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PowerVC

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PowerVC HMC connection to use sshkey

The HMC connection should allow for ssh keys to stop relying on the hmc username and particularly password. As our HMC Password is meant to change once used. So using a public/private key after the first authentication is necessary.
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 4 Future consideration

SR-IOV vNIC port redundany over multiple CECs in a E1080

Today PowerVC creates SR-IOV vNIC backing devices based on the saturation of an adapter port. For redundant SR-IOV networks, PowerVC picks at least a separate adapter (not the same as for the primary SR-IOV network).In an E1080 system PowerVC shou...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Add support for Unisphere V10 support which requires antelope

Customers want to be able to use PowerMax 8500 This cannot be done with PowerVC 2.1.1 as Unisphere V10 is not supported prior to openstack Antelope.
6 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

please add validation support for remote restart to hmc and pvc for future releases

currently neither PVC nor HMC offer any kind of validation for remote restart. So there is no way to know in advance if a frame goes down, remote restart is working. We are asking for a validation feature either in PVC or in HMC to make sure that ...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC Server support on AIX

Many AIX and IBMi Power customers would like to use PowerVC to manage their environment. But they do not have strong Linux Skills. Porting the PowerVC server to AIX would allow these customers to purchase and use PowerVC
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Support for untagged vNICs in PowerVC

PowerVC only supports tagged VLANs when using vNICs. If a VM has Port VLAN ID 0, which means untagged, the VM can't be managed by PowerVC. PowerVC should also be able to manage and deploy VMs with untagged vNICs.
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

Setting a specific SCG as default for better integration with orchestration solutions

The concept of an SCG is Power specific, so the default OpenStack API does not offer a direct way to provide the SCG during LPAR deployment. This creates a lot of work to integrate orchestration or DevOps solutions with PowerVC, because we have to...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC event and audit logging to SIEM (e.g. QRadar)

We have a security requirement to centrally gather logs from various network devices, including PowerVC, in a SIEM (QRadar in our case).Currently PowerVC does not provide such option.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

LPAR creation with SVC I/O round robin active

we use the following steps to create LPARs via REST API in PowerVC 2.0.1:1) Create needed volumes2) Create LPAR with already created volumes from previous step For the storage virtualisation we use SVC. The SVC is configured to use round-robin for...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Load balancing to Multiple IO Groups when creating/attaching Storage for a VM using SVC's

Hi We have 2 x Initiator Port Groups [ Each with 4 ports coming from dual SAN Fabrics via a Pair of VIO Servers] and 16 x Target SVC Stroage Port groups [ 4 ports with vWWNs in SVC where 2 ports from Fabric A and other two from Fabric B ]. If we t...
8 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration