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Hardware Management Console

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FIDO2 U2F Support as additional MFA options (without PowerSC)

Easys to use. HMC UI /CLI login based on multi-factor and passwordless authentication without the overpowering PowerSC.
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

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...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Display the correct image for Power10 S1014 Server in HMC Gallery View

When you connect a Power10 S1014 to a HMC, it displays a generic image of a server, rather than an image of the actual server (as is the case with Power8 & Power9) Sample Gallery view attached, you will see that the Power8 & Power9 serve...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Provide sum of energy consumed and system temperature to HMC

Energy and environmental aspects are getting more and more into focus when discussing datacenter efficiency The Power High-End (in a minimum P10 and future and maybe P9 as well) systems should be enabled to expose temperature and energy charts th...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Offer Windows USB recovery media tool for the HMC

IBM only offer a Linux method of creating a USB bootable recovery image for the HMC (https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6454883). It would be good to have a media creation tool for Windows which can take the ISO recovery image and format the U...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add "make bootable" option to Format Media for USB Flash Drives

As the 7063 range of HMCs has no physical DVD, using USB Flash Drives for upgrading to a new release has become more popular. At the moment, we require a Linux workstation to USB flash drive so that it is bootable. For those not familiar with the ...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add command for displaying the hardware where a defined VM runs.

Ease of management, example when deleting a VM cli-wise it removes several steps (or the need for additional scripting to check all hw and find the lpar). Here also would be beneficial to present all VMs with the same name, to secure removal but a...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Needs more information

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.
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Move away from VFAT file system on USB devices on the HMC

The current VFAT filesystem used when formatting a USB stick on the HMC supports a maximum file size of 4GB. ISO images for updates now exceed this limit (e.g MF70257 for V10R1M1020 is 4.24GB). This means a USB device formatted on the HMC can no l...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Instantaneous consumption of IBM Power servers

With the great challenges of energy reduction that we will have to face and in the perspective of "greenIT", it would be interesting to me to be able to know the instantaneous consumption of the Power (and others) infrastructure . As requested by ...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration