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Hardware Management Console

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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...
over 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...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Future consideration

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...
almost 6 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
3 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...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

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.
6 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Submitted