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Hardware Management Console

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updhmc -t ibmwebsite

For simplification reason it would make sense to have a repository type of "ibmwebsite" for updhmc(updhmc -t {ibmwebsite}as we already have it with updlic -r {ibmwebsite}
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

HMC Rest API - Additional metrics

Currently the HMC Rest API provides many metrics when a VM/LPAR is configured to use 'Shared Processors' - see attached file:• 'Metrics for LPAR using Shared Processors' But when a VM/LPAR is configured to use 'Dedicated Processors' these metrics ...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

Disable the NPS survey pop-up for specific users

Behavior seen in version V9R1M920 When loging into the HMC a popup is triggerd with a survey.The pop-up trigger is scheduled on a regular cadence according to the following schedule:1) 30 days after initial use by each user.2) 30 days after the in...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Add support for VLAN tagged packets in HMC V9

We're currently using vHMC x86 on VMWare Hypervisors to support Power9 hardware. Our network uses Q-Tagging for VLANs and our FSPs are currently unable to communicate with the HMC because of the Q-Tagging limitations.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Add option to save expanded column width on All Systems.

It would be nice to be able to expand the All Systems column to fit the space required to see the full name of the frame and save it. This is also important for various size monitors. Apparently the save user preferences does not save this setting.
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC - PEP XML Preview

We use Power Enterprise Pools extensively. We have found that the XML provided by IBM after a resource purchase is not always correct and adversely affects our running POWER servers.
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Separate user attribute to enable only REST API access

To enable REST API access for an HMC user, I must enable whole WebUI access: chhmcusr -i "name=username,remote_webui_access=1" Technical users don't need WebUI access and shouldn't be able to login interactively. Please create a separate attribute...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

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

Need to see RPM for Fans for each Power Server

We have had massive Datacenter problems due to wrong running Fan Speed on several E1080 so i want to see at the HMC GUI and also getting via RestAPI and/or CLI Fan Speed in RPM for each Fan per Power Server and an average
12 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Power10 eBMC systems : Add CLI Command to change Access Password

Using case # TS013244866 as a reference. For a Brand NEW eBMC Power10 Frame , with nothing on it, just freshly cabled up and in that state you have to enter a password and then setup the VMI. That's the password I was told cannot be done via CLI, ...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release