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Supporting out-of-band storage operations

PowerVC is not able to recognize out-of-band storage operations. For example: If a storage pool was moved, renamed or vdisks where migrated into a storage pool doing for administrative purpose PowerVC will create errors.The only way to fix these e...
over 2 years 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 ...
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

add restart with dump feature from PowerVC

It is possible to start and stop LPARs from PowerVC. But this feature allows only "graceful" shutdown of system. It doesn't allow both hard shutdown/reboot or shutdown with dump.
about 2 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 2 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

extension of mirrored volumes

Currently, PowerVC (in fact, Openstack's cinder module) doesn't support extension of mirrored volumes (e.g. using Metro Mirror or Global Mirror). This is important functionallity.
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Export shared storage pool images from PowerVC

It would be nice to be able to back up the shared storage pool images using the new regular backup command or something similar. Using "dd" as the doc suggests works of course but it's definitely not user-friendly... and it could lead to huge prob...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 5 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...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Create wwpn aliases while deploying VMs

Clients create alias of LPAR wwpns in SAN switches(Brocade & Cisco). These alias are used to zone with Storage wwpn alias. Currently PowerVC does not create alias of LPAR wwpns while deploying.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Refactor the Network tab when deploying new LPAR

In PowerVC 2.0.3 when you deploy a VM from the UI, when you have more than 500 networks in the list, the page is totally unusable correctly. Instead of having the list of ALL the networks already populated, it would probably be better to be able ...
2 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Make VM search field search within ALL the VMs and not just the displayed ones (PowerVC 2.0.3)

In PowerVC 1.4.4, when using the search field in the VM List page, the search was done through the list of ALL VMs and not just the ones currently displayed. Right now in PowerVC 2.0.3, if you want the search to be effective you first have to make...
2 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration