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Hardware Management Console

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Ability to select USB device for HMC updates in the GUI

When multiple USB devices are installed on the HMC, there appears to be no option in the GUI to select the device containing the HMC updates meaning all USB storage devices need to be removed apart from the one contating the HMC update files for t...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC Callhome, event notifications and classifications

After setup of HMC event notifications, to see what's going on (heads up), I now get loads of mail (where many are more or less “info” / reboot HMC only solution). Example:Reporting system: itseelm-bb6095Machine type-model/serial: 7063-CR1/130NCPA...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Enable command line activation of collecting performance data on HMC

Currently there is no way to programmatically change the data collection settings. The only way to change them is within the HMC gui. There needs to be a way to query and change them from the command line. It appears that the commands are there (l...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

HMC GUI Limitation

When we are using multiple Vswitches in the POWER H/W frames, HMC GUI is not detecting any Vswitch other than the Default Vswitch "ETHERNET0”(During the LPM activity ) . This issue creates lot of problems if we use HMC GUI for the LPM activities. ...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

hmc ssh syslog facility

HMC ssh logging facility using syslog
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add a "Run Now" option on an HMC scheduled task

As part of HMC patching it's good to take a backup before after so a recovery point is available. Where the HMC has a scheduled backup already defined it would be convenient to have a "Run now" option against the schedule entry in the GUI.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

HMC and MDS automation for firmware updates and status

HMC have connections to all our Power Systems and at the same time towards IBM support sites. We run a fully virtualized environment so all SEA and NPIV adapters are "dedicated" to the VIO-servers. Firmware status and updates are important and sin...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Test button for LDAP

please create a test button to test the LDAP configuration for ASMI and BMC. LDAP shouldn’t be as difficult to get working as it is for IBM applications. LDAP config is easy in Cisco, VMWare and Dell implementations, and they have a test button to...
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Partitions overview - identify the shared processor and memory pools assigned to the LPAR

Using multiple LPARS for testing ideas, then deactivating them, I am assigning LPARS to an "InactivePool" while they are powered off. I need to ensure that LPARs are all correctly assigned before activation to avoid license warnings and keep me le...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

CMC to display available and used ECOD processor days

Several of my customers extensively use Elastic Capacity on Demand on/off processor days for general usage on E880C Enterprise servers configured with eight permanently active of 192 core E880C systems. They experience a challenge in monitoring th...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release