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Support for Data Reduction Pools

We would like PowerVC to support data reduction pools.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Is in-active migration supported?

Is in-active (VM in shutoff state) migration supported? Currently in PowerVC (V, when VM is in shutoff state, the "migration" button is disabled. HMC supports in-active migration too
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 7 Delivered

PowerVC - Enhance RMC failure tolerance and failure handling ability

PowerVC sets VMs into "Error" state upon HMC/VIOS RMC connection failures from which they have to be recovered manually. Even if using the "Refresh" button the VMs stay in error state if they have been moved off to another host by a PowerVC LPM op...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 4 Delivered

Message - Add data to show the user that performed the action

Within the messages screen in PowerVC, it would be nice to see the user that performed the action. For example creating a VM or adding a Volume to a VM. This could be either in that column or just meta data when you highlight a row.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Dynamically add PowerVC created LPAR to the HMC user resource role

Dynamically add PowerVC created LPARs to the HMC users resource role (if it is existing for the user). When the HMC is the platform manager for Power Systems, and PowerVC is connected to the HMC, PowerVC will have the same permissions to perform o...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

specify novalink host as option in powervc-diag collection

Add a specification field to specify all novalinkhost or only the problem novalink host in powervc-diag
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

PowerVC option to save avail_priority on Migrate

On using the Migrate function in PowerVC, to move a partition to another managed system, it uses LPM. PowerVC has the notion of "availability priority" which is used by remote restart to determine the sequence in which to start partitions on disas...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Zone tape drives to separate set of vFC and Physical FC ports other than the ones used for disk access

Currently PowerVC zones tape drives to same set of vFC and Physical adapters that are also accessing disks. But industry best practice does not allow this. As per best practice Tape drives are mapped to separate set of vFC and Physical FC ports to...
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Ability to Onboard VM with Logical Ports (SRIOV)

A classical VM is deployed on PowerVC. We need it to use Logical Ports because its OS level does not support VNIC adapters. we have to add them after the deploy, once the VM is managed by powerVC. for some reason we unmanage the host or the VM, we...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

PowerVC support for attaching FC tape drives via NPIV

PowerVM LPARs use NPIV to access FC Tape drives/libraries connected to SAN. Moreover most of the customers use separate FC adapters to keep tape and disk I/O separate. Currently, in PowerVC there is no way to achieve this.
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered