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Hardware Management Console

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Allow restore of full VIOS backup through HMC web interface

THe HMC allows you to create a full image backup of a virtual I/O server through command line using 'cpviosbk -t full' or from the web interface using menu "Console Management --> Templates and OS images --> VIOS images --> Manage Virtual...
almost 2 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

add LACP mode bonding option to HMC

HMC allows only old-fashioned bond mode, but not the most commonly used LACP (802.ad) bond mode.Please add appropriate parameters to "chhmc -c netbond" and corresponding options in the HMC GUI.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

HMC Security Concern with initial login screen

The TSA (Transportation Safety Administration) customer has advised that their Security Team would like to have the initial login screen modified in the HMC code to the remove the information displayed which indicates the number of managed systems...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Planned for future release

Other implementation of IBM HMC grafical vterm needed because Java webstart is deprecated

The graphical implementation of the HMC vterm requires Java webstart (*.jnlp). Java webstart is deprecated by current releases of OpenJDK en Oracle Java, IBM should use a different implementation for the graphical vterm of the HMC, based on common...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Automate pedbg and VIO snap from HMC

Automate creation and upload of pedbg and VIO snap from HMC via UI to optimize IBM SR handling.
over 2 years 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
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Add a "Run Now" option on an HMC scheduled task

As part of HMC patching it's good to take a backup before after so a recovery point is available. Where the HMC has a scheduled backup already defined it would be convenient to have a "Run now" option against the schedule entry in the GUI.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

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...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add Support for RHEL 8/SUSE 15/Ubuntu 20.04 in vHMC on x86, version 10.1 (5765-VHX)

The new HMC Virtual Appliance on x86 (5765-VHX), version 10.1, for Power10 was announced on September 8, 2021 here: https://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/7/897/ENUS221-217/index.html Additionally, EOS was announced f...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release