IBM PowerVC 1.3.2 New Features:

Available December 2016

PowerVM & NovaLink
– Automatic Remote Restart of virtual machines (POWER8)
– Inject an SSH key on deploy (non-Cloud Deploy)
– Initiator zoning (fewer Fibre Channel zones)
– Add text when working with VM Requests (Cloud Mgr Deploy)

NovaLink only
– Dynamic Resource Optimize host memory rebalance
– Launch a VM console
– NovaLink running on RHEL (was just Ubuntu)
– Support for SR-IOV devices
– Support for Share Storage Pools

Expanded SAN support
– Hitachi Data Systems driver supports existing VMs
– Consistency groups & snapshots (EMC VMAX & VNX, Hitachi, IBM DS8000 & XIV)

Technical Preview: Software Defined Networking

Details on developerWorks by Rebecca Dimock
– http://ibm.biz/powervc_132

Excellent DeveloperWorks Article by P J Himabindu
– https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/co…

AIXpert Blog – lots of mini articles & thoughts
– http://tinyurl.com/AIXpert

Monthly Virtual User Group
– http://tinyurl.com/ibmAIXVUG
– http://tinyurl.com/ibmPower

Author: Nigel Griffiths

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