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add cli/REST path/command to allow a) creation of tag b) removal of tag against resource and c) querying of resources tags (which tags are assigned) - perhaps field in lssyscfg

HMC GUI 10 provides 'tags' to allow functional grouping of systems and instance/lpars however these are not exposed as query able through REST or cli commands to allow management tools to make decisions / use the same tags
9 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Could not open temporary driftfile /var/lib/chrony/drift.tmp for writing

HMC reported error message : "Could not open temporary driftfile /var/lib/chrony/drift.tmp for writing" Please have a look at Case TS010779841
21 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Need maintenance mode switch for Power Server at HMC

When doing installation of new Power Server or HW Maintenance or FW Updates etc. it happens very often that the HMC is producing a call home to IBM. This is very true when installing a new power Server and HMC are connected to FSP /eBMC. But these...
22 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Shift pane to the right after pinning the left menu on HMC v10R2.

It's annoying that the left menu hides a lot of things once you pin it to the side. We should be able to pin it and have the right pane shift right so no words are covered.
22 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Persistent warning when automatic saving of partition profile changes have been disabled

The enhanced HMC GUI is missing one important thing: a persistent warning when automatic saving of configuration changes has been switched off when you are making a change. It got switched off because someone edited the profile directly. You will ...
24 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

make simplified remote restart fully disaster recovery capable

When employing simplified remote restart, one requisite to restart an LPAR on another machine is that all SAN paths and targets (e.g. LUNs) have to be available on target VIO servers. During a disaster recovery scenario, this is not the case; in a...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Please make the newer HMC models like the 7063-CR1 & 7063-CR2 models be able to read USB flash drives formatted as exFAT or NTFS. The latest service pack ISO file for V10R1 (Service Pack 1021) is 5 GB and is too large to go on a USB drive formatted as FAT32. The HMC is onlt able to read FAT32 formatted flash drives so I can't do my service pack update using a USB flash drive. I have to perform using the network method which is a bit more cumbersome. If the HMC was updated to allow USB format exFAT or NTFS then I could do ISO updates that are larger than 4 GB using the USB flash drive like I have always done in the past. Thanks.

Makes it more convenient for everybody using the HMC to do updates.
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Customer want to have a better Response for reference code E3D46FF.

Customer had a callhome problem when send a test request for help.The test for connection to IBM was OK.In the end they found the problem in there (new) proxy server where the rulefor the HMC was set, but not activated somehow. Having a better Res...
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

warning in advance before making chaanges that will disable profile sync

Profile sync is a very helpful feature so it would be nice if when making changes that will disable the feature we could get a warning pop-up when pressing save saying something like "saving this config will disable profile synchronization" in the...
2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Add shared processor pool to partition table view

Add the shared processor pool that partitions are in as a column option on the partition list table view. This would make it much easier to manage multiple shared processor pools. The information appears in HMC scanner, but that's a lot of effort ...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review