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PowerVC

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Supporting out-of-band storage operations

PowerVC is not able to recognize out-of-band storage operations. For example: If a storage pool was moved, renamed or vdisks where migrated into a storage pool doing for administrative purpose PowerVC will create errors.The only way to fix these e...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

To be able to specify a preferred node and site when deploying to a SVC stretch cluster

When deploying a VM by PowerVC on an SVC stretch Cluster the volumes are created with a preferred node ID one on site A and one on site B in a round robin fashion. So the VM running on a host in site A has half it's disk with a preferred node on t...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

LPM in PowerVC for VIOS SDS using GPFS as Storage Provider

With PowerVC 2.0 and VIOS 3.1.2.0 there is a new possibility to use Spectrum Scale (GPFS) Remote Cluster mounts in PowerVC as storage provider.Actually there is no possibility to make use of LPM in this environment. The possibility for LPM should ...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Enabling SpectrumScale Snapshot in PowerVC for VIOS SDS

With PowerVC 2.0 and VIOS 3.1.2.0 there is a new possibility to use Spectrum Scale (GPFS) Remote Cluster mounts in PowerVC as storage provider.Actually there is no possibility to make snapshots from client lpar rootvg as it could be done with othe...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Remote Restart & Entering maintainance mode to support collocation affinity rules

Currently PowerVC doesn't function in a desired manner when utilising collocation affinity rules. When you put a host into maintenance mode, if that host has multiple virtual machines in the same collocation rule, you cannot migrate active virtual...
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Define alias on Cisco SAN switches for VFC WWPNs

During a customer session we found out, that the Cisco SAN switch driver doesn't create aliases for the VFC WWPNs. The actual zones are looking like this:zone name powervc_lparname_e5475390_00000003_c0507608ef490258 vsan 99 pwwn <SVC WWPN1> ...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

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...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

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...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

License IBM Cloud Portal Code

IBM's Cloud portal is based on PowerVC / Openstack and provides very good deployment and billing capabilities. Why not offer this code to customers who are currently using PowerVC in their own on-prem solution.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Kerberos Support within PowerVC

Kerberos support within PowerVC for administrators managed by Microsoft ADS should be supported
over 8 years ago in PowerVC 4 Future consideration