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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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Enhancement Requested for HMC Load and Apply of Adapter Firmware

Customer Gannett submitted this request as a LUG requirement. We want to be notified when new versions of adapter firmware become available. (IBM team is investigating Web Call Home to accomplish this.) We need a mechanism to retrieve the code and...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Remove Restricted I/O Mode

I have opened a PMR with regard to a SYSPLAN deployment.We have 2x identical 8484 22A systems. We are planning to run 2x VIOS servers and 15x IBM i LPARs. I have configured one system with dual VIOS, 15x IBM i LPARs and all the required virtual fi...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Create custom groups in enhanced interface where we can specify filters as in classic interface

We would like to be able to do the same as we can in the Classic interface as descriped here: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/POWER7/p7ha1/user-definedgroups.htm​
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

DNS Configuration while installing VIOS from HMC

When VIOS is installed from HMC using ‘Management Console Image' installation method with the wizard ‘Add VIOS Wizard', the user (e.g. padmin), after login into VIOS , cannot access or even ping any other host using the hostname unless the host re...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Enable tunneling in the Enhanced GUI

With the addition of the Enh GUI, there is a redirect during login. This is causing the failure, and it's unfortunately a permanent restriction and does not work with tunnelinmg.This RFE is to have that functionality of tunneling enabled in the En...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Port 22 is to be changed for HMC access(SSH)

The port 22 is fixed for SSH within HMC. As per our Information Security Observation, The known port 22 is vulnerable and can be hacked. We require to change this port to some other number.
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 Not under consideration

HMC: issues with pedbg file

When creating pedbg file, bash history for all users is collected. This is not documented in https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1025006 as transmitted data. In addition, pedbg file is not encrypted.
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

lack of AC power status in IBM Power servers

Hello. Please refer to PMH 74741,820,820 and RCMS 820,01DNGBS. In case of AC power failure, only loss of power is recorded in ASMI. Moreover, if two power supplies fail - only one failure is recorded at ASMI. When AC power comes back - there is no...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Add option to enable auto adding vm's in "All Groups".

It would be nice to setup a group (i.e. Power 9 servers) and over time automatically have ALL VM's hosted on the frame also listed under the grouping view. Currently its a manual process to add the VM's. However once thats in place any new VM's wi...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add option to save expanded column width on All Systems.

It would be nice to be able to expand the All Systems column to fit the space required to see the full name of the frame and save it. This is also important for various size monitors. Apparently the save user preferences does not save this setting.
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration