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Status Submitted
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 22, 2024

HMC Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode

HCM should have a Patch Management:

Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode.

IBM should provide a easy way for Patch Management.

System Firmware and Adapter microcode report in one tool (something Microcode Discovery tool) in the past.

From one point (HMC, AIX LPAR) it should be possible to show which Security and HIPER APARs are available for all my LPAR.

This should include AIX, PowerVM and “other” patches from FLRT.

It should not be on CMC or any external Cloud service.

And it should run centrally because most LPARs do not have internet access.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
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    May 14, 2024

    Great Idea, love to have that!

  • Guest
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    May 14, 2024

    This sounds good and has my vote! If it can also support IBM i fixes, then awesome!

  • Guest
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    May 8, 2024

    Great idea Hermann. And support the inclusion of IBM i PTFs. 

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  • Guest
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    May 8, 2024

    This should be as transparent as WSUS, as well as being able to download OS images from ESS.

  • Guest
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    May 7, 2024

    Just talked to a Client, he told me to have HMC patch plaining tool would be enough. The patching can be done by NIM, etc.

  • Guest
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    May 6, 2024

    Hello Hermann, excellent initiative that I support. And I also mention the IBMI topic, don't forget it ;-)  

  • Guest
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    Apr 30, 2024

    Thx Hermann, I support this idea as well

  • Guest
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    Apr 29, 2024

    that's a very important and great Idea!!