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Hardware Management Console

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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

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...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Open VM tool on vHMC

Virtual HMC is missing VM tools - this is primary a nice to have request to get rid of the warning in vSphere. Open VM tools are a part of almost all Linux distributions and could be included on vHMC OVA.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under 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

Make HMC permissions with clearer delineations and documentation

Task role permissions remain difficult to properly distinguish and divide in the enhanced interface(documented by IBM as also being more difficult than classic interface). Task permissions should be distinct and well defined based on likely use of...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

openBMC and HMC, report also power is back.

We often get support calls and HMC events stating PSU / power supply issues has been detected. When the power is back we dont get that event / info which then needs more work for admins to check and close event.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Need design change for cpsysplan command to support secure ftp or scp.

The command cpsysplan only supports ftp, but for security reasons we are requested to turn ftp off. We need a security copy method to copy our sysplans to a remote server from the HMC command line.
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Stop selective SRCs in lower HMC models

One third of my HMCs are 7042-CR6's, which will not support anything newer than HMC 8.8.6. However, a subset of those HMCs are responsible for generating 17 PMRs in just the last month or so, almost all of them due to "too many files open" (an SRC...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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.
about 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...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release