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CMC to display available and used ECOD processor days

Several of my customers extensively use Elastic Capacity on Demand on/off processor days for general usage on E880C Enterprise servers configured with eight permanently active of 192 core E880C systems. They experience a challenge in monitoring th...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

CLI command to list LPAR description and Group tags

HMC V10R1 GUI allows you to define LPAR/VM description and group tags. This is wonderful feature specially on a multi-tenancy system. However, there is no CLI command to list this information. We use the CLI command for ease of reporting.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

alt_rootvg_op command

alt_rootvg_op command is removing the VG without validating the current status of the VG. Ideally, this command should only be removing old_rootvg or altinst_rootvg, otherwise the VG which has the replica of rootvg, however it is removing any VG t...
7 months ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

Enable fc_mappings feature support in VMRM to be able to manage Migration between physical servers in Hostgroup which have multiple paths to disk

Everybody deploying VMRM can benefit from it. In fact this is a product limitation for VMRM as the LPM SRR feature directly launched from HMC works properly while VMRM fails to manage this case. This prevents VMRM form managing properly the autom...
almost 2 years ago in VM Recovery Manager 2 Planned for future release

Shift pane to the right after pinning the left menu on HMC v10R2.

It's annoying that the left menu hides a lot of things once you pin it to the side. We should be able to pin it and have the right pane shift right so no words are covered.
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

VM/LPARS description synced in HMC-pair (and to CMC)

We would llike to use the description field for virtual servers / LPARs in HMC, but since its not synced by default we need to update both HMCs. This extra step seems unneeded since a description for LPARs should never differ in between HMCs, ther...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

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...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Enhance PHA Startup Policy "Online Using Node Distribution Policy"

Today the PowerHA Starup policy "Online Using Node Distribution Policy" is hard coded to use the CPU load only.There should be the same list of options as for Resource Group Fallover policy "Fallover Using Dynamic Node Priority".
over 3 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Planned for future release

Move the VLAN management from the host_group to the workgroup for more granular management. Away to have a backup of th

We have multiple VLANs in our PROD site, but a single VLAN in DR if the VLAN management was moved to the workgroup level it would be easier to manage the VLANs by creating a workgroup for each VLAN in PROD and mapping the VLAN for the workgroup to...
almost 2 years ago in VM Recovery Manager 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...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release