Effective System Management Using the IBM Hardware Management Console for pSeries

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 20 August 2003, updated 12 September 2003

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ISBN-10: 0738499714
ISBN-13: 9780738499710
IBM Form #: SG24-7038-00
(372 pages)

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Authors: Keigo Matsubara, Matt Robbins, Ron Barker, Theeraphong Thitayanun

Abstract

The IBM Hardware Management Console for pSeries (HMC) is a tool used for administration and management of IBM eServer pSeries servers. It was first announced in late 2001 with the IBM eServer pSeries 690 Model 681, the first partitioning-capable pSeries server model, and has been supporting the other partitioning-capable pSeries server models in conjunction with several software release level updates.

The major function provided by the HMC is partitioning management, which is well covered well by several other publications. This IBM Redbooks publication, designed to be used as a deskside reference for systems administrators who manage partitioning-capable pSeries servers using the HMC, is meant to complement these other publications by covering the following topics:
- Configuring the HMC
- Managing software levels on the HMC
- Secure remote GUI access to the HMC
- Secure networking in a partitioned environment
- Service functions on the HMC
In addition, this book covers the basic usage of the HMC graphical user interface. New HMC commands, available with the HMC software Release 3, Version 2, are detailed in Chapter 9, HMC command line interface and Chapter 10, Advanced HMC command examples.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to the HMC
Chapter 2. HMC graphical user interface
Chapter 3. Basic managed system operation tasks
Chapter 4. Configuring the HMC
Chapter 5. Managing partition profile data on the HMC
Chapter 6. Managing software levels on the HMC
Chapter 7. Secure remote GUI access to the HMC
Chapter 8. Secure networking in a partitioned environment
Chapter 9. HMC command line interface
Chapter 10. Advanced HMC command examples
Chapter 11. Service functions on the HMC
Chapter 12. Sample Service Agent configurations on the HMC
Appendix A. Configuring asynchronous adapters on the HMC
Appendix B. Recommended network configuration in a partitioned environment
Appendix C. A brief introduction to VLAN

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