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Hardware Management Console

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Customer want to have a better Response for reference code E3D46FF.

Customer had a callhome problem when send a test request for help.The test for connection to IBM was OK.In the end they found the problem in there (new) proxy server where the rulefor the HMC was set, but not activated somehow. Having a better Res...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Under review

updlic extend with meaningful functions/messages

A.updlic extend with meaningful functionsi.e. for explicit FW download against pci card like UI already have implemented.updlic -m MS -o a -t io -l latest -p Partition-ID -s SLOT-l latest -r disk B.updlic extend with meaningful message for pending...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Power Supply "AC resume" message enhancement for P7/8/9 CEC and IO Drawer

Existing P7/8/9 do not have power supply resume message from HMC. and the AC loss message are only prompt once. Customer do have not any methodology to remote monitor if the CEC / IOC power supply status except go into the data-center to check the...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Submitted

Is there any option to sort the managed systems on HMC

Changing managed systems sequence on HMC
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

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

"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

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.
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 7 Future consideration

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

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...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration