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Hardware Management Console

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HMC GUI > Implement a "button" for opening an IBM HW/SW Support Case that automatically pulls in data (S/N, OS Level etc.) from an LPAR or Managed System

This is a request for enhancing the functionality of the HMC GUI with: A button / or menu that enables the user to open an IBM Support case directly and easily from the HMC GUI By selecting the affected LPAR / VM or Manages System Base data needed...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

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 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Allow dual HMC to manage each others BMC for updates

Currently, POWER based HMCs require an extra Linux based ppc64le LPAR in order to update the BMC on the HMC without a browser. In a dual HMC environment the opposite HMC should be allowed to update the HMC BMC.
about 4 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...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC Drift Management

Need a solution to compare, report and action HMC configuration drift.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC should give a warning message when reducing current configuration resources of stopped LPAR by stealing process

When HMC needs to steal cpu or memory resources from stopped LPARs in order to fullfill a LPM request or a LPAR start operation because there are not enough completely unused ("free") resources in managed system, current configuration of stopped L...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC CLI command for custom groups management

Currently (HMC V9R1 Service Pack 1) there is no option to manage custom groups from HMC CLI.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Disabled/Remove social media features on HMC splash page

On the HMC web splash/login page there is a sidebar on the left which links to IBM Social Media sites. Per the support ticket I opened, it is currently not possible to disable or change these social links.
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Group Tags lost during LPM

HMC Group Tags are lost whenever an LPAR is migrated from one system to another. We use these tags to identify the workload and we have to re-create the tags every time we do LPM on the LPARs.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Planned for future release