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We would like the VLANs to not be clean up after upgrade of PowerVC or LPM of VM

Why does the VLAN disappear after a successful migration, causing the VM to lose network connectivity from time to time. We are aware of the workaround: automated_powervm_vlan_cleanup=false We would li...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

vNIC backend deployment control

Todays networking standard on IBM PowerVM is moving towards the use of vNIC but today we lack the support to control how the SR-IOV and vNIC infrastructure is deployed using PowerVC. Today we have deployed 2 pair of VIO (4 vios) server where each ...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

PVC not savin "running" config to "startup" config after every zone change on Cisco SAN Switches to Preserve over restarts

PowerVC 1.4.4 Is out of sync on "startup" config on Cisco MDS switches with "Running" config. This may result in loosing the last saved zone changes and its configuration data upon loosing or restarting SAN switches due to various reasons. Support...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

PowerVC adding tape fiberchannel adapter wwpn in host configuration on storage

When PowerVC attaches virtual fiber channel adapters to a vm that connect to a dedicated fabric to tape, PowerVC add the wwpns from theses adapters to the host storage definition in SVC/Storwize. Since these wwpns will never be used to access disk...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Disable the Feedback Dialog in PowerVC

It is a bad idea to put such requests in production-system-steering software/hardware. Systems are firewalled. you will never get feedback this way.
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Powervc: add support for very Long timeout waiting for Cisco swith with Enhanced Zoning

Cisco switches , on zone update may not commit the zone within 30 seconds, If enhanced zoning is enabled (customer knows that isn't supported with PowerVC), PowerVC will timeout the request waiting for a show zone to return answer other than "comm...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Hyperswap compatibility on PowerVC 1.4.4

Client is using SVC Hyperswap in their environment. They would like PowerVC Hyperswap compatibility with their SVC.
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Need DRP/FlashCore compress volume support

My customer has FS9110 and V5030E connected to Power E880 and E950. Both Power Systems are managed by PowerVC. But PowerVC cannot create FlashCore compressed volume on FS9100.Also, PowerVC cannot create a compress volume in DRP pool of V5030E.SVC ...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Deploy VM on specific host from PowerVC Northbound API

Without specified target host, PowerVC try to match the network id to the Host with same network id. If there is multiple Hosts has the same network(to support LPM), PowerVC will try deploy based on IP range. It failed if IP range does not match, ...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

PowerVC support for lun migration to different storage pool in IBM SVC

Our Costumer would like to migrate a LUN (created and managed by PowerVC) to a new storage Pool in the SVC. The Costumer has two old storage-pools in the SVC and would like to migrate Copy0 of the LUN to the new pool-1 and Copy1 of the LUN to new ...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered