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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Hardware Management Console

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HMC should contain a complet Patch Management (AIX, PowerVM, Firmware, Microcode) including a Monitoring comparable to LPAR2RRD

In a Server enterprise environment, we expect a HMC that is able to manage all kind of patches for its clients and monitor the Manage Systems comparable to LPAR2RRD
3 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Allow to import a certificate into the ESA trust store

As described by IBM support in CASE TS015898308, a HMC can not Call Home when using a Proxy, which is replacing certificates in the SSL encryption. The customer wants this feature to work in further releases.
6 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Show HMC Firewall "Available applictions" in HMC CLI

I would like to see possibility to list all possible Applications that can be configured on HMC firewall, on HMC CLI in a similar way as they are shown in HMC GUI (see atttached screenshot) Currently lshmc --firewall gives list only for the rules ...
9 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Provide RSCT Domain filtering options for managed systems co-managed by HMC and PowerVM NovaLink

In PowerVC environments that utilize IBM Cloud Management Console (CMC) for Power Enterprise Pools (PEP), it's common for managed systems to be co-managed by HMC and PowerVM NovaLink. PowerVM NovaLink is in controller mode to facilitate operations...
23 days ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

HMC GUI, UAK expiration.

Suppose that my frame's UAK are about to expire in a few days. Suppose I'm working on something else that requires my attention. Suddenly I begin to receive popups telling me that UAK are about to expire. I have about 50 frames so I receive about ...
28 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

HMC GUI, LPM, Validate/Migrate, drop-down box to select frame

HMC GUI, LPM, Validate/Migrate, drop-down box to select frame This drop-down box has never been sorted. I have many frames so I'm always searching my frames in the list. Could you please sort this list ? This option is part of your development too...
28 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Option to have 'key:value' pair tags in Power HMC.

HMC V10R3 allows to define LPAR description and group tags, but it is not possible to create the tags in the 'key:value' format. This is a standard format on other platforms and already adopted on IBM Cloud. There are several modernization, monito...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

re-add the ability to edit SR-IOV backing device editing in LPM gui

In the v9 interface when performing an LPM verfication, you could modify the backing device mappings, such that the % of logical port, which VIO to control that backing device, etc, could all be modified to accomodate the possible differences in b...
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Support for NFS in updlic

Almost all HMC commands support NFS as a way of obtaining updates or storing information. updlic can't use nfs now: ``` -r - the repository from which LIC updates will be retrieved: ibmwebsite - IBM service website ftp - FTP site sftp - secure FTP...
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

HMC delivering LPM information from LPM operations through CLI, REST API

Would be helpful for customers not having a CMC to track and or troubleshoot LPM processes in more detail.
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted