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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

Will the compatibility with AIX7.2 and/or AIX 7.3 will be announced with the product PAM_HBAC (Host Based Access Control)

Hello, Will the compatibility with AIX7.2 and/or AIX 7.3 will be announced with the product PAM_HBAC (Host Based Access Control).At the moment, pam_hbac runs on Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris (tested on Oracle Solaris 11 and Omnios) but not on AIX.
6 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Additions for the PRUV tool

Please add the following to the PRUV tool. Report on command default changes in IBM licensed program libraries. simple example (SELECT * FROM TABLE(QSYS2.OBJECT_STATISTICS('*ALL', '*CMD')) > WHERE APAR_ID = 'CHGDFT';) possible enhancements: in ...
7 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

Customer able to change default behaviour for LPAR's at restart (kernel dump, reboot behaviour, and startup profiles, for example)

In order to enhance the possibilities of tracing the origin of errors when something in the kernel (or a piece of software) seems to hang, it would be beneficial to be able to change the default behaviour for restarting an LPAR to "dump" - this co...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Enable encryption for HMC disks

Our understanding is that HMC disk data may not be encrypted as on today. HMC disks are not encryption capable and there is no workaround either. Please enable the encryption capability on the HMC disks
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Add check in diagcloudconn command for any new opening needed

Since HMC is locked down and not even allow for nc command (for checking of firewall port openings) one has to rely on the diagcloudconn command. This command does not check the new demand for EP2.0 functionality, 59ee3f51-cc76-4da4-9390-fac27d6a6...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Allow the HMC / vHMC to connect to PowerVS so we can use the 5250 or VT console terminal instead of the Web Console options

When using web-console for AIX or IBM i we miss some standard features on HMC or LAN Console. Allow the HMC to connect to the Novalink/PowerVC backend on PowerVS so we can have a full console experience: cut&paste, Fn keys support, special key...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Command saveupgdata check space only AIX/LINUX - df

Now command savupgdata only works with sftp server where command df is avalible.I have windows sftp and this command - df not give a free space from my server sftp works in windows. Currently, it is not possible to send data to servers other than ...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

implement an ON/OFF function to force syncvg after takeover after a node failure occurs.

Implement an ON/OFF function to force syncvg after takeover after a node failure occurs. When a node failure occurs on the service machine and the shared disk created by AIX LVM mirror is taken over to the standby machine, syncvg is forced using t...
7 months ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Submitted

HMC GUI > Implement a "button" for opening an IBM HW/SW Support Case that automatically pulls in data (S/N, OS Level etc.) from an LPAR or Managed System

This is a request for enhancing the functionality of the HMC GUI with: A button / or menu that enables the user to open an IBM Support case directly and easily from the HMC GUI By selecting the affected LPAR / VM or Manages System Base data needed...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted