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Hardware Management Console

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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

Adjustable columns in HMC table view

Please consider individual configuration of table view of LPARs for each HMC user bya) allow removal of columns without interest inb) smaller column width (maybe shorter texts. In German "Partitions-ID" might be shortened by "ID")c) other example:...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

Add option to save expanded column width on All Systems.

It would be nice to be able to expand the All Systems column to fit the space required to see the full name of the frame and save it. This is also important for various size monitors. Apparently the save user preferences does not save this setting.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC - PEP XML Preview

We use Power Enterprise Pools extensively. We have found that the XML provided by IBM after a resource purchase is not always correct and adversely affects our running POWER servers.
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Persistent warning when automatic saving of partition profile changes have been disabled

The enhanced HMC GUI is missing one important thing: a persistent warning when automatic saving of configuration changes has been switched off when you are making a change. It got switched off because someone edited the profile directly. You will ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add Progress information to Update Memory of Logical Partition splash screen

When adding or removing Memory from a running LPAR, the time taken to complete the task and vary between a few seconds and many minutes. It would help if there was a progress indicator shown on the HMC Update Memory of Logical Partition splash scr...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 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...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

a move to function for resouces

to dynamically move a resource CPU,MEMORY,IO to a partition it takes 14-25 mouse clicks there is no direct way to move a device
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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...
about 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.
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration