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Status Submitted
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 27, 2018

Power Supply "AC resume" message enhancement for P7/8/9 CEC and IO Drawer

Existing P7/8/9 do not have power supply resume message from HMC. and the AC loss message are only prompt once. Customer do have not any methodology to remote monitor if the CEC / IOC power supply status except go into the data-center to check the green light in person.

It is request to have two enhancement for the power supply error message handling on HMC
1) Enable Power Supply resume message can be logged on HMC (Existing can only check SPCN log by on-site CE). Make the resume message visible to customer and can alert through HMC call-home service

2) Enable checking for "AC loss" error and prompt in regular basis. Existing just have one log when issue happened and will not have reminder unless server power on/off. while there is no "power resume" message on HMC, it is easy to overlook by operator

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Dec 28, 2022

    It's simply embarrassing that cheap whitebox Intel gear can display whether AC is present on each power supply, yet our enterprise quality POWER systems can't.

    The CAAC is asinine to the extreme. Of course POWER systems should be able to report every health metric, and the application of UPS best practices isn't even relevant.

  • Guest
    Oct 9, 2018

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM not implement this request. A better solution is to install a UPS communications relay card to your Power machine, along with a proper UPS handling program, so a graceful shutdown happens if you lose power.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager