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we use the following steps to create LPARs via REST API in PowerVC 2.0.1:1) Create needed volumes2) Create LPAR with already created volumes from previous step For the storage virtualisation we use SVC. The SVC is configured to use round-robin for...
about 2 years ago
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.
When PowerVC maintenance is being performed (stop/start/upgrade) it would be useful to be able to check if there were any active UI sessions.Ideally we could run a CLI command to list users in a particular project or all projects
PowerVC's support policy is 6 moth for ifix, 18 month for fix pack creation, while VIOS is 3 years support policy. VIOS caters for multiple LPARs, and therefore the customers tend to plan longer period to upgrade VIOS. The gap of support period ma...
over 3 years ago
Seperate Storage connectivity group(s) for Boot vs DATA volumes
Currently per VM in PowerVC, only one Storage connectivity group is supported The impact of this is that the same storage type (SSP/VSCSI/NPIV/ISCSI) must be used for all volumes in a Virtual Machine We have many Clustered VM's were we need to hav...
PowerVC services/binaries/config/logs - owner by non-root user
Once PowerVC is running, if it does not change RHEL OSI settings, does the product need to run as root?It is difficult to obtain root access to production systems, so collecting logs, performing backups, etc is extremely difficult to do when the p...
almost 2 years ago
Need of merge of information from PowerVC to another PowerVC
We have two "old" PowerVC and want to move them into one new PowerVC. Currently we can only backup and restore one PowerVC to another but second cannot be integrated. We need to be able to move Hosts or a complete PowerVC into another PowerVC with...
over 4 years ago
PowerVC support for saving/restoring customer entered meta-data in case of re-install / restore operations
A key differentiator for PowerVC, as compared to management with just HMC, is the option to augment objects with comments to further clarify the role of that specific object. An example is a VM where we add a comment that this VM is used in the co...
almost 2 years ago
Banking customer has deployed NetApp (FAS8080) storage with AFF & FAS controllers. Currently CBS is deployed on AFF. And they are evaluating IBM Power8 E880 Systems for Core banking Software (Finacle 10.x).
over 5 years ago
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