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Hardware Management Console

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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...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Submitted

Virtual Networks display - improve the order of items listed, or allow the user to save a preferred order

HMC V9 and V10 GUI - the Virtual Networks display can have a high number of virtual networks listed. Please can these be ordered either by PVID ascending or by Virtual Network Name ascending to allow the user to organise the display. Alternatively...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add the ability to split out the 5250 firewall rule so that non-secure ports can be disabled or blocked while allowing the secure connection through.

We had a request from the ISERIES Team to block non-secure 5250 connections. we were not able to satisfy this request due to the restrictions on the HMC Firewall.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

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
almost 4 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...
about 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

The option to Enable power collections from HMC command line.

I see performance graphs on some of our frames. It looks like we need to enable it on the other frames. We might have to do this every time we get new hardware. I have a script that runs every week that enables collections on the LPARs. The only w...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

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

Update chhwres to include logical_port_id parameter when creating vNC backing devices

When using the chhwres command to create an SR-IOV logical port on an ethernet adapter in shared mode the logical_port_id parameter can be specified. However, when using chhwres to add a vNIC backing device this option is not available. This cause...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Expand UpgradeLV

HMC was on V10R1M1020 and we wanted to upgrade it to R2M1030. saveupgdata -r disk failed because of not enough space on UpgradeLV. We have 22 managed systems on one HMC and many users on the HMC. None of the users has anything large in home direct...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted