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Hardware Management Console

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Add Support for RHEL 8/SUSE 15/Ubuntu 20.04 in vHMC on x86, version 10.1 (5765-VHX)

The new HMC Virtual Appliance on x86 (5765-VHX), version 10.1, for Power10 was announced on September 8, 2021 here: https://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/7/897/ENUS221-217/index.html Additionally, EOS was announced f...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

a move to function for resouces

to dynamically move a resource CPU,MEMORY,IO to a partition it takes 14-25 mouse clicks there is no direct way to move a device
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Monitor the real-time power usage of the managed host through HMC

How to query the real-time power consumption of the host power supply through the hmc command line ?
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Simplify HMC update

Please make HMC update similar to Firmware update.Ability to download directly from IBM/local and update to the latest in same level or upgrade to next level.something simple like chrome browser update.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Allow sizing and Left, Right or Center Justification of Column view with v9 HMC GUI

GUI Column Display of LPAR attributes needs better custom sizing and descriptions of some information needs to be improved for user readability. For example some columns such as LPAR memory might only require a few characters to display, but use m...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Support SAML Authentication for Hardware Management Console for Power Systems

Currently HMC Does not support SAML authentication . As of now HMC version-9 supports MFA , AD and Certificate based authentication. It may be a good idea and well received feature if we can offer SAML based authentication.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Request for giving a report on Power System Uptime from HMC

It would be good if we have a utility in Power System Management Console in which Power Servers are connected, that will give us the uptime report the IBM Power servers ?
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

installios should support mirrored rootvg

When using installios to restore a nim_resources.tar, if the source VIO server mksysb is for a mirrored rootvg, then installios will hang, time out, and abort. Checking the vterm will show that hd5 could not be created. Using a maint mode option, ...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

common commands for HMC

I understand the HMC platform being an appliance, but, sometimes we want to process the results of the output from the HMC on the HMC rather than outside for performance reasons. We would like to have some of the more common commands available , l...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

TS002037047

HMC Test Call home is not a complete testWhen doing a test call home against the HMC a Problem number gets created and then a PMH should be supplied by the support center. The problems we are seeing is when no PMH is returned this are no alerts le...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration