Press Release Summary:
Desktop HMC Model 7310-CO4 allows user to configure and manage partitions and Capacity on Demand on POWER5(TM) servers. Operating system console support is provided for eserver i5/OS using 5250 programming interface. Console lets user create and store LPAR profiles that define processor, memory, and I/O resources allocated to individual partition. It delivers boot, start, stop, and reset actions for system partition, and also displays system and partition status.
Original Press Release:
IBM 7310-C04 Desktop Hardware Management Console Performs Resource Management for Configuring and Operating IBM eServer POWER5 Servers
The IBM 7310-C04 Desktop Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a
dedicated workstation that allows you to configure and manage
partitions and Capacity on Demand on POWER5(TM) servers. An integrated hardware management application helps you configure and partition the server through a GUI.
In addition, operating system console support is provided for IBM eserver i5/OS using a 5250 programming interface. This can potentially save the cost of a separate IBM eserver i5 console.
The 7310 HMC helps you manage LPAR configurations to:
o Create and store LPAR profiles that define the processor, memory, and I/O resources allocated to an individual partition
o Start, stop, and reset a system partition
o Boot a partition or system by selecting a profile
o Display system and partition status
o Display a virtual operator panel of the contents for each partition or controlled system
The IBM eserver p5 590 and 595 and eserver i5 595 must have access to an HMC. An HMC is required to manage any POWER5 server when Capacity Upgrade on Demand is implemented.
The HMC offers a service focal point for the systems it controls. It is connected to a dedicated port on the service processor of the POWER5 system via an Ethernet connection. The Ethernet connections from HMC to eserver p5 590 and 595 and eserver i5 595 must be via private LAN, whereas other POWER5 systems can be either private or public. LAN tools are available for determining problems and providing service support, such as call-home
and error log notification, through a modem or the Internet.
Multiple POWER5 processor-based servers can be supported by one
HMC, located locally or remotely attached.
A POWER5 server that supports an HMC
Planned availability date
February 18, 2005
At a glance
The IBM 7310 Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a dedicated workstation for system and partition control of POWER5 servers.
The HMC delivers:
o Logical partitioning (LPAR) control
o Capacity on Demand resource control
o Creation and storage system and partition profiles
o Boot, start, and stop actions for the system or individual
o Ability to display system and partition resources and status
o An imbedded DVD-RAM for easy creation and storage of configuration backup information
o A service focal point with tools for determining problems and
providing service support through the Internet or via modem
o Remote sharing support for i5/OS system console sessions through the 5250 Console Proxy
o eserver p5 and OpenPower(TM) environments controlled by IBM Cluster Systems Management (CSM) V1.4, or later
o Renewable Agreement for Machine Control Program Remote Support
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL Reference: YE001