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Hardware Management Console

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Add HMC location field

HMC don't have location field.Please add a location field(s) to store information like "Server Room" or "Rack Nr"
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

labels for fiber channel ports

Can you introduce labels for fiber channel adapters/ports in HMC as we have it already for SR-IOV NIC´s? This feature for SR-IOV NIC´s is really great and i like to have it also for fiber channel as we have to deal with different SAN fabrics in ou...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

Manage key exchange algorithm in chhmcencr command

Current chhmcencr has restriction to manage key exchange algorithm. based on the manual:Usage: chhmcencr -c passwd | webui | ssh | sshmac -o a | r | s -e <encryption> [--help] As the parameter indicated above, it is managing password encrypt...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

Web cert HMC CLI or API

We would like to request a CLI or API that we can use to generate CSR's and upload new web certs on the HMC.
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

HMC: weak password rules

As default HMC sets weak password rules. This should not be the default. To provide a minimum security the medium security policy should be default. An additional strong policy provided by IBM would be fine. In addition the possibility to set a on...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

HMC enhanced+ GUI, performance problem

We use HMC MH01764.In the enhanced+ GUI we see a performance problems. 1. during refresh the GUI after/during shutdown and startup of LPARs. The refresh, for example, of "status" and "reference codes" work not in realtime, as accustomed ...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

V8R8.7.0 new interface needs long LPAR list

The new HMC interface (as opposed to classic) is mandatory in HMC version V8R8.7.0. In this new interface LPARs are displayed as icons by default but this can be switched to list view. The list view defaults to 20 LPARs. Our enterprise systems con...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

Add an HMC LDAP config option to set the scope from the HMC gui

In HMC gui in the LDAP configuration add an option to specify the search scope.The matching command on the HMC CLI ischhmcldap -o s --scope sub
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

Email Notification for Critical Console Backups

The ability to configure email notification for a "Scheduled Operation".
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

Authenticate HMC access against membership in LDAP group

Currently authenticating against LDAP requires each allowed user to be defined on each HMC and requires manual maintenance. Allowing access to be granted based on membership in an authorized LDAP group would allow security to be managed automatica...
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Delivered