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Allow PowerVC to use LDAP users from OS

We would like to be able to use a LDAP user configured at OS level to connect to PowerVC and not configure PowerVC to use LDAP Server.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

Request for new feature in PowerVc

When moving a host into maintenance mode and choosing to leave the VMs on the host, the Operator should be warned if there are any "in flight" operations on any VM on the host , Any LPAR deploy, LPAR resize or LPAR LPM, that might be in progress m...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Need to fix the CPU utilization graph

Issue: CPU utilization graph is not matching to other tools example lpr2rrd1. CPU utilization graph scale representation is in %, whereas other performance tools representing in core base. Please change accordingly.2. The average CPU utilization g...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC option to manage vdisk protection on SVC

Our client has vdisk protection enabled on their SVC vdisk_protection_time 1440vdisk_protection_enabled yes to prevent accidental volume deletions, this setting enables storage backend to NOT delete any volumes being accessed within the last 24 ho...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - Migration Pop-up does not provide details explaining why a host(s) isn't available to migration

PowerVC provides the feature to allow a VM to migrate from current host to another host managed by PowerVC, When migrating the UI lists "available" host(s) to migrate the VM . The UI does not provide any details why a VM isn't available for migrat...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC -Login-GUI - and CLI customization

The GUI-look is identical for all PowerVCs. This is sometimes very confusing if you own more than one PowerVC and each is steering a different environment of machines/VMs..To distinguish the different PowerVCs the simplest & cheapest solution ...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Virtual Machine Overview should have SRC filed to show current status codes

When deploying a server if the instance fail to find boot source no error is reported back to the gui. Having the SRC codes show in the PowerVC GUI will allow users to see failed boots and also follow status changes.
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Powervc - Migrate IMAGE from one SSP cluster to another

We use PowerVC to deploy all our AIX servers. The datastore provider of rootvg is always a SSP LU. We have four SSP clusters (test, developent, production, critical) and we need to maintain the same AIX image on all SSP clusters. We need to copy a...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC group roles are inherited in projects

In our PowerVC environement we have a different project for each customer/application. We utilise groups to assign roles to users, with the current way that group-role assignments work in PowerVC this requires us to configure the role for each gro...
5 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Enable A Single Backup Node to support multiple Storage Providers connected via IVR on separate VSANs

This enables to create and use a single VM as a backup node where you have VSAN separated SVCs providing storage connected with VSAN separation between SVCs. Althought you could MAP a volume using IVR to a single VM coming via separate VSANs, it i...
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration