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User generated list of IP that the HMC will NOT use for RCM connections.

When an RCM connection is established to the PowerHA cluster service IP that moves from node to node, you can end up in a situation where you cannot dynamically increase CPU, and memory on a system. I would like to exclude PowerHA Service IPs from...
11 months ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

HMC enhancement function

memory move timeouts should not be an error but placed as info or warning witha message stating you should check your server memory levels to see if the operation completed as the HMC gives a confusing message
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add Support for RHEL 8/SUSE 15/Ubuntu 20.04 in vHMC on x86, version 10.1 (5765-VHX)

The new HMC Virtual Appliance on x86 (5765-VHX), version 10.1, for Power10 was announced on September 8, 2021 here: https://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/7/897/ENUS221-217/index.html Additionally, EOS was announced f...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Offer nginx stream modules

nginx is currently available through the IBM yum repository. The project has modules to facilitate TCP streaming; however, these are not built by default. Could we please find a way to provide these additional modules for customers that may requir...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Planned for future release

Add automatic vNIC physical adapter selection redundancy to LPMs

When we use the HMC or LPM Tool to LPM LPARs with vNICs it will sometimes give the Primary and backup SR-IOV Logical to the same physical adapter. This removes the redundancy. The source logical ports are on different adapters but after LPMing the...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

nimadm upgrade with cachefs fails to install efix because it can't expand a filesystem. While installp can expand a filesystem. It would improve the upgrade proccess if emgr could do the same.

Because of the issue with emgr it is neccessary after the upgrade to boot a lpar from from altinst_rootvg and then install the missing efix, so applications cannot start.Without the limitation the lpar would be started with all the fixes and it wo...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

updateios failure during window closure

You can reach out Deepak Menezes(deepakme@in.ibm.com) .This is with respect to issue we hit on case TS008403859Was installing Fix Pack 3.1.2.10 on top of his system 3.1.1.25 .During the installation the Putty session disconnected due to VPN discon...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Planned for future release

Job reference missing in spoolfile

When working with JVM's on IBM the function Print GC Tables, produces a spoolfile in which no reference to the job it is derived from is present. This makes analyses very complicated. Use Case: When using the command WRKJVMJOB and option 9 offers ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 3 Planned for future release

ASMI Password Reset Lockout Restrictions

Remove requirement to know prior password for the ASMI admin account when changing the password from an account with the following RBAC privileges:ChangeUserPasswords,frame:ChangeFramePassword,cec:ChangeCECPassword.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add feature to report size (df) based on quota set on fileset(gpfs) rather than filesystem size for AIX

On system with GPFS filesystems when quotas are enforced for a fileset (other than the root fileset), the numbers reported by the df command are based on the quotas for the fileset (rather than the entire file system). This option affects the df c...
over 3 years ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release