Hardware Management Console uses GUI to configure servers.

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Desktop Hardware Management Console, Model 7310-C03 allows user to configure and manage partitions and Capacity on Demand on POWER5(TM) servers. It creates and stores LPAR profiles that define processor, memory, and I/O resources allocated to individual partition. Console can start, stop, and reset system partition; boot partition by selecting profile; and display system and partition status. Operating system console support is provided for i5/OS using 5250 programming interface.



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IBM 7310-C03 Desktop Hardware Management Console -- A GUI for Configuring and Operating POWER5 Servers



Overview
The IBM 7310-C03 Desktop Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a
dedicated desktop 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. To help ensure console functionality, the HMC is not available as a general purpose computing resource.

The Model C03 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

In addition to partition and Capacity on Demand console functions, operating system console support is also provided for i5/OS using a 5250 programming interface. This can
potentially save the cost of a separate i5/OS console.

The Model C03 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. Tools for problem determination and service support, such as call-home and error log notification, are available through an analog phone line.

This dedicated-function device is used only for the control and service functions of the POWER5 servers it serves. It is not available for use as a general purpose computing resource.

Key prerequisites
A POWER5 server that supports a Hardware Management Console

Planned availability date
June 11, 2004

At a glance
The IBM 7310-C03 Desktop Hardware Management Console is a dedicated workstation for system and partition control of POWER5
servers.

It delivers:
o Logical partitioning (LPAR) control
o Capacity on Demand (CoD) resource control
o Creation and storage system and partition profiles
o Booting, starting, and stopping the system or individual
partitions
o Displaying system and partition resources and status
o An imbedded DVD-RAM to allow easy creation and storage of
configuration backup information
o A service focal point or tools for problem determination and
service support through an analog phone line
o Remote sharing support for i5/OS system console sessions
through the 5250 Console Proxy
o Partitioning and Capacity on Demand support for AIXâ 5L
V5.2 on an i5 server

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL Reference: AE001

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