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Hardware Management Console

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"Learn more" link in "Transmit Service Information" window of the HMC is incomplete

Customer is trying to send all kind of data to IBM, but it is unclear, when the send button is pushed, that the data is really uploaded to IBM. He want to know more and see the "learn more" option" but notice this is less and incomplete informatio...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Create custom groups in enhanced interface where we can specify filters as in classic interface

We would like to be able to do the same as we can in the Classic interface as descriped here:​
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

DNS Configuration while installing VIOS from HMC

When VIOS is installed from HMC using ‘Management Console Image' installation method with the wizard ‘Add VIOS Wizard', the user (e.g. padmin), after login into VIOS , cannot access or even ping any other host using the hostname unless the host re...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

put back the MOVE resource fuction on the HMC

The new versions with the Enhanced version of the HMC do not have a MOVE function. a move can be accomplished but it is not a straight forward operation like it was on the classic version of the HMC
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

LPM removes members from Groups on HMC

HMC Groups to tag a group of LPARs removes the tagged LPARs when LPM moves the LPAR to a different frame.
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add OS version compatibility to LPM verification check process

LPM passed verification, LPAR successfully migrated, however, the OS version running in the LPAR was AIX 5.3, which is not supported on the target frame ( Power8 E870). Partition was non-functional, and had to be manually recovered back to the sou...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration


We need the vm TOOLS in HMC appliance to shutdown guest on VCenter and compatibility to work with Backup Systems.
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

Dual HMC configuratrion with managed servers across two networked sites.

We have two HMC's in two separate sites. They managing the same managed systems as a dual-hmc configuration. The managed systems are also split across the two sites. Calls home for systems can be a challenge for support reps to correctly place the...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Disable sensitive information on welcome page starting with version 8.6.0-SP1

Since update of 8.6.0 to SP1 the welcome page of the HMC displays different information from our hardware systems including information about servicable events etc.
about 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration

PEP and any cross-site HMC management of systems in different locations

We have had multiple customers that have requested a requirement of "knowing the address of the system" rather than that of the problem analyzing HMC. They need to identify the service address of the machine rather than the managing HMC so they kn...
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration