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Status Future consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 20, 2019

RMC connection through NAT firewall

In an MSP environment there are multiple customers on one system with multiple VLANs. The VLANs are all behind a NAT firewall. From a management point of view, an LPAR should talk to the HMC over RMC through that NAT firewall.

The issue in that environment is where the RMC send's back the contact IP to the HMC. It sends the real IP address and not the NAT IP address, the HMC and the network it resides in have no knowledge of how to communicate with this IP address.

The solution would be, that it should be possible for RMC on the LPAR to request for the HMC to establish a new connection by the LPAR hostname (short name not the FQDN).

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 10, 2020

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM AIX
    Component - Product functionality
    Operating system - IBM AIX
    Source - Client

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - Power Hardware Management Console
    Component - Product functionality
    Operating system - Other
    Source - Client

  • Guest
    Jan 22, 2020

    This RFE is the same as another RFE 177181 (Enhance RSCT code base to allow for daemon communication via SNAT/NAT)

  • Guest
    Jan 9, 2020

    If it is easier to implement, it would be sufficient, if the HMC additionally tries the client's source IP address from the IP protocol header for communication.