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Add "tig" to yum repo

"Tig is an ncurses-based text-mode interface for git. It functions mainly as a Git repository browser, but can also assist in staging changes for commit at chunk level and act as a pager for output from various Git commands." (from https://github....
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Planned for future release

Make HMC permissions with clearer delineations and documentation

Task role permissions remain difficult to properly distinguish and divide in the enhanced interface(documented by IBM as also being more difficult than classic interface). Task permissions should be distinct and well defined based on likely use of...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Simplify HMC update

Please make HMC update similar to Firmware update.Ability to download directly from IBM/local and update to the latest in same level or upgrade to next level.something simple like chrome browser update.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Allow sizing and Left, Right or Center Justification of Column view with v9 HMC GUI

GUI Column Display of LPAR attributes needs better custom sizing and descriptions of some information needs to be improved for user readability. For example some columns such as LPAR memory might only require a few characters to display, but use m...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Unmanage port in VM Recovery Manager

A customer is hitting an issue that we have seen a few times with customers. Discover / verify operation fails with the following error when issuing an inquiry command:migmgr -f get_adapter -t vscsi -s U9080.M9S.21D5C47-V2-C418 -w 1385770584273256...
almost 3 years ago in VM Recovery Manager 0 Planned for future release

HMC show Message IDs in all dialogs

currently creating some documentation / RFE. To show process of work for IBM to reproduce, we copy some dialogs. Some dialogs have a HSCF message ID, others don't.Would be great to include these message IDs in all dialogs so anyone can reproduce t...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Planned for future release

add LACP mode bonding option to HMC

HMC allows only old-fashioned bond mode, but not the most commonly used LACP ( bond mode.Please add appropriate parameters to "chhmc -c netbond" and corresponding options in the HMC GUI.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

updhmc -t ibmwebsite

For simplification reason it would make sense to have a repository type of "ibmwebsite" for updhmc(updhmc -t {ibmwebsite}as we already have it with updlic -r {ibmwebsite}
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

PowerHA DB2 HADR SmartAssist

Create a PowerHA SmartAssist for DB2 HADR.This would be useful for AIX and Linux.A SmartAssist for DB2 does exist but not if HADR will be used.
over 5 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Planned for future release

Create a new group that would allow limited administrator functionality on the GUI.

I need a group that is able to perform limited administrator type functions from the UI.1) Reports Tab - Request and print all reports 2) Security Tab: a) View and drill down into rtc events making them searchable. b) Disable rtc configuration or ...
almost 6 years ago in PowerSC 2 Planned for future release