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Hardware Management Console

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Provide an option in HMC Administration to enable/disable cimserver

Please provide an option in the HMC Management screen so that the administrators can Enable/Disable cimserver on the HMC. Few customers would like to disable traffic on cimserver port as a part of security hardening.
almost 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

HMC updates and upgrades can be difficult at times to figure out

HMC updates and upgrades can be difficult at times to figure out. For example what prereqs are required. We have many HMCs and they are not all in sink so when it comes for an upgrade or update it is rather easy to miss something on a prereq list ...
about 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 10 Delivered

HMC DHCP server customization

Make it possible for HMC administrator to add custom Address Range in DHCP server configuration.
about 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

Request CLI for creating and editing HMC templates

I would like to be able to create and edit HMC template from the HMC command line
about 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Delivered

HMC Needs Need To Be Able To Send Email Alerts To An SMTP Server With Authentication

We have an HMC that is managing a new Power8 machine. The HMC is V8R8.4.0 and the machine type is 7042-CR8. In the Service Management section of the HMC web page, there are configuration options to setup emailed alerts. The point of this function ...
about 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

HMC ethernet failover capability

Currently we have eth0 private as usual, eth1 is publice with a 221 address with routing and gateway device as eth1. That cable is plugged in to our B side switch. We would like to add another connection to our A side switch in case b side goes do...
about 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

POWER7 to POWER8 offline Migration

The process to migrate LPARs from the POWER7 to the POWER8 lacks a user friendly HMC GUI. There is a lack of instructions and intuitive interfaces available, causing delays and an overall poor customer experience.
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Delivered

Backup and restore Performance data to different HMC and export to xcel sheet

Backup and restore Performance data to different HMC and export to Xcel sheet
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 8 Delivered

PowerVM HMC installios Options

HMC installios command can fail due to network configuration issues. Adding an option to specify the number of attempts for the BOOTP and TFTP requests and setting the number of attempts higher than 5 (default) can increase the chances of a succes...
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Delivered

HMC - to avoid stopping power instead of LPAR

System: Power HMC To avoid stopping power instead of LPAR Description: In HMC when it is inside the servers, in the zone of partitions, when give the order to stop the machine of power, I suggest include a cancel button on the screen that appears ...
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 10 Delivered