Logical Partitions on System i5: A Guide to Planning and Configuring LPAR with HMC on System i

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 17 May 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738496251
ISBN-13: 9780738496252
IBM Form #: SG24-8000-01
(530 pages)

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Authors: Nick Harris, L.R Jeyakumar, Steve Mann, Yogi Sumarga, William Wei


This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of the new System i5 architecture as it applies to logically partitioned System i5 systems. This functionality is delivered through a new configuration and management interface called the Hardware Management Console (HMC).

Reading this book will help you design your server partition scheme from scratch. We also discuss the requirements to create a solution to migrate from existing iSeries servers with and without logical partitions.

This book will help you install, tailor, and configure logical partitions (LPARs) on System i5 systems. You will understand how to set up the server and HMC via the Guided Setup Wizard. We also cover the creation of multiple i5/OS partitions, where the OS could be IBM i5/OS, AIX, or Linux.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to LPAR on IBM eServer i5
Chapter 2. i5/OS consoles under IBM eServer i5
Chapter 3. HMC overview and planning
Chapter 4. HMC Guided Setup
Chapter 5. Partition creation using the HMC
Chapter 6. Working with the HMC
Chapter 7. HMC security and user management
Chapter 8. HMC duplication and redundancy
Chapter 9. Migration of existing LPAR profiles to HMC
Chapter 11. Open SSH
Chapter 12. Using Work Management to influence IBM eServer i5 resources
Chapter 13. Virtual Partition Manager
Chapter 14. Firmware maintenance
Chapter 15. HMC Access Password Reset Using Advanced System Management
Interface (ASMI)
Appendix A. HMC command list

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