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PowerVC support for lun migration to different storage pool in IBM SVC

Our Costumer would like to migrate a LUN (created and managed by PowerVC) to a new storage Pool in the SVC. The Costumer has two old storage-pools in the SVC and would like to migrate Copy0 of the LUN to the new pool-1 and Copy1 of the LUN to new ...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Description Field for Compute and Storage templates

Add Description Field for Compute and Storage templates
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

VM snapshot and restore features on PowerVC

Would like to see VM snapshot and restore features on PowerVC GUI or command line
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC to map initiators with DS8884 HA ports across I/O enclosures to achieve high availability & load balancing

Current Situation:Customer is using PowerVC 1.3.2 to enable cloud based infrastructure. Customer is using Power8 E880 servers & DS8884 storage system which is integrated with PowerVC. While deploying new VM, PowerVC maps each initiator with a ...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Disable the Feedback Dialog in PowerVC

It is a bad idea to put such requests in production-system-steering software/hardware. Systems are firewalled. you will never get feedback this way.
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Scheduled VM deployment option

Client wants scheduled VM deployment option. The idea is to allow them to control and create the VMs during lean period but initiate/approve during office hours.
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Add SVC port selection used by PowerVC for zoning

Expand "Storage Connectivity group" or "Zoning Policy" (wherever is more appropriate) configuration details and granularity around Target Storage. Today PowerVC connects to the SVC cluster via it's service account, collects the nodes' fabric (FC) ...
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

REST API does not return Description field of VM

When defining a VM in PowerVC, you can add a description of the virtual machine. That is (or can be) displayed in PowerVC when looking at the list of vm's etc. We use that description to specify what the VM does (what the customer uses it for), si...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Existing ESS / Spectrum Scale cluster usage for PowerVC SDS

PowerVC is the OpenStack implemetation for POWER servers. In new versions PowerVC can be installed as SDI (Software Defined Infrastructure) edition.The storage part of the SDI is implemented with Spectrum Scale 5.x which is shipped with PowerVC.Po...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

PowerVC adding tape fiberchannel adapter wwpn in host configuration on storage

When PowerVC attaches virtual fiber channel adapters to a vm that connect to a dedicated fabric to tape, PowerVC add the wwpns from theses adapters to the host storage definition in SVC/Storwize. Since these wwpns will never be used to access disk...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered