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Allow install of client CA certificates to the HMC to allow SSL proxy functionality.
Many organizations use proxy servers to control/manage external traffic. Some of these (Palo Alto Networks, for one) create a man-in-the-middle certificate so that SSL traffic can be proxied the same way as HTTP traffic. An example of this activit...
Run multiple Managed System Firmware Updates Concurrently
To update the Firmware on multiple Managed Systems under the same HMC running the updlic is currently not allowed. Last night I had to update 5 Managed Systems and it took ~1hr per frame. It stated at 9:30pm and ended at 3:43am the next day. If th...
The possibility to create one owns DHCP ranges for private network is great, but for easier initial management then we would like smalleer segments. This would also benefit in troubleshooting network/systems connection issues and or complex networ...
HMC was on V10R1M1020 and we wanted to upgrade it to R2M1030. saveupgdata -r disk failed because of not enough space on UpgradeLV. We have 22 managed systems on one HMC and many users on the HMC. None of the users has anything large in home direct...
Enforce lockout after 5 or 3 failed password attempts on the SSH login on the HMC
In order to meet Lloyd’s security standards users should be locked out after 5 failed password attempts (for normal accounts) and 3 (for privileged accounts) on the SSH login on the HMC. We want it to perform a temporary lockout, as it does for th...
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...
add cli/REST path/command to allow a) creation of tag b) removal of tag against resource and c) querying of resources tags (which tags are assigned) - perhaps field in lssyscfg
HMC GUI 10 provides 'tags' to allow functional grouping of systems and instance/lpars however these are not exposed as query able through REST or cli commands to allow management tools to make decisions / use the same tags
Need maintenance mode switch for Power Server at HMC
When doing installation of new Power Server or HW Maintenance or FW Updates etc. it happens very often that the HMC is producing a call home to IBM. This is very true when installing a new power Server and HMC are connected to FSP /eBMC. But these...
Persistent warning when automatic saving of partition profile changes have been disabled
The enhanced HMC GUI is missing one important thing: a persistent warning when automatic saving of configuration changes has been switched off when you are making a change. It got switched off because someone edited the profile directly. You will ...
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