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PowerVC

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Option to save VM configuration (Compute Template/SCG-IPG/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc) while unmanaging a VM, so that managing the VM back brings back the configuration.

Currently the VM configuration information such as Compute Template used/SCG-IPG used/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc are lost when a VM is unmanaged. Remanaging the same VM causes problem as the information is lost and it is upto t...
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Changing the SRIOV port label on an existing Network Template

Currently editing the SRIOV port label on existing network template is not possible, this is important for customers who are using SEA based hosts and are adding SRIOV based hosts to PowerVC. Even for the same network, customer's have to create ne...
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Enable volume sharing and set storage template on multiple volumes in GUI

When multiple storage volumes are being created or onboarded through PowerVC GUI, the volume sharing and set storage template options can only be done on one volume at a time. This is very time consuming and laborious job from the GUI when the num...
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Manage LSS ID on DS8K storage template from GUI

Enterprise customers using DS8K storage, have requirement to specify the LSS ID while creating Volumes. Currently Managing LSS ID is not possible through GUI. This creates lot of complexity in management, when customer has to manage very high numb...
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Option to only use one IPG per VM for all volumes, other than IPG for Tape

When multiple IPGs are specified in one Storage Connectivity Group, PowerVC uses multiple IPG for storage volume provisioning to a VM. This creates lot of VFC adapters/Zones/Storage Host Entries for each VM, creating lot of complexity in managemen...
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Remote Restart & Entering maintainance mode to support collocation affinity rules

Currently PowerVC doesn't function in a desired manner when utilising collocation affinity rules. When you put a host into maintenance mode, if that host has multiple virtual machines in the same collocation rule, you cannot migrate active virtual...
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

add support for encrytping passwords in /opt/ibm/powervc/powervcrc file

IBM PowerVC uses a script file to set a number of parameters, including password via the file opt/ibm/powervcrc the file is clear text, encrypting the password via an AES string would ensure protection of a password is stashed in this file
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Support Dell PowerStore Storage with PowerVC

Large UK Power client currently owns 13 x High End Power servers and wants to start using PowerVC on their estate. Their storage is Dell PowerStore which isn't currently supported.
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC should NEVER generate a NEW imported network if an existing VLAN network already exists

PowerVC will Create a NEW duplicate newtork for an existing vlan , which is DHCP, rather than importing into the existing network, if the adapter has been altered
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Add support for Unisphere V10 support which requires antelope

Customers want to be able to use PowerMax 8500 This cannot be done with PowerVC 2.1.1 as Unisphere V10 is not supported prior to openstack Antelope.
11 months ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration