshot Manager' Role that is able to Perform tasks like Snapshot Creation and Deletion, Read Volumes.
about 2 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Provide sites in PowerVC

In a PowerVC environment that is managing resources at multiple sites there is currently no method by which to "group" those resources eg: compute & storage that are located at a site into a site. There are hostgroups, but these are only for c...
5 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Support new version of IBM Flash Systems Hyperswap

Support new version of IBM Flash Systems Hyperswap
3 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted