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Hardware Management Console

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Security enhancement: log the source IP for success and failed login

We are sending hmc syslog to our log management server, and here is what we noticed: Unlike version 7 of the HMC, V10 does not log the IP in all cases, here is an example: Login result + Method = IP recorded (Yes or No) 1- Success Login + Using...
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 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....
9 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

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.
9 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Better LDAP integration in the HMC

We tried to use LDAP Remote User Management as authentication for the HMC.Unfortunately the way the attribute for the task role is implemented is not practical.It has to be possible to give a "cn" in a specified "ou" to look for the task role and ...
9 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Method to check uptime on lpar:s

We want to find out if a method to check uptime on many (100:s) of SLES partitions could be implemented in the HMC. Basically performing the #uptime command and cathing the output for all of them. An alternative is of course to script it and doing...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

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...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Warn when booting VIO that has config problem with a virtual adapter

Currently if a VIO is booted and there's a config issue with a virtual adapter, the VIO will boot but no adapter will be created. The only way to see why this happened is to put a check mark in the 'adapter required for activation' box. This isn't...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Set minimal amount of video memory in HMC installation ova file for VMware vSphere

The HMC's installation ova image for VMware does not set the minimal required memory for the video card. If the video card memory for the VM is less than 6 MB, you are unable to set the minimum required screen resolution on the VM system console. ...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

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...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release