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Hardware Management Console

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Ability to select USB device for HMC updates in the GUI

When multiple USB devices are installed on the HMC, there appears to be no option in the GUI to select the device containing the HMC updates meaning all USB storage devices need to be removed apart from the one contating the HMC update files for t...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC Callhome, event notifications and classifications

After setup of HMC event notifications, to see what's going on (heads up), I now get loads of mail (where many are more or less “info” / reboot HMC only solution). Example:Reporting system: itseelm-bb6095Machine type-model/serial: 7063-CR1/130NCPA...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC and MDS automation for firmware updates and status

HMC have connections to all our Power Systems and at the same time towards IBM support sites. We run a fully virtualized environment so all SEA and NPIV adapters are "dedicated" to the VIO-servers. Firmware status and updates are important and sin...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC GUI Limitation

When we are using multiple Vswitches in the POWER H/W frames, HMC GUI is not detecting any Vswitch other than the Default Vswitch "ETHERNET0”(During the LPM activity ) . This issue creates lot of problems if we use HMC GUI for the LPM activities. ...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

hmc ssh syslog facility

HMC ssh logging facility using syslog
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Need maintenance mode for SR_IOV FW Updates

we have several SR-IOV config running - SR-IOV native with NIB, vNIC Failover, VF for a SEA etc.When want to do a FW update for the SR-IOV card we need to do a lot of manual things like vNIC failover activation or NIB switching etc because today w...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

IT department : Jose Carlos Alves

we need to change the MTU from 1500 to 1450 in our DR HMC ( external network) and also this HMC is connect internally and locally to a p770 p7+ (FSP2) in DR site and also to a 2x E870 production servers in production site (FSP2 ports), my be we ne...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Offer an HMC base image with the latest Servce Pack

When deploying multiple HMC's it is a time-consuming process to install the base version and apply all service packs and requisite fixes to get on the latest supported fix level (particularly on V9R1 to get to 9.4.2). It would be nice to have the ...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC Drift Management

Need a solution to compare, report and action HMC configuration drift.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add sssd to Power Hardware Management Console

Product Defect was opened for this issue- SW512801 We need sssd added to HMC user authentication so we can use our current number only ID's to log into the HMC's as we did pre 950 level.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration