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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...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Planned for future release

nimadm upgrade with cachefs fails to install efix because it can't expand a filesystem. While installp can expand a filesystem. It would improve the upgrade proccess if emgr could do the same.

Because of the issue with emgr it is neccessary after the upgrade to boot a lpar from from altinst_rootvg and then install the missing efix, so applications cannot start.Without the limitation the lpar would be started with all the fixes and it wo...
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 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

More information when performing an HMC backup

The backup critical console data process shows little information to the user whilst in progress. In old releases the status of the backup was shown, e.g., generating the archive file, offloading archive file. In current releases none of this info...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Allow restore of full VIOS backup through HMC web interface

THe HMC allows you to create a full image backup of a virtual I/O server through command line using 'cpviosbk -t full' or from the web interface using menu "Console Management --> Templates and OS images --> VIOS images --> Manage Virtual...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

WQ document Report Heading

Db2 Web Query is used to make both single and compound reports. Compound reports are made by opening a document and adding multiple reports. Current Db2 Web Query behavior of reports contained within a document fail to perform as designed in InfoA...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 4 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

Add info in the General Properties [Description] Field

Request an HMC cli command or add to an existing HMC command to add info in the "Description" field under both the Managed Systems and VIO "General Properties" the same as can in the GUI.This will aid our automation.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 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 ...
over 5 years ago in PowerSC 2 Planned for future release

Request for giving a report on Power System Uptime from HMC

It would be good if we have a utility in Power System Management Console in which Power Servers are connected, that will give us the uptime report the IBM Power servers ?
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release