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PowerVC

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Support Dell PowerStore Storage with PowerVC

Large UK Power client currently owns 13 x High End Power servers and wants to start using PowerVC on their estate. Their storage is Dell PowerStore which isn't currently supported.
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC should NEVER generate a NEW imported network if an existing VLAN network already exists

PowerVC will Create a NEW duplicate newtork for an existing vlan , which is DHCP, rather than importing into the existing network, if the adapter has been altered
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Add support for Unisphere V10 support which requires antelope

Customers want to be able to use PowerMax 8500 This cannot be done with PowerVC 2.1.1 as Unisphere V10 is not supported prior to openstack Antelope.
10 months ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Enable A Single Backup Node to support multiple Storage Providers connected via IVR on separate VSANs

This enables to create and use a single VM as a backup node where you have VSAN separated SVCs providing storage connected with VSAN separation between SVCs. Althought you could MAP a volume using IVR to a single VM coming via separate VSANs, it i...
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC support to rediscover Hardware on hardware changes, without removing hardware

This would avoid manually managing changes to hardware for PowerVC managed systems When a host has an adapter (FC) replaced, Powervc does not automatically update all managed systems to support ideally powervc, would discover hardware has changed,...
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Have an AIX version again, not just Linux

Linux and Linux root access is not always available to AIX community
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Powervc powervc-opsmgr backup command put date / time stamp on backup file

When running backups you want to have more than one in the event the nightly backup was corrupted. The current powervc-opsmgr backup commamd overwrites the same name which overwrites the previous backup. Either put a date / time stamp on the file ...
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Configuring IPG to be exclusive for Tape Storage Templates

Most of the Power customers follow the best practice of segregating Disk and Tape traffic onto separate VIOS FC ports. Although PowerVC currently allows for specifying an IPG on Tape storage template (CLI), this IPG can be used by other Storage Te...
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Improving Certificates Management in powervc-backup and powervc-restore

The powervc-backup tool requires enhancement to incorporate a valuable feature that verifies the expiration status ( in the next six months) of certificates utilized for web UI, messaging, and Virtual Console during the backup process. Moreover, w...
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC GUI Session Timeout

Please I will like a PowerVC session timeout in later powerVC versions implemented so that users are automatically logged out of the PowerVC UI after a certain period of inactivity. i think this is necessary to provide a certain level of security ...
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration