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Hardware Management Console

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"Change User Interface Settings? option is available only in classic GUI, can we have it in Enhanced GUI?

The web page https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/HW4M4/p8ha1/changeuserinterfacesettings.htm says he can customize the user interface settings. He would like to change the default views to this above, using Enhanced GUI with V9.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Remove "Provide Feedback" popup from HMC login

Please remove the random "Provide Feedback" popup when logging into the HMC, or at least provide an option to disable it permanently (not just "Not Now"). This is not an appropriate time or place to collect feedback / perform marketing functions.
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

UAK process to handle multiple maintenance contracts as a whole

HMC checks if there is a valid maintenance contract for the managed servers by inquiring to IBM License Server. At the time of the contract renewal, there is delay of 1 to 2 days to have the UAK in HMC reflected even if there is no term gap betwee...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

reduce caching which might result in "config has been changed by other operation" message

this might be worth a ticket, but also can be caused be framework: in about 25% of the cases i work with system or LPAR properties, the attached message (German: "Die Konfiguration wurde durch eine andere Operation geändert. Aktualisieren Sie die ...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 Not under consideration

Dynamically change VLAN ID of a partition

Would like to be able to change the VLAN ID of a partition from the HMC in a single step.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

customer requests to enable "classic view" on HMC v9

Our customer Zurich Insurance(HongKong) IT manager requested to enable "classic view" on HMC v9. This function was exist in v7 and v8. But they didn't understand why the feature was disabled in v9 which had caused them a lot of additional workload...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

HMC Rest API - Additional metrics

Currently the HMC Rest API provides many metrics when a VM/LPAR is configured to use 'Shared Processors' - see attached file:• 'Metrics for LPAR using Shared Processors' But when a VM/LPAR is configured to use 'Dedicated Processors' these metrics ...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

Creating and Signing Certificates on HMC

In order to use Creating and Signing Certificates on HMC, you have to invalidate the existing Certificate and use a self-signed certificate. If you have a currently valid certificate, and are requesting a new certificate using a CSR prior to exist...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

HMC bonding of private LAN

I would like to be able to team the private LAN as well as the public LAN on the HMC. Now that the HMC supports bonding, I'm not sure why it doesn't work for the private LAN to the managed node FSPs.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

common commands for HMC

I understand the HMC platform being an appliance, but, sometimes we want to process the results of the output from the HMC on the HMC rather than outside for performance reasons. We would like to have some of the more common commands available , l...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration