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PowerVC Self-service VM deploy scheduling

PowerVC is being deployed in a leading Bank in India. Customer wants VMs to be created at a certain time of the day as per bank's process. Currently, VM gets created immediately after selfservice request is approved. Customer wants an option to sp...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC Liveupdate support for Hitachi

Executing an AIX OS Liveupdate function through PowerVC using Hitachi storage is not working. See IBM support comments below. "After completing our investigation we have determined the issue is caused because PowerVC does not report the volume_wwn...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

We would like the VLANs to not be clean up after upgrade of PowerVC or LPM of VM

Why does the VLAN disappear after a successful migration, causing the VM to lose network connectivity from time to time. We are aware of the workaround: automated_powervm_vlan_cleanup=false We would li...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Ability to zone Storage Controller (SVC) specific ports

A customer wants to adopt PowerVC to automate and manage more efficiently AIX VMs. However PowerVC uses all ports of SVC (Storage Controller) to zone AIX virtual FC adapters depending of storage access requirements set in SCG and FC. SVC level por...
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC change storage connectivity group of existing lpar

PowerVC does not provide option for changing of storage connectivity group of existing lpar.In essence connectivity group is just mapping between virtual fiber channel and physical cards. In managed by HMC systems, this mapping can be changed even...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Description column in Virtual Machines page

It would be really nice if you could add a column in the Virtual Machines pages, so we can see the description of the virtual machine. Maybe a generic column builder, so we are able to build our own pages.
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Add support for Power Enterprise Pools V2 for PowerVC 1.4.2

PowerVC 1.4.3 will support PEP V2, require this capability for PowerVC 1.4.2
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

Supply an option to create 1 zone per fabric

Cisco switches have limited storage for zoning. Even when using the initiator zoning mode of PowerVC, too many zones are created. Create another mode to further reduce the zoning to 1 zone per fabric containing all initiators and targets.
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Create a VM but with a blank disk ready to be installed

If I want to have, say, 5 operating systems available for deployable in PowerVC (a couple of AIX releases and a few Linux's) then I have to by hand create 5 LPARs, hand create 5 Disks and by hand add them to the VM before I start installing the OS...
almost 10 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Allow multiple LUNs to be unmanaged

When unmanaging LUNs in PowerVC we are only allowed to unmanage an indidual LUN as multiples cannot be selected.
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered