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Hardware Management Console

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HMC DLPAR for unneeded/unwanted vhost adapters

The HMC V9 no longer features DLPAR operations for deleting unneeded/unwanted vhosts,
over 4 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 2 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.
about 2 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 3 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.
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC should give a warning message when reducing current configuration resources of stopped LPAR by stealing process

When HMC needs to steal cpu or memory resources from stopped LPARs in order to fullfill a LPM request or a LPAR start operation because there are not enough completely unused ("free") resources in managed system, current configuration of stopped L...
over 2 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 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Planned for future release

HMC Drift Management

Need a solution to compare, report and action HMC configuration drift.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

See current status of IBM Power servers power supplies though cli and web gui.

we do often need to go onsite to inspect Power supplies in our 980 AFTER Power failures to Make sure they are ok. Please Make it possible to see it from the hmc.
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

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...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration