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Recall virtual machines

As an admin user, bringing back migrated virtual machines becomes your overhead. Agreed?! Identifying virtual machines that were moved to a viable host and manually bringing them back becomes an overhead for an admin user in the following scenarios: During host maintenance When a host...

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Email Notifications for Dynamic Resource Optimizer

Dynamic Resource Optimizer (DRO) is a feature that has been part of PowerVC for the last many releases. One can read more about DRO at ‘Dynamic Resource Optimizer’ . Customers using DRO might be well aware of the “DRO Event” tab in the PowerVC UI, which logs all the different DRO related...

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Pin a virtual machine to its host

Sometimes due to the dependency between host and virtual machine regarding licenses, an administrator may not want to move a virtual machine to any other host. With the release 1.4.4, PowerVC introduces the feature of ‘Pin virtual machine to a host’ which supports any scenarios involving host...

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Image sharing across multiple projects

With PowerVC 1.4.4 release, you can set the image visibility to share images across multiple projects or tenants without explicitly creating members. PowerVC supports only two visibility options i.e. private and public. By default, any image created is private to the project. Public images are...

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PowerVC Automatic Redundant HMC Support

Introduction Automatic HMC redundant support is a way to automatically change over the host connection in PowerVC to another HMC without any user intervention. Till PowerVC 1.4.2, system management was supported via single HMC. If the active HMC failed or put under maintenance, user had to...

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How to copy an AIX mksysb archive into a PowerVC image

How to copy an AIX mksysb archive into a PowerVC image PowerVC 1.4.0 introduced the ability to import an OVA and a raw disk file into a PowerVC image. This has led to the question: "Can I directly import a mksysb?" No, you can't. A mksysb image uses the AIX backup format and PowerVC runs on...

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HMC and PowerVC

PowerVC is the perfect companion to HMC because it simplifies many of the virtualization tasks that you would need to use APIs for on the HMC. For those of you who have not discovered just how many of these tasks PowerVC can automate for you, We've made a consolidated list here. If you're just...

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PowerVC 1.4 Software Defined Infrastructure and IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.0 - YouTube transcript

A PowerVC customer was unable to access YouTube and requested a transcript of the video. The following is a written transcript of the narration from this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk453qwv7l8) -- Youtube movie title: PowerVC 1.4 Software Defined Infrastructure and IBM Spectrum...

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PowerVC 1.3.3 SDN Demo - YouTube transcript

A PowerVC customer was unable to access YouTube and requested a transcript of the video. The following is a written transcript of the narration from this video -- Video Title: PowerVC 1.3.3 SDN Demo Video Description: A demo of the Software Defined Networking (SDN) features available...

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Automated Remote Restart

Since PowerVC 1.2.3, users have been able to manually remote restart virtual machines. That is, when a host goes down, you can manually evacuate its virtual machines. But with PowerVC 1.3.2, the evacuation can be done automatically. This new feature is called automated remote restart (ARR). ...

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