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PowerVC support to rediscover Hardware on hardware changes, without removing hardware

This would avoid manually managing changes to hardware for PowerVC managed systems When a host has an adapter (FC) replaced, Powervc does not automatically update all managed systems to support ideally powervc, would discover hardware has changed,...
4 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Have an AIX version again, not just Linux

Linux and Linux root access is not always available to AIX community
4 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Powervc powervc-opsmgr backup command put date / time stamp on backup file

When running backups you want to have more than one in the event the nightly backup was corrupted. The current powervc-opsmgr backup commamd overwrites the same name which overwrites the previous backup. Either put a date / time stamp on the file ...
4 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Configuring IPG to be exclusive for Tape Storage Templates

Most of the Power customers follow the best practice of segregating Disk and Tape traffic onto separate VIOS FC ports. Although PowerVC currently allows for specifying an IPG on Tape storage template (CLI), this IPG can be used by other Storage Te...
4 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

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...
5 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC GUI Session Timeout

Please I will like a PowerVC session timeout in later powerVC versions implemented so that users are automatically logged out of the PowerVC UI after a certain period of inactivity. i think this is necessary to provide a certain level of security ...
5 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Load balancing to Multiple IO Groups when creating/attaching Storage for a VM using SVC's

Hi We have 2 x Initiator Port Groups [ Each with 4 ports coming from dual SAN Fabrics via a Pair of VIO Servers] and 16 x Target SVC Stroage Port groups [ 4 ports with vWWNs in SVC where 2 ports from Fabric A and other two from Fabric B ]. If we t...
6 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC pre-check enhancement to check backend processes and dependencies so that 'green means green'

PowerVC health check users need to be able to trust that PowerVC dependent activity like LKU will complete successfully, and when PowerVC reports 'green' when that is not the case for the whole stack, the user needs to see what needs to be address...
6 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Currently if a customer want to install a CA signed certificate in the PowerVC, the inclusion of Node/Cluster IPs are mandatory as per PowerVC documentation and development advise. The customer cyber security policies prevents the use of IP Addresses in a CA signed certifiate. The request of enhancement is to allow PowerVC to be installed and operated with a CA signed certificate with FQDN of the noes and Cluster FQDN.

My customer Cyber policies will not allow IP addresses in a CA signed certificate. Hence the request to enhance. Also, more customers with similar cyber security policies will benefit from this.
8 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC doesnt sync VM name change to HMC partition name

VM name change in PowerVC doesnt update the partion name on HMC which causes trouble in certain scenarios.
8 months ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration