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My ideas: Hardware Management Console

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Allow install of client CA certificates to the HMC to allow SSL proxy functionality.

Many organizations use proxy servers to control/manage external traffic. Some of these (Palo Alto Networks, for one) create a man-in-the-middle certificate so that SSL traffic can be proxied the same way as HTTP traffic. An example of this activit...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Run multiple Managed System Firmware Updates Concurrently

To update the Firmware on multiple Managed Systems under the same HMC running the updlic is currently not allowed. Last night I had to update 5 Managed Systems and it took ~1hr per frame. It stated at 9:30pm and ended at 3:43am the next day. If th...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Enforce lockout after 5 or 3 failed password attempts on the SSH login on the HMC

In order to meet Lloyd’s security standards users should be locked out after 5 failed password attempts (for normal accounts) and 3 (for privileged accounts) on the SSH login on the HMC. We want it to perform a temporary lockout, as it does for th...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

add cli/REST path/command to allow a) creation of tag b) removal of tag against resource and c) querying of resources tags (which tags are assigned) - perhaps field in lssyscfg

HMC GUI 10 provides 'tags' to allow functional grouping of systems and instance/lpars however these are not exposed as query able through REST or cli commands to allow management tools to make decisions / use the same tags
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Persistent warning when automatic saving of partition profile changes have been disabled

The enhanced HMC GUI is missing one important thing: a persistent warning when automatic saving of configuration changes has been switched off when you are making a change. It got switched off because someone edited the profile directly. You will ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

make simplified remote restart fully disaster recovery capable

When employing simplified remote restart, one requisite to restart an LPAR on another machine is that all SAN paths and targets (e.g. LUNs) have to be available on target VIO servers. During a disaster recovery scenario, this is not the case; in a...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

warning in advance before making chaanges that will disable profile sync

Profile sync is a very helpful feature so it would be nice if when making changes that will disable the feature we could get a warning pop-up when pressing save saying something like "saving this config will disable profile synchronization" in the...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add shared processor pool to partition table view

Add the shared processor pool that partitions are in as a column option on the partition list table view. This would make it much easier to manage multiple shared processor pools. The information appears in HMC scanner, but that's a lot of effort ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration
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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...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Offer Windows USB recovery media tool for the HMC

IBM only offer a Linux method of creating a USB bootable recovery image for the HMC (https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6454883). It would be good to have a media creation tool for Windows which can take the ISO recovery image and format the U...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration