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Hardware Management Console

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A7004760 (Update Access Code Exipiration) not Visible

SRC Code A7004760 'count down to Update Access Code expiration' not logged as a service event; warning notification not delivered to administrator's defined under 'Manage Serviceable Event Notification' users. Administrators only notified after A7...
about 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under 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...
3 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
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Test button for LDAP

please create a test button to test the LDAP configuration for ASMI and BMC. LDAP shouldn’t be as difficult to get working as it is for IBM applications. LDAP config is easy in Cisco, VMWare and Dell implementations, and they have a test button to...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Auto restart Cloud Connector after failure

We have noticed several HMC's will show the Cloud Connector status is disconnected without reason. Upon issuing the command to restart the cloud connector, it succeeds and stays connected for some time. We would like the option to have the cloud c...
9 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Log validation tool at the HMC.

When LPM fails, the logs are collected by defauly. Also they can be collected by the pedbg tool with option to collect various logs. Once the logs are collected and uploaded, there could be some logs missing due to various reasons. In HMC after lo...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Needs more information

Smaller DHCP segments for private network

The possibility to create one owns DHCP ranges for private network is great, but for easier initial management then we would like smalleer segments. This would also benefit in troubleshooting network/systems connection issues and or complex networ...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Please make the newer HMC models like the 7063-CR1 & 7063-CR2 models be able to read USB flash drives formatted as exFAT or NTFS. The latest service pack ISO file for V10R1 (Service Pack 1021) is 5 GB and is too large to go on a USB drive formatted as FAT32. The HMC is onlt able to read FAT32 formatted flash drives so I can't do my service pack update using a USB flash drive. I have to perform using the network method which is a bit more cumbersome. If the HMC was updated to allow USB format exFAT or NTFS then I could do ISO updates that are larger than 4 GB using the USB flash drive like I have always done in the past. Thanks.

Makes it more convenient for everybody using the HMC to do updates.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Managed System Uptime or reboot time - from CLI

I would like a way to use a command line command from the HMC to get into the ASMI and get the last Current Operating State for all managed systems we own. This will be used to know when all of our managed systems have been last rebooted, thus upg...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

LPM Validation to check for available CPUs based on OS.

Hi team; we've seen that when you have IFL (Linux and VIOS cpus only) configured on your servers, LPM validation does not check for available AIX cpu resources on the target based on the os running lpar that you are moving. The validations takes i...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration