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Hardware Management Console

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HMC - Permit use of IMM for power operations and remote console

HMCs current ship with an IMM, but customers are told not to use them. We would like the IMM to be a supported feature and would additionally like the "remote control" (virtual KVM) feature to be enabled.
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Option for loading new/different profile on next/unplanned IPL

HMC should provide an option, where one can select a certain profile to be loaded on next reboot (which can be triggered manually or by a system crash)
about 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

Enhance VPN proxy function for HMC

1) We know the HMC does not allow the user to modify the VPN properties from PMR discussion * David Dilling & Nguyen Nguyen )2) HSBC needs to somehow route VPN traffic like this below. I used the term "VPN proxy" but really it can just be a no...
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

No warning for Callhome possible for vHMC products it self

vHMC version 8.8.4 and 8.8.5 Customer uses the callhome wizard in the vHMC (Virtual HMC) when installing this product.At the end of the wizard, he gets a possibility to run a test event. This event hangs for ever, as this vHMC is not allowed to do...
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Is a defect

HMC user profiles policy

Hello, I was trying to find a way to setup the user profiles on the HMC to automatically be disabled after x amount of tries with the wrong password. However, the way I understand it, the HMC's local password policy does not have this capability. ...
almost 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration

JSON Output format in HMC API fpr RestAPI

Want to have the Option to get all Output from RestAPI in JSON Format rather than XML
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

The HMC needs the flexibility to support a choice of MFA verification methods.

With a continuously more vigilant eye on security and an ever evolving variety of MFA options on the market, the HMC needs to be able to support choice in the MFA space aside from the PowerSC offering.
about 16 hours ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Support vHMC on Openshift Virtualisation

Hi, The vHMC supports VMware and KVM. Where customers have an on-premises x86 based openshift environment it would be good to run the vHMC on Openshift Virtualisation. Our use case is that we are planning to migrate off VMware to Openshift Virtual...
6 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Feature: disable "case-insensitivity" HMC-username for ldap user

Unfortunately, with the HMC it depends on the upper and lower case of the user name by login (via GUI and SSH). Often the maintenance of the username in the LDAP is not completely uniform. e.g. old user: -user132-Admin1. new user : -user132-admin1
12 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Allow to import a certificate into the ESA trust store

As described by IBM support in CASE TS015898308, a HMC can not Call Home when using a Proxy, which is replacing certificates in the SSL encryption. The customer wants this feature to work in further releases.
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted