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PowerVC

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Ping IPs before deployment

During a deployment of a new VM, PowerVC checks if the IP is already used by looking into its database. If an IP is free according to the DB, but is already in use, PowerVC will deploy this IP. These leads to IP address conflicts. This may happen,...
about 3 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

PowerVC should support use of IPG for accessing Tape/VTL devices in a multi fabric environment (more than 2)

It is widely accepted that mixing of tape and disk via same FC/vFC adapaters is not recommended. Current IPG implementation only supports Tape without using IPG. It will be very useful for to provide IPG support for Tape and preferrably on separat...
7 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

To be able to specify a preferred node and site when deploying to a SVC stretch cluster

When deploying a VM by PowerVC on an SVC stretch Cluster the volumes are created with a preferred node ID one on site A and one on site B in a round robin fashion. So the VM running on a host in site A has half it's disk with a preferred node on t...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Manage LSS ID on DS8K storage template from GUI

Enterprise customers using DS8K storage, have requirement to specify the LSS ID while creating Volumes. Currently Managing LSS ID is not possible through GUI. This creates lot of complexity in management, when customer has to manage very high numb...
7 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Customizable install location of PowerVC (rather than always /opt/ibm and /var/logs)

We don't support the operating system, and PowerVC is just an application, so needs to be out of root filesystems
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Eliminate use of SUDO for root user

Currently, the powervc-diag utility requires that the user root be configured to use sudo. This creates a security issue that violates the customer security standards and frankly, the root user should never need sudo. Disabling root from using sud...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Add option in Storage Template to define Mirror Sync Rate for Storvize products

Since a couple of PowerVC versions we are able to define the Flash Copy Rate in the Storage Template. If a customer wants to use vdisk mirror feature of Storvize products, the Mirror Sync Rate comes into place. It defines how "fast" the mirror is ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

iSCSI support (over VIOS) for PowerVC

Some customer are going away from FibreChannel. For these customers we should of an alternative connection to the storage, such as iSCSI.The new VIOS version 3 now supports iSCSI connections and can virtualize that storage into the client VM.Power...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Define alias on Cisco SAN switches for VFC WWPNs

During a customer session we found out, that the Cisco SAN switch driver doesn't create aliases for the VFC WWPNs. The actual zones are looking like this:zone name powervc_lparname_e5475390_00000003_c0507608ef490258 vsan 99 pwwn <SVC WWPN1> ...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC should NEVER generate a NEW imported network if an existing VLAN network already exists

PowerVC will Create a NEW duplicate newtork for an existing vlan , which is DHCP, rather than importing into the existing network, if the adapter has been altered
8 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration