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  • Models such as the 620, 640, 650, S10, S20, S30, S40, and 150 are not supported by V5R3.
  • The Hardware Management Console for eServer uses its connection to one or more systems (referred to as managed systems) to perform various functions, including the following: Creating and maintaining a multiple-partitioned environment, including command capability to run scripted operations such as performing resource movement between partitions or start up and shutdown of partitions. Up to a maximum of 254 logical partitions, which includes a combination of OS/400, Linux or AIX, will be supported through HMC, Displaying a virtual operating system session for each partition, including granular operator authentication and authorization Displaying virtual operator panel values for each partition, including Remote system and control panel. Detecting, reporting, and storing changes in hardware conditions and acting as a Service Focal Point and Service Agent by gathering and reporting system error events. Powering managed systems on and off Activating Capacity on Demand resources On POWER5-based iSeries servers, HMC also supports 5250 emulator to support OS/400 console operations along with support for vSLIP that provides TCP/IP pipe through Service Processor and Power Hypervisor to OS/400 partitions. No additional network adapters are required on the server for these functions.
  • Introduction to i5 eServer Hardware Management Console (HMC)

    1. 1. IBM Advanced Technical Support © IBM Corporation 2004 Allyn Walsh, IBM Partner World for Developers Technical Support Introduction to HMC on i5 Servers
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>IBM eServer i5 LPAR Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware Management Console Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features and functions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LPAR </li></ul><ul><li>Operations Console options on i5 </li></ul>
    3. 3. Power5 LPAR CUoD and Hardware Management Console
    4. 4. Hardware Management Console (HMC) <ul><li>Single console for POWER5 servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-installed embedded OS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports local consoles, including 5250 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based System Manager enables local or remote management for HMC control and status </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LPAR and CUoD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Now configured and managed via HMC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>May 2004 - announce HMC Limits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One HMC can manage a maximum of two i5 Servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One i5 server can be managed by only one HMC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40 partitions per HMC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>July 2004 - announce HMC Limits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One HMC can manage a maximum of 16 Power5 Servers (any mix of i5 or p5 servers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A single Power5 Server can be managed by two HMCs (providing redundancy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum of 64 partitions per HMC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Replaces primary partition and improves system resiliency </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why a Hardware Management Console (HMC)? <ul><li>Servers are becoming more virtualized </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operating systems will continue to have less direct visibility and control over “real” server hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place for hosting advanced platform management applications, outside of the operating systems, to do: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Server configuration prior to operating system deployment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Service when operating systems are unavailable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coordination of platform-related operations across multiple operating system images, in an independent security model </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation of virtual operating system consoles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These functions should have common user and programming interfaces, independent of any one operating system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting both local and remote operation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A common delivery vehicle, which enables IBM to deliver more function, more quickly </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. When is an HMC Required on i5 System? <ul><li>Systems with multiple Partitions (LPAR) </li></ul><ul><li>Systems with Capacity on Demand </li></ul><ul><li>Systems with redundant service processors </li></ul><ul><li>Systems yet to be announced (High-end) </li></ul>
    7. 7. What is an HMC <ul><li>Based on xSeries server technology, built upon pSeries HMC device </li></ul><ul><li>Runs an IBM-provided GUI console application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not to be used with customer applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps ensure a more stable console environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To create/modify partition – not to run it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For Capacity on Demand functions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not required to operate the partition </li></ul><ul><li>Saves the cost of typical primary partition </li></ul><ul><li>5250 interface for optional i5/OS console provided </li></ul><ul><li>Remote console by other workstations through HMC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5250 interface via Telnet5250 client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows/Linux/AIX Client interface for HMC interface </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At August 2004 iSeries GA, one HMC can support a maximum of 64 partitions across up to 16 Power5 servers. </li></ul> 7310-C03 (desktop) 7310-CR2 (rack)
    8. 8. HMC – More Details <ul><li>Based on xSeries server technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum HMC configuration includes: 1 GB memory, 40 GB disk, DVD-RAM, 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port, diskette drive, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selectable options for HMC’s display, keyboard, etc (ordered separately) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HMC connects to POWER5 service processor which has two dedicated HMC ports. The ports are Ethernet ports. (Different from the two generic 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet LANs.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standard HMC maintenance support is CRU. Suggest upgrading support to IBM On-Site Repair to be more consistent with POWER5 server’s support agreement. </li></ul><ul><li>HMC not used on earlier iSeries servers </li></ul><ul><li>non-HMC i5/OS consoles are still supported </li></ul><ul><li>High availability suggestion: attached two HMCs to critical Power5 servers or redundancy. </li></ul>* Product preview
    9. 9. HMC “network” possibilities <ul><li>Local HMC: any physical HMC that is directly connected to the system it manages via a private network. Usually the first or only local HMC in your private network is a DHCP server in your private network and a DHCP client in your open network . </li></ul><ul><li>Remote HMC: any HMC used to remotely access another HMC or managed system. Remote HMCs are usually present in an open network Remote HMCs can also be local HMCs. </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based System Manager Remote Client: usually a PC installed with “Web-based System Manager” software. Use this PC to access other HMCs remotely. Web-based System Manager Remote Clients can be present in private and open networks. You can perform most management tasks using the Web-based System Manager Remote Client </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Local GUI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starts automatically whenever the HMC is started </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires user login prior to access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remote GUI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses an installable standalone remote client application (WebSM Client) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows (NT,XP) or Linux </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Downloadable as an installable application directly from the HMC, using a web browser </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also supported from one HMC to another, or from AIX 5L </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be SSL secured through public/private key files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generate on the HMC, and transfer to client systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Local Command Line </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Launched from a right-click menu option on the HMC desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restricted to a set of supported HMC commands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remote Command Line </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessed through encryption-protected Secure Shell (SSH) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key files can be set up and exchanged to avoid password prompts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very useful for automation and scripting without human intervention </li></ul></ul></ul>HMC User Interfaces and Access
    11. 11. Web-based System Manager Remote Client <ul><li>Two remote clients install options available: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based System Manager Remote Client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based System Manager Remote Client for Java Web Start </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Either client works the same after installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can access your HMC remotely by installing the WebSM client on your PC workstation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The WebSM client provides flexibility by allowing you to manage your system from virtually anywhere you have a PC. Up to 5 remote clients can be logged in simultaneously </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SSL security is optional </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remote console, i5 OS using TN5250 to HMC and share the HMC console session </li></ul><ul><li>Some tasks not performed using the remote client </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These tasks include determining the level of HMC code, restarting the HMC interface, and configuring System Manager Security for certificate authority or viewing overview and status information. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information: eServer Information Center.... </li></ul>
    12. 12. HMC Security <ul><li>Restricted Shell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides access to supported HMC command line functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible remotely through SSH enabled client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also accessible as a command prompt window on the HMC itself </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Granular User Access Controls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define Task and Resource Roles that define accessible lists of user tasks and resources (systems, partitions, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign roles to users to define their access rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, access could be limited to a single partition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network Security Firewall Controls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define which HMC network services should be accessible on which physical network interfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, limit remote WebSM or SSH access to a single interface, or none </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Service processor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HMC SSL communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Error event handling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed Internal Code updates </li></ul></ul>HMC Hypervisor PPPP PPP i5 OS PPP PP P PPP Part#1 Part#3 Part#4 Part#2 AAAA MMMM M MM i5 OS Linux AIX 5L AIX Kernel SLIC Linux Kernel SLIC MMMMM AAAAA AAAAAAA AAA M = Memory P = Processor A = PCI Adapter Service Processor Ethernet Ethernet HMC Communications <ul><li>Hypervisor (pass-through) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>System configuration data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partitioning control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual I/O definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity on Demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concurrent Service maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Operating Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather hardware error events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather hardware inventory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shutdown/reboot (AIX/Linux) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic LPAR (AIX/Linux) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of i5 OS VPN connections </li></ul></ul>Open Network
    14. 14. “ Private” and “Open” Network Options Network IBM Service Processors request IP addresses from HMC HMC can automatically assign IP address and connects to systems Manually enter IP address or range on HMC, HMC finds and connects to systems Manual setup of Service Processor IP parameters Open network HMC SSL-Encrypted DHCP Server Private Remote HTTPS connection from web browser ASMI (Advanced System Manager )
    15. 15. HMC GUI top-level navigation Manage HMC configuration, users, services, ... Guide setup wizard and online documents Update your Licensed Internal Code Set up security for remote GUI access Service tools to analyze and repair Manage your servers and partitions
    16. 16. Advanced System Management User Interface <ul><li>Service Processor Menus (SP is part of the Power5 server) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessed by web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure (HTTPS) access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password authentication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic server operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No partition functions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Remotely manage some system functions (VPD, logs, dumps etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Many of these functions are also on the HMC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A few less common ones only in ASMI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browser interface can be launched on the HMC </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. LPAR Setup with HMC Non-Volatile RAM POWER5 Hypervisor Unassigned Resources LPAR Allocation Tables HMC Status Command/Response Virtual Consoles Service Processor Processors Mem Regions I/O Slots Server Ethernet Partition 2 Linux I5/OS Partition 1
    18. 18. i5/OS V5R3 Logical Partitioning <ul><li>Interface on pre-POWER5 systems remains (Service Tools, iSeries Navigator) </li></ul><ul><li>POWER5: IBM Virtualization Engine systems technologies include POWER Hypervisor ™ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports i5/OS, AIX 5L* and Linux </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All OS/400 partitions require V5R3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improve server utilization rates across multiple workloads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic processor balancing with uncapped partitions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improve fault tolerance and lower partition management costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary partition replaced by Hardware Management Console (HMC) </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Multiple Operating Systems – more details And underneath the operating systems ... TIMI = Technology Independent Machine Interface SLIC = System Licensed Internal Code SF = System Firmware RTAS = Run-Time Abstraction Services Applications, .... POWER5 Linux SF / RTAS TIMI Applications, .... I5/OS i5 SLIC Applications, .... AIX 5L SF / RTAS POWER5 Hypervisor POWER5 64-bit RISC Hardware
    20. 20. HMC Guided Setup Wizard
    21. 21. LPAR Creation Wizard – Default Type Partition type default is now based on system type (iSeries, pSeries or Linux)
    22. 22. LPAR Creation Wizard – Virtual Processors HMC automatically establishes appropriate defaults for virtual processor amounts, but these can be modified through advanced settings
    23. 23. LPAR Creation Wizard – Memory Information The memory panel for profile creation now shows both the installed memory, and the amount of memory available for use by partitions
    24. 24. LPAR Creation Wizard – I/O Information I/O Configuration panels provide additional detailed information on each adapter slot, accessed through a “Properties” button
    25. 25. LPAR Creation Wizard – Required I/O I/O Devices marked as “Required” will be reserved for the exclusive use of this partition, and cannot be accidentally moved through dynamic LPAR
    26. 26. System Profile Verification System Profile Validation can be used to ensure that there are sufficient resources and no resource conflicts, when activating a set of partitions
    27. 27. System and Partition Names and State Information State names have been changed. A running system is now shown as “Operating” state, and inactive partitions are now shown as “Not Activated” state
    28. 28. System Properties – I/O View Overall list of I/O resources and their partition ownerships can be seen by selecting the “Properties” task on a managed system
    29. 29. HMC Service Functions <ul><li>Guided setup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leads users through all the tasks needed to set up an HMC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service Focal Point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection of hardware and LIC serviceable events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Licensed Internal Code updates from the HMC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For initial release, requires system to be shut down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concurrent firmware update capability is in plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>System dump captures to the HMC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware scan dump, or hypervisor dump sent to HMC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic capture for remote support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guided Hardware Service Procedures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More concurrent maintenance functions are in plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service Utilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LED controls, monitoring policies, partition operations </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. <ul><li>Local Modem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This option enables you to send problem information and system data to your service provider using the modem on your HMC. You may want to select this option if the following are true: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your HMC does not have access to a high-speed Internet connection. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You do not have any I5/OS logical partitions with high-speed Internet connections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet VPN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This option enables you to send problem information to your service provider using a high-speed Internet connection on your HMC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is the fastest connection option available on the HMC, but some environments restrict this type of connectivity for security reasons. Before you select this option, be sure your company's security policy permits this type of connection </li></ul></ul>HMC Electronic Connections to IBM
    31. 31. <ul><li>Connecting through other systems or logical partitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This option enables you to send problem information to your service provider through a pass-through system. This pass-through system can be another HMC or a logical partition on your server that supports the Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently, only logical partitions with the V5R3 level of I5/OS can support L2TP, so are the only logical partitions that can be used as pass-through systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You may want to select this option if the following are true: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your HMC does not have access to a high-speed Internet connection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You have an I5/OS logical partition with high-speed Internet connections, running V5R3 </li></ul></ul></ul>HMC Electronic connections to IBM (cont’d)
    32. 32. Customizing Connectivity Settings
    33. 33. LPAR Service and Support Configuration Examples Basic set up
    34. 34. i5/OS Console Choices <ul><li>Starting in V5R3, the types of consoles that can be used to control i5/OS are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twinax terminal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations Console direct-connect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations Console LAN-connect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware Management Console (HMC) </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. i5/OS Console Choices
    36. 36. i5/OS Console Choices
    37. 37. HMC Education <ul><li>1. Go to </li></ul><ul><li>2. On the Home page select &quot;Register for a user ID and password </li></ul><ul><li>3. On the Register for Access page, select the type of userid requested </li></ul><ul><li>4. On the Self-registration page, fill in your email address and a preferred ID, then click Submit </li></ul>
    38. 38. HMC Education
    39. 39. HMC Education
    40. 40. Information Centers <ul><li>The eServer Hardware Info Center contains information on the POWER5 models...everything from planning for the hardware, installing the hardware (and the consoles), setting up partitioning and CoD, to servicing the hardware </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> . Select eServer Information Center in the left navigation bar. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iSeries pre POWER5 and OS/400 V5R3 (i5/OS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    41. 41. IBM                  i5 Hardware Planning Site
    42. 42. IBM                  i5 Hardware Planning Site
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