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Hardware Management Console

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Create button in HMC to receive VIOS snap

In HMC it would be nice to have a menu entry for creating a snap for VIO Servers.These snaps are usually only needed for IBM support cases. It should be possible by one click to create and store or email a snap from VIOS.
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

HMC awareness of own hardware issues

The HMC appears to have limited or no ability to monitor its own hardware status. It would be very useful for it to alert upon PSU/HD/fan failure etc on the HMC hardware and raise a serviceable event so the administrator can manage the problem as ...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 Delivered

Adding virtual storage to an inactive LPAR

We are working with shadow LPAR definitions for roleswap between two Power systems. We can add a new LUN per vSCSI to the running LPAR without problems with the HMC - PowerVM - virtual storage dialogue.But we are not able to add a LUN to the sleep...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

Customise Partition Gallery View to Add Reference Code

The gallery view in the Enhanced view of HMC does not show the Reference Code of the LPAR in the "Partitions" view or of the System Unit in the "All Systems" view. There are times when this information is key!, it is possible to switch to the Tabl...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Delivered

Support of HTTPS only in Cloud management Console (no SOCKS5 anymore)

the current HMC Code for CMC - Cloud Management Console support HTPPS and SOCKS5 Proxy as a must In the very most companies support on Proxy to the Internet only HTTP and not SOCKS5 on top.So please change the code for HTTPS only.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

Manual vNIC failover via HMC CLI

We'd like to ability to do manual vNIC failovers via the HMC CLI as this is our preferred means of performing scheduled maintenance on our POWER systems.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

Save View in HMC

It is not possible to save a specific partition view in HMC.
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Delivered

Enable Time Reference

Time is vital in problem analysis. For this reason on LPAR level in the HMC you are able to check the box for "Enable Time Reference". According to the helptext: "Select this option to synchronize the time-of-day clocks for the source and destinat...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 10 Delivered

Ability to add vscsi client and server adapters with dlpar without mappings to HMC V91.920 Enh. GUI

In HMC V91.920 Enhanced GUI, dlpar function has been limited to add the client vscsi and server vscsi adapters along with the mappings to the physical disks or logical disks. The customer is requesting to have the function the way it was in V8, wh...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Delivered

HMC classic interface

Please do us a favour and reactivate the classic HMC interface. The fancy new interface is (to be polite) a mess regarding usability.
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Delivered