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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Hardware Management Console

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Add an option to set the desired mode for the LinkAggregation in the templates while deploying

When using the HMC System Templates there is no option to correctly setup LACP (8023ad). There is no option to set the desired mode for the LinkAggregation in the templates before or while deploying The system will default to “standard” . During d...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Enhancement Requested for HMC Load and Apply of Adapter Firmware

Customer Gannett submitted this request as a LUG requirement. We want to be notified when new versions of adapter firmware become available. (IBM team is investigating Web Call Home to accomplish this.) We need a mechanism to retrieve the code and...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add option to enable auto adding vm's in "All Groups".

It would be nice to setup a group (i.e. Power 9 servers) and over time automatically have ALL VM's hosted on the frame also listed under the grouping view. Currently its a manual process to add the VM's. However once thats in place any new VM's wi...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add os license expiration as an optional column on list of partitions on the HMC

Add OS_license_expiration as an optional column available on the HMC list of partitions. See this link https://imgur.com/gEpL1ZO
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Option to have 'key:value' pair tags in Power HMC.

HMC V10R3 allows to define LPAR description and group tags, but it is not possible to create the tags in the 'key:value' format. This is a standard format on other platforms and already adopted on IBM Cloud. There are several modernization, monito...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

HMC delivering rperf calculation

Would simplify and speed up the process to gather this info, which will be helpful in the sizing of new customer environments and comparison of customer environments.
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Nutanix image for virtual HMC

We are looking into Nutanix as a new virtualization platform. IBM does not provide a virtual hmc package for Nutanix. Nutanix is a growing platform and other customers will probably also ask for this in the future.
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Submitted

IBM to support the deployment of the vHMC to Microsoft Hyper-v

Most of my clients are migrating to Microsoft's Hyper=v from vmware and some other virtualization solutions. IBM does not officially support the vHMC deployment onto Microsoft's Hyper-V. Please note that Hyper-v is included free within Microsofts ...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Shift pane to the right after pinning the left menu on HMC v10R2.

It's annoying that the left menu hides a lot of things once you pin it to the side. We should be able to pin it and have the right pane shift right so no words are covered.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 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...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration