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PowerVC support for Diskimage-builder

The customer is currently using Diskimage-builder for to prepare and build all SOE's (including other platforms such as Intel). Customer is seeking official support for this tool to package SOE images for PowerVC to use.
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Power VC - AD Integration For Projects and Roles

Power VC. Goal to bind Power VC to AD Then Create AD groups and bind two primary roles: VM requester vs full admin to AD groups. And do this by and for independant projects within powervc The documentation here
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

License IBM Cloud Portal Code

IBM's Cloud portal is based on PowerVC / Openstack and provides very good deployment and billing capabilities. Why not offer this code to customers who are currently using PowerVC in their own on-prem solution.
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future 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

Export Running LPAR

Add the ability to directly export a running LPAR without having to first create an Image.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future 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

Attach volume should default to "new volume" tab

When attaching volumes to a VM, the default tab is "available volumes" and not "new volumes". The problem with this is the "available volume" page spends time doing a lookup on the storage providers before the page can load, whereas the new volume...
over 1 year 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...
almost 6 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 ...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under 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...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration