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Hardware Management Console

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Awarness of multiple HMC's in the GUI (arbitration)

There is currently no ability to see the HMC arbitration status in the GUI. When deploying redundant HMC's that manages the same system(s) it would be good to see the status of both the primary and secondary HMC in terms of their role so the user ...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

physical port on destination side for the migrating client LPAR

Physical port (FCS)on destination side for the migrating client LPAR can not see during the LPM on HMC GUI , so as mentioned the option is only available from HMC CLI with the command below: ~> migrlpar -o v -m <source_managed_system> -t ...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Separate user attribute to enable only REST API access

To enable REST API access for an HMC user, I must enable whole WebUI access: chhmcusr -i "name=username,remote_webui_access=1" Technical users don't need WebUI access and shouldn't be able to login interactively. Please create a separate attribute...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Nutanix image for virtual HMC

We are looking into Nutanix as a new virtualization platform. IBM does not provide a virtual hmc package for Nutanix. Nutanix is a growing platform and other customers will probably also ask for this in the future.
6 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Submitted

HMC GUI, UAK expiration.

Suppose that my frame's UAK are about to expire in a few days. Suppose I'm working on something else that requires my attention. Suddenly I begin to receive popups telling me that UAK are about to expire. I have about 50 frames so I receive about ...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

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...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Future consideration

HMC backup image tool creation on physical HMC appliance

The current backup utility in the HMC requires the base image to be installed before attempting a restore. Depending on the version there may be prerequisite patches that need to be installed before running the restore which adds further complexit...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC Networkvisualization should show vNIC connections

The HMC Network Visualization does not show active and passive vNIC Connetions in the GUI.Please add the possibility to klick adapter and / or LPAR to dynamically draw lines between the komponentes that show the relations.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC GUI - choose specific FC adapter on target VIOS

A customer has multiple Fibre Channel connections to SAN Fabric A on VIOS#1 and VIOS#2 has multiple connections to SAN Fabric B. Using the command line migrlpar it is possible to specify the target VIOS and specific FC adapter port. Can the HMC GU...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add additional quick property request for SRC

We are looking a for a fast and easy way to get the SRC for a managed system and partition, currently the only way to extract the SRC is by requesting the information for the system or partition which reults in a 12K (approx) download to get 8 byt...
11 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration