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Inability to specify min/max in compute template when using dedicated CPU

When a system is deployed using powerVC as dedicated processors. The min/max value is also getting set as the desired value. This is preventing us from changing the CPU dynamically on the running system. If there a way to deploy the template for d...
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Coexistence of SEA and SRIOV/Vnic configurations

For customers working to transition some or all of their environment to SRIOV backed networking, PowerVC has some challenges. Firstly, PowerVC does not allow LPARs to be changed from SEA to SRIOV/Vnic and then use the same vlan/ip address that was...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Change the 1 or all storage port zoning option to Interger or all storage ports

Change the 1 or all storage port zoning option to Interger or all storage ports, this would allow you to set the number of storage target ports allowing for a more flexible zoning policy that can better consume the storage array's front end ports.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC HA Seamless Failover and Back

A mechanism /support for PowerVC HA at a minimum to include a mechanism in the current active -passive HA deployment model to clean up the old/failed PowerVC. Please refer to Divya K Konoor.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC Support for Centrify AD Users

After upgrading to PowerVC 1.3.2 we have experienced that any new users added to openstack were no longer available to use PowerVC. I think that this might have something to do with an addition of powervc-filter group
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Restrict users with 'deployer' privileges to certain host groups

Users with 'deployer' privileges can currently deploy to any server within the PowerVC environment. Restricting users to only certain host groups would allow greater flexibility whilst protecting other hosts.
about 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

PoweVC portgroups

Dear team We need to have the option to specify multiple port groups in a storage template instead of one port goup or any also in the default storage template we need to have the option to specify a port group or multiple port groups to be used i...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC FCOE Support

Fix was provided for FCOE on PowerVC 1.3.1 back in 2016. Customer (Independence Tube Corporation) would like to update PowerVC to This breaks SAN functionality using FCOE adapters. Need similar fix to allow PowerVC SAN to work with FCOE a...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Backup / Restore Network definitions

I would like to request a feature on PowerVC that would enable backing up / restoring Network definitions on PowerVC.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Allow LUN resizing for volumes that are part of an instance snapshot.

Customer's using flashcopy snapshots on Spectrum Virtualize for data protection and PIT recovery currently have to delete their snapshots in order to resize LUNs in PowerVC. Spectrum Virtualize supports the resize of the LUNs if it is done...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration