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Hardware Management Console

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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

Schedule operations on command line for profile-data backup in HMC

Not only HMC and VIO backup, but also managed systems profile backup is needed on schedule operations. And it is better to manage the schedule operations on command line.
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

7063-CR1 BMC Console Redirection over HTML5

On Power Based HMC 7063-CR1 BMC Console Redirection is only possible with Java. On x86 Based HMC 7042-CR9 IMM2 Console Redirection was possible with HTML5.
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Same behavior for chsyscfg as for chhwres

It should be possible to set parameters individually with the command "chsyscfg" for the vnic adapters.In the GUI also only the parameters I modify are adjusted.The "default" values should only be used when creating a new profile.
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

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...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Please make the newer HMC models like the 7063-CR1 & 7063-CR2 models be able to read USB flash drives formatted as exFAT or NTFS. The latest service pack ISO file for V10R1 (Service Pack 1021) is 5 GB and is too large to go on a USB drive formatted as FAT32. The HMC is onlt able to read FAT32 formatted flash drives so I can't do my service pack update using a USB flash drive. I have to perform using the network method which is a bit more cumbersome. If the HMC was updated to allow USB format exFAT or NTFS then I could do ISO updates that are larger than 4 GB using the USB flash drive like I have always done in the past. Thanks.

Makes it more convenient for everybody using the HMC to do updates.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

HMC V9 Partitions table view to include column for IPL Source

On our previous version of the HMC firmware V7790 the display of LPARs on a server included a column for the IPL Source. After upgrading to new HMCs running V9 firmware to manage our POWER9 servers, the Partitions display (table view) no longer in...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

HMC should be enabled to use NTP slew mode

NTP can be configured to slew the clock. When slewing the clock the time on the system is incremented slower until the system clock is in sync with the time on the reference system.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

ASMI Data collection from HMC CLI

We would like to be able to see ASMI logs directly from HMC CLI. For more details please check TS001639762.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Add Progress information to Update Memory of Logical Partition splash screen

When adding or removing Memory from a running LPAR, the time taken to complete the task and vary between a few seconds and many minutes. It would help if there was a progress indicator shown on the HMC Update Memory of Logical Partition splash scr...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration