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Hardware Management Console

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Allow Simplified HMC based Remote Restart to recreate LPAR on target system even with reduced paths to the LUN

Simplified HMC based Remote Restart is currently not successful if the check on the target system results in a reduced number of paths to the LUN. This is the case with a HyperSwap configuration in the event of a data center failure (storage and s...
1 day ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

HMC Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode

HMC should have a Patch Management: Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode. IBM should provide a easy way for Patch Management. System Firmware and Adapter microcode report in one tool (something Microcode Discovery tool...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 10 Submitted

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

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.
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

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...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Capacity/Performance Management

HMC should provide the same detail level and functionality like lpar2rrd in point of Capacity and Performance management.
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Provide Prometheus exporter for LPAR and System data in HMC

Please provide a Prometheus exporter for the HMC which cound be used for sending system and partition utilization data to prometheus timeseries database. This would be very helpful to consolidate performance data in a single place together with ot...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC.

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC. This should also be available for the entire managed system. The energy costs calculated down to the work performed is becoming increasingly important for customers when th...
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

HMC should work as ntp server for eBMC ntp clients

As Pete Heyrman documented: The enterprise baseboard management controller (eBMC) was introduced in Power10 and provides similar system management functionality as the FSP. With respect to time, the eBMC time-of-day clock cannot be synced with the...
6 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 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 ...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted