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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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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 ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Better support for RMC and Novalink

Currently, firmware updates rely on an RMC connection between the HMC and the individual AIX/Linux partitions. Also, Cloud Management Console relies on an RMC connection to the individual partitions to obtain some of its data. We would like Novali...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC mail sender

The function "Event Notification" allows you to let the HMC send out an email in the case of issues. The sender of this mails is derived from the name you have given the HMC. The syntax of the mail address:<Console name>@<Console name>...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 Future consideration

HMC should give a warning message when reducing current configuration resources of stopped LPAR by stealing process

When HMC needs to steal cpu or memory resources from stopped LPARs in order to fullfill a LPM request or a LPAR start operation because there are not enough completely unused ("free") resources in managed system, current configuration of stopped L...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Partitions table view select column to sort save to preferences

The table view of Partitions defaults to sorting by name. It would be helpful if when user sorts on another column that the change is both persistent when returning to this screen and/or saved with user preferences.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC Storagevisualization should show mappings to SpectrumScale Storage Provider

HMC Storage Visualization does not show vscsi mapping to SpectrumScale storage provider.The gui should be enhanced so that mappings will be shown in the GUI.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Allow dual HMC to manage each others BMC for updates

Currently, POWER based HMCs require an extra Linux based ppc64le LPAR in order to update the BMC on the HMC without a browser. In a dual HMC environment the opposite HMC should be allowed to update the HMC BMC.
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Ability to download and generate HMC logs from the GUI

It would be useful to both have the ability to generate and download HMC system logs from the HMC GUI rather than resorting to the CLI when troubleshooting an issue with IBM. Also the ability to see logs in /tmp so these can be cleaned up by the u...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

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...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC API Json support

It's important that HMC API support Json format.We would like use HMC API and integrate them on our API systems.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration