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Hardware Management Console

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Add pedbg collection option to the Enhanced GUI

Customer want to have an option in the Enhanced GUI to collect a pedbg and off load this to a remote server or a callhome server.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

command redirection for HMC rsh-shell

classical command redirection not available in HMC rsh-shell. ping > ping_test.txtbash : ping_test.txt: restricted : cannot redirect output
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

HMC should be enabled to use NTP slew mode

NTP can be configured to slew the clock. When slewing the clock the time on the system is incremented slower until the system clock is in sync with the time on the reference system.
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC Key Length of Self Signed Certificates

According to our information, at the moment and on the latest HMC version (V9R2M950) the key length of self signed certificates is fix and 2048 Bit (RSA) and 256 Bit (ECC), respectively
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

ASMI Data collection from HMC CLI

We would like to be able to see ASMI logs directly from HMC CLI. For more details please check TS001639762.
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Run multiple Managed System Firmware Updates Concurrently

To update the Firmware on multiple Managed Systems under the same HMC running the updlic is currently not allowed. Last night I had to update 5 Managed Systems and it took ~1hr per frame. It stated at 9:30pm and ended at 3:43am the next day. If th...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC API Json support

It's important that HMC API support Json format.We would like use HMC API and integrate them on our API systems.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Certificate used on port 9920

Port 9920:"Certificate lifespan is longer than 5 years - cert of IBMNot options to used my or cut to short lifespan to 820 days.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

LPM CLI validate - choose highest speed pair for MSP.

We had a case wherein using CLI LPM, we only chose a single MSP. LPM added a secondary MSP, but the MSP chosen was the 1gb mgmt interface of the VIO servers. this caused us problems, and is also not optimal. LPM should choose the fastest interface...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Managed System Uptime or reboot time - from CLI

I would like a way to use a command line command from the HMC to get into the ASMI and get the last Current Operating State for all managed systems we own. This will be used to know when all of our managed systems have been last rebooted, thus upg...
11 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release