IBM PowerVC virtualization management enhancements deliver expanded scalability, additional device support, and support for Power Enterprise Servers built on IBM POWER8 technology

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-292
October 6, 2014

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New features in this release of PowerVC V1.2.2 include support for the following:

  • Managing IBM® i LPARs
  • Support for the following devices:
    • Cisco Fibre Channel switches
    • EMC storage
    • IBM XIV® storage
    • Classic vSCSI
    • Third-party-supported OpenStack storage drivers
  • Scaling improvements
  • Third-party-supported OpenStack drivers
  • One-click server evacuation
  • New Linux™ version support
  • The ability to import existing PowerKVM VMs
  • Support for Power Systems™ Enterprise Servers built on POWER8™ technology

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).



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PowerVC is an advanced virtualization management offering for IBM Power Systems based on OpenStack technology. This comprehensive virtualization management offering is simple to install and use, and enables virtual machine setup and management. PowerVC can help achieve the following goals:

  • Improve resource usage to reduce capital expense and power consumption.
  • Increase agility and execution to quickly respond to changing business requirements.
  • Increase IT productivity and responsiveness.
  • Simplify Power Systems virtualization management.
  • Accelerate repeatable error-free virtualization deployments.


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  • IBM PowerVM® Standard Edition for basic PowerVC functions
  • IBM PowerVM Enterprise Edition, IBM PowerVM for PowerLinux™, or IBM PowerKVM for full PowerVC functions


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Planned availability date
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December 12, 2014



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5765-VCS 1.2.2 PowerVC Standard Edition



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Business Partner information
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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 214-292


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This new release supports the new enterprise Power® systems servers built on POWER8 technology



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Prices
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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

	Phone:       800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
	Fax:         800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

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For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.ibm.com

	Mail:      IBM Teleweb Customer Support
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	3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
	Markham, Ontario
	Canada  L3R 2Z1
	Reference: RE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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