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PowerVC

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Ability to adjust the desirability of a host within a host group, so new lpar deployments would always go to other hosts first until there is no other valid target host.

The ability to keep a hot-spare in the host group so that it's available in the event of the failure of another host and for maintenance. T he way it is now, we either have to LPM anymore lpars that land there, put into maintenance mode, or remove...
5 months ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Add a column for "Volume ID" when looking at Host Volumes, Data Volumes, and Boot Volumes

It will help us in determining when reclaiming disks as AIX "hdisks" do not translate to the volume name in PowerVC. This is a tedious process when finding a volume to delete when there are hundreds of volumes provisioned. If we see a "Volume ID" ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

Remove "project:" word from project drop down selection

In PowerVC 2.0.3, the project selection drop down list in the top right of the screen truncates the project name to 3 characters when the list is expanded. This is because the word "Projects:" consumes most of the space. The only way to actually s...
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Powervc 2.0.1.1 functionality to support Pure storage to create hyper swap/async volumes.

All those organizations which are using non-IBM storage and need to deploy VM's with hyper swap and async volume in different Halls of a DC (hyper swap volumes) and different DC (async- volumes)
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

PowerVC should use a supported version of python3

The most recent version of PowerVC (2.0.3 released May 2022) installs with Python 3.6.8 and is coded so that it will only work only with Python 3.6.8. Python 3.6.8 went out of support 12/23/2021. Thus, PowerVC is using an insecure release of pytho...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

Retype (migrate) volume between mirrored storage templates (different pools, same storage provider)

Problem: If you have a mirrored volume in PowerVC (Storage-Template-A) and you have to retype (migrate) this to also mirroed Storage-Template-B for any reason, this didn't work/isn't supported. Most customers, which do have a SVC, are using mir...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

Add back to PowerVC 2 where you can see which VMs are using a network

In powerVC 1X we could see a list of VMs using a network so we could unmanage those LPARs so we could delete or make changes to that network as it does not allow you to do so if VMs are using it.
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Improve the PowerVC Help Information Panel

Clicking the Help (?) Icon at the top of the PowerVC GUI causes paragraphs of text to appear which tell what PowerVC is and how to use it. At the bottom of this are links to YouTube Videos and other help. However, there is no easy way to scroll an...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

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...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Change default for PowerVC Host Maintenance Mode Panel

'Enter Maintenance mode panel' on PowerVC GUI has 'Migrate all virtual machines to another host' selected as default - requesting that this is either set to 'None' by default or a configurable parameter to allow customer to chose what the default ...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered