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Hardware Management Console

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Allow creation of a System Plan when system set to power off automatically when the last logical partition is shutdown

Currently, if you try to create a System Plan from your HMC for a server that is set to automatically power down the server when the last logical partition is shutdown, you get an error message. The work around is to set the system hardware not to...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC Call home Function alert related to FQDN

Hello Team, Currently, our HMC has been configured with callhome feature and we do receive alerts whenever there is an issue/event generated within HMC for any partitions. So, we need your help on the below.Whenever the event generates, it should ...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC: IBM i IP address

In the current HMC ui only for an IBM i LPAR the IP address is not shown.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

POWER mashine system location sync for HMC

in the HMC for POWER machine it is possible to define a "System location" under general setting in the machine profile, unfortunately this field is not synced between the HMCs in case of a redundant environment. Please sync the "System location" b...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

SNMPv3 traps for Power Hardware Management Console

Our information security team is concerned that the HMC only appears capable of sending SNMPv2 traps, even though the agent is described as SNMPv3. They are concerned that unencrypted traps would allow an intruder to monitor the success or failure...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Improvement of snap file output procedure on Power/AIX

For HW log analysis of Power systems, a snap file is necessary on AIX, but file output with root authority is necessary. That's a problem from a security point of view.On the DS8000 series of High-End Storage products, although detailed log files ...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future 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...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add "make bootable" option to Format Media for USB Flash Drives

As the 7063 range of HMCs has no physical DVD, using USB Flash Drives for upgrading to a new release has become more popular. At the moment, we require a Linux workstation to USB flash drive so that it is bootable. For those not familiar with the ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Virtual Networks display - improve the order of items listed, or allow the user to save a preferred order

HMC V9 and V10 GUI - the Virtual Networks display can have a high number of virtual networks listed. Please can these be ordered either by PVID ascending or by Virtual Network Name ascending to allow the user to organise the display. Alternatively...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

The option to Enable power collections from HMC command line.

I see performance graphs on some of our frames. It looks like we need to enable it on the other frames. We might have to do this every time we get new hardware. I have a script that runs every week that enables collections on the LPARs. The only w...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration