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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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Hardware Management Console

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Customer request to change the order of the managed system in "vtmenu".

Customer has several HMCs which manage several power servers, they like to see all the order of server in HMC can stay with consistency in vtmenu,
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

HMC to generate alert email when UAK fails to be retrieved from IBM

If an HMC sends a request for new UAK (chsvcinfo) and IBM does not have record of an active entitlement, currently the process fails quietly. The only notification in an entry in the HMC event log. This failure is more significant than that, so sh...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Delivered

Adding virtual storage to an inactive LPAR

We are working with shadow LPAR definitions for roleswap between two Power systems. We can add a new LUN per vSCSI to the running LPAR without problems with the HMC - PowerVM - virtual storage dialogue.But we are not able to add a LUN to the sleep...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

Add checksum capability to HMC

I have a column called "BSD Checksum" at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6372280 I am downloading the files using: getupgfiles -h public.dhe.ibm.com -u anonymous --passwd anonymous -d /software/server/hmc/network/v950/x86 when the download ...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Delivered

vHMC: Show full screen

We are running x86 vHMCVersion 9Release 1Service Pack 940Build Level 1911021524Base Version V9R1Model Type Ve67-f61Serial Number 0e11c02BIOS 6.00HMC driver n/aMH01831 - HMC V9R1 M931MH01836 - HMC V9R1 M940 When I look at the screen from vCenter th...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

VIO CLI to display "storageLabel" for LUN

There needs to be a command that displays the "storageLabel" for LUNs from the VIO server CLI. The Storage Label is a variable being pulled from VIOS CM database using an API call (readVIOSInventory). The PCM log captured in the HMC's pedbg (FFDC....
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

HMC command to retrieve lpar description and group tags

The LPAR general properties allows the specification of a "description" and the specification of "group tags". However there is no mechanism to retrieve these values from the command line.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

Two Factor Authentication for HMC GUI login

Using Two Factor Authentication for the HMC login page, especially for the GUI login.
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

HMC option to alert only if operation fails

In HMC v9.1 SP940, the option to alert for scheduled operations was added. I have implemented and tested this feature, works great. Only issue is, we only want to be notified if the operation fails. It currently alerts for successes and failures. ...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

Have HMC show submitted commands

Like storwize Software, HMC Power Management console uses command strings created by the web UI to execute the functions. Most of these commands also can be sent by ssh. For documentation compliance and learning purposes it is requested to have an...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered