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Hardware Management Console

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HMC enhancement function

memory move timeouts should not be an error but placed as info or warning witha message stating you should check your server memory levels to see if the operation completed as the HMC gives a confusing message
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add automatic vNIC physical adapter selection redundancy to LPMs

When we use the HMC or LPM Tool to LPM LPARs with vNICs it will sometimes give the Primary and backup SR-IOV Logical to the same physical adapter. This removes the redundancy. The source logical ports are on different adapters but after LPMing the...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Display the correct image for Power10 S1014 Server in HMC Gallery View

When you connect a Power10 S1014 to a HMC, it displays a generic image of a server, rather than an image of the actual server (as is the case with Power8 & Power9) Sample Gallery view attached, you will see that the Power8 & Power9 serve...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

"Change Licensed Internal Code" needs to verify that a given release is supported on the target system

Per FixCentral, AL710 and AL730 are the only two firmware releases for an 8233-E8B (and level 159 is the "end of the line" for release AL730). However, "Change Licensed Internal Code for the Current Release" reports that "There is a new upgrade re...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

ASMI Password Reset Lockout Restrictions

Remove requirement to know prior password for the ASMI admin account when changing the password from an account with the following RBAC privileges:ChangeUserPasswords,frame:ChangeFramePassword,cec:ChangeCECPassword.
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add command for displaying the hardware where a defined VM runs.

Ease of management, example when deleting a VM cli-wise it removes several steps (or the need for additional scripting to check all hw and find the lpar). Here also would be beneficial to present all VMs with the same name, to secure removal but a...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Future consideration

HMC Scanning Tool

HMC Scanning Tool - HMC is a black box with no IBM or third party tool we are aware of. IBM should develop a scanning software which can scan HMC and report the vulnerabilities found.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 7 Future consideration

Read CPU Feature on HMC via API

The HMC API is a great way to gather information about systems and partitions, including processor pools and profile information. We're using this to collect information from many HMCs in a single database. The processor feature is currently not a...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

openBMC and HMC, report also power is back.

We often get support calls and HMC events stating PSU / power supply issues has been detected. When the power is back we dont get that event / info which then needs more work for admins to check and close event.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

HMC V9 GUI Physical IO adapters firmware level display field

Currently with HMC V9 GUI, there is no way to display Physical IO adapters firmware levels, This can be added as an additional filed view under the server Physical IO adapters View.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration