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Hardware Management Console

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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...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Provide Prometheus exporter for LPAR and System data in HMC

Please provide a Prometheus exporter for the HMC which cound be used for sending system and partition utilization data to prometheus timeseries database. This would be very helpful to consolidate performance data in a single place together with ot...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Display command for a GUI task

The HMC should have the possibility to show the CLI command for a task that is executed over the GUI. For example the start of a VM should return "chsysstate -r lpar .....". Such a functionality is implemented in AIX SMIT using the F6 key. This wo...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Show Enterprise Pool 2.0 active for Power Frames in HMC GUI

Would like to see in HMC GUI Overview for Power Server if a Server is part of an Enterprise Pool 2.0 Pool
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

VIO LPM SAN and Network Virtualization Assignment

Currently on the larger hardware like 880/980s we are running 4 VIOs, for restricted/nonrestricted VMs. When VMs are LPMed from one frame to another the network and SAN virtual connections aren't always assigned to the same VIO pairing. This can l...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Ability to select USB device for HMC updates in the GUI

When multiple USB devices are installed on the HMC, there appears to be no option in the GUI to select the device containing the HMC updates meaning all USB storage devices need to be removed apart from the one contating the HMC update files for t...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

RAID Rebuild Status on HMC

After a defective disk has been replaced, the HMC user cannot see the status or progress of the RAID rebuilt. Only "lshmc -h" is available, to see the following status "degraded | n/a | enabled".However, this is essential for the further use of th...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

See current status of IBM Power servers power supplies though cli and web gui.

we do often need to go onsite to inspect Power supplies in our 980 AFTER Power failures to Make sure they are ok. Please Make it possible to see it from the hmc.
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC Callhome, event notifications and classifications

After setup of HMC event notifications, to see what's going on (heads up), I now get loads of mail (where many are more or less “info” / reboot HMC only solution). Example:Reporting system: itseelm-bb6095Machine type-model/serial: 7063-CR1/130NCPA...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

hmc ssh syslog facility

HMC ssh logging facility using syslog
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration