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Hardware Management Console

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HMC Add Physical Volume Dialog

Hello, when you add vscsi luns to a partition in menu Virtual Storage -> Add physical volume the dialog has a fixed size and in table within you cannot see all colums full sized.Even if your monitor has a wqhd resolution, the dialog is still fi...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

V8R8.7.0 new interface needs long LPAR list

The new HMC interface (as opposed to classic) is mandatory in HMC version V8R8.7.0. In this new interface LPARs are displayed as icons by default but this can be switched to list view. The list view defaults to 20 LPARs. Our enterprise systems con...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

sortable columns in Power Enterprise Pool Management windows

When working in the Power Enterprise Pools Management window, it would be nice to be able to sort by columns the output in the Processor Resources and Memory Resources windows.
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

Show full HMC software version (lshmc -V) in Enhanced GUI

The Enhanced GUI does not show the full HMC software and patch level information. To access this information you need to run the lshmc -V command from an HMC command line. This is fine if you are logged on to locally to the console as you can open...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Delivered

Add an HMC LDAP config option to set the scope from the HMC gui

In HMC gui in the LDAP configuration add an option to specify the search scope.The matching command on the HMC CLI ischhmcldap -o s --scope sub
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

Modify USB Media Formatting to allow objects larger than 4GB

Many HMC fixes are now greater than 4GB and so can not be installed on a Physical HMC via USB removal media. This is because the HMC format removal media command uses the FAT32 format which is limited at the 4GB file size. Please modify the USB M...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

set slot number for DLPAR adapters

using DLPAR to create new Virtual adapters we need to be able to set the Adapter ID on the LPAR and the VIOS server
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

HMC: Passwords appear as clear text in bash history

When using commandmkhmcusr –name=<USERNAME> -passwd=cleartextpassword this password appears as cleartext in bash history for current user. Bad enough, the bash history is collected in pedbg logfiles (please look at additional rfe regarding t...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

Email Notification for Critical Console Backups

The ability to configure email notification for a "Scheduled Operation".
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

Local hard disk support for getupgfiles

Add an option to use local directory as the upgrade files source in getupgfiles command
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered