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Hardware Management Console

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DNS Configuration while installing VIOS from HMC

When VIOS is installed from HMC using ‘Management Console Image' installation method with the wizard ‘Add VIOS Wizard', the user (e.g. padmin), after login into VIOS , cannot access or even ping any other host using the hostname unless the host re...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

PEP and any cross-site HMC management of systems in different locations

We have had multiple customers that have requested a requirement of "knowing the address of the system" rather than that of the problem analyzing HMC. They need to identify the service address of the machine rather than the managing HMC so they kn...
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

Enforce lockout after 5 or 3 failed password attempts on the SSH login on the HMC

In order to meet Lloyd’s security standards users should be locked out after 5 failed password attempts (for normal accounts) and 3 (for privileged accounts) on the SSH login on the HMC. We want it to perform a temporary lockout, as it does for th...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add command for displaying the hardware where a defined VM runs.

Ease of management, example when deleting a VM cli-wise it removes several steps (or the need for additional scripting to check all hw and find the lpar). Here also would be beneficial to present all VMs with the same name, to secure removal but a...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Future consideration

Option to enable HMC Call Home Paging to Phone Number

"Option to enable HMC Call Home Paging to Phone Number along with emails..Need the phone number feature to be added."This would help us to stay alert for any production server h/w failure.. Currently email is configured but we missed to take actio...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Better Locale support in the HMC GUI

The locale support seems to have little impact in the GUI. Changing the default en_US.UTF-8 American English(UTF-8) to en_GB.UTF-8 British English(UTF-8) seemingly doesn't change anything. The date format on the task list is still MM-DD-YY rather ...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Allow chsvcevent to manually update pmh_num and/or comment

Modify chsvcevent to allow manual updating of pmh_num and/or custom field for tracking purposes.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

remove user "anonymous" from BMC

remove user "anonymouse" from BMC. ." they are saying that the anonymous user is part of the design ( all though not in use ) " so why i am not able to delete this user. .We will have discussions because of this nonsense-useless-user on every secu...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Create a resource role in Cloud Management Console which only shows assigned lpar resources.lpar and not the managed system

Create a resource role in Cloud Management Console which only shows assigned lpar resources instead of the capacity and usage of the entire frame.
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC ESA / Call Home Setup using ALIAS instead of IP Address as SSL Proxy

System: HMCActor: Client needs additional feature Client is using HMC to manage Power Server with multiple AIX Partitions. Since this is a production server, they wanted to setup the ESA/Call home feature. Description:In the ESA / Call home setup,...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration