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PowerVC

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PowerVC support "Spectrum Virtualize Volume Mobility"

To migrate from one SVC to a new SVC you need this feature. This works similar to LPM "only" not with VMs but with LUNs.
5 months ago in PowerVC 3 Future consideration

PowerVC with PeerZoning/Smart Zoning

A new type of storage zoning is peerzoning or smartzoning. This method is clearer and more practical to handle. e.g. debugging etc.
5 months ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Remote Restart & Entering maintainance mode to support collocation affinity rules

Currently PowerVC doesn't function in a desired manner when utilising collocation affinity rules. When you put a host into maintenance mode, if that host has multiple virtual machines in the same collocation rule, you cannot migrate active virtual...
6 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Add support for Unisphere V10 support which requires antelope

Customers want to be able to use PowerMax 8500 This cannot be done with PowerVC 2.1.1 as Unisphere V10 is not supported prior to openstack Antelope.
6 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Improving Certificates Management in powervc-backup and powervc-restore

The powervc-backup tool requires enhancement to incorporate a valuable feature that verifies the expiration status ( in the next six months) of certificates utilized for web UI, messaging, and Virtual Console during the backup process. Moreover, w...
7 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC GUI Session Timeout

Please I will like a PowerVC session timeout in later powerVC versions implemented so that users are automatically logged out of the PowerVC UI after a certain period of inactivity. i think this is necessary to provide a certain level of security ...
7 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Load balancing to Multiple IO Groups when creating/attaching Storage for a VM using SVC's

Hi We have 2 x Initiator Port Groups [ Each with 4 ports coming from dual SAN Fabrics via a Pair of VIO Servers] and 16 x Target SVC Stroage Port groups [ 4 ports with vWWNs in SVC where 2 ports from Fabric A and other two from Fabric B ]. If we t...
8 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC pre-check enhancement to check backend processes and dependencies so that 'green means green'

PowerVC health check users need to be able to trust that PowerVC dependent activity like LKU will complete successfully, and when PowerVC reports 'green' when that is not the case for the whole stack, the user needs to see what needs to be address...
9 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Currently if a customer want to install a CA signed certificate in the PowerVC, the inclusion of Node/Cluster IPs are mandatory as per PowerVC documentation and development advise. The customer cyber security policies prevents the use of IP Addresses in a CA signed certifiate. The request of enhancement is to allow PowerVC to be installed and operated with a CA signed certificate with FQDN of the noes and Cluster FQDN.

My customer Cyber policies will not allow IP addresses in a CA signed certificate. Hence the request to enhance. Also, more customers with similar cyber security policies will benefit from this.
10 months 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