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Hardware Management Console

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LPM Validation to check for available CPUs based on OS.

Hi team; we've seen that when you have IFL (Linux and VIOS cpus only) configured on your servers, LPM validation does not check for available AIX cpu resources on the target based on the os running lpar that you are moving. The validations takes i...
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add pedbg collection option to the Enhanced GUI

Customer want to have an option in the Enhanced GUI to collect a pedbg and off load this to a remote server or a callhome server.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC mail sender

The function "Event Notification" allows you to let the HMC send out an email in the case of issues. The sender of this mails is derived from the name you have given the HMC. The syntax of the mail address:<Console name>@<Console name>...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 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 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

openBMC and HMC, report also power is back.

We often get support calls and HMC events stating PSU / power supply issues has been detected. When the power is back we dont get that event / info which then needs more work for admins to check and close event.
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

VIO LPM SAN and Network Virtualization Assignment

Currently on the larger hardware like 880/980s we are running 4 VIOs, for restricted/nonrestricted VMs. When VMs are LPMed from one frame to another the network and SAN virtual connections aren't always assigned to the same VIO pairing. This can l...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

warning in advance before making chaanges that will disable profile sync

Profile sync is a very helpful feature so it would be nice if when making changes that will disable the feature we could get a warning pop-up when pressing save saying something like "saving this config will disable profile synchronization" in the...
2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Automated restore of VIOS Backup on new Disks from installios Command

In a case of DR (all VIOS disks failed) we want to do a restore of the full VIOS Backup on new Disks. If the Backup is done on a mirrored VG (what is the default case) the restore fails on new disks while they are not already in a vg and mirrored....
9 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

CLI command to list LPAR description and Group tags

HMC V10R1 GUI allows you to define LPAR/VM description and group tags. This is wonderful feature specially on a multi-tenancy system. However, there is no CLI command to list this information. We use the CLI command for ease of reporting.
9 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

command redirection for HMC rsh-shell

classical command redirection not available in HMC rsh-shell. ping > ping_test.txtbash : ping_test.txt: restricted : cannot redirect output
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration