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Hardware Management Console

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Add Progress information to Update Memory of Logical Partition splash screen

When adding or removing Memory from a running LPAR, the time taken to complete the task and vary between a few seconds and many minutes. It would help if there was a progress indicator shown on the HMC Update Memory of Logical Partition splash scr...
4 months 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.
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

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

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...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Display the correct image for Power10 S1014 Server in HMC Gallery View

When you connect a Power10 S1014 to a HMC, it displays a generic image of a server, rather than an image of the actual server (as is the case with Power8 & Power9) Sample Gallery view attached, you will see that the Power8 & Power9 serve...
26 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

hmc ssh syslog facility

HMC ssh logging facility using syslog
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future 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
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Virtual Networks display - improve the order of items listed, or allow the user to save a preferred order

HMC V9 and V10 GUI - the Virtual Networks display can have a high number of virtual networks listed. Please can these be ordered either by PVID ascending or by Virtual Network Name ascending to allow the user to organise the display. Alternatively...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

openBMC and HMC, report also power is back.

We often get support calls and HMC events stating PSU / power supply issues has been detected. When the power is back we dont get that event / info which then needs more work for admins to check and close event.
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

The option to Enable power collections from HMC command line.

I see performance graphs on some of our frames. It looks like we need to enable it on the other frames. We might have to do this every time we get new hardware. I have a script that runs every week that enables collections on the LPARs. The only w...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration