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Status Future consideration
Workspace PowerVC
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 5, 2020

PowerVC option to manage vdisk protection on SVC

Our client has vdisk protection enabled on their SVC

vdisk_protection_time 1440
vdisk_protection_enabled yes

to prevent accidental volume deletions, this setting enables storage backend to NOT delete any volumes being accessed within the last 24 hours.

PowerVC's not aware of that setting, so deleting VMs or Volumes causes errors on PowerVC itself.

Since the project involves vRealize as orchestrator, PowerVC will not be managed by humans, so this is a very important point for us.

Is it possible to get PowerVC aware of that SVC setting?

Thank you very much for your support.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Sep 9, 2020

    Thank you for your suggestion - we will consider this for a future release.