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Hardware Management Console

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HMC: Show partial processors

All Systems, RACK3,PartitionsTable View I clicked the icon off to the right to add Processor Allocated. However it only shows full processor allocations. Most of my lpars are subprocessor.I tried to use the export to export this list to a CSV but ...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Is a defect

DLPAR "move" adapter option in Enhanced HMC GUI

System: Enhanced HMC GUIActor: DLPAR physical adapter Desc: DLPAR is used to dynamically move a physical adapter from one LPAR to another. In the Classic GUI, this option could be initiated from the current LPAR that the adapter was allocated to, ...
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

VMWare Tools on vHMC

Installation vmWARE Tools on virtual HMC
about 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

Disable the NPS survey pop-up for specific users

Behavior seen in version V9R1M920 When loging into the HMC a popup is triggerd with a survey.The pop-up trigger is scheduled on a regular cadence according to the following schedule:1) 30 days after initial use by each user.2) 30 days after the in...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Enhancement Requested for HMC Load and Apply of Adapter Firmware

Customer Gannett submitted this request as a LUG requirement. We want to be notified when new versions of adapter firmware become available. (IBM team is investigating Web Call Home to accomplish this.) We need a mechanism to retrieve the code and...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Support SAML Authentication for Hardware Management Console for Power Systems

Currently HMC Does not support SAML authentication . As of now HMC version-9 supports MFA , AD and Certificate based authentication. It may be a good idea and well received feature if we can offer SAML based authentication.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add option to enable auto adding vm's in "All Groups".

It would be nice to setup a group (i.e. Power 9 servers) and over time automatically have ALL VM's hosted on the frame also listed under the grouping view. Currently its a manual process to add the VM's. However once thats in place any new VM's wi...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC Call home Function alert related to FQDN

Hello Team, Currently, our HMC has been configured with callhome feature and we do receive alerts whenever there is an issue/event generated within HMC for any partitions. So, we need your help on the below.Whenever the event generates, it should ...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add info in the General Properties [Description] Field

Request an HMC cli command or add to an existing HMC command to add info in the "Description" field under both the Managed Systems and VIO "General Properties" the same as can in the GUI.This will aid our automation.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Planned for future release

More information when performing an HMC backup

The backup critical console data process shows little information to the user whilst in progress. In old releases the status of the backup was shown, e.g., generating the archive file, offloading archive file. In current releases none of this info...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release