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PowerVC

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Setting a specific SCG as default for better integration with orchestration solutions

The concept of an SCG is Power specific, so the default OpenStack API does not offer a direct way to provide the SCG during LPAR deployment. This creates a lot of work to integrate orchestration or DevOps solutions with PowerVC, because we have to...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Implement a "News and Updates" function into the GUI

Implement a news and Updates function which would download the latest updates to a temporary folder on the PowerVC system, along with a file describing any of the latest news and usage tips for customers. One purpose of this is to promote the inst...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC HA Architecture for 2 Node Clusters/Sites

For customers with just 2 sites, a PowerVC Multi-Node implementation with just 2 nodes and STONITH is needed to have a proper working high availability solution. Installing PowerVC Multi-Node with 3 nodes in just 2 sites will always end up in the ...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - Better Image Handling and Deployment

The generic x86 ( or ANY ) deployment of PowerVC needs better image handling and deployment. It is unacceptable that you must maintain an image on each and every storage array for every PowerVC instance.
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC Server support on AIX

Many AIX and IBMi Power customers would like to use PowerVC to manage their environment. But they do not have strong Linux Skills. Porting the PowerVC server to AIX would allow these customers to purchase and use PowerVC
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC services/binaries/config/logs - owner by non-root user

Once PowerVC is running, if it does not change RHEL OSI settings, does the product need to run as root?It is difficult to obtain root access to production systems, so collecting logs, performing backups, etc is extremely difficult to do when the p...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

SR-IOV vNIC port redundany over multiple CECs in a E1080

Today PowerVC creates SR-IOV vNIC backing devices based on the saturation of an adapter port. For redundant SR-IOV networks, PowerVC picks at least a separate adapter (not the same as for the primary SR-IOV network).In an E1080 system PowerVC shou...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

vNIC redundant backing devices in each VIOS

In the latest version of PowerVC 2.0.2.1 it is possible during deployment to select two redundant SR-IOV networks. With that PowerVC will create two vNIC backing devices, one in each VIO (assuming two VIOS). Especially CSI customers want to have m...
about 2 years 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.
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 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).
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration