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Hardware Management Console

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Option for creating vswitches in Enhanced+ HMC GUI

With recent migration to Enhanced+ GUI, we've lost the ability to create vswitches from GUI with no connected to HMC NIC We're creating them from HMC CLI with chhwres, but it would be far more intuitive to have an option to simply create an vswitc...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Future consideration

Add an option to set the desired mode for the LinkAggregation in the templates while deploying

When using the HMC System Templates there is no option to correctly setup LACP (8023ad). There is no option to set the desired mode for the LinkAggregation in the templates before or while deploying The system will default to “standard” . During d...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Enhancement Requested for HMC Load and Apply of Adapter Firmware

Customer Gannett submitted this request as a LUG requirement. We want to be notified when new versions of adapter firmware become available. (IBM team is investigating Web Call Home to accomplish this.) We need a mechanism to retrieve the code and...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add option to enable auto adding vm's in "All Groups".

It would be nice to setup a group (i.e. Power 9 servers) and over time automatically have ALL VM's hosted on the frame also listed under the grouping view. Currently its a manual process to add the VM's. However once thats in place any new VM's wi...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

IBM to support the deployment of the vHMC to Microsoft Hyper-v

Most of my clients are migrating to Microsoft's Hyper=v from vmware and some other virtualization solutions. IBM does not officially support the vHMC deployment onto Microsoft's Hyper-V. Please note that Hyper-v is included free within Microsofts ...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Security enhancement: log the source IP for success and failed login

We are sending hmc syslog to our log management server, and here is what we noticed: Unlike version 7 of the HMC, V10 does not log the IP in all cases, here is an example: Login result + Method = IP recorded (Yes or No) 1- Success Login + Using...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Update chhwres to include logical_port_id parameter when creating vNC backing devices

When using the chhwres command to create an SR-IOV logical port on an ethernet adapter in shared mode the logical_port_id parameter can be specified. However, when using chhwres to add a vNIC backing device this option is not available. This cause...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Need design change for cpsysplan command to support secure ftp or scp.

The command cpsysplan only supports ftp, but for security reasons we are requested to turn ftp off. We need a security copy method to copy our sysplans to a remote server from the HMC command line.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Request to add error code in subject line for HMC events

We would like to see "error code number" in the subject line for HMC events/alerts notification mails. This will help us focus on important alerts.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

give hscroot authorization to execute "pedbg -r"

give hscroot authorization to execute "pedbg -r" command.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 Future consideration