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The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC.

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC. This should also be available for the entire managed system. The energy costs calculated down to the work performed is becoming increasingly important for customers when th...
8 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Reinstatement of 'sed' in HMC v10

Hi , We urge the reinstatement of the 'sed' command in the next patch for HMC v10. Its removal (PTF MF71298 and MF71299) has critically impacted the functionality of numerous scripts, including ezh (Brian Smith) and eezh (Matthew Opoka). Additiona...
11 days ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Partitions overview - identify the shared processor and memory pools assigned to the LPAR

Using multiple LPARS for testing ideas, then deactivating them, I am assigning LPARS to an "InactivePool" while they are powered off. I need to ensure that LPARs are all correctly assigned before activation to avoid license warnings and keep me le...
3 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted
120 VOTE

Provide sum of energy consumed and system temperature to HMC

Energy and environmental aspects are getting more and more into focus when discussing datacenter efficiency The Power High-End (in a minimum P10 and future and maybe P9 as well) systems should be enabled to expose temperature and energy charts th...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

1040 dashboard improvement: Resource summary : partitions deactivated instead of warning

1040 dashboard design changed required to improve user experience: under Resource summary ; remove deactivated partitions from the warning counter. Or even better let the deactivated partions have a unique counter: i.e. "inactive".
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release
121 VOTE

HMC Performance Dashboard shows different calculated graphs depending if the LPAR is in Shared-Pool and Dedicated Mode

At the moment the HMC Performance Dashboard is using a different calculation method - depending on the LPAR using Shared-Pool or Dedicated-Donating Mode - to display the CPU utilization graph without any hint of these differences. Both graphs are ...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration
138 VOTE

Dynamically editable min/max fields when LPAR gets shut down

When you are on a partitions memory configuration section and the partition is running you can only change the allocated value and the min/max values are greyed out. When the partition is then shut down the min/max values should be editable but th...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

openssh 9.x with HMC 10

align to openssh 9.x available on AIX and Linux . i.e: legacy SCP protocol for file transfers instead of the SFTP protocol a.s.o.
8 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

password rest for BMC console inband account

BMC console inband id on 7063-CR2 HMCs requires a password reset to comply with our security policies. As of today, BMC console inband account password can be reset from HMC when it is expired ( chhmc man page states so and based on IBM case TS014...
17 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Add additional quick property request for SRC

We are looking a for a fast and easy way to get the SRC for a managed system and partition, currently the only way to extract the SRC is by requesting the information for the system or partition which reults in a 12K (approx) download to get 8 byt...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted