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Hardware Management Console

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The HMC needs the flexibility to support a choice of MFA verification methods.

With a continuously more vigilant eye on security and an ever evolving variety of MFA options on the market, the HMC needs to be able to support choice in the MFA space aside from the PowerSC offering.
21 days ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Needs more information

HMC delivering LPM information from LPM operations through CLI, REST API

Would be helpful for customers not having a CMC to track and or troubleshoot LPM processes in more detail.
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 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.
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

idle_timeout for HMC user on GUI and HMC CLI

Session limitations: HMC doesn't support user session timeout as of today for both GUI and CLI logins. As per , the idle timeout user property task is not functional. The HMC interface ...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

HMC V10R2 - Configuration of the initial screen

HMC V10R2M1040 came with the beautiful dashboard as the initial screen. Unfortunately not everyone likes to see the dashboard. Some of colleagues would like to see the list of the managed systems as the initial screen in HMC - same as with V10R2M1...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

HMC should be enabled to use NTP slew mode

NTP can be configured to slew the clock. When slewing the clock the time on the system is incremented slower until the system clock is in sync with the time on the reference system.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

command redirection for HMC rsh-shell

classical command redirection not available in HMC rsh-shell. ping > ping_test.txtbash : ping_test.txt: restricted : cannot redirect output
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

HMC Key Length of Self Signed Certificates

According to our information, at the moment and on the latest HMC version (V9R2M950) the key length of self signed certificates is fix and 2048 Bit (RSA) and 256 Bit (ECC), respectively
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Certificate used on port 9920

Port 9920:"Certificate lifespan is longer than 5 years - cert of IBMNot options to used my or cut to short lifespan to 820 days.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Possibility to store SSH key file in HMC user profile

Please create a possibility to store a SSH key file ( in the HMC user profile. Adding the key via SSH always causes problems on the HMC and takes several attempts until it finally works. In IBM storage systems it is also possible and wo...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Future consideration