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Console for PowerVS via IBMCloud GUI

The console provided by the GUI is very basic and has no ability to cutand paste from the window. Capturing an image doesn't really cut it for documentation, and some passwords need pasting.

Well aware that ssh can be used once the environment is available, but before reaching that point, a better console option would be more useful.

  • Guest
  • Nov 27 2020
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Idea priority Medium
  • Guest commented
    4 Nov, 2021 06:26am

    Hi, sorry for the delay.
    When you say "console" you mean "5250 emulator" ? You can use any 5250 emulator: Access Client Solutions (ACS), TN5250, Mocha 5250, etc.
    But if you mean "Console" for maintenance operations on restricted state (no TCP services) there's a WA: You can set up the Service Tools Server LAN Adapter and then connect using ACS :

  • Guest commented
    12 Mar, 2021 12:46am

    Hi,Thanks for the feedback - well aware of ssh, but only available once
    the environment gets to a certain stage, debugging and initial startup
    would be assisted by a better option for console.
    Perhaps in the future someone can look at a better alternative.

  • Guest commented
    11 Mar, 2021 06:50pm

    VNC is a graphics protocol, so this is a permanent limitation.

    You can always ssh to the OS and do a cut & paste from a remote shell.

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    Alise Spence commented
    1 Dec, 2020 03:28pm

    Gilly, I do not own PowerVS..  That is owned by Jose Paez.


    Alise Spence

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    IDEA-I-3218 Created by on Nov 26, 2020

    Console for PowerVS via IBMCloud GUI


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    The console provided by the GUI is very basic and has no ability to cutand paste from the window. Capturing an image doesn't really cut it for documentation, and some passwords need pasting.


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