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Hardware Management Console

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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...
6 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

HMC should give a warning message when reducing current configuration resources of stopped LPAR by stealing process

When HMC needs to steal cpu or memory resources from stopped LPARs in order to fullfill a LPM request or a LPAR start operation because there are not enough completely unused ("free") resources in managed system, current configuration of stopped L...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Smaller DHCP segments for private network

The possibility to create one owns DHCP ranges for private network is great, but for easier initial management then we would like smalleer segments. This would also benefit in troubleshooting network/systems connection issues and or complex networ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Partitions table view select column to sort save to preferences

The table view of Partitions defaults to sorting by name. It would be helpful if when user sorts on another column that the change is both persistent when returning to this screen and/or saved with user preferences.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC API Json support

It's important that HMC API support Json format.We would like use HMC API and integrate them on our API systems.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Allow dual HMC to manage each others BMC for updates

Currently, POWER based HMCs require an extra Linux based ppc64le LPAR in order to update the BMC on the HMC without a browser. In a dual HMC environment the opposite HMC should be allowed to update the HMC BMC.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

customer requests to enable "classic view" on HMC v9

Our customer Zurich Insurance(HongKong) IT manager requested to enable "classic view" on HMC v9. This function was exist in v7 and v8. But they didn't understand why the feature was disabled in v9 which had caused them a lot of additional workload...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

HMC Storagevisualization should show mappings to SpectrumScale Storage Provider

HMC Storage Visualization does not show vscsi mapping to SpectrumScale storage provider.The gui should be enhanced so that mappings will be shown in the GUI.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Ability to download and generate HMC logs from the GUI

It would be useful to both have the ability to generate and download HMC system logs from the HMC GUI rather than resorting to the CLI when troubleshooting an issue with IBM. Also the ability to see logs in /tmp so these can be cleaned up by the u...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration