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Hardware Management Console

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Make HMC permissions with clearer delineations and documentation

Task role permissions remain difficult to properly distinguish and divide in the enhanced interface(documented by IBM as also being more difficult than classic interface). Task permissions should be distinct and well defined based on likely use of...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Simplify HMC update

Please make HMC update similar to Firmware update.Ability to download directly from IBM/local and update to the latest in same level or upgrade to next level.something simple like chrome browser update.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Allow sizing and Left, Right or Center Justification of Column view with v9 HMC GUI

GUI Column Display of LPAR attributes needs better custom sizing and descriptions of some information needs to be improved for user readability. For example some columns such as LPAR memory might only require a few characters to display, but use m...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

HMC show Message IDs in all dialogs

currently creating some documentation / RFE. To show process of work for IBM to reproduce, we copy some dialogs. Some dialogs have a HSCF message ID, others don't.Would be great to include these message IDs in all dialogs so anyone can reproduce t...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Planned for future release

add LACP mode bonding option to HMC

HMC allows only old-fashioned bond mode, but not the most commonly used LACP (802.ad) bond mode.Please add appropriate parameters to "chhmc -c netbond" and corresponding options in the HMC GUI.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

updhmc -t ibmwebsite

For simplification reason it would make sense to have a repository type of "ibmwebsite" for updhmc(updhmc -t {ibmwebsite}as we already have it with updlic -r {ibmwebsite}
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add info in the General Properties [Description] Field

Request an HMC cli command or add to an existing HMC command to add info in the "Description" field under both the Managed Systems and VIO "General Properties" the same as can in the GUI.This will aid our automation.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Planned for future release

More information when performing an HMC backup

The backup critical console data process shows little information to the user whilst in progress. In old releases the status of the backup was shown, e.g., generating the archive file, offloading archive file. In current releases none of this info...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Allow restore of full VIOS backup through HMC web interface

THe HMC allows you to create a full image backup of a virtual I/O server through command line using 'cpviosbk -t full' or from the web interface using menu "Console Management --> Templates and OS images --> VIOS images --> Manage Virtual...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Request for giving a report on Power System Uptime from HMC

It would be good if we have a utility in Power System Management Console in which Power Servers are connected, that will give us the uptime report the IBM Power servers ?
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release