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PowerVC

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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...
12 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...
about 1 year 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 ...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

RFE for Apple about AIX Live Kernel Update preview phase checking for available storage and avaiable network IPs

Currently AIX Live Kernel update may fail due to lack of storage (Apple case TS013523804 ) or lack of available IPs (Apple case TS013523634 ). Apple contact asked, for both of these conditions that may cause LKU to fail, is this something that can...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Load balancing to Multiple IO Groups when creating/attaching Storage for a VM using SVC's

Hi We have 2 x Initiator Port Groups [ Each with 4 ports coming from dual SAN Fabrics via a Pair of VIO Servers] and 16 x Target SVC Stroage Port groups [ 4 ports with vWWNs in SVC where 2 ports from Fabric A and other two from Fabric B ]. If we t...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC pre-check enhancement to check backend processes and dependencies so that 'green means green'

PowerVC health check users need to be able to trust that PowerVC dependent activity like LKU will complete successfully, and when PowerVC reports 'green' when that is not the case for the whole stack, the user needs to see what needs to be address...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 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 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.
over 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,...
over 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