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Hardware Management Console

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Show HMC Firewall "Available applictions" in HMC CLI

I would like to see possibility to list all possible Applications that can be configured on HMC firewall, on HMC CLI in a similar way as they are shown in HMC GUI (see atttached screenshot) Currently lshmc --firewall gives list only for the rules ...
2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Add additional quick property request for SRC

We are looking a for a fast and easy way to get the SRC for a managed system and partition, currently the only way to extract the SRC is by requesting the information for the system or partition which reults in a 12K (approx) download to get 8 byt...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Download I/O Firmware to HMC

It would be nice to have the option to download a copy of the I/O Firmware to the HMC like how you can with a VIOS image. That way you don't have to use the IBM Service Web Site or an FTP server. It would make it faster to update I/O Cards if you ...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

VM/LPARS description synced in HMC-pair (and to CMC)

We would llike to use the description field for virtual servers / LPARs in HMC, but since its not synced by default we need to update both HMCs. This extra step seems unneeded since a description for LPARs should never differ in between HMCs, ther...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

HMC Storagevisualization should show mappings to SpectrumScale Storage Provider

HMC Storage Visualization does not show vscsi mapping to SpectrumScale storage provider.The gui should be enhanced so that mappings will be shown in the GUI.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Comment item per profile for LPAR

Would be nice to have a comment field for each profile per lpar so customer can add text for the profile about config, dates of changing , change history etc.
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

HMC enhanced gui compact LPAR listing

For the HMC Enhanced GUI: Under the partition list view, it's important to be able to get a compact overview of LPARs and their characteristics - ideally without scrolling. There are some current limitations to the visual representation - specific...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

HMC V9 GUI Physical IO adapters firmware level display field

Currently with HMC V9 GUI, there is no way to display Physical IO adapters firmware levels, This can be added as an additional filed view under the server Physical IO adapters View.
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

DLPAR "move" adapter option in Enhanced HMC GUI

System: Enhanced HMC GUIActor: DLPAR physical adapter Desc: DLPAR is used to dynamically move a physical adapter from one LPAR to another. In the Classic GUI, this option could be initiated from the current LPAR that the adapter was allocated to, ...
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

VMTools installed in Virtual HMC

Now that Virtual HMC is supported to install in VMware environments it would be very nice if the installer came with VMTools or if there were some way to install VMTools on the Virtual HMC VM. These tools help with issues when accessing the VM dir...
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration