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Hardware Management Console

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VIO LPM SAN and Network Virtualization Assignment

Currently on the larger hardware like 880/980s we are running 4 VIOs, for restricted/nonrestricted VMs. When VMs are LPMed from one frame to another the network and SAN virtual connections aren't always assigned to the same VIO pairing. This can l...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

RAID Rebuild Status on HMC

After a defective disk has been replaced, the HMC user cannot see the status or progress of the RAID rebuilt. Only "lshmc -h" is available, to see the following status "degraded | n/a | enabled".However, this is essential for the further use of th...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Schedule operations on command line for profile-data backup in HMC

Not only HMC and VIO backup, but also managed systems profile backup is needed on schedule operations. And it is better to manage the schedule operations on command line.
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

HMC V9 Partitions table view to include column for IPL Source

On our previous version of the HMC firmware V7790 the display of LPARs on a server included a column for the IPL Source. After upgrading to new HMCs running V9 firmware to manage our POWER9 servers, the Partitions display (table view) no longer in...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Start/Stop/Restart HMC CLoud connector from GUI

HMC Admin with PEP 2.0 should be able to Start/Stopp and restart Power Enterprise Pool 2.0 Cloud connector from HMC GUI rather alway login into HMC via HMC
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Managed System Uptime or reboot time - from CLI

I would like a way to use a command line command from the HMC to get into the ASMI and get the last Current Operating State for all managed systems we own. This will be used to know when all of our managed systems have been last rebooted, thus upg...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Is there any option to sort the managed systems on HMC

Changing managed systems sequence on HMC
9 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 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...
over 4 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

VIO Maintenance and Check modes in HMC

Almost every customer, I've seen in the field, has some sort of scripts to check status of paths on the client LPARs and SEAs on VIO, and switch them off during maintenance (e.g. VIOS update). The usual way, a customer does VIO maintenance, is:1. ...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Planned for future release