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Hardware Management Console

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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

Set minimal amount of video memory in HMC installation ova file for VMware vSphere

The HMC's installation ova image for VMware does not set the minimal required memory for the video card. If the video card memory for the VM is less than 6 MB, you are unable to set the minimum required screen resolution on the VM system console. ...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Show progress of update download

Imagine you have a Power server powered off to install a disruptive firmware update.Wouldn't it be nice to have some kind of idea about how long the install will take?I miss having a progress bar with file size, and estimated remaining download ti...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 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...
almost 5 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.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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

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

Adjustable columns in HMC table view

Please consider individual configuration of table view of LPARs for each HMC user bya) allow removal of columns without interest inb) smaller column width (maybe shorter texts. In German "Partitions-ID" might be shortened by "ID")c) other example:...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

Red flash and text "RMC connection: None?

HMC Version 9 Release 1 Service pack 931Client has a red flash on all IBM i partitions and the text “RMC connection: None” As I understand only VIOS, AIX and Linux is using RMC connections and not IBM i, so it is very misleading to have the red fl...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Is a defect

Allow install of client CA certificates to the HMC to allow SSL proxy functionality.

Many organizations use proxy servers to control/manage external traffic. Some of these (Palo Alto Networks, for one) create a man-in-the-middle certificate so that SSL traffic can be proxied the same way as HTTP traffic. An example of this activit...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration