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CMC to display available and used ECOD processor days

Several of my customers extensively use Elastic Capacity on Demand on/off processor days for general usage on E880C Enterprise servers configured with eight permanently active of 192 core E880C systems. They experience a challenge in monitoring th...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Offer an HMC base image with the latest Servce Pack

When deploying multiple HMC's it is a time-consuming process to install the base version and apply all service packs and requisite fixes to get on the latest supported fix level (particularly on V9R1 to get to 9.4.2). It would be nice to have the ...
over 1 year 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.
11 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

DO NOT Drop support for X86 HMC

IBM Has announced they will drop support for the X86 HMC BEFORE CUSTOMER LEASES ARE EVEN COMPLETE! This is BALDERDASH! I get it you want to support just one piece of hardware and the Power HMC is the correct choice. But especially customers who bo...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 7 Not under consideration

Add pedbg collection option to the Enhanced GUI

Customer want to have an option in the Enhanced GUI to collect a pedbg and off load this to a remote server or a callhome server.
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Better troubleshooting when HMC doesn't display devices like disks when it should.

When the CMDB on the VIOS server is wrong, then the HMC simply does not display what you should see, and you have zero insight into why. We had issues with disks, missing UUIDs, or other errors. There should be a command, maybe a little more refin...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Show NUMA Scoring of a LPAR in LPAR Overview as selectable field

in the Partition overview it would be helpful as a selectable column field to selecet NUMA Scoring and see how the scoring for all lpars for a power server is
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

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

Add sssd to Power Hardware Management Console

Product Defect was opened for this issue- SW512801 We need sssd added to HMC user authentication so we can use our current number only ID's to log into the HMC's as we did pre 950 level.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

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...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review