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Hardware Management Console

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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

Read CPU Feature on HMC via API

The HMC API is a great way to gather information about systems and partitions, including processor pools and profile information. We're using this to collect information from many HMCs in a single database. The processor feature is currently not a...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Remove "Provide Feedback" popup from HMC login

Please remove the random "Provide Feedback" popup when logging into the HMC, or at least provide an option to disable it permanently (not just "Not Now"). This is not an appropriate time or place to collect feedback / perform marketing functions.
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

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

Dynamically change VLAN ID of a partition

Would like to be able to change the VLAN ID of a partition from the HMC in a single step.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Stop selective SRCs in lower HMC models

One third of my HMCs are 7042-CR6's, which will not support anything newer than HMC 8.8.6. However, a subset of those HMCs are responsible for generating 17 PMRs in just the last month or so, almost all of them due to "too many files open" (an SRC...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

HMC: Show partial processors

All Systems, RACK3,PartitionsTable View I clicked the icon off to the right to add Processor Allocated. However it only shows full processor allocations. Most of my lpars are subprocessor.I tried to use the export to export this list to a CSV but ...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Is a defect

Please add for REST API token based authentication

Security tools and hardening activities usually configure password expiration for accounts and then REST API call will stop working. Using separate tokens for REST API prevent for automation tools stop working.
29 days ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

HMC delivering rperf 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.
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release