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Hardware Management Console

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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...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Automated restore of VIOS Backup on new Disks from installios Command

In a case of DR (all VIOS disks failed) we want to do a restore of the full VIOS Backup on new Disks. If the Backup is done on a mirrored VG (what is the default case) the restore fails on new disks while they are not already in a vg and mirrored....
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

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...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Allow creation of a System Plan when system set to power off automatically when the last logical partition is shutdown

Currently, if you try to create a System Plan from your HMC for a server that is set to automatically power down the server when the last logical partition is shutdown, you get an error message. The work around is to set the system hardware not to...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC Call home Function alert related to FQDN

Hello Team, Currently, our HMC has been configured with callhome feature and we do receive alerts whenever there is an issue/event generated within HMC for any partitions. So, we need your help on the below.Whenever the event generates, it should ...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add HMC functionality to filter and block specific conditons from being logged as a console event.

I would like to request to add to HMC software functionality to block or opt out from logging specific console event completely. For example we're getting lots of following messages in HMC console log09/14/2020 12:40:04.580 User lpar2rrd has logge...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Improve HMC Update from IBM site

When Updating HMC from remote FTP server, we need to enter server credentials. Please include a selection for using IBM default site public.dhe.ibm.com and add more info to the list of available downloads. For example the release date, and for fix...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

Checking power consumption of a server from log or via command

Checking power consumption of a server from log or via command. Currently, we have an option to check a particular server power consumption from the PDU ( if connected separately) or from the outside cables using a meter. This needs a personal vis...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Needs more information