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Hardware Management Console

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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.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

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>...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 Future consideration

command lind and REST API for Tasks Log

HMC GUI "Tasks Log" is a great tool to show who and what changed on specific system. Unfortunately the information is not available from CLI or API.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Ability to download and generate HMC logs from the GUI

It would be useful to both have the ability to generate and download HMC system logs from the HMC GUI rather than resorting to the CLI when troubleshooting an issue with IBM. Also the ability to see logs in /tmp so these can be cleaned up by the u...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

LPM CLI validate - choose highest speed pair for MSP.

We had a case wherein using CLI LPM, we only chose a single MSP. LPM added a secondary MSP, but the MSP chosen was the 1gb mgmt interface of the VIO servers. this caused us problems, and is also not optimal. LPM should choose the fastest interface...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Planned for future release

"Change Licensed Internal Code" needs to verify that a given release is supported on the target system

Per FixCentral, AL710 and AL730 are the only two firmware releases for an 8233-E8B (and level 159 is the "end of the line" for release AL730). However, "Change Licensed Internal Code for the Current Release" reports that "There is a new upgrade re...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

7063-CR1 BMC Console Redirection over HTML5

On Power Based HMC 7063-CR1 BMC Console Redirection is only possible with Java. On x86 Based HMC 7042-CR9 IMM2 Console Redirection was possible with HTML5.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Add automatic vNIC physical adapter selection redundancy to LPMs

When we use the HMC or LPM Tool to LPM LPARs with vNICs it will sometimes give the Primary and backup SR-IOV Logical to the same physical adapter. This removes the redundancy. The source logical ports are on different adapters but after LPMing the...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Power Supply "AC resume" message enhancement for P7/8/9 CEC and IO Drawer

Existing P7/8/9 do not have power supply resume message from HMC. and the AC loss message are only prompt once. Customer do have not any methodology to remote monitor if the CEC / IOC power supply status except go into the data-center to check the...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Submitted