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Remote copies

PowerVC is currently unaware of remote copies on our IBM V7000 storage systems.This breaks deleting LPAR and resizing disks, deleting disks.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Need description field in Storage Template

In PowerVC there is no field for adding a description for a storage template e.g. Quality desciptorc etc.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

REST API does not return Description field of VM

When defining a VM in PowerVC, you can add a description of the virtual machine. That is (or can be) displayed in PowerVC when looking at the list of vm's etc. We use that description to specify what the VM does (what the customer uses it for), si...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Existing ESS / Spectrum Scale cluster usage for PowerVC SDS

PowerVC is the OpenStack implemetation for POWER servers. In new versions PowerVC can be installed as SDI (Software Defined Infrastructure) edition.The storage part of the SDI is implemented with Spectrum Scale 5.x which is shipped with PowerVC.Po...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Enable OpenStack / PowerVC to do a snapshot restore

IBM should try to force OpenStack board to consider and define a snapshot restore API call within cinder module; subsequent there should be an implementation within IBM's cinder software as a part of PowerVC to support that function by SVC / storw...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Add image deploy on exsisting lpar in powerVC

Using PowerVC we can not deploy image on existing lpar. Deployment will use only for new lpar. We want to use PowerVC to deploy images on existing lpar same like Nim restore image.
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Ability To Specify Memory In GB Instead of MB In Multiple Places

It would be beneficial to have the ability to specify memory values in GB instead of or in addition to MB in many areas inside of PowerVC. Possibly by adding a toggle that switches between MB/GB like on the HMC interface. We typically allocate mem...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

PowerVC - Option to email out DRO Events instead of just logging them

DRO Events can only be seen through the PowerVC GUI. Instead of having to login to the GUI to check for new events, there should be an option to have them sent to an external email address.
almost 5 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 ...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 4 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...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered