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Hardware Management Console

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LDAP and multiple base DN support

We configure our HMC's with LDAP integration for user management. With users in various regions around the world, and how our LDAP OU's are configured, the scope has to be set to sub, and very high up in the OU tree. This results in a login delay ...
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

CLI Import for Certificates

System: Supported pSeries HMC Code VersionsActor: AIX/HMC SAs Description: HMC code by default uses self-signed certificates. In this day and age of exploiting weaknesses, businesses are blocking self-signed certs via the browser. Yet certificates...
about 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

vHMC: Show full screen

We are running x86 vHMCVersion 9Release 1Service Pack 940Build Level 1911021524Base Version V9R1Model Type Ve67-f61Serial Number 0e11c02BIOS 6.00HMC driver n/aMH01831 - HMC V9R1 M931MH01836 - HMC V9R1 M940 When I look at the screen from vCenter th...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

Provide a means to discover NTP status

There are means to configure the HMC to sync to external NTP time servers, but there is no way to demonstrate that the HMC NTP configuration was actually successful. There are some NTP messages logged to /var/log/messages, but those logs are insuf...
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

HMC: Add functions to "Enhanced +" view currently only available in "Classic" view.

Trying to do dynamic lpar and create a new virtual scsi adapter and there is no such option in the Enhanced View.IBM says the wave of the future is command line and no one uses GUI.I beg to differ.<snip>HMC ENHANCED+ GUI When using the enhan...
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

Provide the option to schedule the repeated monthly job from HMC GUI

I would like to schedule the monthly job(first day of each month) from HMC GUI. But it seems to me that there is no option to set it up. I can specify the number of weeks between running repeated job. But "first of the month" is not offered as an ...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

New HMC LPAR description field, API or CLI to obtain/maintain field

Previously, we would use ugly lpar names that would describe the purpose of the LPAR eg. "SCC1234 - ESB WAS Sandbox 1" The hostname is SCC1234When we installed the latest HMCs, and via the GUI, I find a new Description field, but I'm being told th...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Delivered

VIO CLI to display "storageLabel" for LUN

There needs to be a command that displays the "storageLabel" for LUNs from the VIO server CLI. The Storage Label is a variable being pulled from VIOS CM database using an API call (readVIOSInventory). The PCM log captured in the HMC's pedbg (FFDC....
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

HMC option to alert only if operation fails

In HMC v9.1 SP940, the option to alert for scheduled operations was added. I have implemented and tested this feature, works great. Only issue is, we only want to be notified if the operation fails. It currently alerts for successes and failures. ...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

Have HMC show submitted commands

Like storwize Software, HMC Power Management console uses command strings created by the web UI to execute the functions. Most of these commands also can be sent by ssh. For documentation compliance and learning purposes it is requested to have an...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered