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PowerVC doesnt sync VM name change to HMC partition name

VM name change in PowerVC doesnt update the partion name on HMC which causes trouble in certain scenarios.
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Introduce Proactive notification of any issues reported in the PowerVC log

We recently had an issue where the SSH connection to storage broke (not PowerVC’s fault). We did not notice this issue until users complained of PowerVC not working to add disks or VMs. In the PowerVC log, it was obvious that storage had an issue,...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Offer "Update check" from inside the UI

I would like to have an "update is available" pop up or check from inside the UI, like in FS7* systems. This could/would make a good hint that new updates are available, so update does not get missed or delayed.
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Offer "Restart services" from inside the UI

To be able to restart services (as an admin user) removes the extra task of logging into the OS and choosing services to restart.
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Enhancement to "VM delete function" to allow the change of default setting to prevent build-up of orphaned disk volumes

When deleting VMs user will get a prompt asking for ALL or Boot volumes, but the default setting is "boot volumes". As the users tend to keep the default setting when deleting VMs, we are seeing a build-up of orphaned Disc volumes that are never u...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Seperate Storage connectivity group(s) for Boot vs DATA volumes

Currently per VM in PowerVC, only one Storage connectivity group is supported The impact of this is that the same storage type (SSP/VSCSI/NPIV/ISCSI) must be used for all volumes in a Virtual Machine We have many Clustered VM's were we need to hav...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Multiple SSL certificates

Currently the one certificate is used by all components within PowerVC. This works well with the self signed cert, but when I try using our third party wildcard cert a lot of the services fail because they use the IP address or short name for the ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Adding support for PowerVC for storage management without connection pools

IBM PowerVC manages storage providers via a TCP connection pool. Some vendor storage drivers, such as PowerMAX does not implement tcp keepalive, as such sessions in the pool can be closed due to lack of use, causing powervc session management issues
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Enable checking of currently active users

When PowerVC maintenance is being performed (stop/start/upgrade) it would be useful to be able to check if there were any active UI sessions.Ideally we could run a CLI command to list users in a particular project or all projects
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Allow multi-volume select for storage resizing operation

It is common for users to have multiple storage volumes attached for databases or other workloads to support both throughput or capacity needs. When storage volume sizes need to be increased it is much faster and safer to allow selection of all th...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration