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Hardware Management Console

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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 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

ASMI Data collection from HMC CLI

We would like to be able to see ASMI logs directly from HMC CLI. For more details please check TS001639762.
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

customer requests to enable "classic view" on HMC v9

Our customer Zurich Insurance(HongKong) IT manager requested to enable "classic view" on HMC v9. This function was exist in v7 and v8. But they didn't understand why the feature was disabled in v9 which had caused them a lot of additional workload...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

HMC DLPAR for unneeded/unwanted vhost adapters

The HMC V9 no longer features DLPAR operations for deleting unneeded/unwanted vhosts,
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 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 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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.
almost 4 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.
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

VIO Maintenance and Check modes in HMC

Almost every customer, I've seen in the field, has some sort of scripts to check status of paths on the client LPARs and SEAs on VIO, and switch them off during maintenance (e.g. VIOS update). The usual way, a customer does VIO maintenance, is:1. ...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Planned for future release

Display command for a GUI task

The HMC should have the possibility to show the CLI command for a task that is executed over the GUI. For example the start of a VM should return "chsysstate -r lpar .....". Such a functionality is implemented in AIX SMIT using the F6 key. This wo...
1 day ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted