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PowerHA DB2 HADR SmartAssist

Create a PowerHA SmartAssist for DB2 HADR.This would be useful for AIX and Linux.A SmartAssist for DB2 does exist but not if HADR will be used.
over 5 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Planned for future release

RSS Remember/reopen tabs

Hi, In addition to (auto saving RSS tabs) it would be great if RSS remembered which tabs were open and would reopen them when restarting RSS. In addition, unnamed tabs should also be stored...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Planned for future release

Create a new group that would allow limited administrator functionality on the GUI.

I need a group that is able to perform limited administrator type functions from the UI.1) Reports Tab - Request and print all reports 2) Security Tab: a) View and drill down into rtc events making them searchable. b) Disable rtc configuration or ...
almost 6 years ago in PowerSC 2 Planned for future release

Add info in the General Properties [Description] Field

Request an HMC cli command or add to an existing HMC command to add info in the "Description" field under both the Managed Systems and VIO "General Properties" the same as can in the GUI.This will aid our automation.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Planned for future release

Request for giving a report on Power System Uptime from HMC

It would be good if we have a utility in Power System Management Console in which Power Servers are connected, that will give us the uptime report the IBM Power servers ?
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

More information when performing an HMC backup

The backup critical console data process shows little information to the user whilst in progress. In old releases the status of the backup was shown, e.g., generating the archive file, offloading archive file. In current releases none of this info...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Allow restore of full VIOS backup through HMC web interface

THe HMC allows you to create a full image backup of a virtual I/O server through command line using 'cpviosbk -t full' or from the web interface using menu "Console Management --> Templates and OS images --> VIOS images --> Manage Virtual...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Replace Bull Frewware RPMs with IBM Open Source repository RPMs for VM Recovery Manager

It would be much better for this product to use RPMs from IBM's own RPM repository, as managed by yum rather than using a third party RPM repo. Companies that standardize on using the RPMs from IBM's repo must uninstall them to utilize the RPMs fr...
almost 5 years ago in VM Recovery Manager 1 Planned for future release

AIX rsyslog and omelasticsearch plugin

Include omelasticsearch plugin into the rsyslog web download package. This is a needed plugin for Humio integration, Humio is an IBM OEM offering.
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

errpt summary report type "T" column is ambigious

When you run an errpt summary report, the T column (error type) is one column. There does not appear to be a unique character for each type of error: I for INFO , P for PEND , P for PERF , P for PERM , T for TEMP , and U for UNKN. The P is ambigio...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release