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Hardware Management Console

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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 ...
15 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

FIDO2 U2F Support as additional MFA options (without PowerSC)

Easys to use. HMC UI /CLI login based on multi-factor and passwordless authentication without the overpowering PowerSC.
16 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Modify USB Media Formatting to allow objects larger than 4GB

Many HMC fixes are now greater than 4GB and so can not be installed on a Physical HMC via USB removal media. This is because the HMC format removal media command uses the FAT32 format which is limited at the 4GB file size. Please modify the USB M...
19 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Managed System Uptime or reboot time - from CLI

I would like a way to use a command line command from the HMC to get into the ASMI and get the last Current Operating State for all managed systems we own. This will be used to know when all of our managed systems have been last rebooted, thus upg...
19 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Display the correct image for Power10 S1014 Server in HMC Gallery View

When you connect a Power10 S1014 to a HMC, it displays a generic image of a server, rather than an image of the actual server (as is the case with Power8 & Power9) Sample Gallery view attached, you will see that the Power8 & Power9 serve...
26 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

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...
27 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

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 ( It would be good to have a media creation tool for Windows which can take the ISO recovery image and format the U...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add "make bootable" option to Format Media for USB Flash Drives

As the 7063 range of HMCs has no physical DVD, using USB Flash Drives for upgrading to a new release has become more popular. At the moment, we require a Linux workstation to USB flash drive so that it is bootable. For those not familiar with the ...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add command for displaying the hardware where a defined VM runs.

Ease of management, example when deleting a VM cli-wise it removes several steps (or the need for additional scripting to check all hw and find the lpar). Here also would be beneficial to present all VMs with the same name, to secure removal but a...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Needs more information

openBMC and HMC, report also power is back.

We often get support calls and HMC events stating PSU / power supply issues has been detected. When the power is back we dont get that event / info which then needs more work for admins to check and close event.
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review