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Hardware Management Console

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Could not open temporary driftfile /var/lib/chrony/drift.tmp for writing

HMC reported error message : "Could not open temporary driftfile /var/lib/chrony/drift.tmp for writing" Please have a look at Case TS010779841
11 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

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...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

Adding virtual storage to an inactive LPAR

We are working with shadow LPAR definitions for roleswap between two Power systems. We can add a new LUN per vSCSI to the running LPAR without problems with the HMC - PowerVM - virtual storage dialogue.But we are not able to add a LUN to the sleep...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

HMC Add Physical Volume Dialog

Hello, when you add vscsi luns to a partition in menu Virtual Storage -> Add physical volume the dialog has a fixed size and in table within you cannot see all colums full sized.Even if your monitor has a wqhd resolution, the dialog is still fi...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

New HMC LPAR description field, API or CLI to obtain/maintain field

Previously, we would use ugly lpar names that would describe the purpose of the LPAR eg. "SCC1234 - ESB WAS Sandbox 1" The hostname is SCC1234When we installed the latest HMCs, and via the GUI, I find a new Description field, but I'm being told th...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Delivered

Add checksum capability to HMC

I have a column called "BSD Checksum" at I am downloading the files using: getupgfiles -h -u anonymous --passwd anonymous -d /software/server/hmc/network/v950/x86 when the download ...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Delivered

"Create Command-line"/"Schedule Operations" for VIOS backup/restore tasks via HMC

I want to utilize the new VIOS backup/restore option in the HMC. However, it currently only supports this via the GUI - I would like a way to schedule this operation and/or run a command-line command to do this so I can automate these tasks. From ...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Delivered

HMC to send updates on RMC state

Tools like PowerVC poll the HMC on RMC state changes for VMs. With that it takes some time until PowerVC notices that the RMC state for a VM is okay. A different way would be if the the HMC can send RMC updates to tools like PowerVC.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

HMC awareness of own hardware issues

The HMC appears to have limited or no ability to monitor its own hardware status. It would be very useful for it to alert upon PSU/HD/fan failure etc on the HMC hardware and raise a serviceable event so the administrator can manage the problem as ...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 Delivered

Provide the option to schedule the repeated monthly job from HMC GUI

I would like to schedule the monthly job(first day of each month) from HMC GUI. But it seems to me that there is no option to set it up. I can specify the number of weeks between running repeated job. But "first of the month" is not offered as an ...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered