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PowerVC Hitachi Registration

PowerVC 1.4.3 provides integrated support for the Enterprise Hitachi Block Storage Driver (HBSD). In this blog, we will see the procedure for Hitachi registration in PowerVC and the parameters required during registration. We will also focus on a couple of troubleshooting scenarios in case you...

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Adding I/O Groups to existing storage templates of IBM Storwize driver in PowerVC

PowerVC 1.4.3 supports expanding IBM Storwize cluster with a new I/O group and adding the I/O group to the existing storage template. Users do not have to create a new storage template for such functionality. This article describes how you can achieve it. 1. Go to Configuration > ...

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Using Storwize Data Reduction Pool in PowerVC

IBM Storwize Spectrum Virtualize v8.1.2 has introduced the new capability of Data Reduction Pool (DRP). Data Reduction Pools are a new type of storage pool that implement several techniques, such as thin-provisioning, compression, deduplication, and so on. The major benefit includes reduction in...

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Creating Storage Port Groups in PowerVC

About Storage Port Group Balancing Storage arrays can have a significant number of Fiber Channel (FC) ports connected to fabrics. They all vary how ports are split up among controller nodes and whether the nodes can serve all volumes or just a subset. Typically, the storage administrator...

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Securing PowerVC web interface with self-signed or CA signed certificates.

PowerVC generates a self-signed X.509 certificate to secure its web interface and REST APIs during installation. It is highly recommended that you replace the default certificate with a CA-signed certificate (signed by an internal or external CA) in a production environment. This blog describes...

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Troubleshooting Errors During PowerVC Installation or Upgrade

Welcome to the world of PowerVC. Usually, everything runs just fine, but if you ran into some problems during or immediately after PowerVC installation or upgrade, you're in the right place! If you want to learn more about installing PowerVC, refer to the Knowledge Center. These links go to 1...

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IBM PowerVC LDAP Configuration FAQs

The intent of this blog is to cover some generic queries about LDAP configuration on PowerVC. For more details about configuring LDAP, visit the IBM PowerVC Knowledge Center . Can PowerVC be configured with LDAP using the PowerVC UI? No. PowerVC can be configured with LDAP only by using...

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Unveiling PowerVC 1.4.0 Fix pack 1!

We believe you have been enjoying working with PowerVC 1.4.0. While you were using it, we've been working behind the scenes to make it even better. So here, we proudly announce the grand unveiling of PowerVC 1.4.0 fix pack 1, the new update to PowerVC that comes with the following features and a...

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Move images between cloud providers

PowerVC 1.4.0 allows users to import and export images. This makes moving images between cloud providers or different storage devices a breeze! There are several use cases that you can use import/export for: Move an image hosted on one storage provider to a different storage provider...

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VMAX3 Volume Replication with PowerVC

In the Ocata release of OpenStack, the VMAX volume driver has added some support for provisioning replicated volumes and allowing failover to a secondary array. PowerVC v1.3.3 is based on Ocata, and although there is no integrated support for volume replication in the GUI, you may have an...

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