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Hardware Management Console

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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.
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC and MDS automation for firmware updates and status

HMC have connections to all our Power Systems and at the same time towards IBM support sites. We run a fully virtualized environment so all SEA and NPIV adapters are "dedicated" to the VIO-servers. Firmware status and updates are important and sin...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

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 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add a "Run Now" option on an HMC scheduled task

As part of HMC patching it's good to take a backup before after so a recovery point is available. Where the HMC has a scheduled backup already defined it would be convenient to have a "Run now" option against the schedule entry in the GUI.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

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 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

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

Availability to disable default BMC User (Admin privilege)

Availability to disable the default BMC User (Admin privilege) on both hardware appliance products. CR1 (admin user) CR2 (root user)
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

hmc ssh syslog facility

HMC ssh logging facility using syslog
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Need HMC function opening a PMR and upload pedbg etc. to IBM

We would like to see function via CLI and GUI to create a PMR Salesforce ticket at IBM and to upload pedbg and other collections to the ticket systems in a new or already existing PMR
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

extend Support for HMC classic View after Release 8.8.6

Wir benutzen den classic View auf der HMC in der Version 8.8.6. Beim letzten Update ist aufgefallen das die Version 8.8.6 die letzte Version sein soll, die den classic View unterstützt.Mit dem enhanced+ View haben wir erhebliche Performance Proble...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration