Hardware Management Console controls servers.

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Rack-mounted Model 7315-CR2 provides GUI for configuring and operating multiple pSeries(TM) servers in SMP, LPAR, or clustered environments. It can create and store system and partition profiles, display system and partition resources and status, and boot, start, and stop system or individual partitions. Intel® XEON-based system is 1U tall and includes 1 GB of system memory, 40 GB minimum hard disk, and DVD-RAM for creation and storage of backup information.



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IBM 7315-CR2 Rack-Mounted Hardware Management Console for pSeries - A GUI for Configuring and Operating pSeries Servers



At a glance
The IBM 7315-CR2 Rack-mounted Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a system unit that delivers functions for the attached IBM pSeries server:
Control Logical Partitioning (LPAR)
Control clustered servers
Control Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD) resources
Control system service from a single focal point
Create and store system and partition profiles
Boot, start, and stop the system or individual partitions
Display system and partition resources and status
Easily create and store configuration backup information using an imbedded DVD-RAM

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).

Overview
The IBM 7315-CR2 Rack-Mounted Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a dedicated rack-mounted system unit that gives you a GUI for configuring and operating multiple IBM pSeries(TM) servers in either SMP, LPAR, or clustered environments. It comes with a hardware management application for configuring and partitioning the server.

The HMC Model CR2 is a dedicated-function device used solely to provide control and service functions to the pSeries servers it supports. It is not available as a general purpose computing resource.

Manage LPAR configurations using these HMC Model CR2 functions:
Creating and storing LPAR profiles that define the processor, memory, and I/O resources allocated to an individual partition
Starting, stopping, and resetting a system partition
Booting a partition or system by selecting a profile
Displaying system and partition resources and status
Displaying a virtual operator panel of the contents of each partition or controlled system

The HMC offers a service focal point for the systems it controls. It is connected to the service processor of the system via a dedicated serial link. The HMC provides tools for problem determination and service support, such as call-home and error log notification, through an analog phone line.

The 7315-CR2 has the following fixed hardware attributes:
Intel® XEON-based rack-mounted system unit
1U tall
Mounts in a 19-inch system rack
1 GB of system memory
40 GB minimum hard disk
DVD-RAM for backup
One integrated serial port
One graphics port
Two integrated 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports
Three USB ports
Two PCI slots

Key prerequisites
pSeries server that supports an HMC

Planned availability date
September 19, 2003

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