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Ability to change storage connectivity group of an existing VM

Hi, I raised TS001364504, to ask how to change the storage connectivity group of an existing VM in PowerVC. The answer came back that this is not possible, the storage connectivity group can only be set on the creation of a new VM. Hence raising t...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Need DRP/FlashCore compress volume support

My customer has FS9110 and V5030E connected to Power E880 and E950. Both Power Systems are managed by PowerVC. But PowerVC cannot create FlashCore compressed volume on FS9100.Also, PowerVC cannot create a compress volume in DRP pool of V5030E.SVC ...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Deploy VM with exsisting LUN by PowerVC

When deploying new VM with PowerVC, new volumes for boot/data are created. But in some cases, customer would like to deploy new VM on existing volumes, but this is now allowed by today's PowerVC as far as I know.So, I request a function to deploy ...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

vNIC backend deployment control

Todays networking standard on IBM PowerVM is moving towards the use of vNIC but today we lack the support to control how the SR-IOV and vNIC infrastructure is deployed using PowerVC. Today we have deployed 2 pair of VIO (4 vios) server where each ...
about 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.
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Additional Virtual Fiber Channel Cards

Individual virtual fiber channel cards, which are created per LPAR by PowerVC, can only support 32 or 64 LUNs (depending on the OS type/version). We often have machines that require hundreds of LUNs and it is very frustrating that we cannot do thi...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

VMs lost half NPIV paths before RMC is ready

when attaching a new volume to a new vm with "remote restart state = "Local Storage upgrade failed", the other previous created vm's LUN map paths would be partially deleted
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Image sharing between projects

Enable support for "public" or "shared" images to enable service providers or multi-tenant enterprise consumers to easily reuse PowerVC images.
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Set null value in imageRef when using DynamicFlavors

When the SAN is managed by other teams, you can set a null value in imageRef when using DynamicFlavors. SAN team propose an API to create remotly disks, so use it to deploy AIX.
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 5 Delivered

Powervc functionality to support Pure storage to create hyper swap/async volumes.

All those organizations which are using non-IBM storage and need to deploy VM's with hyper swap and async volume in different Halls of a DC (hyper swap volumes) and different DC (async- volumes)
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered