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Hardware Management Console

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Run multiple Managed System Firmware Updates Concurrently

To update the Firmware on multiple Managed Systems under the same HMC running the updlic is currently not allowed. Last night I had to update 5 Managed Systems and it took ~1hr per frame. It stated at 9:30pm and ended at 3:43am the next day. If th...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Smaller DHCP segments for private network

The possibility to create one owns DHCP ranges for private network is great, but for easier initial management then we would like smalleer segments. This would also benefit in troubleshooting network/systems connection issues and or complex networ...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Expand UpgradeLV

HMC was on V10R1M1020 and we wanted to upgrade it to R2M1030. saveupgdata -r disk failed because of not enough space on UpgradeLV. We have 22 managed systems on one HMC and many users on the HMC. None of the users has anything large in home direct...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Enforce lockout after 5 or 3 failed password attempts on the SSH login on the HMC

In order to meet Lloyd’s security standards users should be locked out after 5 failed password attempts (for normal accounts) and 3 (for privileged accounts) on the SSH login on the HMC. We want it to perform a temporary lockout, as it does for th...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

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

add cli/REST path/command to allow a) creation of tag b) removal of tag against resource and c) querying of resources tags (which tags are assigned) - perhaps field in lssyscfg

HMC GUI 10 provides 'tags' to allow functional grouping of systems and instance/lpars however these are not exposed as query able through REST or cli commands to allow management tools to make decisions / use the same tags
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Need maintenance mode switch for Power Server at HMC

When doing installation of new Power Server or HW Maintenance or FW Updates etc. it happens very often that the HMC is producing a call home to IBM. This is very true when installing a new power Server and HMC are connected to FSP /eBMC. But these...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Shift pane to the right after pinning the left menu on HMC v10R2.

It's annoying that the left menu hides a lot of things once you pin it to the side. We should be able to pin it and have the right pane shift right so no words are covered.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

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

make simplified remote restart fully disaster recovery capable

When employing simplified remote restart, one requisite to restart an LPAR on another machine is that all SAN paths and targets (e.g. LUNs) have to be available on target VIO servers. During a disaster recovery scenario, this is not the case; in a...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration