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Hardware Management Console

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Default HMC console language selection

When connecting to a hardware management console via 5250 emulator console session, you must select your language option. (we always use option 21) It would be nice to have a feature to default to a preferred language selection.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Option to disable recipient "Manage Event Notification: Email"

Currently there is no option to disable a recipient receiving email alerts in "Manage Event Notification", currently only add or delete, we need an option to disable as well.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Disable sensitive information on welcome page starting with version 8.6.0-SP1

Since update of 8.6.0 to SP1 the welcome page of the HMC displays different information from our hardware systems including information about servicable events etc.
about 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under 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...
over 5 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...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Power HMC User Interface

The browser interface to the Power HMC console has restrictions not clearly identified the various manuals, technotes, etc. For example, you cannot open a 5250 console session when using the browser interface. That option is dropped when the user ...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

VIOS upgrade using Enhanced+ HMC GUI

Enhanced+ HMC GUI has given a new option to create VSCSI drives without a need of logging into VIOS. If we can bring an option to upgrade/Update the VIOS without logging in using the HMC GUI it will reduce the workload of Customer and no separate ...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC remore GUI

Remote GUI to HMC tries to reach My browser has no internet access, so proxy ist sending status 403 to my browser. But Browser don't stops to trie to connect to IBM. Our Network team is not very amused about that.
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

mkviosbk - Possibility to break the mirror while backup

Hi Team, please give us the possibility to break the mirror while backing up the system - so we are able in case of DR to restore a previous mirrored system on a single disk. The way is described in this article:
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

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