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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...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 3 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

Adding support to deploy LPARs with VNIC failover and 4 backing devices

A couple of customers raised the question, how they can deploy LPARs with more than 2 backing devices through the PowerVC guy. From my actual state of information, this is only possible by using the the OpenStack API of PowerVC. The customers who ...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC doesnt sync VM name change to HMC partition name

VM name change in PowerVC doesnt update the partion name on HMC which causes trouble in certain scenarios.
10 months ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Introduce Proactive notification of any issues reported in the PowerVC log

We recently had an issue where the SSH connection to storage broke (not PowerVC’s fault). We did not notice this issue until users complained of PowerVC not working to add disks or VMs. In the PowerVC log, it was obvious that storage had an issue,...
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 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.
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Include ‘Deploy Templates’ and ‘Delete template’ functionality under ‘Image Manager’ and ‘Virtual Machine Manager’ roles

‘Deploy Templates’ and ‘Delete’ functionality within PowerVC. This does not currently sit within ‘Image Manager’ and ‘Virtual Machine Manager’ roles, which are allocated to Application Developers. Therefore they have to come to IBMi Tech Support t...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Future 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

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...
over 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 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration