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PowerVC, One inaccessible cluster (pvc-cluster) on one of three hosts caused the unavailability of all storage resources

Product version:PowerVC 1.2.3.2 Customer sees this error:NV-F991BC3 Cannot retrieve any VIOS clusters. ***K2 Operator Error***: HTTP error for GET /rest/api/uom/Cluster?group=None: 500 (Internal Server Error) [K2 Error body Message: Unexpected err...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Limit number of Host entries created in PowerVC

PowerVC creates a host entry on back end storage for each PATH to storage, this can result in 32 host entries PER VM. This quickly exhausts available host entries on IBM products such as SVC or v7000
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

PowerVC verbose EGO mesages during startup

PowerVC startup generates a number of errors related to EGO as required services are not yet startedExample;nova-ibm-ego-ha-service: 2015-10-23 13:55:58.612 1406 ERROR nova.scheduler.ibm.ego.ego_handler [-] PlatformResource Scheduler could not con...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Support for virtualized storage behind EMC VPLEX

We would like to use PowerVC but we are moving towards an environment where all storage is virtualized behind EMC's Vplex. This is fine for normal OS deployment but I am told PowerVC requires Open Stack drivers and EMC does not have them for Vplex...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

PAM-based authentication

CMO uses keystone definitions on CMO level. PVC via local system. One would like to use the Pluggable Authentication Model (PAM defines authentication policy and authentication source, more...)
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Queuing operations in PowerVC if that exceeds limit

Queuing operations like VM deployment, attaching data volume to VM etc in PowerVC if that exceeds limit. With Powervc version 1.2.2.2, it supports only 2 VM deployment concurrently. With this RFE, my request is to place all the operation requests ...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

OpenStack commands support within PowerVC

With openstack commands like nova, cinder, glance etc. there is a possibility to retrieve data with very basic syntax on command line from running powervc version 1.2.1 , like on examples below. Outputs are formatted to clear text-based tables. no...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Provision to schedule the Verify Environment in PowerVC UI

Need a provision to schedule "Verify Environment" process in PowerVC UI for system admin group users. This way admin could schedule verify environment procedure like every day/week during off period
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

AIX does not support SAS connected HP Tape drives (only FC)

Currently IBM Power AIX servers support HP LTO Tape drives connected over FC interface, however they fail over SAS interface adapters. The IBM tape drives work on these interfaces by the HP drives do not. Would like to get the AIX team to add supp...
about 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

oslevel -s in NIM mksysb definition and lsmksysb command.

As the Technical Levels are supported for longer period of time, the main change in the Operating System version is the Service Pack. Add the oslevel -s in the image definition. Currently we can see oslevel_r, but not oslevel_s. That option could ...
about 8 years ago in PowerVC 4 Not under consideration