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Renaming the storage pool from PowerVC

Currently if the Database admin renames the pool in IBM SVC after it is tied to PowerVC, the storage provider goes into critical state and PowerVC becomes unusable. According to PowerVC development: "We don't support renaming the storage pool from...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Need Netapp Storage for IBM Powervc

We purchased new P series servers and wanted to use our existing Netapp storage, and powervc was one great tool we were looking forward to working with and it's not even supportedon Netapp platform. If we cant soon use Netapp then we have to recon...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

PowerVC deploy failure when flashcopy is running

PowerVC reports deployment failure when source svc is performing a flashcopy/Rather than report a deploy failure, recommend returning a warning to the user and delay the deploy request pending completion of flashcopy
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 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...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

PowerVC, One inaccessible cluster (pvc-cluster) on one of three hosts caused the unavailability of all storage resources

Product version:PowerVC Customer sees this error:NV-F991BC3 Cannot retrieve any VIOS clusters. ***K2 Operator Error***: HTTP error for GET /rest/api/uom/Cluster?group=None: 500 (Internal Server Error) [K2 Error body Message: Unexpected err...
about 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Limit number of Host entries created in PowerVC

PowerVC creates a host entry on back end storage for each PATH to storage, this can result in 32 host entries PER VM. This quickly exhausts available host entries on IBM products such as SVC or v7000
about 8 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

PowerVC deploy to push complete hosts file for domain

IBM PowerVC will push host file update to a deployed VM to add the local host , it also allows updating VM with DNS, this feature is to push a fully populated hosts file to the target VM to bypass the need for a DNS
over 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

PowerVC verbose EGO mesages during startup

PowerVC startup generates a number of errors related to EGO as required services are not yet startedExample;nova-ibm-ego-ha-service: 2015-10-23 13:55:58.612 1406 ERROR [-] PlatformResource Scheduler could not con...
over 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

IBM PowerVC hybrid LDAP support

Openstack defines support for hybrid LDAP support documented here allows isolate of work roles to unique ldap servers
over 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Support for virtualized storage behind EMC VPLEX

We would like to use PowerVC but we are moving towards an environment where all storage is virtualized behind EMC's Vplex. This is fine for normal OS deployment but I am told PowerVC requires Open Stack drivers and EMC does not have them for Vplex...
over 8 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration