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Hardware Management Console

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VIOS upgrade using Enhanced+ HMC GUI

Enhanced+ HMC GUI has given a new option to create VSCSI drives without a need of logging into VIOS. If we can bring an option to upgrade/Update the VIOS without logging in using the HMC GUI it will reduce the workload of Customer and no separate ...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC remore GUI

Remote GUI to HMC tries to reach My browser has no internet access, so proxy ist sending status 403 to my browser. But Browser don't stops to trie to connect to IBM. Our Network team is not very amused about that.
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Open software support calls from HMC

HMC is used to manage power systems and have ability to create requests in Hardware Support.The Customer from mentioned PMR have request to have possibility to open PMRs in software support from HMC, not automatically but manualy as well
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Create Iso Admin only function from HMC

Add the ability to just have the ability from the HMC interface to the VioServer to allow a user to manage Iso images add / delete them and assign them to partitions. Currently users with that capability can see all storage npiv, vscsi, disks, sto...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Ability to see a list of active LPARs before proceeding with a disruptive firmware upgrade from HMC

GEICO recently upgraded firmware on a number of E850s. They accidentally upgraded a Production node during working hours instead of a Test Server. They would like HMC to give them a warning message about which LPARs are currently active on the ser...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Enable LPAR automated remote restart from HMC with SRR

We have upgraded our HMC to 8.6.0 version and we are trying to implement SRR, however there is not such an option to pre-define the source and target frame on the HMC and that would be a really nice feature ho have.
about 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

Separate user attribute to enable only REST API access

To enable REST API access for an HMC user, I must enable whole WebUI access: chhmcusr -i "name=username,remote_webui_access=1" Technical users don't need WebUI access and shouldn't be able to login interactively. Please create a separate attribute...
14 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

confusing behavior of LPM during inspections max_xfer_size

confusing behavior of LPM during inspections max_xfer_size : I can create on system "A" lpar "X" (and run it) with max_xfer_size larger (on NPIV virtual FC adapter) then used by respective vios on physical FC adapter I can move this lpar by LPM to...
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Customer able to change default behaviour for LPAR's at restart (kernel dump, reboot behaviour, and startup profiles, for example)

In order to enhance the possibilities of tracing the origin of errors when something in the kernel (or a piece of software) seems to hang, it would be beneficial to be able to change the default behaviour for restarting an LPAR to "dump" - this co...
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Allow the HMC / vHMC to connect to PowerVS so we can use the 5250 or VT console terminal instead of the Web Console options

When using web-console for AIX or IBM i we miss some standard features on HMC or LAN Console. Allow the HMC to connect to the Novalink/PowerVC backend on PowerVS so we can have a full console experience: cut&paste, Fn keys support, special key...
2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted