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Hardware Management Console

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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 ?
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Managed System Uptime or reboot time - from CLI

I would like a way to use a command line command from the HMC to get into the ASMI and get the last Current Operating State for all managed systems we own. This will be used to know when all of our managed systems have been last rebooted, thus upg...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

verify upgrade or downgrade for Firmware levels?

maybe ticket, maybe function?When you use update, change LIC to a newer release and retrieve from IBM service web site, the selector shows only old LIC versions. Is this meant to allow a downgrade, is this an error, or just a weird method of telli...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Planned for future release

Add the ability to split out the 5250 firewall rule so that non-secure ports can be disabled or blocked while allowing the secure connection through.

We had a request from the ISERIES Team to block non-secure 5250 connections. we were not able to satisfy this request due to the restrictions on the HMC Firewall.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 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

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.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Planned for future release

LPM removes members from Groups on HMC

HMC Groups to tag a group of LPARs removes the tagged LPARs when LPM moves the LPAR to a different frame.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Managed System name on LPAR page

In earlier versions of HMC with enhanced UI there was a way to find a name of the managed system where the LPAR resides. Either it was shown on the top of the screen (Resources -> All Systems -> System Name -> Partitions -> Partition N...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 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...
almost 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...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release