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PowerVC SSP Storage Clone and Snapshot

Currently, I am unable to clone a VM which has a boot volume on a SSP. I am also unable to snapshot a VM that has a boot volume on the SSP, and therefore unable to restore it as well. Since SSP is supported, it'd be great if this feature can be ad...
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

Offer "Update check" from inside the UI

I would like to have an "update is available" pop up or check from inside the UI, like in FS7* systems. This could/would make a good hint that new updates are available, so update does not get missed or delayed.
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Offer "Restart services" from inside the UI

To be able to restart services (as an admin user) removes the extra task of logging into the OS and choosing services to restart.
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Enhancement to "VM delete function" to allow the change of default setting to prevent build-up of orphaned disk volumes

When deleting VMs user will get a prompt asking for ALL or Boot volumes, but the default setting is "boot volumes". As the users tend to keep the default setting when deleting VMs, we are seeing a build-up of orphaned Disc volumes that are never u...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Need Netapp Storage for IBM Powervc

We purchased new P series servers and wanted to use our existing Netapp storage, and powervc was one great tool we were looking forward to working with and it's not even supportedon Netapp platform. If we cant soon use Netapp then we have to recon...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

Rebalance button to spread Vms across the hosts?

Currently we cannot rebalance VMs across hosts without using DRO or maintenance mode.Clicking this button button "rebalance VMs" would help, based on various parameters like cpu utilization, allocation or MSPPools utilization , it would be VERY nice!
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future 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

VM Lifecycle Event-driven operations

Add ability for PowerVC to execute commands on certain lifecycle events (VM deployment, DLPAR operations, VM deletion)- allowing administrators to script functions to update external systems of record programmatically (via REST APIs or other integ...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC support for CentOS

Currently PowerVC supports RHEL only. Can CentOS be added to the supported Operating System for the PowerVC Management Server? Another alternative could be Ubuntu.
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

powervc auto-closes console before deleting vm

When you try to delete a VM for which a console has been opened, PowerVC failed deleting the VM. PowerVC should be able to close the console by itself before issuing the delete command.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration