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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
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Name of created LPAR profile should be changeable

Some customers have naming conventions also for the name of the LPAR profiles. Today the default name for a profile of a deployed LPAR is "default_profile". This should be changeable - at least in a config file, but better individually in a comput...
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

Email all self-service users / Add custom email templates and rules

PowerVC has a built-in email functionality for requests/expiration notices. Enhancing the product with the ability to send notices to all users and users by project (maintenance notices / security bulletins / reminders) via the built-in "donotrepl...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - Force name of hdisk in AIX deploy operations

PowerVC deploy of AIX lpars does not ensure the hdx assignment would be the same on every deploy,Natural order will usually result in hd0 as the bootdisk but it can be hd1, current there is no option to pass this as a requirement to a VM deploy op...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

cross-project images for PowerVC self-service

Currently in PowerVC Cloud Edition (Novalink with Software Defined Storage stack)- it seems the only way to set up a image to be present on multiple projects is to either-A- go onto one of the novalink hosts, navigate to the gpfs path, cre...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Ability to show the real utilization of a thin provisioned volume

This is kind of similar to the RFE 120025 . It would be nice to be able to get in a glance how close we are to the upper limit of the pool.It would be nice too, to be able to get the real capacity of the volume in the volume tab.It is easy to get ...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 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...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

High Availability for PowerVC Integrated software-defined storage Engine

With PowerVC 1.4.0 IBM has announced Integrated software-defined storage engine. We need this engine with High availability so that we can map storage from Integrated software-defined storage to a client from two Integrated software-defined storag...
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Allow PowerVC to reflect Profile Changes made to the LPAR profile on the HMC.

This will be very helpful when changing any profile configuration on an LPAR. From what we have seen this is not working today. also when changes are made to a LPAR profile you have to unmanage and re-manage the LPAR in powervc. this can be extrem...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Move volume between projects

Currently to move volumes between projects involves un-managing volume from one project, then managing it in another project. It would be nice for Administrator users to have an option to select unmapped volumes and send to another project.
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration