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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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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...
almost 7 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.
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

Allow to import a certificate into the ESA trust store

As described by IBM support in CASE TS015898308, a HMC can not Call Home when using a Proxy, which is replacing certificates in the SSL encryption. The customer wants this feature to work in further releases.
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

re-add the ability to edit SR-IOV backing device editing in LPM gui

In the v9 interface when performing an LPM verfication, you could modify the backing device mappings, such that the % of logical port, which VIO to control that backing device, etc, could all be modified to accomodate the possible differences in b...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Support for NFS in updlic

Almost all HMC commands support NFS as a way of obtaining updates or storing information. updlic can't use nfs now: ``` -r - the repository from which LIC updates will be retrieved: ibmwebsite - IBM service website ftp - FTP site sftp - secure FTP...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Allow mount point on HMC for iFix update selection in GUI

In the new GUI a mount point on the HMC is selectable for both POWER firmware and HMC upgrades (where access to a remote file server or local storage device is not available). However no such option is available when applying an update iFix to the...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

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...
6 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...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted