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Hardware Management Console

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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 info in the General Properties [Description] Field

Request an HMC cli command or add to an existing HMC command to add info in the "Description" field under both the Managed Systems and VIO "General Properties" the same as can in the GUI.This will aid our automation.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 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

Certificate used on port 9920

Port 9920:"Certificate lifespan is longer than 5 years - cert of IBMNot options to used my or cut to short lifespan to 820 days.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Simplify HMC update

Please make HMC update similar to Firmware update.Ability to download directly from IBM/local and update to the latest in same level or upgrade to next level.something simple like chrome browser update.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Allow sizing and Left, Right or Center Justification of Column view with v9 HMC GUI

GUI Column Display of LPAR attributes needs better custom sizing and descriptions of some information needs to be improved for user readability. For example some columns such as LPAR memory might only require a few characters to display, but use m...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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

Make HMC permissions with clearer delineations and documentation

Task role permissions remain difficult to properly distinguish and divide in the enhanced interface(documented by IBM as also being more difficult than classic interface). Task permissions should be distinct and well defined based on likely use of...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

LPM CLI validate - choose highest speed pair for MSP.

We had a case wherein using CLI LPM, we only chose a single MSP. LPM added a secondary MSP, but the MSP chosen was the 1gb mgmt interface of the VIO servers. this caused us problems, and is also not optimal. LPM should choose the fastest interface...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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