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Hardware Management Console

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Add Location option per managed system (chpcm - change Performance and Capacity Monitoring settings)

Add Location option per managed system (chpcm - change Performance and Capacity Monitoring settings) e. g. chpcm -l "location" to reflect where the managed system resides and to be able to achieve more granularity, when it comes to sustainability ...
13 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Provide info for current Power usage per Managed Frame with HMC cli command

Hi, for data collection / automation purposes it would be great to have current Power usage per Managed Frame available via HMC cli command like: Name=power-frame-d01, power_usage=859.556 watts Currently the data is available on HMC GUI & HMC ...
19 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

LPM should not switch to Default Processor Pool

During LPM via HMC-GUI (V10 R3 SP1051 / MF71688) the setting for processor pool switches back to the Default Processor Pool, if not explicitely changed by drop-down menu. Since Processor Pools are very important to us (licences) AND there's a veri...
25 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

HMC LPAR configuration CPU/Memory allocation checker and advisor

Would be great HMC will be doing checks in case there is configuration attempt not following best practices according NUMA architecture or ratio between EC vs vCPU. Check ratio between CPU / Memory according SRAD best practice. In case will be pos...
28 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

HMC automated installation

It's possible to have option for fully automated installation physical HMC and virtual HMC ? This is time consuming in case IBM support request as part of solution reinstallation of HMC code and restore configuration from backup. It will simplify ...
28 days ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Please add for REST API token based authentication

Security tools and hardening activities usually configure password expiration for accounts and then REST API call will stop working. Using separate tokens for REST API prevent for automation tools stop working.
28 days ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

CLI command power on / off Multiple specified Managed Systems at same time

Currently the latest Firmware ONLY allows to power on / off a single Managed System or ALL Managed Systems currently managed by this HMC. Requesting to have ability, in CLI, to Power On / Off multiple specified Managed Systems at the same time, li...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Improve HMC VIOS Maintenance option reliability

Sinve HMC V10 VIOS Maintenance option is supported but the serviceability and reliability need improvement: -Restoring operation after vios maintenance is trustless. (shared ethernet SEA state)-vNIC Auto Priority Failover -a.s.o.
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

The HMC needs the flexibility to support a choice of MFA verification methods.

With a continuously more vigilant eye on security and an ever evolving variety of MFA options on the market, the HMC needs to be able to support choice in the MFA space aside from the PowerSC offering.
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Needs more information

Support vHMC on Openshift Virtualisation

Hi, The vHMC supports VMware and KVM. Where customers have an on-premises x86 based openshift environment it would be good to run the vHMC on Openshift Virtualisation. Our use case is that we are planning to migrate off VMware to Openshift Virtual...
2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted