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Hardware Management Console

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VM/LPARS description synced in HMC-pair (and to CMC)

We would llike to use the description field for virtual servers / LPARs in HMC, but since its not synced by default we need to update both HMCs. This extra step seems unneeded since a description for LPARs should never differ in between HMCs, ther...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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

Warn when booting VIO that has config problem with a virtual adapter

Currently if a VIO is booted and there's a config issue with a virtual adapter, the VIO will boot but no adapter will be created. The only way to see why this happened is to put a check mark in the 'adapter required for activation' box. This isn't...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Set minimal amount of video memory in HMC installation ova file for VMware vSphere

The HMC's installation ova image for VMware does not set the minimal required memory for the video card. If the video card memory for the VM is less than 6 MB, you are unable to set the minimum required screen resolution on the VM system console. ...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

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

Option to enable HMC Call Home Paging to Phone Number

"Option to enable HMC Call Home Paging to Phone Number along with emails..Need the phone number feature to be added."This would help us to stay alert for any production server h/w failure.. Currently email is configured but we missed to take actio...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

set the firmware bootlist by hmc cli command

When a (AIX) partion is created (mksyscfg) and the partition is started, the boot has a 'default' boot list. We would like to be able to set it by a HLC command, so to avoid cd usb rmt and have just hard disk as entry. Rationale: avoid any othe...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Under review

Remote 5250 Console - sort by LPAR name

when connecting to remote 5250 console, LPARs are sorted by Partition ID (numeric). On systems with a high number of LPARS (20+) it would be great if we have a sort function key to sort LPARs by a) ID, b) Name, c) Reference code
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

See current status of IBM Power servers power supplies though cli and web gui.

we do often need to go onsite to inspect Power supplies in our 980 AFTER Power failures to Make sure they are ok. Please Make it possible to see it from the hmc.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add an option to prevent the periodic surveys popping up on HMC web login

Currently, periodically we get a survey pop up on HMC web interface log in. This is not currently able to be opted out of, with any option to prevent it popping up again in the future. This survey pops up in front of the normal HMC web interface...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration