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PowerVC

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Provide sites in PowerVC

In a PowerVC environment that is managing resources at multiple sites there is currently no method by which to "group" those resources eg: compute & storage that are located at a site into a site. There are hostgroups, but these are only for c...
9 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC container based (docker/podman)

To simplify the installation and update procedure and get more stability. This also reduces the dependencies on the operating system/repos.
9 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC support "Spectrum Virtualize Volume Mobility"

To migrate from one SVC to a new SVC you need this feature. This works similar to LPM "only" not with VMs but with LUNs.
9 months ago in PowerVC 3 Future consideration

PowerVC with PeerZoning/Smart Zoning

A new type of storage zoning is peerzoning or smartzoning. This method is clearer and more practical to handle. e.g. debugging etc.
9 months ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC should support use of IPG for accessing Tape/VTL devices in a multi fabric environment (more than 2)

It is widely accepted that mixing of tape and disk via same FC/vFC adapaters is not recommended. Current IPG implementation only supports Tape without using IPG. It will be very useful for to provide IPG support for Tape and preferrably on separat...
9 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Option to save VM configuration (Compute Template/SCG-IPG/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc) while unmanaging a VM, so that managing the VM back brings back the configuration.

Currently the VM configuration information such as Compute Template used/SCG-IPG used/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc are lost when a VM is unmanaged. Remanaging the same VM causes problem as the information is lost and it is upto t...
9 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Changing the SRIOV port label on an existing Network Template

Currently editing the SRIOV port label on existing network template is not possible, this is important for customers who are using SEA based hosts and are adding SRIOV based hosts to PowerVC. Even for the same network, customer's have to create ne...
9 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Enable volume sharing and set storage template on multiple volumes in GUI

When multiple storage volumes are being created or onboarded through PowerVC GUI, the volume sharing and set storage template options can only be done on one volume at a time. This is very time consuming and laborious job from the GUI when the num...
9 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Manage LSS ID on DS8K storage template from GUI

Enterprise customers using DS8K storage, have requirement to specify the LSS ID while creating Volumes. Currently Managing LSS ID is not possible through GUI. This creates lot of complexity in management, when customer has to manage very high numb...
9 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Option to only use one IPG per VM for all volumes, other than IPG for Tape

When multiple IPGs are specified in one Storage Connectivity Group, PowerVC uses multiple IPG for storage volume provisioning to a VM. This creates lot of VFC adapters/Zones/Storage Host Entries for each VM, creating lot of complexity in managemen...
9 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration