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Hardware Management Console

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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.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Future consideration

Enable encryption for HMC disks

Our understanding is that HMC disk data may not be encrypted as on today. HMC disks are not encryption capable and there is no workaround either. Please enable the encryption capability on the HMC disks
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

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...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

add cli/REST path/command to allow a) creation of tag b) removal of tag against resource and c) querying of resources tags (which tags are assigned) - perhaps field in lssyscfg

HMC GUI 10 provides 'tags' to allow functional grouping of systems and instance/lpars however these are not exposed as query able through REST or cli commands to allow management tools to make decisions / use the same tags
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

idle_timeout for HMC user on GUI and HMC CLI

Session limitations: HMC doesn't support user session timeout as of today for both GUI and CLI logins. As per https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/power9?topic=hmc-session-handling , the idle timeout user property task is not functional. The HMC interface ...
9 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Allow to import a certificate into the ESA trust store

As described by IBM support in CASE TS015898308, a HMC can not Call Home when using a Proxy, which is replacing certificates in the SSL encryption. The customer wants this feature to work in further releases.
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Sorting by date / time information should work correctly

Within HMC Serviceable Events Manager panel user can sort information using selection of each individual column.But: sorting algorithm looks like to be based on alphabetical order for every column ....even for ordering based on column "Last Report...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

make simplified remote restart fully disaster recovery capable

When employing simplified remote restart, one requisite to restart an LPAR on another machine is that all SAN paths and targets (e.g. LUNs) have to be available on target VIO servers. During a disaster recovery scenario, this is not the case; in a...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration