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Hardware Management Console

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Add a "Run Now" option on an HMC scheduled task

As part of HMC patching it's good to take a backup before after so a recovery point is available. Where the HMC has a scheduled backup already defined it would be convenient to have a "Run now" option against the schedule entry in the GUI.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Availability to disable default BMC User (Admin privilege)

Availability to disable the default BMC User (Admin privilege) on both hardware appliance products. CR1 (admin user) CR2 (root user)
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

HMC should work as ntp server for eBMC ntp clients

As Pete Heyrman documented: The enterprise baseboard management controller (eBMC) was introduced in Power10 and provides similar system management functionality as the FSP. With respect to time, the eBMC time-of-day clock cannot be synced with the...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Reinstatement of 'sed' in HMC v10

Hi , We urge the reinstatement of the 'sed' command in the next patch for HMC v10. Its removal (PTF MF71298 and MF71299) has critically impacted the functionality of numerous scripts, including ezh (Brian Smith) and eezh (Matthew Opoka). Additiona...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

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...
over 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.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under 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. ...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Planned for future release

HMC GUI > Implement a "button" for opening an IBM HW/SW Support Case that automatically pulls in data (S/N, OS Level etc.) from an LPAR or Managed System

This is a request for enhancing the functionality of the HMC GUI with: A button / or menu that enables the user to open an IBM Support case directly and easily from the HMC GUI By selecting the affected LPAR / VM or Manages System Base data needed...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

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 ...
about 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.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration