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PowerVC

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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.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

PowerVC - LPM validate not supported

When we have to manage a lot of AIX's (more than 2000), LPM operations become critical. We have to be sure that LPM operations will succeed. Same process that are on HMC. PowerVC at this time, don't propose to validate a LPM operation.
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Enable filtering SR-IOV RoCE adapters for deploys

With IBM I R740 supporting DB2 Mirror over RoCE, we would like the ability when deploying IBM I LPARS to have the ability to only deploy against the RoCE Adapters vs a random selection of the SR-IOV adapters. This will allow us to deploy multiple ...
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Policy-based High Availability (HA) support in PowerVC

Policy-based High Availability (HA) provides a solution for two Storage Systems in different locations where the storage will automatically remain accessible to hosts if there is an event that impacts the infrastructure and makes one of the system...
29 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

PowerVC - Capability to export/dump configuration data for configured infrastructure entities

PowerVC is a commonly used product in modernized cognitive systems based cloud data center environment. It talks to various key infrastructure components like power servers, HMCs, storage subsystems, network etc. and facilitates automation, standa...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 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...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

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 ...
about 5 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.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Future consideration

Improving Certificates Management in powervc-backup and powervc-restore

The powervc-backup tool requires enhancement to incorporate a valuable feature that verifies the expiration status ( in the next six months) of certificates utilized for web UI, messaging, and Virtual Console during the backup process. Moreover, w...
12 months 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...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration