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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.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Add "make bootable" option to Format Media for USB Flash Drives

As the 7063 range of HMCs has no physical DVD, using USB Flash Drives for upgrading to a new release has become more popular. At the moment, we require a Linux workstation to USB flash drive so that it is bootable. For those not familiar with the ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC CLI command for custom groups management

Currently (HMC V9R1 Service Pack 1) there is no option to manage custom groups from HMC CLI.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

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...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Future consideration

create easy HMC update process

When selecting HMC management / updates, user must manually enter IBM FTP server data and select last image.Please change the update process for a mostly "automated" process including (if possible) a downtime estimate prior to updateing.Also the l...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

LPM Validation to check for available CPUs based on OS.

Hi team; we've seen that when you have IFL (Linux and VIOS cpus only) configured on your servers, LPM validation does not check for available AIX cpu resources on the target based on the os running lpar that you are moving. The validations takes i...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Expand UpgradeLV

HMC was on V10R1M1020 and we wanted to upgrade it to R2M1030. saveupgdata -r disk failed because of not enough space on UpgradeLV. We have 22 managed systems on one HMC and many users on the HMC. None of the users has anything large in home direct...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Managed System name on LPAR page

In earlier versions of HMC with enhanced UI there was a way to find a name of the managed system where the LPAR resides. Either it was shown on the top of the screen (Resources -> All Systems -> System Name -> Partitions -> Partition N...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

VIO Maintenance and Check modes in HMC

Almost every customer, I've seen in the field, has some sort of scripts to check status of paths on the client LPARs and SEAs on VIO, and switch them off during maintenance (e.g. VIOS update). The usual way, a customer does VIO maintenance, is:1. ...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Planned for future release

Security enhancement: log the source IP for success and failed login

We are sending hmc syslog to our log management server, and here is what we noticed: Unlike version 7 of the HMC, V10 does not log the IP in all cases, here is an example: Login result + Method = IP recorded (Yes or No) 1- Success Login + Using...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration