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Choose of network in deploy either DNS Authority or defined network

Currently it is only possible to define a DNS authority or networks. When deploying a VM with defined DNS authority e.g. Infoblox we cannot set an ip address also when we want to deploy a VM with a defined network. The deploy failed so we have to ...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Support for untagged vNICs in PowerVC

PowerVC only supports tagged VLANs when using vNICs. If a VM has Port VLAN ID 0, which means untagged, the VM can't be managed by PowerVC. PowerVC should also be able to manage and deploy VMs with untagged vNICs.
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

PowerVC should be able to handle multiple IP's for storage in case one IP is down it should communicate through other IP's

In A9KR there are three IPs for the storage and we can add Storage in PowerVC using any IP. PowerVC does not allow to register same storage using different IP's. It should have the capability to add all the IP's for a storage while registering sto...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Create wwpn aliases while deploying VMs

Clients create alias of LPAR wwpns in SAN switches(Brocade & Cisco). These alias are used to zone with Storage wwpn alias. Currently PowerVC does not create alias of LPAR wwpns while deploying.
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Add back to PowerVC 2 where you can see which VMs are using a network

In powerVC 1X we could see a list of VMs using a network so we could unmanage those LPARs so we could delete or make changes to that network as it does not allow you to do so if VMs are using it.
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Split host definition in SVC into 2 entries to avoid degraded hosts

PowerVC creates a single host definition in SVC and adds all VFC WWPNs (active ones and inactive ones used during LPM) to it. This results in a SVC host definition, which is always marked as degraded. Customers usually creating 2 host definitions ...
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

SR-IOV vNIC port redundany over multiple CECs in a E1080

Today PowerVC creates SR-IOV vNIC backing devices based on the saturation of an adapter port. For redundant SR-IOV networks, PowerVC picks at least a separate adapter (not the same as for the primary SR-IOV network).In an E1080 system PowerVC shou...
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

LPAR creation with SVC I/O round robin active

we use the following steps to create LPARs via REST API in PowerVC 2.0.1:1) Create needed volumes2) Create LPAR with already created volumes from previous step For the storage virtualisation we use SVC. The SVC is configured to use round-robin for...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC allows both local and LDAP users to authenticate in parallel

You can either have the local users OR LDAP configured with PVC, not both. https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSXK2N_1.4.1/com.ibm.powervc.standard.help.doc/powervc_ldap_hmc.html Also as per the IBM technician for a case opened there is n...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

PowerVC should support multiple vSwitch environments for same VLAN / network

PowerVC does not take into account that one specific network (resp. VLAN) can be serverd by different vSwitches within different managed systems. Because of that managed systems with deviant vSwitch definition are not selectable as LPM target syst...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration