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PowerVC

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PowerVC Support With NetApp Storage

Banking customer has deployed NetApp (FAS8080) storage with AFF & FAS controllers. Currently CBS is deployed on AFF. And they are evaluating IBM Power8 E880 Systems for Core banking Software (Finacle 10.x).
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 5 Future consideration

Specify the boot device order for the operating system volumes when deploying a VM with a mirrored image using PowerVC.

<idea> Specify the boot device order for the operating system volumes when deploying a VM with a mirrored image using PowerVC. <background> Some customers may require the specific storage pool to be set as hdisk0. However, when deployi...
6 months ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

OpenStack CLI support for all functions.

Untill now only some functions of openstack command are supported. Extend support to all functions, to have supported easy way for automation.
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

CINDER driver on PowerVC 2.1.1 with ALUA

Hello, We're going to set up a POC on our POWERVC infra to provision LUNS in our Hitachi disk array, thanks to the CINDER driver in version 14 embedded in POWERVC version 2.1.1.In the doc, I read that "You cannot use Asymmetric logical unit access...
8 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC allows both local and LDAP users to authenticate in parallel

You can either have the local users OR LDAP configured with PVC, not both. https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSXK2N_1.4.1/com.ibm.powervc.standard.help.doc/powervc_ldap_hmc.html Also as per the IBM technician for a case opened there is n...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 0 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

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.
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC SAN zone creation feature request

Currently, PowerVC creates HBA or WWPN specific SAN zones. Since the SAN fabrics can contain aliases and zones that are not necessarily PowerVC related, this can result in a SAN administration nightmare. I would like to see PowerVC create LPAR/VM ...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Currently if a customer want to install a CA signed certificate in the PowerVC, the inclusion of Node/Cluster IPs are mandatory as per PowerVC documentation and development advise. The customer cyber security policies prevents the use of IP Addresses in a CA signed certifiate. The request of enhancement is to allow PowerVC to be installed and operated with a CA signed certificate with FQDN of the noes and Cluster FQDN.

My customer Cyber policies will not allow IP addresses in a CA signed certificate. Hence the request to enhance. Also, more customers with similar cyber security policies will benefit from this.
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC support for saving/restoring customer entered meta-data in case of re-install / restore operations

A key differentiator for PowerVC, as compared to management with just HMC, is the option to augment objects with comments to further clarify the role of that specific object. An example is a VM where we add a comment that this VM is used in the co...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration