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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Hardware Management Console

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Dual HMC configuratrion with managed servers across two networked sites.

We have two HMC's in two separate sites. They managing the same managed systems as a dual-hmc configuration. The managed systems are also split across the two sites. Calls home for systems can be a challenge for support reps to correctly place the...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Need to have an option to check SRIOV physical port MAC address when it is used in shared mode

There should be an option to check SRIOV physical port MAC address when the adapter is used in shared mode. For now, HMC GUI list the physical port MAC address only if the frame is powered on with hardware discovery otherwise there is no way to fi...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

LPM test frame size

LPMs fail when interfaces have different frame sizes (normal -vs- jumbo), please add a check for network frame size as part of the LPM pre-move validation.
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Default HMC console language selection

When connecting to a hardware management console via 5250 emulator console session, you must select your language option. (we always use option 21) It would be nice to have a feature to default to a preferred language selection.
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Disable sensitive information on welcome page starting with version 8.6.0-SP1

Since update of 8.6.0 to SP1 the welcome page of the HMC displays different information from our hardware systems including information about servicable events etc.
about 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration

Enable tunneling in the Enhanced GUI

With the addition of the Enh GUI, there is a redirect during login. This is causing the failure, and it's unfortunately a permanent restriction and does not work with tunnelinmg.This RFE is to have that functionality of tunneling enabled in the En...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Power HMC User Interface

The browser interface to the Power HMC console has restrictions not clearly identified the various manuals, technotes, etc. For example, you cannot open a 5250 console session when using the browser interface. That option is dropped when the user ...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

Open software support calls from HMC

HMC is used to manage power systems and have ability to create requests in Hardware Support.The Customer from mentioned PMR have request to have possibility to open PMRs in software support from HMC, not automatically but manualy as well
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

reduce caching which might result in "config has been changed by other operation" message

this might be worth a ticket, but also can be caused be framework: in about 25% of the cases i work with system or LPAR properties, the attached message (German: "Die Konfiguration wurde durch eine andere Operation geändert. Aktualisieren Sie die ...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 Not under consideration

Enable LPAR automated remote restart from HMC with SRR

We have upgraded our HMC to 8.6.0 version and we are trying to implement SRR, however there is not such an option to pre-define the source and target frame on the HMC and that would be a really nice feature ho have.
about 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration