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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 ?
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Need to have an option to check SRIOV physical port MAC address when it is used in shared mode

There should be an option to check SRIOV physical port MAC address when the adapter is used in shared mode. For now, HMC GUI list the physical port MAC address only if the frame is powered on with hardware discovery otherwise there is no way to fi...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

HMC BMC Port Password Management

We need to configure LDAP to manage our BMC Port login on PowerHMC. This is an audit issue and hence I had opened S/W ( TS003831906 ) and H/W call ( 75254,L6Q,000 ). Its been a long time without any resolution. I tried to configure LDAP from the B...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

system readyness check for BMC-based systems on HMC

there is no „ readyness check „ for BMC-based systems in HMC-GUI. system readiness : updlic -o k -command did not give valid result.The command-result : " HSCF0281E BMC based systems must be powered off before performing a firmware update " is ful...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Updating COD on HMC

Updating COD on HMCRequest For Enhancement to change this dialog behavior.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Add HMC functionality to filter and block specific conditons from being logged as a console event.

I would like to request to add to HMC software functionality to block or opt out from logging specific console event completely. For example we're getting lots of following messages in HMC console log09/14/2020 12:40:04.580 User lpar2rrd has logge...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Njmon plugin for PCM data from Power HMC

Nigel Griffiths developed a Njmon plug-in that interfaces with Linux and AIX partitions on Power Systems to automate the collection of metrics into InfluxDB and graphical representation using Grafana. I am requesting that he develop the same plugi...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Open VM tool on vHMC

Virtual HMC is missing VM tools - this is primary a nice to have request to get rid of the warning in vSphere. Open VM tools are a part of almost all Linux distributions and could be included on vHMC OVA.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Improve HMC Update from IBM site

When Updating HMC from remote FTP server, we need to enter server credentials. Please include a selection for using IBM default site public.dhe.ibm.com and add more info to the list of available downloads. For example the release date, and for fix...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

Several warnings when shutting down a Power-System

When a LPAR is selected on a Power-system, the selected Hardware (Power-system) is still active to operations, like "Power Off".In our unit, it happened twice that the operator wanted to shutdown a LPAR, and unfortunately shut down the whole syste...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration