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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...
about 10 hours 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

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 ...
29 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.
29 days ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

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...
27 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...
29 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted
125 VOTE

Provide sum of energy consumed and system temperature to HMC

Energy and environmental aspects are getting more and more into focus when discussing datacenter efficiency The Power High-End (in a minimum P10 and future and maybe P9 as well) systems should be enabled to expose temperature and energy charts th...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

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