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Hardware Management Console

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BMC inband local ID. User needs locked down

For 7063-CR2 HMCs, there requires a HMC-to-BMC Inband Communications Credentials to allow for periodic monitoring of hardware problem events and other management console functions .This is local user. By default, root account is used for this purp...
6 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

RFE to request bundling of Anti Virus into the hmc application or some other AV software, Preferably Crowdstrike AV

Adding an Antivirus engine would enhance protecting against vulnerabilities; real time monitoring, all would benefit in todays cyber attack environment
11 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Allow install of client CA certificates to the HMC to allow SSL proxy functionality.

Many organizations use proxy servers to control/manage external traffic. Some of these (Palo Alto Networks, for one) create a man-in-the-middle certificate so that SSL traffic can be proxied the same way as HTTP traffic. An example of this activit...
12 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add shared processor pool to partition table view

Add the shared processor pool that partitions are in as a column option on the partition list table view. This would make it much easier to manage multiple shared processor pools. The information appears in HMC scanner, but that's a lot of effort ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Move away from VFAT file system on USB devices on the HMC

The current VFAT filesystem used when formatting a USB stick on the HMC supports a maximum file size of 4GB. ISO images for updates now exceed this limit (e.g MF70257 for V10R1M1020 is 4.24GB). This means a USB device formatted on the HMC can no l...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Option to disable recipient "Manage Event Notification: Email"

Currently there is no option to disable a recipient receiving email alerts in "Manage Event Notification", currently only add or delete, we need an option to disable as well.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

mkviosbk - Possibility to break the mirror while backup

Hi Team, please give us the possibility to break the mirror while backing up the system - so we are able in case of DR to restore a previous mirrored system on a single disk. The way is described in this article: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Warn when booting VIO that has config problem with a virtual adapter

Currently if a VIO is booted and there's a config issue with a virtual adapter, the VIO will boot but no adapter will be created. The only way to see why this happened is to put a check mark in the 'adapter required for activation' box. This isn't...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Remote 5250 Console - sort by LPAR name

when connecting to remote 5250 console, LPARs are sorted by Partition ID (numeric). On systems with a high number of LPARS (20+) it would be great if we have a sort function key to sort LPARs by a) ID, b) Name, c) Reference code
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Transmit Service Information - option not to send confirmation email

When service information is transmitted this generates a confirmation email such as: "Successfully transmitted an operational test (heartbeat) Information." Whilst this is useful when setting up the feature it would be good to have a checkbox to d...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration