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IBM Systems Director Management Console: Introduction and Overview

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.


Published on 12 April 2011, updated 22 September 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435449
ISBN-13: 9780738435442
IBM Form #: SG24-7860-00

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

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    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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