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Hardware Management Console

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User friendly logging of any change activity on HMC for LPAR and Power Server itself

Would like to have a recording of activities like change,add,remove things for LPAR and/or Power Server in the HMC. The task window is not enough and shows only minimal change information.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

re-add the ability to edit SR-IOV backing device editing in LPM gui

In the v9 interface when performing an LPM verfication, you could modify the backing device mappings, such that the % of logical port, which VIO to control that backing device, etc, could all be modified to accomodate the possible differences in b...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Support for NFS in updlic

Almost all HMC commands support NFS as a way of obtaining updates or storing information. updlic can't use nfs now: ``` -r - the repository from which LIC updates will be retrieved: ibmwebsite - IBM service website ftp - FTP site sftp - secure FTP...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

physical port on destination side for the migrating client LPAR

Physical port (FCS)on destination side for the migrating client LPAR can not see during the LPM on HMC GUI , so as mentioned the option is only available from HMC CLI with the command below: ~> migrlpar -o v -m <source_managed_system> -t ...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Awarness of multiple HMC's in the GUI (arbitration)

There is currently no ability to see the HMC arbitration status in the GUI. When deploying redundant HMC's that manages the same system(s) it would be good to see the status of both the primary and secondary HMC in terms of their role so the user ...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Add additional quick property request for SRC

We are looking a for a fast and easy way to get the SRC for a managed system and partition, currently the only way to extract the SRC is by requesting the information for the system or partition which reults in a 12K (approx) download to get 8 byt...
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Download I/O Firmware to HMC

It would be nice to have the option to download a copy of the I/O Firmware to the HMC like how you can with a VIOS image. That way you don't have to use the IBM Service Web Site or an FTP server. It would make it faster to update I/O Cards if you ...
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Enable encryption for HMC disks

Our understanding is that HMC disk data may not be encrypted as on today. HMC disks are not encryption capable and there is no workaround either. Please enable the encryption capability on the HMC disks
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

HMC backup image tool creation on physical HMC appliance

The current backup utility in the HMC requires the base image to be installed before attempting a restore. Depending on the version there may be prerequisite patches that need to be installed before running the restore which adds further complexit...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

idle_timeout for HMC user on GUI and HMC CLI

Session limitations: HMC doesn't support user session timeout as of today for both GUI and CLI logins. As per https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/power9?topic=hmc-session-handling , the idle timeout user property task is not functional. The HMC interface ...
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted