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Move away from VFAT file system on USB devices on the HMC

The current VFAT filesystem used when formatting a USB stick on the HMC supports a maximum file size of 4GB. ISO images for updates now exceed this limit (e.g MF70257 for V10R1M1020 is 4.24GB). This means a USB device formatted on the HMC can no l...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Instantaneous consumption of IBM Power servers

With the great challenges of energy reduction that we will have to face and in the perspective of "greenIT", it would be interesting to me to be able to know the instantaneous consumption of the Power (and others) infrastructure . As requested by ...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Option to disable recipient "Manage Event Notification: Email"

Currently there is no option to disable a recipient receiving email alerts in "Manage Event Notification", currently only add or delete, we need an option to disable as well.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Virtual Networks display - improve the order of items listed, or allow the user to save a preferred order

HMC V9 and V10 GUI - the Virtual Networks display can have a high number of virtual networks listed. Please can these be ordered either by PVID ascending or by Virtual Network Name ascending to allow the user to organise the display. Alternatively...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

The option to Enable power collections from HMC command line.

I see performance graphs on some of our frames. It looks like we need to enable it on the other frames. We might have to do this every time we get new hardware. I have a script that runs every week that enables collections on the LPARs. The only w...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

lslogon: extend attributes "Running Tasks, Access Location, Notes" like in UI

lslogon useful for script automation therefor same attributes like in UI would be more consistent.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add Progress information to Update Memory of Logical Partition splash screen

When adding or removing Memory from a running LPAR, the time taken to complete the task and vary between a few seconds and many minutes. It would help if there was a progress indicator shown on the HMC Update Memory of Logical Partition splash scr...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Show NUMA Scoring of a LPAR in LPAR Overview as selectable field

in the Partition overview it would be helpful as a selectable column field to selecet NUMA Scoring and see how the scoring for all lpars for a power server is
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

LPM Validation to check for available CPUs based on OS.

Hi team; we've seen that when you have IFL (Linux and VIOS cpus only) configured on your servers, LPM validation does not check for available AIX cpu resources on the target based on the os running lpar that you are moving. The validations takes i...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

mkviosbk - Possibility to break the mirror while backup

Hi Team, please give us the possibility to break the mirror while backing up the system - so we are able in case of DR to restore a previous mirrored system on a single disk. The way is described in this article: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration