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1VM with more then one storage connectivity group

storage connectivity group , can single VM use two different storage connectivity groups?
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

CPU shared pool management

Could you check functionalities below : - is it possible to implement checking of the CPU shared pools while creating compute template?- possibility to create CPU shared Pool from PowerVC, list them ? have them visible while creating compute templ...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Add tags to the target devices by SCG or storage templante,so the customer can select which target they wants for to balance

By corporate standards and best practices the client needs to balance the wwpns of the target device(SVC storwize) for each deploy performed. We noticed that they could use powervc_target_wwpn_blacklist to try to force just use the required wwpns ...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC should support dedupe and compression on Hitachi storage

Hitachi's latest storage arrays (e.g. VSP 5500) are efficient with dedupe and compression (collectively called "Automatic Data Reduction" ADR). Apple has purchased a 5500 and want to leverage ADR functionality in their environment.
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Remove Virtual Machines column on Hosts page for Cloud User roles

Advanced user roles can see the Virtual Machines count on the hosts page. Please remove this column. This information should only be visible for Administrator accounts.
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

PM and Self Service Role ability to View and manage data volume snapshots in web interface

Existing roles in PowerVC can create and list data volume snapshots with the API but can not see those same elements in the web user interface. This can be confusing and introduce continuity issues for users of the system.
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Multiple Domain/LDAP Directory Support

Permit PowerVC to use multiple backend directories/authentication sources. This is already supported upstream by leveraging Keystone domains
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC need to detect and utilize existing Masking view and storage groups

When PowerVC manages AIX LPAR that was created Outside PowerVC it doesn't detect and utilize see the existing masking view and storage group on EMC VMAX storage , instead it creates new masking view and storage group when attaching new Luns , we h...
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

No root authority needed on storage for DRO alone

Client wants to use PowerVC for its sole DRO functionality. No short term plan for deploying VMs with PowerVC. Nevertheless, PowerVC requires "root" authority on storage and SAN linked to the partitions. Due to client's organization and needs, thi...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC support for VMAX SRDF format disk

SRDF is a common disk format for VMAX which allows off site real time replication
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration