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PowerVC

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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.
almost 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 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...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 2 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...
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 0 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 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

Enable checking of currently active users

When PowerVC maintenance is being performed (stop/start/upgrade) it would be useful to be able to check if there were any active UI sessions.Ideally we could run a CLI command to list users in a particular project or all projects
over 1 year 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

PowerVC support imports existings VMs with VNIC / SR-IOV & VLAN ID 0 (without VLAN)

Import in PowerVC existing AIX VMs without VLAN ID on VNIC/SR-IOV is not possible (because without VLAn ID -> the VLAN ID is 0).
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC should support multiple vSwitch environments for same VLAN / network

PowerVC does not take into account that one specific network (resp. VLAN) can be serverd by different vSwitches within different managed systems. Because of that managed systems with deviant vSwitch definition are not selectable as LPM target syst...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - LPM validate not supported

When we have to manage a lot of AIX's (more than 2000), LPM operations become critical. We have to be sure that LPM operations will succeed. Same process that are on HMC. PowerVC at this time, don't propose to validate a LPM operation.
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration