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Hardware Management Console

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Group Tags lost during LPM

HMC Group Tags are lost whenever an LPAR is migrated from one system to another. We use these tags to identify the workload and we have to re-create the tags every time we do LPM on the LPARs.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Planned for future release

CLI command to list LPAR description and Group tags

HMC V10R1 GUI allows you to define LPAR/VM description and group tags. This is wonderful feature specially on a multi-tenancy system. However, there is no CLI command to list this information. We use the CLI command for ease of reporting.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

LPM CLI validate - choose highest speed pair for MSP.

We had a case wherein using CLI LPM, we only chose a single MSP. LPM added a secondary MSP, but the MSP chosen was the 1gb mgmt interface of the VIO servers. this caused us problems, and is also not optimal. LPM should choose the fastest interface...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

HMC GUI should have an option of adding an LDAP group along with LDAP users

HMC GUI should have an option of manage/add users as well as groups from LDAP. We currently have the LDAP configured under HMC to authenticate based on the individual user but not group. A case was opened with IBM support in order to provide a sol...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 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...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

VM/LPARS description synced in HMC-pair (and to CMC)

We would llike to use the description field for virtual servers / LPARs in HMC, but since its not synced by default we need to update both HMCs. This extra step seems unneeded since a description for LPARs should never differ in between HMCs, ther...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

HMC enhanced gui compact LPAR listing

For the HMC Enhanced GUI: Under the partition list view, it's important to be able to get a compact overview of LPARs and their characteristics - ideally without scrolling. There are some current limitations to the visual representation - specific...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Certificate used on port 9920

Port 9920:"Certificate lifespan is longer than 5 years - cert of IBMNot options to used my or cut to short lifespan to 820 days.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

ASMI Password Reset Lockout Restrictions

Remove requirement to know prior password for the ASMI admin account when changing the password from an account with the following RBAC privileges:ChangeUserPasswords,frame:ChangeFramePassword,cec:ChangeCECPassword.
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

HMC V9 Partitions table view to include column for IPL Source

On our previous version of the HMC firmware V7790 the display of LPARs on a server included a column for the IPL Source. After upgrading to new HMCs running V9 firmware to manage our POWER9 servers, the Partitions display (table view) no longer in...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release