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Virtual Servers

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Allow for VPC boot disk sizes greater than 250GiB

Currently, VPC boot disks are limited to a max of 250GiB. We have use-cases where having larger boot disk sizes (e.g. 512GiB or 1TiB) would be adventageous. Other cloud providers that we have tested, allow for boot disk sizes in the mulitples of T...
16 days ago in Virtual Servers 0 Under review

About the additional event notification when the maintenance time is extended

Hello. I've already mentioned in following Case, maintenance was not completed by the end time in notification that had been issued beforehand. Allowing degraded operation in only during the maintenance time, we switch our application to BCP site,...
about 1 month ago in Virtual Servers 0 Under review

Provide larger swap disks with VM instances

Currently IBM provides a "swap" disk (labelled as such in both the portal and Windows) of only 2GB, regardless of VM instance size. This is too small to actually function as a swap disk for the vast majority of VMs. Indeed Windows will ignore this...
4 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Under review

VM hibernation capability for IBM VPC instances

Introduce the ability to hibernate Windows or Linux VMs in the IBM Cloud VPC infrastructure. This would persist the memory state of the VM, effectively stopping the VM and halting hourly billing. Currently, when a VM is stopped, without hibernatio...
4 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Future consideration

Add more languages to the 5250 web console

I have opened an IBM Cloud support case #CS3709065 When retrieving the available languages on the Web UI or with IBM Cloud CLI on SAO instances (same in Dallas and WDC and I guess on all countries) we can see these: 939 Japan (Latin Extended) 939 ...
7 months ago in Virtual Servers 5 Future consideration

Add a "mkvterm" console option to the IBM Cloud CLI "power-iaas" plugin for AIX

Add and option to IBM CLOUD CLI - Power-IaaS plugin, so we can access the "mkvterm" command on NovaLink/PowerVS and AIX intances. The Web console has no cut&paste feature and the time-out can be annoying with long-running processes (ie: instal...
7 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Not under consideration

Provide Internet access on PowerVS without Internet publishing

When we don't add Internet access to our network settings we are not able to download PTFs, fixes, updates or install open source tools, unless we set an instance with this features or jump to VPC landing zone and use a VRA or proxy VM. It would b...
7 months ago in Virtual Servers 2 Not under consideration

Allow to connect to the IBM Cloud portal from VPC and PowerVS instances (without Internet access)

Sometimes we need to automate or script some actions on our VMs or LPARs for backup, restore, and management purposes. It would be great to connect to the portal using the CLI or APIs pointing to a local address (maybe the gateway)
7 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Not under consideration

Request for disclosure of knowledge regarding various XenTools issues held by IBM Cloud Support

Currently, our customers are trying to upgrade Xen Tools on VSI. However, they are encountering various difficulties. I'm guessing that IBM Cloud support has also received various inquiries about upgrading XenTools. As a result, I think IBM Cloud ...
8 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Future consideration

Current boot option is not viewable from PowerVS like it is on the HMC.

It is possible to change the boot option from PowerVS, but there is no way to view what the current setting is. To ensure it is set correctly, one must change to the desired setting then trust that it was set correctly before rebooting the virtual...
9 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Not under consideration