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Hardware Management Console

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128 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...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration
112 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 ...
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration
105 VOTE

Maintenance capabilities for vNIC Failover

In order to make preparations for maintenance activities (e.g. VIOS updates) more efficient in setups with vNIC failover, it would be helpful to have a new HMC capability that allows to switch all active backing devices from a selected VIOS to the...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

extend Support for HMC classic View after Release 8.8.6

Wir benutzen den classic View auf der HMC in der Version 8.8.6. Beim letzten Update ist aufgefallen das die Version 8.8.6 die letzte Version sein soll, die den classic View unterstützt.Mit dem enhanced+ View haben wir erhebliche Performance Proble...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

Call Home test for vHMC

At the moment there is no way to check, if vHMC Call Home configuration is working properly.As verified by IBM Support Case neither "Test connection" during configuration wizard nor "Creating a serviceable event" with checked flag "Test problem re...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Awarness of multiple HMC's in the GUI (arbitration)

There is currently no ability to see the HMC arbitration status in the GUI. When deploying redundant HMC's that manages the same system(s) it would be good to see the status of both the primary and secondary HMC in terms of their role so the user ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Automate pedbg and VIO snap from HMC

Automate creation and upload of pedbg and VIO snap from HMC via UI to optimize IBM SR handling.
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

User friendly logging of any change activity on HMC for LPAR and Power Server itself

Would like to have a recording of activities like change,add,remove things for LPAR and/or Power Server in the HMC. The task window is not enough and shows only minimal change information.
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

DO NOT Drop support for X86 HMC

IBM Has announced they will drop support for the X86 HMC BEFORE CUSTOMER LEASES ARE EVEN COMPLETE! This is BALDERDASH! I get it you want to support just one piece of hardware and the Power HMC is the correct choice. But especially customers who bo...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 7 Not under consideration

physical port on destination side for the migrating client LPAR

Physical port (FCS)on destination side for the migrating client LPAR can not see during the LPM on HMC GUI , so as mentioned the option is only available from HMC CLI with the command below: ~> migrlpar -o v -m <source_managed_system> -t ...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration