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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...
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...
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 ...
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.
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 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. ...
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...
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