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specify novalink host as option in powervc-diag collection

Add a specification field to specify all novalinkhost or only the problem novalink host in powervc-diag
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

PowerVC option to save avail_priority on Migrate

On using the Migrate function in PowerVC, to move a partition to another managed system, it uses LPM. PowerVC has the notion of "availability priority" which is used by remote restart to determine the sequence in which to start partitions on disas...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Zone tape drives to separate set of vFC and Physical FC ports other than the ones used for disk access

Currently PowerVC zones tape drives to same set of vFC and Physical adapters that are also accessing disks. But industry best practice does not allow this. As per best practice Tape drives are mapped to separate set of vFC and Physical FC ports to...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

PowerVC support for attaching FC tape drives via NPIV

PowerVM LPARs use NPIV to access FC Tape drives/libraries connected to SAN. Moreover most of the customers use separate FC adapters to keep tape and disk I/O separate. Currently, in PowerVC there is no way to achieve this.
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Ability to Onboard VM with Logical Ports (SRIOV)

A classical VM is deployed on PowerVC. We need it to use Logical Ports because its OS level does not support VNIC adapters. we have to add them after the deploy, once the VM is managed by powerVC. for some reason we unmanage the host or the VM, we...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

PowerVC - Customize the LPAR name, LUN's names and Storage Zoning names.

We have PowerVC setup to do storage provisioning and the PowerVC created LPAR, LUN's and Zoning names are currently not set as per our company standards.
about 8 years ago in PowerVC 7 Delivered

PowerVC - Image import/export should use POWER compression engine

In a hybrid cloud world more and more images (OVAs) will be created and exchanged between multiple PowerVC instances or with a public cloud.As the compression of this large images takes some time, it would be good to shorten the time by using the ...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC-Zoing policy for multipe storages connected to VM-Challenges with current zoning policy

PowerVC is being deployed in a leading Bank in India. Customer wants to have zoning policy where in powervc should zone only targets of individual storages with initiator/initatorvfc instead of multiple storages zoned together in one zone.current ...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 4 Delivered

add restart with dump feature from PowerVC

It is possible to start and stop LPARs from PowerVC. But this feature allows only "graceful" shutdown of system. It doesn't allow both hard shutdown/reboot or shutdown with dump.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Add a column for "Volume ID" when looking at Host Volumes, Data Volumes, and Boot Volumes

It will help us in determining when reclaiming disks as AIX "hdisks" do not translate to the volume name in PowerVC. This is a tedious process when finding a volume to delete when there are hundreds of volumes provisioned. If we see a "Volume ID" ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered