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Hardware Management Console

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CLI command to list LPAR description and Group tags

HMC V10R1 GUI allows you to define LPAR/VM description and group tags. This is wonderful feature specially on a multi-tenancy system. However, there is no CLI command to list this information. We use the CLI command for ease of reporting.
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

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

Start/Stop/Restart HMC CLoud connector from GUI

HMC Admin with PEP 2.0 should be able to Start/Stopp and restart Power Enterprise Pool 2.0 Cloud connector from HMC GUI rather alway login into HMC via HMC
27 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

HMC GUI Limitation

When we are using multiple Vswitches in the POWER H/W frames, HMC GUI is not detecting any Vswitch other than the Default Vswitch "ETHERNET0”(During the LPM activity ) . This issue creates lot of problems if we use HMC GUI for the LPM activities. ...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Automated restore of VIOS Backup on new Disks from installios Command

In a case of DR (all VIOS disks failed) we want to do a restore of the full VIOS Backup on new Disks. If the Backup is done on a mirrored VG (what is the default case) the restore fails on new disks while they are not already in a vg and mirrored....
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

VM/LPARS description synced in HMC-pair (and to CMC)

We would llike to use the description field for virtual servers / LPARs in HMC, but since its not synced by default we need to update both HMCs. This extra step seems unneeded since a description for LPARs should never differ in between HMCs, ther...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

extend Support for HMC classic View after Release 8.8.6

Wir benutzen den classic View auf der HMC in der Version 8.8.6. Beim letzten Update ist aufgefallen das die Version 8.8.6 die letzte Version sein soll, die den classic View unterstützt.Mit dem enhanced+ View haben wir erhebliche Performance Proble...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

HMC V9 Partitions table view to include column for IPL Source

On our previous version of the HMC firmware V7790 the display of LPARs on a server included a column for the IPL Source. After upgrading to new HMCs running V9 firmware to manage our POWER9 servers, the Partitions display (table view) no longer in...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Need maintenance mode for SR_IOV FW Updates

we have several SR-IOV config running - SR-IOV native with NIB, vNIC Failover, VF for a SEA etc.When want to do a FW update for the SR-IOV card we need to do a lot of manual things like vNIC failover activation or NIB switching etc because today w...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC Drift Management

Need a solution to compare, report and action HMC configuration drift.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration