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PowerVC

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powervc 2.0.3 without high availabity addon

You can only install powervc single node with available extension cost $399. I want to install powervc 2.0.3 on a single node not a high available cluster environment for test purposes etc . there for i have to enabel the high available extension ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - Better Image Handling and Deployment

The generic x86 ( or ANY ) deployment of PowerVC needs better image handling and deployment. It is unacceptable that you must maintain an image on each and every storage array for every PowerVC instance.
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Fabric monitoring/visibility for PowerVC

Hello team, We have PowerVC 2.0.2 and during migration storage fabrics were replaced as well. Unfortunately without accounts for PowerVC. Once that was done PowerVC was blind for that, we tried:- create new LUN - it failed, without any notificatio...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

POWERVC Enterprise Pool V1 enablement for core/memory activations during LPM

Please add the ability for PowerVC to migrate enterprise pool V1 activations from source to target frames during LPM operations. This would be something similar to how the lab services LPM toolkit performs this functionality.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Ping IPs before deployment

During a deployment of a new VM, PowerVC checks if the IP is already used by looking into its database. If an IP is free according to the DB, but is already in use, PowerVC will deploy this IP. These leads to IP address conflicts. This may happen,...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

Eliminate use of SUDO for root user

Currently, the powervc-diag utility requires that the user root be configured to use sudo. This creates a security issue that violates the customer security standards and frankly, the root user should never need sudo. Disabling root from using sud...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Add option in Storage Template to define Mirror Sync Rate for Storvize products

Since a couple of PowerVC versions we are able to define the Flash Copy Rate in the Storage Template. If a customer wants to use vdisk mirror feature of Storvize products, the Mirror Sync Rate comes into place. It defines how "fast" the mirror is ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Customizable install location of PowerVC (rather than always /opt/ibm and /var/logs)

We don't support the operating system, and PowerVC is just an application, so needs to be out of root filesystems
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

To be able to specify a preferred node and site when deploying to a SVC stretch cluster

When deploying a VM by PowerVC on an SVC stretch Cluster the volumes are created with a preferred node ID one on site A and one on site B in a round robin fashion. So the VM running on a host in site A has half it's disk with a preferred node on t...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

iSCSI support (over VIOS) for PowerVC

Some customer are going away from FibreChannel. For these customers we should of an alternative connection to the storage, such as iSCSI.The new VIOS version 3 now supports iSCSI connections and can virtualize that storage into the client VM.Power...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration