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Manage SSP disk snapshot

Our company is using POWERVC to deploy AIX LPAR on our Power systems using SSP disks. We need to use the powervc interface to manage the SSP snaphots, so we could use this funcnionality without the need to access the VIOs directly. By manage, we m...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under 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

Let client choose the LPAR ID of PowerVC Deployment

The Current PowerVC Driver does not let you choose the LPAR ID to be specified.However we have seen cases in the field that the customer wants to choose the LPAR id to be used for deployment.Major reasons are because1. HMC taskroles rely on LPAR I...
about 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under 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...
over 4 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

Virtual partition shutdown

HMC "Operations -> shutdown" asks if you are replacing a battery.This is impossible with only virtual resources.STOP ASKING ME THIS!
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

Automate Post operations of Image deployment or include with Image deployment process

I tried to deploy AIX images using PowerVC UI (in the Images tab, select image and Deploy), deployed a new LPAR successfully. But we need to perform few steps once the deployment is completed and LPAR is activated. a. Change the hostname/LPAR name...
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 Is a defect

PowerVC - AD Integration and Group Link

Request to add into UI to join LDAP / AD (With noted examples of syntax!!!!! ). With post connection UI wizard or connection under groups where you select a PowerVC group and link it to AD group.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration