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Hardware Management Console

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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

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...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Add ability to create 4k certificates for HMC

When creating a new certificate request for a certificate to be signed by a certificate authority on a 7042 HMC, there is no option to select the key size. The generated certificate request has a key size of 2048. Add ability to specify a key size...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future 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

Add command to obtain VPD from Managed Systems

There are no CLI commands available to the end-user to obtain a Managed System's VPD. Currently, the only way to obtain this information is to manually log into the ASMI -> System Information -> Vital Product Data
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future 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

HMC Enhanced Interface, Allow DLPAR of resource that is owned by another LPAR where that LPAR is not active

In the Enhanced HMC Interface, you cannot add an adaptor that is owned by another LPAR, even when that LPAR is not activated. This is possible in both Classic and Command-Line Interfaces. This is particularly important when sharing SAS or Fibre ad...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Future consideration

Let's Encrypt support for HMC

Add Let's Encrypt integration to HMC code to automate the security certificate management on these appliances. For clarity, more details about Let's Encrypt athttps://letsencrypt.org/about/
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

POWER8 HMC

POWER8 HMC noise production
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Future consideration

Manage Task and Resource Role window size and capabilities

HMC GUI interface: go into users and rolesselect- manage tasks and resource roles:modify - manage resource roleyou have to use the slide bar constantly to see the partition name for every server you want to add and it returns back to the left as s...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration