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vNIC Backing device Acive and Passive Port balancing

vNIC use multiple backing devices with one active port and multiple backup ports. PowerVC can deploy redundant vnic. But there is no control to specify the active and passive backing device. Neither PowerVC alternates between the backing devices t...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Add Operating System column to the Virtual Machines view

It would sometimes be of great help to filter out VMs by Operating system.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Image snapshot support for SDS environments in PowerVC

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...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

PowerVC - LPM support of specific VLAN's managed out of the SEA

PowerVC support of LPM on PowerHA nodes partitions where the specific VLAN 3358 are not managed on the SEA (case TS002261609).
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Select Project at login screen

Rather than "Change Project" after logging in with a user that is authorized to multiple projects, a drop-down selection at the login screen would be a nice feature.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

PowerVC - editing VM?s properties

Editing VM properties.To reflect the Connectivity Group and Image source.
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC SDI redundancy

PowerVC SDI with Open/IO does not support an equivalent of dual VIOS. Enable redundancy/dual Open/IO capability.
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Add option in PowerVC to make use of snapshot feature of storwize instead of flashcopy to deploy VMs from images

Storwize (Spectrum Virtualize, V7K, V9K, ..) offers 2 options to clone a volume: flashcopy or snapshot. Flashcopy is the solution that PowerVC implements today in order to deploy VMs from images when the storage provider is a Storwize based storag...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

A way for PowerVC 2.0 to purge data out of logs by date/time and status.

A way to purge data from the logs in the PowerVC 2.0 GUI with a certain status for a specific date/time.
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

SSH Key capability with HMC and Brocade Switches

SSH Key capability with HMCs and Brocade switches from the GUI which is available on SVC only currently.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration