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PowerVC support for VMAX SRDF format disk

SRDF is a common disk format for VMAX which allows off site real time replication
about 7 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.
over 3 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...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC Cloud Manager - scheduled approval

Within Cloud PowerVC Manager having the ability as a Cloud Admin user to approve deployment requests but schedule the actual deployment for a given time and date would be extremely useful.
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

resources limitations for projects em powervc

when multiples projects are created, there´s no option to create custom roles for IDS, like an id that is able to add storage and deploy a VM but can´t increase cpu and memory.Other issue is related to storage templates, there´s no way to restrict...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Kea DHCP Server

We are in need of enabling Kea DHCP server for PowerVC support.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

SPP creation on target host within VM migration

In case of migrating a VM which is located in SPP (SharedProcessorPool); would it be possible that PowerVC automatically creates (or at least suggests creation) identical SPP on the target host? (instead of the need for admin going to HMC & cr...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Pvcauth via the Novalink partition

Proxy pvcauth via the Novalink partition to PowerVC. In the same nature RMC communication currently works with Novalink.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Storage allocation figures@PowerVC GUI

Would it be possible to have Storage provider information visible in PowerVC GUI in more detailed level. (see example of needed information in Attachments). Currently most of this information is needed to be requested from Storage responsible pers...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC provides insufficient details to user when returning error, Managing existing VM may fail if the VM was previously

This virtual machine is not a candidate for import because it was previously managed in PowerVC using a different project on a non-shared network. To manage the virtual machine, convert the network to a shared network
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration