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Hardware Management Console

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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

bkprofdata archive option NFS

Add archive option NFS for bkprofdata.
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

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

reduce caching which might result in "config has been changed by other operation" message

this might be worth a ticket, but also can be caused be framework: in about 25% of the cases i work with system or LPAR properties, the attached message (German: "Die Konfiguration wurde durch eine andere Operation geändert. Aktualisieren Sie die ...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 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

Add multiple FRU replacement

Option to remove multiple FRU in in HMC GUI but, when clicking "Launch Procedure", HSCS0346 returns and my whole process is ignored. This should allow me to do so, as the GUI allows me to select multiple FRUs
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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

HMC (CLI): lpar_netboot ipV6 ping test

xreeb000@ZHMC1000:~> chsyscfg -r prof -m BVIO0025 -i "name=normal,lpar_name=VLANTEST,virtual_eth_adapters=2/0/1351//0/1/ETHERNET0" xreeb000@ZHMC1000:~> lpar_netboot -M -A -n -T off -t ent -D -s auto -d auto -S -G -C 1...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

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

Unrestricted access in HMC for debugging

HMC provides only a restricted. This makes us depend on IBM for most issues with a expensive turnaround time of 1 day. IBM provides pesh access again it takes time. The restricted shell makes it difficult to debug even simple issues regarding netw...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration