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Hardware Management Console

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create easy HMC update process

When selecting HMC management / updates, user must manually enter IBM FTP server data and select last image.Please change the update process for a mostly "automated" process including (if possible) a downtime estimate prior to updateing.Also the l...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

HMC DLPAR for unneeded/unwanted vhost adapters

The HMC V9 no longer features DLPAR operations for deleting unneeded/unwanted vhosts,
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

HMC Key Length of Self Signed Certificates

According to our information, at the moment and on the latest HMC version (V9R2M950) the key length of self signed certificates is fix and 2048 Bit (RSA) and 256 Bit (ECC), respectively
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

LPM CLI validate - choose highest speed pair for MSP.

We had a case wherein using CLI LPM, we only chose a single MSP. LPM added a secondary MSP, but the MSP chosen was the 1gb mgmt interface of the VIO servers. this caused us problems, and is also not optimal. LPM should choose the fastest interface...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Disabled/Remove social media features on HMC splash page

On the HMC web splash/login page there is a sidebar on the left which links to IBM Social Media sites. Per the support ticket I opened, it is currently not possible to disable or change these social links.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

HMC CLI command for custom groups management

Currently (HMC V9R1 Service Pack 1) there is no option to manage custom groups from HMC CLI.
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Certificate used on port 9920

Port 9920:"Certificate lifespan is longer than 5 years - cert of IBMNot options to used my or cut to short lifespan to 820 days.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

VIO Maintenance and Check modes in HMC

Almost every customer, I've seen in the field, has some sort of scripts to check status of paths on the client LPARs and SEAs on VIO, and switch them off during maintenance (e.g. VIOS update). The usual way, a customer does VIO maintenance, is:1. ...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Planned for future release

Keyboard using BMC -- KVM : additional languages

Hello IBM, when using the KVM within OpenBMC Gui, US keyboard is default and no way to change the setting. The idea is to support other keyboard settings too. It would be easiest if the settings of the HMC regarding language and keyboard are taken...
9 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Possibility to store SSH key file in HMC user profile

Please create a possibility to store a SSH key file ( in the HMC user profile. Adding the key via SSH always causes problems on the HMC and takes several attempts until it finally works. In IBM storage systems it is also possible and wo...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Future consideration