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Hardware Management Console

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HMC GUI Refresh-Button f?r alle LPAR

LPAR Remote-Restart-Status aktualisierensiehe TS005093069
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC processing of LPAR changes is not parallel

Forcing HMC operations that are not conflicting with each other to be done in serial one at a time is unacceptable.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC enhancement function

memory move timeouts should not be an error but placed as info or warning witha message stating you should check your server memory levels to see if the operation completed as the HMC gives a confusing message
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Open VM tool on vHMC

Virtual HMC is missing VM tools - this is primary a nice to have request to get rid of the warning in vSphere. Open VM tools are a part of almost all Linux distributions and could be included on vHMC OVA.
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

HMC Scanning Tool

HMC Scanning Tool - HMC is a black box with no IBM or third party tool we are aware of. IBM should develop a scanning software which can scan HMC and report the vulnerabilities found.
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 7 Future consideration

pUpdate utility for AIX or Linux on x86

With respect to Power HMC ( 7063-CR1 ) we do get pUpdate utility along with firmware. They pUpdate utility runs only in Linux on Power.. Normally easily available systems are Linux on x86 or AIX systems.. My request is to provide this utility comp...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

UAK process to handle multiple maintenance contracts as a whole

HMC checks if there is a valid maintenance contract for the managed servers by inquiring to IBM License Server. At the time of the contract renewal, there is delay of 1 to 2 days to have the UAK in HMC reflected even if there is no term gap betwee...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Adjustable columns in HMC table view

Please consider individual configuration of table view of LPARs for each HMC user bya) allow removal of columns without interest inb) smaller column width (maybe shorter texts. In German "Partitions-ID" might be shortened by "ID")c) other example:...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

Red flash and text "RMC connection: None?

HMC Version 9 Release 1 Service pack 931Client has a red flash on all IBM i partitions and the text “RMC connection: None” As I understand only VIOS, AIX and Linux is using RMC connections and not IBM i, so it is very misleading to have the red fl...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Is a defect

Option for creating vswitches in Enhanced+ HMC GUI

With recent migration to Enhanced+ GUI, we've lost the ability to create vswitches from GUI with no connected to HMC NIC We're creating them from HMC CLI with chhwres, but it would be far more intuitive to have an option to simply create an vswitc...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Future consideration