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Hardware Management Console

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Show Enterprise Pool 2.0 active for Power Frames in HMC GUI

Would like to see in HMC GUI Overview for Power Server if a Server is part of an Enterprise Pool 2.0 Pool
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC and MDS automation for firmware updates and status

HMC have connections to all our Power Systems and at the same time towards IBM support sites. We run a fully virtualized environment so all SEA and NPIV adapters are "dedicated" to the VIO-servers. Firmware status and updates are important and sin...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add a "Run Now" option on an HMC scheduled task

As part of HMC patching it's good to take a backup before after so a recovery point is available. Where the HMC has a scheduled backup already defined it would be convenient to have a "Run now" option against the schedule entry in the GUI.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

See current status of IBM Power servers power supplies though cli and web gui.

we do often need to go onsite to inspect Power supplies in our 980 AFTER Power failures to Make sure they are ok. Please Make it possible to see it from the hmc.
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Enable command line activation of collecting performance data on HMC

Currently there is no way to programmatically change the data collection settings. The only way to change them is within the HMC gui. There needs to be a way to query and change them from the command line. It appears that the commands are there (l...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Need HMC function opening a PMR and upload pedbg etc. to IBM

We would like to see function via CLI and GUI to create a PMR Salesforce ticket at IBM and to upload pedbg and other collections to the ticket systems in a new or already existing PMR
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Availability to disable default BMC User (Admin privilege)

Availability to disable the default BMC User (Admin privilege) on both hardware appliance products. CR1 (admin user) CR2 (root user)
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

add cli/REST path/command to allow a) creation of tag b) removal of tag against resource and c) querying of resources tags (which tags are assigned) - perhaps field in lssyscfg

HMC GUI 10 provides 'tags' to allow functional grouping of systems and instance/lpars however these are not exposed as query able through REST or cli commands to allow management tools to make decisions / use the same tags
2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

hmc ssh syslog facility

HMC ssh logging facility using syslog
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Please make the newer HMC models like the 7063-CR1 & 7063-CR2 models be able to read USB flash drives formatted as exFAT or NTFS. The latest service pack ISO file for V10R1 (Service Pack 1021) is 5 GB and is too large to go on a USB drive formatted as FAT32. The HMC is onlt able to read FAT32 formatted flash drives so I can't do my service pack update using a USB flash drive. I have to perform using the network method which is a bit more cumbersome. If the HMC was updated to allow USB format exFAT or NTFS then I could do ISO updates that are larger than 4 GB using the USB flash drive like I have always done in the past. Thanks.

Makes it more convenient for everybody using the HMC to do updates.
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted