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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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Hardware Management Console

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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

Need to see RPM for Fans for each Power Server

We have had massive Datacenter problems due to wrong running Fan Speed on several E1080 so i want to see at the HMC GUI and also getting via RestAPI and/or CLI Fan Speed in RPM for each Fan per Power Server and an average
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

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

FIDO2 U2F Support as additional MFA options (without PowerSC)

Easys to use. HMC UI /CLI login based on multi-factor and passwordless authentication without the overpowering PowerSC.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

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 ...
12 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Availability to disable default BMC User (Admin privilege)

Availability to disable the default BMC User (Admin privilege) on both hardware appliance products. CR1 (admin user) CR2 (root user)
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

DO NOT Drop support for X86 HMC

IBM Has announced they will drop support for the X86 HMC BEFORE CUSTOMER LEASES ARE EVEN COMPLETE! This is BALDERDASH! I get it you want to support just one piece of hardware and the Power HMC is the correct choice. But especially customers who bo...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 7 Not under consideration

Need maintenance mode for SR_IOV FW Updates

we have several SR-IOV config running - SR-IOV native with NIB, vNIC Failover, VF for a SEA etc.When want to do a FW update for the SR-IOV card we need to do a lot of manual things like vNIC failover activation or NIB switching etc because today w...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

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

Auto restart Cloud Connector after failure

We have noticed several HMC's will show the Cloud Connector status is disconnected without reason. Upon issuing the command to restart the cloud connector, it succeeds and stays connected for some time. We would like the option to have the cloud c...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review