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Hardware Management Console

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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...
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
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Support SAML Authentication for Hardware Management Console for Power Systems

Currently HMC Does not support SAML authentication . As of now HMC version-9 supports MFA , AD and Certificate based authentication. It may be a good idea and well received feature if we can offer SAML based authentication.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

installios should support mirrored rootvg

When using installios to restore a nim_resources.tar, if the source VIO server mksysb is for a mirrored rootvg, then installios will hang, time out, and abort. Checking the vterm will show that hd5 could not be created. Using a maint mode option, ...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

TS002037047

HMC Test Call home is not a complete testWhen doing a test call home against the HMC a Problem number gets created and then a PMH should be supplied by the support center. The problems we are seeing is when no PMH is returned this are no alerts le...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

Trigger NPIV disk config validation for LPM from HMC GUI

Validation of NPIV disk level configuration for LPM is described here -- (https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Power%20Systems/page/NPIV%20storage%20validation%20options%20for%20Live%20Partition%20Mobility) Curren...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Adapter Microcode Update API

Please provide a unified automated way to update device microcode instead of our current process of manually removing/unmapping. Would like a HMC API or something like that, that can simply update adapter microcode with out user have to work on a ...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

LPM Validation to check for available CPUs based on OS.

Hi team; we've seen that when you have IFL (Linux and VIOS cpus only) configured on your servers, LPM validation does not check for available AIX cpu resources on the target based on the os running lpar that you are moving. The validations takes i...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Automated restore of VIOS Backup on new Disks from installios Command

In a case of DR (all VIOS disks failed) we want to do a restore of the full VIOS Backup on new Disks. If the Backup is done on a mirrored VG (what is the default case) the restore fails on new disks while they are not already in a vg and mirrored....
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

updlic extend with meaningful functions/messages

A.updlic extend with meaningful functionsi.e. for explicit FW download against pci card like UI already have implemented.updlic -m MS -o a -t io -l latest -p Partition-ID -s SLOT-l latest -r disk B.updlic extend with meaningful message for pending...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration