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PowerVC

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powervc to hmc ssh pubkey authentication

Currently, connection from PowerVC to HMC console is defined using: IP address, username and password.I'd like that PowerVC authenticates on HMC console using SSH key pair.
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - name vs mmts

PowerVC uses MMTS name(9080M9S_123ABC) rather display name(mypower_frame1) in REST API, command line, logs etc. It is very inconvenient for readability and usability.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

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

Include support for newer versions of HMC, extending compatibility up to at least the penultimate version of PowerVC.

Due to the need to support HMC version V10R3 1050, we encountered a challenging operational issue, which only arises with the brand-new version of PowerVC 2.2.0. We utilize PowerVC in both of our primary data centers, with storage arrays from vari...
6 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

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...
11 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