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Configuring OS user and group filters in PowerVC

Prior to the 1.3.2 release, PowerVC supported user and group filtering for LDAP configurations, but not for the local OS. Without this filtering, all users and groups in the identity backend are visible through PowerVC. It doesn't mean they all have a role assigned in PowerVC, so they may not be...

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Using PowerVC to deploy VMs with SSH keys

Using key-based authentication for SSH connections is both easier and more secure than password-based authentication. In fact, some operating systems (e.g. Ubuntu) default to prohibiting password-based SSH authentication for the root account. PowerVC 1.3.2 added a new capability to inject an SSH...

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Multiple Projects in PowerVC

Authors : Sri Ram Pisupati ( IBM PowerVC - Information Development) & Archana M Prabhakar (IBM PowerVC - System software engineer) Introduction With release 1.3.1, PowerVC has enabled support for multiple PowerVC projects—sometimes also referred to as multi-tenancy. This...

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The administrator’s role in Cloud PowerVC Manager

By Bapiraju Nandury PowerVC Developer IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager, which is a new cloud offering in the PowerVC family, provides the self-service cloud portal for IBM Power Systems that is built on OpenStack; it also includes all the functions of PowerVC Standard Edition. PowerVC...

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How to set up PowerVM Shared Storage Pools and then manage the storage pool with PowerVC

By: Rajni Kumari and Raghavendra R Venkata IBM PowerVC Software Engineers PowerVM Shared Storage Pools, as the name states, are used to share storage resources (SAN disks) across a group of IBM Virtual I/O Server instances. The storage pool is made up of physical volumes that can be...

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PowerVC General Troubleshooting Guide – Working with logs

By: Arun Mani Developer - Openstack for POWER If you experience a problem with any aspect of PowerVC, you might need to review the logs. This article describes where to find the logs, what to expect at each logging level, and how to manage the logs – including how to keep them from getting...

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PowerVC General Troubleshooting Guide - Capturing diagnostic data

By:Arun Mani If you experience a problem with any aspect of PowerVC, you might need to capture diagnostic data for debugging. This is a general troubleshooting guide for common issues faced with the PowerVC management server and doesn't cover troubleshooting any specific issues related to...

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Configuring PowerVC Auditing

Auditing is a key and frequently-mandatory security measure for systems requiring authenticated access. It allows an administrator to view the different activities/tasks that have been performed by different users over a period of time. PowerVC provides built-in support for collecting and...

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Understanding Cloud-init for PowerVC

By: Himabindu P J RSI Consulting Limited Cloud-init is an open-source package which will configure a newly deployed virtual machine on first boot. Cloud-init is available for AIX and Linux, but is currently not available for IBM i. It is not an OpenStack technology but is a package...

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Developing Custom Cloud-Init Modules

By: Taylor Peoples This article explains why you might want to develop your own custom cloud-init module and provides tips on how to develop custom modules. Paths in This Document The paths in this document are the normal paths cloud-init uses on Linux. AIX uses slightly different...

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