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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Hardware Management Console

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Have the ability to change the login retries and if possible the suspended time of users.

The default login retries for a user are 3 and then they are suspended for 5 minutes then the lock is released again. These settings do not meet our security standards. We would like to have ability to change the login retries and if possible the ...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

HMC Power Down frame option

When powering down the frame from the HMC, there is an insufficient and often confusing process that can lead to serious issues. When power down is selected, a pop-pup is displayed that gives a user an option to confirm or cancel the process. In a...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration

vHMC Hard Drive Allocation

would like the vHMC 8.8.7 sp1 to install with a much smaller HDD. 500GB default is too much for our environment.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration

Prevent reboot of frame while any LPAR is active

It is good to "Prevent the frame power off if any LPAR is active/running".As of now we are receiving an alert but still we need to get alternate prevention.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Virtual HMC Mirroring capability

The Virtual Power HMC does not have the capability to mirror the internal drives, a feature that has been available in current x86 HMC appliances.
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Add option numbers to HMC Call home phone number

We want to be able to add phone number options to the HMC Call home phone number field in the HMC "Manage Customer Information" configuration for IBM Support to be able to quickly contact the correct customer group via phone call on call home aler...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add an EKM server to HMC

In order to use hardware tape encryption with our IBM i servers, we need to have a set of servers configured with an EKM product (SKLM, formerly TKLM) to manage the keys. It would be nice of the HMC could have an integrated EKM server so we can ma...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

VMWare TOOLS HMC

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

support for multiple PCM Dashboard

remote and HMC session disconnects during ios restoration/migration which results in abnormal job termination thus delaying the project.
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

SSL certificate enhancements

Please provide supported for wildcard(subject alternative name) certificates imports. This would mean being able to import a CA and Cert chain without producing an initial CR. Large enterprises utilize domain level certificates to manage multiple ...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration