Effective System Management Using the IBM Hardware Management Console for pSeries

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on August 20, 2003, updated September 12, 2003

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ISBN-10: 0738499714
ISBN-13: 9780738499710
IBM Form #: SG24-7038-00


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

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    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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