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IBM Power Systems HMC Implementation and Usage Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 26 April 2016, updated 10 August 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738441554
ISBN-13: 9780738441559
IBM Form #: SG24-8334-00

Authors: Scott Vetter, Sylvain Delabarre, Sorin Hanganu and Thomas Libor PhD

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    The IBM® Hardware Management Console (HMC) provides to 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 and also merges updated information from IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console: Version 8 Release 8.1.0 Enhancements, SG24-8232. It explains the new features of IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console Version V8.8.1.0 through V8.8.4.0. The major functions that the HMC provides are Power Systems server hardware management and virtualization (partition) management.

    Further information about virtualization management is in the following publications:

    • 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 features of HMC V8.8.1.0 through HMC V8.8.4.0 are described in this book:

    • HMC V8.8.1.0 enhancements
    • HMC V8.8.4.0 enhancements
    • System and Partition Templates
    • HMC and IBM PowerVM® Simplification Enhancement
    • Manage Partition Enhancement
    • Performance and Capacity Monitoring
    • HMC V8.8.4.0 upgrade changes

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Hardware Management Console overview

    Chapter 2. Planning

    Chapter 3. Installation upgrade and updates

    Chapter 4. Configuring

    Chapter 5. Operating

    Chapter 6. Service support

    Chapter 7. Performance and capacity monitoring

    Chapter 8. Good practices

    Appendix A. myHMC

    Appendix B. CLI commands examples

    Appendix C. IBM product engineering debug data collection

    Appendix D. Live Partition Mobility support log collection

    Appendix E. Preboot Execution Environment


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