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Hardware Management Console

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IBM to support the deployment of the vHMC to Microsoft Hyper-v

Most of my clients are migrating to Microsoft's Hyper=v from vmware and some other virtualization solutions. IBM does not officially support the vHMC deployment onto Microsoft's Hyper-V. Please note that Hyper-v is included free within Microsofts ...
9 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

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 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

Auto restart Cloud Connector after failure

We have noticed several HMC's will show the Cloud Connector status is disconnected without reason. Upon issuing the command to restart the cloud connector, it succeeds and stays connected for some time. We would like the option to have the cloud c...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Show Enterprise Pool 2.0 active for Power Frames in HMC GUI

Would like to see in HMC GUI Overview for Power Server if a Server is part of an Enterprise Pool 2.0 Pool
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Ability to select USB device for HMC updates in the GUI

When multiple USB devices are installed on the HMC, there appears to be no option in the GUI to select the device containing the HMC updates meaning all USB storage devices need to be removed apart from the one contating the HMC update files for t...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Log validation tool at the HMC.

When LPM fails, the logs are collected by defauly. Also they can be collected by the pedbg tool with option to collect various logs. Once the logs are collected and uploaded, there could be some logs missing due to various reasons. In HMC after lo...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Needs more information

HMC Callhome, event notifications and classifications

After setup of HMC event notifications, to see what's going on (heads up), I now get loads of mail (where many are more or less “info” / reboot HMC only solution). Example:Reporting system: itseelm-bb6095Machine type-model/serial: 7063-CR1/130NCPA...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add a "Run Now" option on an HMC scheduled task

As part of HMC patching it's good to take a backup before after so a recovery point is available. Where the HMC has a scheduled backup already defined it would be convenient to have a "Run now" option against the schedule entry in the GUI.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Power10 eBMC systems : Add CLI Command to change Access Password

Using case # TS013244866 as a reference. For a Brand NEW eBMC Power10 Frame , with nothing on it, just freshly cabled up and in that state you have to enter a password and then setup the VMI. That's the password I was told cannot be done via CLI, ...
9 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Enable command line activation of collecting performance data on HMC

Currently there is no way to programmatically change the data collection settings. The only way to change them is within the HMC gui. There needs to be a way to query and change them from the command line. It appears that the commands are there (l...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration