The IBM® Hardware Management Console (HMC) provides systems administrators a tool for planning, deploying, and managing IBM Power Systems™ servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication is an extension of IBM Power Systems HMC Implementation and Usage Guide, SG24-7491. It explains the new features of IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console Version V126.96.36.199.
The major function that the HMC provides are Power Systems server hardware management and virtualization (partition) management. You can find information about virtualization management in the following documents:
- IBM PowerVM Virtualization Managing and Monitoring, SG24-7590
- IBM PowerVM Virtualization Introduction and Configuration, SG24-7940
- IBM PowerVM Enhancements What is New in 2013, SG24-8198
- IBM Power Systems SR-IOV: Technical Overview and Introduction, REDP-5065
The following new features of HMC V188.8.131.52 are described:
- HMC V184.108.40.206 enhancements
- System and Partition Templates
- HMC and IBM PowerVM® Simplification Enhancements
- Manage Partition Enhancement
- Performance and Capacity Monitoring
- HMC V220.127.116.11 upgrade changes
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Table of contents
Chapter 1. Hardware Management Console V18.104.22.168 new features
Chapter 2. Hardware Management Console V22.214.171.124 upgrade
Chapter 3. Hardware Management Console and PowerVM: New simplification enhancements
Chapter 4. System and partition templates
Chapter 5. Managing partition enhancements
Chapter 6. Performance and Capacity Monitor
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