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Hardware Management Console

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Display the correct image for Power10 S1014 Server in HMC Gallery View

When you connect a Power10 S1014 to a HMC, it displays a generic image of a server, rather than an image of the actual server (as is the case with Power8 & Power9) Sample Gallery view attached, you will see that the Power8 & Power9 serve...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

openBMC and HMC, report also power is back.

We often get support calls and HMC events stating PSU / power supply issues has been detected. When the power is back we dont get that event / info which then needs more work for admins to check and close event.
2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

The option to Enable power collections from HMC command line.

I see performance graphs on some of our frames. It looks like we need to enable it on the other frames. We might have to do this every time we get new hardware. I have a script that runs every week that enables collections on the LPARs. The only w...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Need maintenance mode for SR_IOV FW Updates

we have several SR-IOV config running - SR-IOV native with NIB, vNIC Failover, VF for a SEA etc.When want to do a FW update for the SR-IOV card we need to do a lot of manual things like vNIC failover activation or NIB switching etc because today w...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

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 Windows USB recovery media tool for the HMC

IBM only offer a Linux method of creating a USB bootable recovery image for the HMC (https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6454883). It would be good to have a media creation tool for Windows which can take the ISO recovery image and format the U...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 7 Not under consideration

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 ...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC Drift Management

Need a solution to compare, report and action HMC configuration drift.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

LPM Validation to check for available CPUs based on OS.

Hi team; we've seen that when you have IFL (Linux and VIOS cpus only) configured on your servers, LPM validation does not check for available AIX cpu resources on the target based on the os running lpar that you are moving. The validations takes i...
6 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration