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Hardware Management Console

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Bring back Pins Pane in HMC V10!

We use the Pins Pane on a regular basis. It's very useful to group resources and easily access them in the quickest way possible. For some reason this feature was removed in HMC V10. Now customers can no longer take advantage of this time saving f...
9 months ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Future consideration
105 VOTE

Maintenance capabilities for vNIC Failover

In order to make preparations for maintenance activities (e.g. VIOS updates) more efficient in setups with vNIC failover, it would be helpful to have a new HMC capability that allows to switch all active backing devices from a selected VIOS to the...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Awarness of multiple HMC's in the GUI (arbitration)

There is currently no ability to see the HMC arbitration status in the GUI. When deploying redundant HMC's that manages the same system(s) it would be good to see the status of both the primary and secondary HMC in terms of their role so the user ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Emergency pedbg package

Since the pedbg package it growing with the new HMC versions and with new features it can be up to 7 GB file size. When a customer is having a managed system or partition issue that affects his production, there is no need for information that is ...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Sorting by date / time information should work correctly

Within HMC Serviceable Events Manager panel user can sort information using selection of each individual column.But: sorting algorithm looks like to be based on alphabetical order for every column ....even for ordering based on column "Last Report...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC Networkvisualization should show vNIC connections

The HMC Network Visualization does not show active and passive vNIC Connetions in the GUI.Please add the possibility to klick adapter and / or LPAR to dynamically draw lines between the komponentes that show the relations.
11 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC - Turn OFF/ON attention led is not working for user with role other then hmcsuperadmin

System: Hardware Management Console Actor: Server Administrator Description: Administrator use HMC to managed Server and perform task on VIOS system from HMC console.HMC allow to change attention led status (turn on / off) also HMC allow to execut...
11 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Show VLAN amount per vAdapter when creating new virtual networks in HMC GUI

Show VLAN amount per vAdapter when creating new virtual networks in HMC GUI
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

HMC simple linux diag-commands for rsh-shell

make simple Linux diag-commands like "top", "lscpu", "lsmem", "mvcli" etc. available on HMC-rsh-shell.
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

HMC GUI - choose specific FC adapter on target VIOS

A customer has multiple Fibre Channel connections to SAN Fabric A on VIOS#1 and VIOS#2 has multiple connections to SAN Fabric B. Using the command line migrlpar it is possible to specify the target VIOS and specific FC adapter port. Can the HMC GU...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration