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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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Hardware Management Console

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Prevent reboot of frame while any LPAR is active

It is good to "Prevent the frame power off if any LPAR is active/running".As of now we are receiving an alert but still we need to get alternate prevention.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Power HMC User Interface

The browser interface to the Power HMC console has restrictions not clearly identified the various manuals, technotes, etc. For example, you cannot open a 5250 console session when using the browser interface. That option is dropped when the user ...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

DO NOT Drop support for X86 HMC

IBM Has announced they will drop support for the X86 HMC BEFORE CUSTOMER LEASES ARE EVEN COMPLETE! This is BALDERDASH! I get it you want to support just one piece of hardware and the Power HMC is the correct choice. But especially customers who bo...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 7 Not under consideration

Virtual HMC Mirroring capability

The Virtual Power HMC does not have the capability to mirror the internal drives, a feature that has been available in current x86 HMC appliances.
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

IBM development took away the ability to dynamically add a vSCSI to a VIOS. We need that feature put back!

IBM development took away the ability to dynamically add a vSCSI to a VIOS. We need that feature put back!
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

HMC Enhanced UI lacking client slot ID option for vSCSI adapters

The enhanced UI in the HMC is lacking the ability to choose a slot id for the client vSCSI adapter and forces the next available slot id on the client LPAR which may vary from LPAR to LPAR. This is not the case with the classic UI where you have f...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Add OS version compatibility to LPM verification check process

LPM passed verification, LPAR successfully migrated, however, the OS version running in the LPAR was AIX 5.3, which is not supported on the target frame ( Power8 E870). Partition was non-functional, and had to be manually recovered back to the sou...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Add an EKM server to HMC

In order to use hardware tape encryption with our IBM i servers, we need to have a set of servers configured with an EKM product (SKLM, formerly TKLM) to manage the keys. It would be nice of the HMC could have an integrated EKM server so we can ma...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

VMWare TOOLS HMC

We need the vm TOOLS in HMC appliance to shutdown guest on VCenter and compatibility to work with Backup Systems.
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

Require MIB file for HMC

Hardware PMR #P491XWJ, They are directed to raise request here. We have configured in HMCs to send all the traps to 2 SNMP Monitoring CA Servers to monitor the alerts by Command Centre. Then, They will create Incident to Unix team and inform accor...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration