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Create HMC TASK that assigns only HSCROOT password change to a custom role

Have the ability to create a custom role and assign a TASK to it that only allows selected role to have the privilege of changing hsroot password.
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Future consideration

vHMC SRC E212E114

We have error code E212E114 in the HMC.we control the HMC regularly and we should not have to "normal errors"
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Is a defect

HMC Enh+ GUI and VIOS allowing duplicate SSP LU name

After attempting to create an LU and getting a generic failure, he checked by the HMC GUI at the Pool / Tier level if there was a LU created and no new LU SSP2T_D1 (LU name) was found. Because of the unclear message and the hint to try the procedu...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Allow HMC profile change to edit WWPN on virtual fiber channel adapters

We have attached a couple of Data Domain 2500's to a group of Power 8's. The wrong WWPN's are stored in the existing lpar profile. There is no way to change the WWPN for the virtual fiber channel adapter using the HMC GUI. You have to follow the h...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

Dual Authentication for the HMC commands

In RBAC you can set a command to run only if it is authorized by multiple users. They set this up by roles. So for example if I authorize a role named manager the user would run the dual authenticated command but it would not execute without a per...
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

Broadcast from HMC

Every HMC keeps broadcasting to the network address 255.255.255.255 over UDP port 9900 every 5 minutes even though a list of running HMC has been configured manually in its settings
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add "severity" to syslog records

Add "severity" (or event_severity) to syslog records whenever a serviceable event is logged to syslog. For example, parsing the current SvcEventNotify records, provides little indication of a severity level in syslog. 2 parsed examples are shown n...
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

add SRIOV to System planning tool and add fiber adaptewr support to SR-IOV with Power systems

I want to submit an RFE to add SR-IOV support to:1) The IBM System Planning tool.2) Fiber adapters with Power Systems.
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

SR-IOV support for fiber adapters

SR-IOV support for fiber adapters
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration

Better errors notification or commands to diagnose LDAP problem in HMC.

We are beginning to use LDAP to authenticate admins who are using the HMC, but are not having success. We don't see any problems when using local authentication. I have tested our LDAP settings from a Linux host with the "ldapsearch" tool availabl...
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration