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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

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 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...
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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...
22 days ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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

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...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Display command for a GUI task

The HMC should have the possibility to show the CLI command for a task that is executed over the GUI. For example the start of a VM should return "chsysstate -r lpar .....". Such a functionality is implemented in AIX SMIT using the F6 key. This wo...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

HMC delivering CPW calculation

Would simplify and speed up the process to gather this info, which will be helpful in the sizing of new customer environments and comparison of customer environments.
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

HMC GUI > Implement a "button" for opening an IBM HW/SW Support Case that automatically pulls in data (S/N, OS Level etc.) from an LPAR or Managed System

This is a request for enhancing the functionality of the HMC GUI with: A button / or menu that enables the user to open an IBM Support case directly and easily from the HMC GUI By selecting the affected LPAR / VM or Manages System Base data needed...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted