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Hardware Management Console

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Managed System name on LPAR page

In earlier versions of HMC with enhanced UI there was a way to find a name of the managed system where the LPAR resides. Either it was shown on the top of the screen (Resources -> All Systems -> System Name -> Partitions -> Partition N...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Customer want to have a better Response for reference code E3D46FF.

Customer had a callhome problem when send a test request for help.The test for connection to IBM was OK.In the end they found the problem in there (new) proxy server where the rulefor the HMC was set, but not activated somehow. Having a better Res...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Under review

Display the correct image for Power10 S1014 Server in HMC Gallery View

When you connect a Power10 S1014 to a HMC, it displays a generic image of a server, rather than an image of the actual server (as is the case with Power8 & Power9) Sample Gallery view attached, you will see that the Power8 & Power9 serve...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Add command for displaying the hardware where a defined VM runs.

Ease of management, example when deleting a VM cli-wise it removes several steps (or the need for additional scripting to check all hw and find the lpar). Here also would be beneficial to present all VMs with the same name, to secure removal but a...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Future consideration

openBMC and HMC, report also power is back.

We often get support calls and HMC events stating PSU / power supply issues has been detected. When the power is back we dont get that event / info which then needs more work for admins to check and close event.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

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

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

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

Filter vtmenu's list of Managed Systems

The list of managed systems shown in vtmenu contains systems from both the primary and secondary sites.During the DR testing exercise at the secondary site there is the possibility of a production managed system being selected by mistake.The reque...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration