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Hardware Management Console

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Customer able to change default behaviour for LPAR's at restart (kernel dump, reboot behaviour, and startup profiles, for example)

In order to enhance the possibilities of tracing the origin of errors when something in the kernel (or a piece of software) seems to hang, it would be beneficial to be able to change the default behaviour for restarting an LPAR to "dump" - this co...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

VM/LPARS description synced in HMC-pair (and to CMC)

We would llike to use the description field for virtual servers / LPARs in HMC, but since its not synced by default we need to update both HMCs. This extra step seems unneeded since a description for LPARs should never differ in between HMCs, ther...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Please add relational view in new carbon GUI

It adds convenience and time saving/productivity to view and work with all partitions, Client and VIOS partitions, for each system all in one view
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Add sssd to Power Hardware Management Console

Product Defect was opened for this issue- SW512801 We need sssd added to HMC user authentication so we can use our current number only ID's to log into the HMC's as we did pre 950 level.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

VIO LPM SAN and Network Virtualization Assignment

Currently on the larger hardware like 880/980s we are running 4 VIOs, for restricted/nonrestricted VMs. When VMs are LPMed from one frame to another the network and SAN virtual connections aren't always assigned to the same VIO pairing. This can l...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Allow the HMC / vHMC to connect to PowerVS so we can use the 5250 or VT console terminal instead of the Web Console options

When using web-console for AIX or IBM i we miss some standard features on HMC or LAN Console. Allow the HMC to connect to the Novalink/PowerVC backend on PowerVS so we can have a full console experience: cut&paste, Fn keys support, special key...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Command saveupgdata check space only AIX/LINUX - df

Now command savupgdata only works with sftp server where command df is avalible.I have windows sftp and this command - df not give a free space from my server sftp works in windows. Currently, it is not possible to send data to servers other than ...
6 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Better support for RMC and Novalink

Currently, firmware updates rely on an RMC connection between the HMC and the individual AIX/Linux partitions. Also, Cloud Management Console relies on an RMC connection to the individual partitions to obtain some of its data. We would like Novali...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Persistent warning when automatic saving of partition profile changes have been disabled

The enhanced HMC GUI is missing one important thing: a persistent warning when automatic saving of configuration changes has been switched off when you are making a change. It got switched off because someone edited the profile directly. You will ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC mail sender

The function "Event Notification" allows you to let the HMC send out an email in the case of issues. The sender of this mails is derived from the name you have given the HMC. The syntax of the mail address:<Console name>@<Console name>...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 Future consideration