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Hardware Management Console

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HMC - Check network setting before checking for system LIC upgrades

when checking for Power server LIC upgrades, HMC reported "No updates available on IBM Service web site". As we upgraded a different server on an other HMC there was some confusion.After some checking we found the HMC DNS/IP routing settings were ...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Delivered

Enable Time Reference

Time is vital in problem analysis. For this reason on LPAR level in the HMC you are able to check the box for "Enable Time Reference". According to the helptext: "Select this option to synchronize the time-of-day clocks for the source and destinat...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 10 Delivered

HMC not showing phys MAC adresses of SR-IOV shared network cards

In the latest releases of HMC it is not possible to list/show the phys mac adresses of network cards that are SR-IOV capable and in shared mode.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

Allow sha1sum to hscroot

Please allow access to sha1sum command for hscroot (like sum ).A symbolic link to /usr/bin/sha1sum in /usr/hmcrbin could be trick.
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

DLPAR for FC adapters in VIOS should be possible

HMC Enhanced+ GUI automates the process of managing client FC adapters. I only have to create adapter on client side - and HMC automatically creates adapter on VIOS side, maps to correct physical adapter. On VIOS side the only way to manage virtua...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Delivered

HMC Events to include more alerts logs in HMC management.

In HMC view management console events, It does not displays complete logs. If any Lpar resources moved dynamically between Lpar's then those messages are not displayed in HMC events. Also there are messages displayed with timestamp for hscroot pro...
about 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

Cert Utility on HMC

Instead of managing Certificate CSR creation and CERT import through GUI , it would be great if we have CLI to do.
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

Creating SSP Logical Unit while partition inactive

Using the HMC 8.8.5 Enhanced GUI for creating a new SSP LU mapping to existing vhost Adapters (redundant on two VIOS) I got an error. Obviously the reason was that the LPAR was turned off. But the message does not mention anything about it. Messag...
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

Customer request to change the order of the managed system in "vtmenu".

Customer has several HMCs which manage several power servers, they like to see all the order of server in HMC can stay with consistency in vtmenu,
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

HMC to generate alert email when UAK fails to be retrieved from IBM

If an HMC sends a request for new UAK (chsvcinfo) and IBM does not have record of an active entitlement, currently the process fails quietly. The only notification in an entry in the HMC event log. This failure is more significant than that, so sh...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Delivered