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Hardware Management Console

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ASMI Password Reset Lockout Restrictions

Remove requirement to know prior password for the ASMI admin account when changing the password from an account with the following RBAC privileges:ChangeUserPasswords,frame:ChangeFramePassword,cec:ChangeCECPassword.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

HMC show Message IDs in all dialogs

currently creating some documentation / RFE. To show process of work for IBM to reproduce, we copy some dialogs. Some dialogs have a HSCF message ID, others don't.Would be great to include these message IDs in all dialogs so anyone can reproduce t...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Planned for future release

Request for giving a report on Power System Uptime from HMC

It would be good if we have a utility in Power System Management Console in which Power Servers are connected, that will give us the uptime report the IBM Power servers ?
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

HMC enhanced gui compact LPAR listing

For the HMC Enhanced GUI: Under the partition list view, it's important to be able to get a compact overview of LPARs and their characteristics - ideally without scrolling. There are some current limitations to the visual representation - specific...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

verify upgrade or downgrade for Firmware levels?

maybe ticket, maybe function?When you use update, change LIC to a newer release and retrieve from IBM service web site, the selector shows only old LIC versions. Is this meant to allow a downgrade, is this an error, or just a weird method of telli...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Planned for future release

updhmc -t ibmwebsite

For simplification reason it would make sense to have a repository type of "ibmwebsite" for updhmc(updhmc -t {ibmwebsite}as we already have it with updlic -r {ibmwebsite}
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

HMC GUI should have an option of adding an LDAP group along with LDAP users

HMC GUI should have an option of manage/add users as well as groups from LDAP. We currently have the LDAP configured under HMC to authenticate based on the individual user but not group. A case was opened with IBM support in order to provide a sol...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Planned for future release

ADD ADAPTER and REMOVE would benefit if SYSTEM BUS NUMBER was shown

When moving Physical IO adapters from one partition to the other the SYSTEM BUS number and the Location Code of the adapter are the two pieces of information Clients use to Confirm they are moving the intended adapter. The SYSTEM BUS number is the...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

VIO LPM SAN and Network Virtualization Assignment

Currently on the larger hardware like 880/980s we are running 4 VIOs, for restricted/nonrestricted VMs. When VMs are LPMed from one frame to another the network and SAN virtual connections aren't always assigned to the same VIO pairing. This can l...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add automatic vNIC physical adapter selection redundancy to LPMs

When we use the HMC or LPM Tool to LPM LPARs with vNICs it will sometimes give the Primary and backup SR-IOV Logical to the same physical adapter. This removes the redundancy. The source logical ports are on different adapters but after LPMing the...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release