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PowerVC

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Adding support to deploy LPARs with VNIC failover and 4 backing devices

A couple of customers raised the question, how they can deploy LPARs with more than 2 backing devices through the PowerVC guy. From my actual state of information, this is only possible by using the the OpenStack API of PowerVC. The customers who ...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

powervc gui certificate need support for DNS

Currently CA signed certificate only support IP's. when add's DNS names in the SubjectAltName PowerVC fails on the function.
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Include ‘Deploy Templates’ and ‘Delete template’ functionality under ‘Image Manager’ and ‘Virtual Machine Manager’ roles

‘Deploy Templates’ and ‘Delete’ functionality within PowerVC. This does not currently sit within ‘Image Manager’ and ‘Virtual Machine Manager’ roles, which are allocated to Application Developers. Therefore they have to come to IBMi Tech Support t...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Attach volume should default to "new volume" tab

When attaching volumes to a VM, the default tab is "available volumes" and not "new volumes". The problem with this is the "available volume" page spends time doing a lookup on the storage providers before the page can load, whereas the new volume...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Coexistence of SEA and SRIOV/Vnic configurations

For customers working to transition some or all of their environment to SRIOV backed networking, PowerVC has some challenges. Firstly, PowerVC does not allow LPARs to be changed from SEA to SRIOV/Vnic and then use the same vlan/ip address that was...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Eliminate use of SUDO for root user

Currently, the powervc-diag utility requires that the user root be configured to use sudo. This creates a security issue that violates the customer security standards and frankly, the root user should never need sudo. Disabling root from using sud...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Add option in Storage Template to define Mirror Sync Rate for Storvize products

Since a couple of PowerVC versions we are able to define the Flash Copy Rate in the Storage Template. If a customer wants to use vdisk mirror feature of Storvize products, the Mirror Sync Rate comes into place. It defines how "fast" the mirror is ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Better implementation of Spectrum Scale Storage Provider in PowerVC GUI

In new versions PowerVC can be installed as SDI (Software Defined Infrastructure) edition. The storage part of the SDI could be implemented with Spectrum Scale 5.x on VIOS using remote cluster mount to Spectrum Scale Storage Servers PowerVC contr...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Refactor the Network tab when deploying new LPAR

In PowerVC 2.0.3 when you deploy a VM from the UI, when you have more than 500 networks in the list, the page is totally unusable correctly. Instead of having the list of ALL the networks already populated, it would probably be better to be able ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Make VM search field search within ALL the VMs and not just the displayed ones (PowerVC 2.0.3)

In PowerVC 1.4.4, when using the search field in the VM List page, the search was done through the list of ALL VMs and not just the ones currently displayed. Right now in PowerVC 2.0.3, if you want the search to be effective you first have to make...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration