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PowerVC

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Queuing operations in PowerVC if that exceeds limit

Queuing operations like VM deployment, attaching data volume to VM etc in PowerVC if that exceeds limit. With Powervc version 1.2.2.2, it supports only 2 VM deployment concurrently. With this RFE, my request is to place all the operation requests ...
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

OpenStack commands support within PowerVC

With openstack commands like nova, cinder, glance etc. there is a possibility to retrieve data with very basic syntax on command line from running powervc version 1.2.1 , like on examples below. Outputs are formatted to clear text-based tables. no...
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Virtual partition shutdown

HMC "Operations -> shutdown" asks if you are replacing a battery.This is impossible with only virtual resources.STOP ASKING ME THIS!
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

Provision to schedule the Verify Environment in PowerVC UI

Need a provision to schedule "Verify Environment" process in PowerVC UI for system admin group users. This way admin could schedule verify environment procedure like every day/week during off period
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

Automate Post operations of Image deployment or include with Image deployment process

I tried to deploy AIX images using PowerVC UI (in the Images tab, select image and Deploy), deployed a new LPAR successfully. But we need to perform few steps once the deployment is completed and LPAR is activated. a. Change the hostname/LPAR name...
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 Is a defect

Name of created LPAR profile should be changeable

Some customers have naming conventions also for the name of the LPAR profiles. Today the default name for a profile of a deployed LPAR is "default_profile". This should be changeable - at least in a config file, but better individually in a comput...
almost 10 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

AIX does not support SAS connected HP Tape drives (only FC)

Currently IBM Power AIX servers support HP LTO Tape drives connected over FC interface, however they fail over SAS interface adapters. The IBM tape drives work on these interfaces by the HP drives do not. Would like to get the AIX team to add supp...
almost 10 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

oslevel -s in NIM mksysb definition and lsmksysb command.

As the Technical Levels are supported for longer period of time, the main change in the Operating System version is the Service Pack. Add the oslevel -s in the image definition. Currently we can see oslevel_r, but not oslevel_s. That option could ...
about 10 years ago in PowerVC 4 Not under consideration