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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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HMC GUI > Implement a "button" for opening an IBM HW/SW Support Case that automatically pulls in data (S/N, OS Level etc.) from an LPAR or Managed System

This is a request for enhancing the functionality of the HMC GUI with: A button / or menu that enables the user to open an IBM Support case directly and easily from the HMC GUI By selecting the affected LPAR / VM or Manages System Base data needed...
about 4 hours ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Display command for a GUI task

The HMC should have the possibility to show the CLI command for a task that is executed over the GUI. For example the start of a VM should return "chsysstate -r lpar .....". Such a functionality is implemented in AIX SMIT using the F6 key. This wo...
1 day ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Partitions overview - identify the shared processor and memory pools assigned to the LPAR

Using multiple LPARS for testing ideas, then deactivating them, I am assigning LPARS to an "InactivePool" while they are powered off. I need to ensure that LPARs are all correctly assigned before activation to avoid license warnings and keep me le...
10 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC.

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC. This should also be available for the entire managed system. The energy costs calculated down to the work performed is becoming increasingly important for customers when th...
15 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

openssh 9.x with HMC 10

align to openssh 9.x available on AIX and Linux . i.e: legacy SCP protocol for file transfers instead of the SFTP protocol a.s.o.
15 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Reinstatement of 'sed' in HMC v10

Hi , We urge the reinstatement of the 'sed' command in the next patch for HMC v10. Its removal (PTF MF71298 and MF71299) has critically impacted the functionality of numerous scripts, including ezh (Brian Smith) and eezh (Matthew Opoka). Additiona...
18 days ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

password rest for BMC console inband account

BMC console inband id on 7063-CR2 HMCs requires a password reset to comply with our security policies. As of today, BMC console inband account password can be reset from HMC when it is expired ( chhmc man page states so and based on IBM case TS014...
24 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Option to change syslog port on HMC

The default syslog port on HMC is 514. Why it is useful: Customer (major bank) policy, the central syslog server do not work with ports under 1024 How it should work: an option of HMC's chhmc command.
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Is there any option to sort the managed systems on HMC

Changing managed systems sequence on HMC
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Command to fetch VPD

Recently, after server firmware update, when the server was power cycled, it didn't came back up and the support team asked to upload the dumps from HMC. It was a production server and the timeline was very tight. So, now the client wants to get t...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted