IBM Systems Director Management Console: Introduction and Overview

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 12 April 2011, updated 22 September 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435449
ISBN-13: 9780738435442
IBM Form #: SG24-7860-00
(434 pages)

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Thomas Libor PhD, Allen Oh, Lakshmikanthan Selvarajan, Peter Wuestefeld


This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions the IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) against the IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC). The IBM Systems Director Management Console provides system administrators the ability to manage IBM Power System® servers as well as IBM Power Blade servers. It is based on IBM Systems Director.

This publication is designed for system administrators to use as a deskside reference when managing Virtual Servers (formerly partitions) using the SDMC.

The major functions that the SDMC provides are server hardware management and virtualization management.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Installation
Chapter 3. Basic operation
Chapter 4. Making the transition to the IBM Systems Director Management Console
Chapter 5. System management
Chapter 6. Power Unit management
Chapter 7. Firmware updates
Chapter 8. Virtual Server operation
Chapter 9. IBM Systems Director Management Console management
Chapter 10. Command-line interface
Chapter 11. Schedule operations
Chapter 12. High availability and redundancy
Chapter 13. Advanced System Management Interface
Chapter 14. Service and support
Appendix A. Command-line reference
Appendix B. IBM Systems Director base functions
Appendix C. IBM Systems Director Management Console distribution details

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