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Hardware Management Console

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extend Support for HMC classic View after Release 8.8.6

Wir benutzen den classic View auf der HMC in der Version 8.8.6. Beim letzten Update ist aufgefallen das die Version 8.8.6 die letzte Version sein soll, die den classic View unterstützt.Mit dem enhanced+ View haben wir erhebliche Performance Proble...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

HMC GUI Limitation

When we are using multiple Vswitches in the POWER H/W frames, HMC GUI is not detecting any Vswitch other than the Default Vswitch "ETHERNET0”(During the LPM activity ) . This issue creates lot of problems if we use HMC GUI for the LPM activities. ...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add "make bootable" option to Format Media for USB Flash Drives

As the 7063 range of HMCs has no physical DVD, using USB Flash Drives for upgrading to a new release has become more popular. At the moment, we require a Linux workstation to USB flash drive so that it is bootable. For those not familiar with the ...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

VM/LPARS description synced in HMC-pair (and to CMC)

We would llike to use the description field for virtual servers / LPARs in HMC, but since its not synced by default we need to update both HMCs. This extra step seems unneeded since a description for LPARs should never differ in between HMCs, ther...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add Progress information to Update Memory of Logical Partition splash screen

When adding or removing Memory from a running LPAR, the time taken to complete the task and vary between a few seconds and many minutes. It would help if there was a progress indicator shown on the HMC Update Memory of Logical Partition splash scr...
6 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

power supplies status check

We need a way to determine power supplies status for IBM Power Systems Server deployed with PowerVM and HMC in a remote data-centre. Just like HP iLO or old IBM's IMM (Integrated Managemnt Module for x86 server) displays a red or green icon per po...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Submitted

CMC to display available and used ECOD processor days

Several of my customers extensively use Elastic Capacity on Demand on/off processor days for general usage on E880C Enterprise servers configured with eight permanently active of 192 core E880C systems. They experience a challenge in monitoring th...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Need maintenance mode for SR_IOV FW Updates

we have several SR-IOV config running - SR-IOV native with NIB, vNIC Failover, VF for a SEA etc.When want to do a FW update for the SR-IOV card we need to do a lot of manual things like vNIC failover activation or NIB switching etc because today w...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

DO NOT Drop support for X86 HMC

IBM Has announced they will drop support for the X86 HMC BEFORE CUSTOMER LEASES ARE EVEN COMPLETE! This is BALDERDASH! I get it you want to support just one piece of hardware and the Power HMC is the correct choice. But especially customers who bo...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 7 Not under consideration

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 ...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration