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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 2 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration


After having followed support recommendations about how to tell PowerVC to use the new wwpn brought by the new svc controllers, it appears that PowerVC is able to use only one wwpn (thus a port). This is unacceptable for me because that means all ...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Functionality already exists

Need PowerVC to allow the specification of "Hosting Partition" for VNIC

Looking to have PowerVC allow the specification of "Hosting Partition" for VNIC. We need to specify specific VIO Servers "Hosting Partitions" on the larger enterprise systems like 950/980 Machines. We separate CEC in our systems and have VIO serve...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 3 Future consideration

POWERVC Enterprise Pool V1 enablement for core/memory activations during LPM

Please add the ability for PowerVC to migrate enterprise pool V1 activations from source to target frames during LPM operations. This would be something similar to how the lab services LPM toolkit performs this functionality.
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC2.0 DRO MSPP monitoring

Enhance MSPP monitoring in DRO by allowing multiple selection of MSPPs. This is the same kind of limitation that we had before in 1.4, where we had to choose between monitoring CPU utilization, and memory utilization.
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 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.
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

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 1 year ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

Enhance the Huawei Cinder Driver to be certified with PowerVC 2.0.3

Huawei Storage is used by a number of customers in Saudi Arabia who would like to use PowerVC for VM deployment with NPIV storage attached. Currently, PowerVC can only be used for vSCSI SSP storage because of the lack of functionality of the Huawe...
5 months ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC support for IPv6

We're running out of IPv4 space in our PowerVC environment and we're moving to IPv6. This will affect future PowerVC builds and we have a few pending coming up.
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Refresh storage information on remanage of VM

Currently, not all storage operations can be performed through PowerVC. If changes have been made to storage outside of PowerVC there is no way to resync data such as the volume sizes. When managing a VM that had previously existed in PowerVC, att...
3 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration