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Hardware Management Console

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Task in Scheduled Operations to Schedule an HMC Reboot

We have numerous frames attached to an HMC. IBM recommends rebooting the HMC monthly to quarterly. We would like to schedule a reboot in 'Scheduled Operations'.
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Schedule operations on command line for profile-data backup in HMC

Not only HMC and VIO backup, but also managed systems profile backup is needed on schedule operations. And it is better to manage the schedule operations on command line.
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Run multiple Managed System Firmware Updates Concurrently

To update the Firmware on multiple Managed Systems under the same HMC running the updlic is currently not allowed. Last night I had to update 5 Managed Systems and it took ~1hr per frame. It stated at 9:30pm and ended at 3:43am the next day. If th...
about 1 year 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 ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Virtual Networks display - improve the order of items listed, or allow the user to save a preferred order

HMC V9 and V10 GUI - the Virtual Networks display can have a high number of virtual networks listed. Please can these be ordered either by PVID ascending or by Virtual Network Name ascending to allow the user to organise the display. Alternatively...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add the ability to split out the 5250 firewall rule so that non-secure ports can be disabled or blocked while allowing the secure connection through.

We had a request from the ISERIES Team to block non-secure 5250 connections. we were not able to satisfy this request due to the restrictions on the HMC Firewall.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

The option to Enable power collections from HMC command line.

I see performance graphs on some of our frames. It looks like we need to enable it on the other frames. We might have to do this every time we get new hardware. I have a script that runs every week that enables collections on the LPARs. The only w...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Show NUMA Scoring of a LPAR in LPAR Overview as selectable field

in the Partition overview it would be helpful as a selectable column field to selecet NUMA Scoring and see how the scoring for all lpars for a power server is
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Set minimal amount of video memory in HMC installation ova file for VMware vSphere

The HMC's installation ova image for VMware does not set the minimal required memory for the video card. If the video card memory for the VM is less than 6 MB, you are unable to set the minimum required screen resolution on the VM system console. ...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

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