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Number of votes Request headline and description

115
votes

powervc support sr-iov vnic via HMC

Many banking clients want to use sr-iov and PowerVC, but they donot want NovaLink, because they have HMCs. So they want PowerVC can support SR-IOV via HMC.

Delivered

48
votes

PowerVC manager should be available on SLES 12 LE on Power Systems

So far the PowerVC Manager component is only running on a Redhat Linux partition on Power Systems. The client components are supporting other Linux distributions and AIX.

Delivered

47
votes

LPM VMs to original system after Evacuation or Remote Restart

If a host is evacuated for systems maintenance or VMs are restarted using Remote Restart after a system outage PowerVC does not save the original source system to able to LPM the VMs back to the sourc...

Delivered

41
votes

Enable volumes attachusing same NPIV when multiple IPG pools inside a SCG

PowerVC not able to deploy VM with two NPIVs using a single SCG and multiple IPG

Uncommitted Candidate

37
votes

Need support of Hybrid Network in PowerVC

We need support of Hybrid Network for High Speed adapter >= 100 GBE

Uncommitted Candidate

37
votes

PowerVC should be able to use redundant VIO mover service pairs doing LPM

Using actual POWER systems server and PowerVM software stack (HMC, VIO and system firmware) a Live Partition Mobility action can take advantage of redundant VIO server environment by using two mover ...

Delivered

36
votes

PowerVC Support With NetApp Storage

Banking customer has deployed NetApp (FAS8080) storage with AFF & FAS controllers. Currently CBS is deployed on AFF. And they are evaluating IBM Power8 E880 Systems for Core banking Software (Finacle ...

Uncommitted Candidate

36
votes

PowerVC - attachment of all components using SSH keys

In PowerVC only storage and NovaLink has the possibility to attach them using SSH keys. For the other components, such as HMCs and fabrics it's only possible to use user/password. PowerVC should supp...

Uncommitted Candidate

36
votes

Is in-active migration supported?

Is in-active (VM in shutoff state) migration supported? Currently in PowerVC (V 1.3.0.2), when VM is in shutoff state, the "migration" button is disabled. HMC supports in-active migration too

Delivered

31
votes

Speed up RMC state changes in PowerVC

In PowerVC sometimes it takes a lot of time until an active RMC state is recognized and shown in PowerVC. The HMC provides an event mechanism over the REST API that may be used to inform PowerVC of R...

Uncommitted Candidate

31
votes

Need of merge of information from PowerVC to another PowerVC

We have two "old" PowerVC and want to move them into one new PowerVC. Currently we can only backup and restore one PowerVC to another but second cannot be integrated. We need to be able to move Hosts ...

Uncommitted Candidate

31
votes

PowerVC - Enhance RMC failure tolerance and failure handling ability

PowerVC sets VMs into "Error" state upon HMC/VIOS RMC connection failures from which they have to be recovered manually. Even if using the "Refresh" button the VMs stay in error state if they have be...

Delivered

30
votes

wrong adapter order after VM deployment

In PowerVC up to 1.4 when creating new VM, I could choose 1st interface, 2nd interface etc. In PowerVC 2.0 I only choose which networks to use, but I do not choose order - it's done by PowerVC randoml...

Planned for Future Release

30
votes

Support of Dual HMC in PowerVC

currently in PowerVC you cannot configure two HMC for the same pSeries systems. i would like to see this feature because when only one is configured and this HMC is under maintenance for any reason th...

Delivered

29
votes

PowerVC event and audit logging to SIEM (e.g. QRadar)

We have a security requirement to centrally gather logs from various network devices, including PowerVC, in a SIEM (QRadar in our case). Currently PowerVC does not provide such option.

Uncommitted Candidate


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