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Hardware Management Console

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HMC Drift Management

Need a solution to compare, report and action HMC configuration drift.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add sssd to Power Hardware Management Console

Product Defect was opened for this issue- SW512801 We need sssd added to HMC user authentication so we can use our current number only ID's to log into the HMC's as we did pre 950 level.
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Virtual Networks display - improve the order of items listed, or allow the user to save a preferred order

HMC V9 and V10 GUI - the Virtual Networks display can have a high number of virtual networks listed. Please can these be ordered either by PVID ascending or by Virtual Network Name ascending to allow the user to organise the display. Alternatively...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

IT department : Jose Carlos Alves

we need to change the MTU from 1500 to 1450 in our DR HMC ( external network) and also this HMC is connect internally and locally to a p770 p7+ (FSP2) in DR site and also to a 2x E870 production servers in production site (FSP2 ports), my be we ne...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add command for displaying the hardware where a defined VM runs.

Ease of management, example when deleting a VM cli-wise it removes several steps (or the need for additional scripting to check all hw and find the lpar). Here also would be beneficial to present all VMs with the same name, to secure removal but a...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Needs more information

The option to Enable power collections from HMC command line.

I see performance graphs on some of our frames. It looks like we need to enable it on the other frames. We might have to do this every time we get new hardware. I have a script that runs every week that enables collections on the LPARs. The only w...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Better support for RMC and Novalink

Currently, firmware updates rely on an RMC connection between the HMC and the individual AIX/Linux partitions. Also, Cloud Management Console relies on an RMC connection to the individual partitions to obtain some of its data. We would like Novali...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC V9 Partitions table view to include column for IPL Source

On our previous version of the HMC firmware V7790 the display of LPARs on a server included a column for the IPL Source. After upgrading to new HMCs running V9 firmware to manage our POWER9 servers, the Partitions display (table view) no longer in...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

HMC Storagevisualization should show mappings to SpectrumScale Storage Provider

HMC Storage Visualization does not show vscsi mapping to SpectrumScale storage provider.The gui should be enhanced so that mappings will be shown in the GUI.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

7063-CR1 BMC Console Redirection over HTML5

On Power Based HMC 7063-CR1 BMC Console Redirection is only possible with Java. On x86 Based HMC 7042-CR9 IMM2 Console Redirection was possible with HTML5.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration