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Hardware Management Console

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HMC GUI should have an option of adding an LDAP group along with LDAP users

HMC GUI should have an option of manage/add users as well as groups from LDAP. We currently have the LDAP configured under HMC to authenticate based on the individual user but not group. A case was opened with IBM support in order to provide a sol...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Planned for future release

Consultant IBM i (Power Systems)

Use White Space on HMC GUI for information instead of a box you need to scroll in
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Group Tags lost during LPM

HMC Group Tags are lost whenever an LPAR is migrated from one system to another. We use these tags to identify the workload and we have to re-create the tags every time we do LPM on the LPARs.
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Planned for future release

HMC enhanced gui compact LPAR listing

For the HMC Enhanced GUI: Under the partition list view, it's important to be able to get a compact overview of LPARs and their characteristics - ideally without scrolling. There are some current limitations to the visual representation - specific...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add the ability to split out the 5250 firewall rule so that non-secure ports can be disabled or blocked while allowing the secure connection through.

We had a request from the ISERIES Team to block non-secure 5250 connections. we were not able to satisfy this request due to the restrictions on the HMC Firewall.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Managed System name on LPAR page

In earlier versions of HMC with enhanced UI there was a way to find a name of the managed system where the LPAR resides. Either it was shown on the top of the screen (Resources -> All Systems -> System Name -> Partitions -> Partition N...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

HMC enhancement function

memory move timeouts should not be an error but placed as info or warning witha message stating you should check your server memory levels to see if the operation completed as the HMC gives a confusing message
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add Support for RHEL 8/SUSE 15/Ubuntu 20.04 in vHMC on x86, version 10.1 (5765-VHX)

The new HMC Virtual Appliance on x86 (5765-VHX), version 10.1, for Power10 was announced on September 8, 2021 here: https://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/7/897/ENUS221-217/index.html Additionally, EOS was announced f...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Add automatic vNIC physical adapter selection redundancy to LPMs

When we use the HMC or LPM Tool to LPM LPARs with vNICs it will sometimes give the Primary and backup SR-IOV Logical to the same physical adapter. This removes the redundancy. The source logical ports are on different adapters but after LPMing the...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

ASMI Password Reset Lockout Restrictions

Remove requirement to know prior password for the ASMI admin account when changing the password from an account with the following RBAC privileges:ChangeUserPasswords,frame:ChangeFramePassword,cec:ChangeCECPassword.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release