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Hardware Management Console

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Option to enable HMC Call Home Paging to Phone Number

"Option to enable HMC Call Home Paging to Phone Number along with emails..Need the phone number feature to be added."This would help us to stay alert for any production server h/w failure.. Currently email is configured but we missed to take actio...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Remote 5250 Console - sort by LPAR name

when connecting to remote 5250 console, LPARs are sorted by Partition ID (numeric). On systems with a high number of LPARS (20+) it would be great if we have a sort function key to sort LPARs by a) ID, b) Name, c) Reference code
11 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 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.
11 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add an option to prevent the periodic surveys popping up on HMC web login

Currently, periodically we get a survey pop up on HMC web interface log in. This is not currently able to be opted out of, with any option to prevent it popping up again in the future. This survey pops up in front of the normal HMC web interface...
11 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Transmit Service Information - option not to send confirmation email

When service information is transmitted this generates a confirmation email such as: "Successfully transmitted an operational test (heartbeat) Information." Whilst this is useful when setting up the feature it would be good to have a checkbox to d...
11 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC nmon

HMC nmon implementation or enhancement of monhmc
12 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

updlic extend with meaningful functions/messages

A.updlic extend with meaningful functionsi.e. for explicit FW download against pci card like UI already have implemented.updlic -m MS -o a -t io -l latest -p Partition-ID -s SLOT-l latest -r disk B.updlic extend with meaningful message for pending...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC V9 Partitions table view to include column for IPL Source

On our previous version of the HMC firmware V7790 the display of LPARs on a server included a column for the IPL Source. After upgrading to new HMCs running V9 firmware to manage our POWER9 servers, the Partitions display (table view) no longer in...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release
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HMC Performance Dashboard shows different calculated graphs depending if the LPAR is in Shared-Pool and Dedicated Mode

At the moment the HMC Performance Dashboard is using a different calculation method - depending on the LPAR using Shared-Pool or Dedicated-Donating Mode - to display the CPU utilization graph without any hint of these differences. Both graphs are ...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Bring back Pins Pane in HMC V10!

We use the Pins Pane on a regular basis. It's very useful to group resources and easily access them in the quickest way possible. For some reason this feature was removed in HMC V10. Now customers can no longer take advantage of this time saving f...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Future consideration