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PowerVC should allow you to change availability priority

PowerVC allows you to set an "availability priority" when deploying, but it does not allow you to change it afterwards. Since it is used to determine start-up sequence for remote restart, when the LPAR mix changes, you should be able to modify it ...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Remove "project:" word from project drop down selection

In PowerVC 2.0.3, the project selection drop down list in the top right of the screen truncates the project name to 3 characters when the list is expanded. This is because the word "Projects:" consumes most of the space. The only way to actually s...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC should use a supported version of python3

The most recent version of PowerVC (2.0.3 released May 2022) installs with Python 3.6.8 and is coded so that it will only work only with Python 3.6.8. Python 3.6.8 went out of support 12/23/2021. Thus, PowerVC is using an insecure release of pytho...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

Support for Data Reduction Pools

We would like PowerVC to support data reduction pools.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Is in-active migration supported?

Is in-active (VM in shutoff state) migration supported? Currently in PowerVC (V, when VM is in shutoff state, the "migration" button is disabled. HMC supports in-active migration too
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 7 Delivered

Ability to adjust the desirability of a host within a host group, so new lpar deployments would always go to other hosts first until there is no other valid target host.

The ability to keep a hot-spare in the host group so that it's available in the event of the failure of another host and for maintenance. T he way it is now, we either have to LPM anymore lpars that land there, put into maintenance mode, or remove...
6 months ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Support for HyperSwap in A9000 ( XIV ) with PowerVC

We would like to use PowerVC with HyperSwap in A9000 ( XIV )
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC - Enhance RMC failure tolerance and failure handling ability

PowerVC sets VMs into "Error" state upon HMC/VIOS RMC connection failures from which they have to be recovered manually. Even if using the "Refresh" button the VMs stay in error state if they have been moved off to another host by a PowerVC LPM op...
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 4 Delivered

Dynamically add PowerVC created LPAR to the HMC user resource role

Dynamically add PowerVC created LPARs to the HMC users resource role (if it is existing for the user). When the HMC is the platform manager for Power Systems, and PowerVC is connected to the HMC, PowerVC will have the same permissions to perform o...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Message - Add data to show the user that performed the action

Within the messages screen in PowerVC, it would be nice to see the user that performed the action. For example creating a VM or adding a Volume to a VM. This could be either in that column or just meta data when you highlight a row.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered