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Specify the boot device order for the operating system volumes when deploying a VM with a mirrored image using PowerVC.

<idea> Specify the boot device order for the operating system volumes when deploying a VM with a mirrored image using PowerVC. <background> Some customers may require the specific storage pool to be set as hdisk0. However, when deployi...
7 months ago in PowerVC 2 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 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

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.
about 1 year 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.
about 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).
over 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...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Enable filtering SR-IOV RoCE adapters for deploys

With IBM I R740 supporting DB2 Mirror over RoCE, we would like the ability when deploying IBM I LPARS to have the ability to only deploy against the RoCE Adapters vs a random selection of the SR-IOV adapters. This will allow us to deploy multiple ...
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Load balancing to Multiple IO Groups when creating/attaching Storage for a VM using SVC's

Hi We have 2 x Initiator Port Groups [ Each with 4 ports coming from dual SAN Fabrics via a Pair of VIO Servers] and 16 x Target SVC Stroage Port groups [ 4 ports with vWWNs in SVC where 2 ports from Fabric A and other two from Fabric B ]. If we t...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC changing the synchronization rate for volumes on IBM SVC

Hello,I would like to change the default SVC synchronization rate in PowerVC from 2 MB/s to 64 MB/s so that a volume no longer needs 24 hours to synchronize and is synchronized after 2 hours. At the moment you have to adjust this manually in the S...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration