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VIO Maintenance and Check modes in HMC

Almost every customer, I've seen in the field, has some sort of scripts to check status of paths on the client LPARs and SEAs on VIO, and switch them off during maintenance (e.g. VIOS update). The usual way, a customer does VIO maintenance, is:1. ...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Planned for future release

I want better IBM i support for PowerSC

About the productI would like PowerSC to not require periodic restarts.If periodic restarts are required, please provide examples of cron settings in the documentation. About the introduction documentWe would like the "Configuring IBM PowerSC MFA ...
over 1 year ago in PowerSC 4 Planned for future release

OpenSSL: Remove weak ciphers

OpenSSL is provided with the AIX base operating systems but it currently differs from the core open source offering on GitHub by deliverying a significant number of old and weak cipers. Core OpenSSL provides just 27 ciphers in its default build bu...
almost 6 years ago in AIX 9 Planned for future release

Support mapping MFA users to either local groups or LDAP/AD groups

Currently, each user must be added to PowerSC MFA. From a corp security perspective it would be more consistent and simpler to point to group membership to assign profiles and permissions. So instead of adding the 30 indivisual members of group XY...
almost 2 years ago in PowerSC 3 Planned for future release

HMC GUI should have an option of adding an LDAP group along with LDAP users

HMC GUI should have an option of manage/add users as well as groups from LDAP. We currently have the LDAP configured under HMC to authenticate based on the individual user but not group. A case was opened with IBM support in order to provide a sol...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Planned for future release

Consultant IBM i (Power Systems)

Use White Space on HMC GUI for information instead of a box you need to scroll in
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

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.
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Planned for future release

HMC enhanced gui compact LPAR listing

For the HMC Enhanced GUI: Under the partition list view, it's important to be able to get a compact overview of LPARs and their characteristics - ideally without scrolling. There are some current limitations to the visual representation - specific...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add the ability to split out the 5250 firewall rule so that non-secure ports can be disabled or blocked while allowing the secure connection through.

We had a request from the ISERIES Team to block non-secure 5250 connections. we were not able to satisfy this request due to the restrictions on the HMC Firewall.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Managed System name on LPAR page

In earlier versions of HMC with enhanced UI there was a way to find a name of the managed system where the LPAR resides. Either it was shown on the top of the screen (Resources -> All Systems -> System Name -> Partitions -> Partition N...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release