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Console for PowerVS via IBMCloud GUI

This idea was created a while back (IDEA-I-3218), and closed, with the only real comment from a developer being that they were not responsible for PowerVS. I should also comment that this problem only really applies to booting the PowerVS instance...
11 months ago in Virtual Servers 13 Planned for future release

Add the ability to take snapshots on Power Systems Virtual Server

Issue: Currently, there is no GUI to take a snapshot of an instance on Power Systems Virtual Server. Solution: Make it easy to take a snapshot of your instance using the GUI. Effect: The convenience of the service is improved. Workaround:...
10 months ago in Virtual Servers 2 Future consideration

Power VS do not have any mechanism to increase the timeout: VNC Console

Kindly increase the timeout for VNC console, there is high probability of disconnection in case of weekly backup. and backup can end immediately or stuck in between.
10 months ago in Virtual Servers 1 Future consideration

Provide a path to migrate a virtual machine between regions

On dW Answers, a customer said that they need the ability to migrate their VM from US South to EU-GB. You can see the thread at the following URL: https://developer.ibm.com/answers/questions/249398/migrating-vm-between-us-south-and-uk-region.html
over 6 years ago in Virtual Servers 0 Not under consideration

Allow generation of VSI performance stats from CLI

Currently the performance report can only be generated from the UI. Being able to do it from the cli would allow it to be scripted and automated.
4 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Future consideration

Stop recommending a Java applet for KVM access

Java applets have been banned by most browsers for several years. Getting one running is enormously difficult. Yet the KVM for your VSIs (which runs bog-standard unencrypted VNC) still pushes the use of a Java applet and someone has to dig through...
over 3 years ago in Virtual Servers 0 Not under consideration

Identifying a VPC Gen 2 Block Storage from inside a VSI

Hi as a Cloud Operator, I woule like to build some VSI on VPC Gen 2 (Linux and Windows) with several volumes attached during the provisioning step. Some of them have the same size but different functions. So I need to know which VPC Block Storage ...
almost 2 years ago in Virtual Servers 1 Needs more information

Classic instructor VSI configuration check when changing configuration

Since it is used from Softlayer itself, vCPU and RAM can be selected respectively, Selecting 32GB of RAM from the pulldown did not cause an error. Therefore, I thought that I could order without problems and adjusted the work. However, in reality,...
almost 3 years ago in Virtual Servers 0 Not under consideration

Lack of local storage Scalability for virtual servers (VSI)

We are using different compute and storage resources on IBM Cloud.Unfortunately SAN based Storage for VSI's as well as Performance/Endurance storage, periodically impacted by high Network utilization, and our Production systems freezing.That is wh...
over 4 years ago in Virtual Servers 0 Not under consideration

Fix Virtual Servers console pages for Safari browser

In Safari (v 9.1.1) on OS X 1) the Overview tab shows several panels overwriting each other so it is unreadable whereas Chrome shows them just fine. 2) The "MEMORY UTILIZATION" and "NETWORK IN (BYTES/SECOND)" panels of the Monitoring tab are scal...
over 6 years ago in Virtual Servers 0 Not under consideration