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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Hardware Management Console

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Allow restore of full VIOS backup through HMC web interface

THe HMC allows you to create a full image backup of a virtual I/O server through command line using 'cpviosbk -t full' or from the web interface using menu "Console Management --> Templates and OS images --> VIOS images --> Manage Virtual...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Option to enable HMC Call Home Paging to Phone Number

"Option to enable HMC Call Home Paging to Phone Number along with emails..Need the phone number feature to be added."This would help us to stay alert for any production server h/w failure.. Currently email is configured but we missed to take actio...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Request for giving a report on Power System Uptime from HMC

It would be good if we have a utility in Power System Management Console in which Power Servers are connected, that will give us the uptime report the IBM Power servers ?
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

set the firmware bootlist by hmc cli command

When a (AIX) partion is created (mksyscfg) and the partition is started, the boot has a 'default' boot list. We would like to be able to set it by a HLC command, so to avoid cd usb rmt and have just hard disk as entry. Rationale: avoid any othe...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Under review

VMTools installed in Virtual HMC

Now that Virtual HMC is supported to install in VMware environments it would be very nice if the installer came with VMTools or if there were some way to install VMTools on the Virtual HMC VM. These tools help with issues when accessing the VM dir...
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 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...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

installios should support mirrored rootvg

When using installios to restore a nim_resources.tar, if the source VIO server mksysb is for a mirrored rootvg, then installios will hang, time out, and abort. Checking the vterm will show that hd5 could not be created. Using a maint mode option, ...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future 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...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

Add support for VLAN tagged packets in HMC V9

We're currently using vHMC x86 on VMWare Hypervisors to support Power9 hardware. Our network uses Q-Tagging for VLANs and our FSPs are currently unable to communicate with the HMC because of the Q-Tagging limitations.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

warning in advance before making chaanges that will disable profile sync

Profile sync is a very helpful feature so it would be nice if when making changes that will disable the feature we could get a warning pop-up when pressing save saying something like "saving this config will disable profile synchronization" in the...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration