System i and System p: Managing your server using the

System i and System p: Managing your server using the
System i and System p
Managing your server using the Hardware Management
Console
System i and System p
Managing your server using the Hardware Management
Console
Note
Before using this information and the product it supports, read the information in “Notices” on
page 41 and the IBM Systems Safety Information manual, G229-9054.
Twelfth Edition (September 2007)
This edition applies to IBM AIX 5L Version 5.3 and to version 5, release 4, modification 0 of IBM i5/OS (product
number 5722-SS1) and to all subsequent releases and modifications until otherwise indicated in new editions. This
version does not run on all reduced instruction set computer (RISC) models nor does it run on CISC models.
© Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2004, 2007.
US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract
with IBM Corp.
Contents
Safety and environmental notices
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About this topic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Managing your server, adapters, and devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Managing your server using the Hardware Management Console . . . . . .
What’s new for Managing your server using the HMC . . . . . . . . .
PDF file for Managing your server using the HMC . . . . . . . . . .
HMC concepts for managing servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview of HMC tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managed system profile tasks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managed system tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Logical partition tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacity on Demand tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virtualization Engine Technologies tasks . . . . . . . . . . . .
System planning tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utilization data management tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frame tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managed system power-on and power-off modes. . . . . . . . . .
Managed system states . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frame states . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working with managed systems and frames . . . . . . . . . . . .
Powering on and off a managed system . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Powering on a managed system . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Powering off a managed system . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scheduling power-on and power-off operations for a managed system .
Accessing a managed system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview of passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the managed system’s password . . . . . . . . . . .
Enabling service processor failover . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Initiating a service processor failover . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting huge-page memory values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calculating huge-page memory requirements . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing and setting huge page memory values . . . . . . . . .
Virtual operating system consoles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verify that consoles are configured . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding and updating managed systems data on the HMC . . . . . .
Viewing information about the managed system . . . . . . . . .
Updating managed system or frame information . . . . . . . . .
Disconnecting another HMC connection . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recovering partition data on a managed system . . . . . . . . .
Managing frames using the HMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding a frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Initializing a frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying information about a frame . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating frame information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting or removing a frame connection . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing operating systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the operating system on a partition . . . . . . . . . .
Shutting down an operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding managed systems to the HMC environment . . . . . . . . .
Using an existing private network with the HMC acting as a DHCP server
Using an existing open network . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting a managed system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Moving the managed system from an open network to a private network
Servicing the managed system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the IBM Network Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enabling and disabling the IBM Network Manager . . . . . . . .
Viewing switch topology information in an InfiniBand network . . . .
Viewing server topology information in an InfiniBand network . . . .
Viewing logical topology information in an InfiniBand network . . . .
Viewing IBM Network Manager properties . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing the IBM Network Manager log . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix. Accessibility features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Trademarks . . . .
Terms and conditions .
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Safety and environmental notices
Safety notices may be printed throughout this guide:
v DANGER notices call attention to a situation that is potentially lethal or extremely hazardous to
people.
v CAUTION notices call attention to a situation that is potentially hazardous to people because of some
existing condition.
v Attention notices call attention to the possibility of damage to a program, device, system, or data.
World Trade safety information
Several countries require the safety information contained in product publications to be presented in their
national languages. If this requirement applies to your country, a safety information booklet is included
in the publications package shipped with the product. The booklet contains the safety information in
your national language with references to the U.S. English source. Before using a U.S. English publication
to install, operate, or service this product, you must first become familiar with the related safety
information in the booklet. You should also refer to the booklet any time you do not clearly understand
any safety information in the U.S. English publications.
Laser safety information
IBM® System i® models and System p® servers can use I/O cards or features that are fiber-optic based
and that utilize lasers or LEDs.
Laser compliance
All lasers are certified in the U.S. to conform to the requirements of DHHS 21 CFR Subchapter J for class
1 laser products. Outside the U.S., they are certified to be in compliance with IEC 60825 as a class 1 laser
product. Consult the label on each part for laser certification numbers and approval information.
CAUTION:
This product might contain one or more of the following devices: CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM drive,
DVD-RAM drive, or laser module, which are Class 1 laser products. Note the following information:
v Do not remove the covers. Removing the covers of the laser product could result in exposure to
hazardous laser radiation. There are no serviceable parts inside the device.
v Use of the controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein
might result in hazardous radiation exposure.
(C026)
CAUTION:
Data processing environments can contain equipment transmitting on system links with laser modules
that operate at greater than Class 1 power levels. For this reason, never look into the end of an optical
fiber cable or open receptacle. (C027)
CAUTION:
This product contains a Class 1M laser. Do not view directly with optical instruments. (C028)
CAUTION:
Some laser products contain an embedded Class 3A or Class 3B laser diode. Note the following
information: laser radiation when open. Do not stare into the beam, do not view directly with optical
instruments, and avoid direct exposure to the beam. (C030)
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Power and cabling information for NEBS (Network Equipment-Building System)
GR-1089-CORE
The following comments apply to the IBM System i models and IBM System p servers that have been
designated as conforming to NEBS (Network Equipment-Building System) GR-1089-CORE:
The equipment is suitable for installation in the following:
v Network telecommunications facilities
v Locations where the NEC (National Electrical Code) applies
The intrabuilding ports of this equipment are suitable for connection to intrabuilding or unexposed
wiring or cabling only. The intrabuilding ports of this equipment must not be metallically connected to the
interfaces that connect to the OSP (outside plant) or its wiring. These interfaces are designed for use as
intrabuilding interfaces only (Type 2 or Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089-CORE) and require isolation
from the exposed OSP cabling. The addition of primary protectors is not sufficient protection to connect
these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.
Note: All Ethernet cables must be shielded and grounded at both ends.
The ac-powered system does not require the use of an external surge protection device (SPD).
The dc-powered system employs an isolated DC return (DC-I) design. The DC battery return terminal
shall not be connected to the chassis or frame ground.
Product recycling and disposal
This unit must be recycled or discarded according to applicable local and national regulations. IBM
encourages owners of information technology (IT) equipment to responsibly recycle their equipment
when it is no longer needed. IBM offers a variety of product return programs and services in several
countries to assist equipment owners in recycling their IT products. Information on IBM product
recycling offerings can be found on IBM’s Internet site at http://www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/
products/prp.shtml.
Esta unidad debe reciclarse o desecharse de acuerdo con lo establecido en la normativa nacional o local
aplicable. IBM recomienda a los propietarios de equipos de tecnología de la información (TI) que reciclen
responsablemente sus equipos cuando éstos ya no les sean útiles. IBM dispone de una serie de programas
y servicios de devolución de productos en varios países, a fin de ayudar a los propietarios de equipos a
reciclar sus productos de TI. Se puede encontrar información sobre las ofertas de reciclado de productos
de IBM en el sitio web de IBM http://www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/products/prp.shtml.
Note: This mark applies only to countries within the European Union (EU) and Norway.
Appliances are labeled in accordance with European Directive 2002/96/EC concerning waste electrical
and electronic equipment (WEEE). The Directive determines the framework for the return and recycling
of used appliances as applicable throughout the European Union. This label is applied to various
products to indicate that the product is not to be thrown away, but rather reclaimed upon end of life per
this Directive.
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In accordance with the European WEEE Directive, electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) is to be
collected separately and to be reused, recycled, or recovered at end of life. Users of EEE with the WEEE
marking per Annex IV of the WEEE Directive, as shown above, must not dispose of end of life EEE as
unsorted municipal waste, but use the collection framework available to customers for the return,
recycling, and recovery of WEEE. Customer participation is important to minimize any potential effects of
EEE on the environment and human health due to the potential presence of hazardous substances in EEE.
For proper collection and treatment, contact your local IBM representative.
Battery return program
This product may contain sealed lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium, or lithium ion
battery. Consult your user manual or service manual for specific battery information. The battery must be
recycled or disposed of properly. Recycling facilities may not be available in your area. For information
on disposal of batteries outside the United States, go to http://www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/
products/batteryrecycle.shtml or contact your local waste disposal facility.
In the United States, IBM has established a return process for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal of used
IBM sealed lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, and other battery packs from IBM
Equipment. For information on proper disposal of these batteries, contact IBM at 1-800-426-4333. Please
have the IBM part number listed on the battery available prior to your call.
For Taiwan: Please recycle batteries.
For the European Union:
Note: This mark applies only to countries within the European Union (EU).
Batteries or packaging for batteries are labeled in accordance with European Directive 2006/66/EC
concerning batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators. The Directive determines
the framework for the return and recycling of used batteries and accumulators as applicable throughout
the European Union. This label is applied to various batteries to indicate that the battery is not to be
thrown away, but rather reclaimed upon end of life per this Directive.
In accordance with the European Directive 2006/66/EC, batteries and accumulators are labeled to
indicate that they are to be collected separately and recycled at end of life. The label on the battery may
also include a chemical symbol for the metal concerned in the battery (Pb for lead, Hg for mercury and
Cd for cadmium). Users of batteries and accumulators must not dispose of batteries and accumulators as
unsorted municipal waste, but use the collection framework available to customers for the return,
recycling, and treatment of batteries and accumulators. Customer participation is important to minimize
any potential effects of batteries and accumulators on the environment and human health due to the
potential presence of hazardous substances. For proper collection and treatment, contact your local IBM
representative.
Safety and environmental notices
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For California: Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate.
The foregoing notice is provided in accordance with California Code of Regulations Title 22, Division 4.5
Chapter 33. Best Management Practices for Perchlorate Materials. This product/part may include a
lithium manganese dioxide battery which contains a perchlorate substance.
IBM Cryptographic Coprocessor Card Return Program
The following information applies only for systems originally sold prior to July 1, 2006:
This machine may contain an optional feature, the cryptographic coprocessor card, which includes a
polyurethane material that contains mercury. Please follow local ordinances or regulations for disposal of
this card. IBM has established a return program for certain IBM Cryptographic Coprocessor Cards. More
information can be found at http://www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/products/prp.shtml.
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About this topic
The Hardware Management Console (HMC) uses its network connections to one or more servers or
frames (referred to as managed systems) to perform various management functions. This topic provides
information about how to perform tasks with the HMC to manage the connected systems.
For information about the accessibility features of this product, for users who have a physical disability,
see “Accessibility features,” on page 39.
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Managing your server, adapters, and devices
Learn about managing servers, adapters, and devices using a console.
Managing your server using the Hardware Management Console
Learn how to manage your server using the Hardware Management Console.
The Hardware Management Console (HMC) uses its network connections to one or more servers or
frames (referred to as managed systems) to perform various management functions. This topic provides
information about how to perform tasks with the HMC to manage the connected systems.
For information about how to perform basic HMC administration tasks, including setting up, installing,
and maintaining an HMC, see the Managing the Hardware Management Console (HMC) topic.
For information about partitioning your server using an HMC, see the Partitioning with an HMC topic.
What’s new for Managing your server using the HMC
Learn about new or significantly changed information.
The following information highlights newly released or improved content for the Managing your server
using the Hardware Management Console (HMC) topic.
Adding managed systems to the HMC environment
This information has been improved to take you directly to the information you need to know to
add a managed system to your HMC environment depending on your existing network
configuration.
Change in parent topic name in the table of contents
If you use the table of contents to navigate to this topic in the Hardware Information Center, note
that the name for the parent topic has changed to Managing your server, adapters, and devices
(adapters has been added to the title).
PDF file for Managing your server using the HMC
You can view and print a PDF file of this information.
To view or download the PDF version of this document, select Managing your server using the Hardware
Management Console (about 620 KB).
You can also view or download these related topics in the PDF version:
v Managing the Hardware Management Console (2778 KB)
v Partitioning the server:
– Partitioning for AIX® (523 KB)
– Partitioning for i5/OS® (1913 KB)
– Partitioning for Linux® with an HMC (915 KB)
– Using the Virtual I/O server (1074 KB)
v Working with Capacity on Demand(1250 KB)
v Customer service, support, and troubleshooting (6300 KB)
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Saving PDF files
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Right-click the PDF link in your browser.
Click the option that saves the PDF locally.
Navigate to the directory in which you would like to save the PDF file.
4. Click Save.
Downloading Adobe Reader
You need Adobe Reader installed on your system to view or print these PDFs. You can download a free
copy from the Adobe Web site (www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html)
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HMC concepts for managing servers
Learn about the concepts that you need to know before you use the HMC to work with managed
systems.
The HMC allows you to perform a variety of tasks associated with managing your servers and frames.
This information familiarizes you with the HMC concepts that you should know before working with the
managed systems.
Overview of HMC tasks
Learn about the tasks that you can perform using the HMC, the user role needed to perform each task,
and the remote command associated with each task.
See the HMC commands topic for HMC command descriptions.
The following tables list all of the tasks that you can perform using the HMC, the user role needed to
perform each task, and the remote command associated with each task. Click one of the following links
to learn more about the associated task grouping:
Managed system profile tasks:
Learn about the managed-system profile tasks and the roles that can perform them.
The following table lists the managed system profile tasks, the associated commands, and the user roles
necessary to perform them.
Roles
Associated
command
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
Activate a
system profile
chsysstate
X
X
X
X
Create a
system profile
on a managed
system
mksyscfg
X
X
Modify the
properties of a
system profile
chsyscfg
X
X
Task
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viewer
Roles
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
Power on a
chsysstate
managed
system using a
system profile
X
X
X
X
Remove a
system profile
rmsyscfg
X
Validate a
system profile
chsysstate
X
X
X
X
View a system
profile
lssyscfg
X
X
X
X
Task
Associated
command
viewer
X
X
For more information about system profiles, see System profile. For more information about using the
commands, see Using the remote command line.
Managed system tasks:
Learn about the tasks that enable you to manage your server operations and the roles that can perform
these tasks.
The following table describes the managed system tasks, the associated commands, and the user roles
necessary to perform them.
Roles
Associated
command
super
administrator
mksysconn
X
Back up profile bkprofdata
data
X
Create a
network
connection
with a system
mksysconn
X
Enable a
remote service
session for a
logical
partition
chsysstate
X
Enable or
disable service
processor
failover on a
managed
system
chsyscfg
Initialize
profile data
rstprofdata
Task
Add a
managed
system
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
viewer
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Roles
Task
Associated
command
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
X
X
X
X
X
X
Migrate logical migrcfg
partition
configuration
data to a
managed
system
X
Modify the
keylock
position of a
managed
system
chsysstate
X
Modify the
properties of a
managed
system
chsyscfg
X
Modify virtual
I/O attributes
of a managed
system
chhwres
X
X
X
X
Power a
managed
system on and
off
chsysstate
X
X
X
X
Rebuild a
managed
system
chsysstate
X
X
X
X
Recover
partition data
for a managed
system
chsysstate
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
rmsysconn
Remove the
network
connection to a
managed
system
Request
huge-page
memory for a
managed
system
chhwres
rmsysconn
Reset the
network
connection to a
managed
system
Restart a
managed
system
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X
X
X
X
X
X
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Roles
Task
Associated
command
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
X
X
X
Restore the
hardware
resource
configuration
of a managed
system
following a
DLPAR task
failure
rsthwres
X
Restore profile
data
rstprofdata
X
viewer
X
Update a
chsyspwd
password for a
managed
system
X
Update the
LIC on a
managed
system
X
X
lssysconn
View
connections for
a managed
system
X
X
X
X
X
lssyscfg
View the
current state of
readiness for
service
processor
failover on a
managed
system
X
X
X
X
X
lshwres
X
X
X
X
X
View hardware lshwres
resources of a
managed
system
X
X
X
X
X
View I/O
resources of a
managed
system
X
X
X
X
X
View LIC
lslic
levels accepted
on a managed
system
X
X
X
X
X
View LIC
lslic
levels activated
on a managed
system
X
X
X
X
X
View HCA
adapter
resources of a
managed
system
updlic
lshwres
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Roles
Task
Associated
command
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
viewer
View LIC
levels that are
available to be
retrieved
lslic
X
X
X
X
X
View Licensed
Internal Code
(LIC) levels
installed on a
managed
system
lslic
X
X
X
X
X
View managed lssyscfg
systems
X
X
X
X
X
View memory
resources of a
managed
system
lshwres
X
X
X
X
X
View
processing
resources of a
managed
system
lshwres
X
X
X
X
X
View reference
codes for a
managed
system
lsrefcode
X
X
X
X
X
View SNI
adapter
resources of a
managed
system
lshwres
X
X
X
X
X
View virtual
I/O resources
of a managed
system
lshwres
X
X
X
X
X
For more information about working with your managed system using your HMC, see “Working with
managed systems and frames” on page 19. For more information about using commands, see Using the
remote command line.
Logical partition tasks:
Learn about the logical partition tasks and the roles that can perform them.
The following table describes the tasks that you can execute from the HMC to manage logical partitions.
This table provides the commands and the user roles necessary to perform the tasks from the remote
command line.
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Roles
Associated
command
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
Activate a
logical
partition
chsysstate
X
X
X
X
Change the
default
partition
profile for a
logical
partition
chsyscfg
X
X
X
Close a virtual
terminal
session for an
AIX, Linux, or
Virtual I/O
Server
partition
rmvterm
X
X
X
Create a
logical
partition on a
managed
system
mksyscfg
X
X
X
Create a
logical
partition
profile on a
managed
system
mksyscfg
X
X
X
Create a
Virtual I/O
Server
mksyscfg
X
X
X
Issue a
command to a
Virtual I/O
Server
viosvrcmd
X
X
X
X
Modify
memory
resources of a
logical
partition
chhwres
X
X
X
X
Modify
processing
resources of a
logical
partition
chhwres
X
X
X
X
Modify the
properties of a
logical
partition
profile
chsyscfg
X
X
X
Task
X
viewer
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Roles
Task
Associated
command
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
Modify the
hardware
resource
configuration
of a logical
partition
chhwres
X
X
X
X
Modify the
I/O resources
of a logical
partition
chhwres
X
X
X
X
Modify the
keylock
position on a
logical
partition
chsysstate
X
X
X
X
Modify the
properties of a
logical
partition
chsyscfg
X
X
X
Modify virtual
I/O resources
of a logical
partition
chhwres
X
X
X
X
Open a virtual
terminal
session for an
AIX, Linux, or
Virtual I/O
Server
partition
mkvterm
X
X
X
X
Perform a
Dynamic
Logical
Partitioning
task
chhwres
X
X
X
X
Perform a
network boot
of a logical
partition
lpar_netboot
X
X
X
X
Perform an
operator panel
function on a
logical
partition
chsysstate
X
X
X
X
Remove a
logical
partition from
the managed
system
rmsyscfg
X
X
X
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Task
Associated
command
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
X
X
viewer
Remove a
logical
partition
profile
rmsyscfg
X
Restart a
logical
partition
chsysstate
X
X
X
X
Retrieve MAC
address and
location code
for a partition
lpar_netboot
X
X
X
X
Shut down a
logical
partition
chsysstate
X
X
X
X
View HCA
adapter
resources of a
logical
partition
lshwres
X
X
X
X
X
View I/O
resources of a
logical
partition
lshwres
X
X
X
X
X
View logical
partition
profiles
lssyscfg
X
X
X
X
X
View logical
partitions
lssyscfg
X
X
X
X
X
View
processing
resources of a
logical
partition
lshwres
X
X
X
X
X
View memory
resources of a
logical
partition
lshwres
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
View reference lsrefcode
codes for a
logical
partition
View SNI
adapter
resources of a
logical
partition
lshwres
X
X
X
X
X
View virtual
I/O resources
of a logical
partition
lshwres
X
X
X
X
X
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For more information about logical partitions, see Partitioning the server. For more information on using
commands, see Using the remote command line.
Capacity on Demand tasks:
Learn about the Capacity on Demand tasks and the roles that can perform them.
The following table lists the Capacity on Demand tasks, the associated command for each task, and the
user roles necessary to perform the task.
Roles
Associated
command
Task
super
administrator
Activate CoD
resources
chcod
X
Deactivate
CoD resources
chcod
X
Enter a CoD
code
chcod
X
Manage
On/Off CoD
resources
chcod
X
Manage
Reserve CoD
processors
chcod
X
Stop Trial CoD chcod
X
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
viewer
lscod
X
X
X
X
X
View CoD
lscod
code
generation
information for
a managed
system
X
X
X
X
X
lscod
View On/Off
CoD billing
information for
a managed
system
X
X
X
X
X
lscod
X
X
X
X
X
lscod
View shared
processor pool
utilization
information for
Reserve CoD
X
X
X
X
X
View CoD
capacity
settings for a
managed
system
View the CoD
history log for
a managed
system
For more information about Capacity on Demand, see Working with Capacity on Demand. For more
information about using the commands, see Using the remote command line.
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Virtualization Engine Technologies tasks:
Learn about Virtualization Engine Technologies tasks and the roles that can perform them.
The following table lists the Virtualization Engine Technologies tasks, the associated commands, and the
user roles necessary to perform them.
Roles
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
viewer
View the
lsvet
Virtualization
Engine systems
technologies
activation
history log
X
X
X
X
X
Enter
chvet
Virtualization
Engine systems
technologies
activation code
X
lsvet
View
information
used to
generate a
Virtualization
Engine systems
technologies
activation code
X
X
X
X
X
Task
Associated
command
For more information about creating a Virtualization Engine Technologies environment, see Using a
virtual computing environment. For more information about using commands, see Using the remote
command line.
System planning tasks:
Learn about the tasks associated with creating and deploying a system plan and the roles that can
perform them.
The following table lists the tasks that you can use when working with a system plan to set up a
managed system, the associated commands, and the user roles necessary to perform them.
Roles
Associated
command
super
administrator
Export a
system plan
for a managed
system
cpsysplan
X
Import a
system plan
for a managed
system
cpsysplan
X
List system
plans
lssysplan
X
Task
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
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Roles
Associated
command
super
administrator
Remove a
system plan
for a managed
system
rmsysplan
X
Deploy a
system plan to
a managed
system
deploysysplan
X
Create a
system plan
mksysplan
X
Task
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
viewer
For information about how to view a system plan before you deploy it, see Deploying a system plan. For
more information about using the commands from the HMC command line, see Using the remote
command line.
Utilization data management tasks:
Learn about the management tasks concerned with the collection of system utilization data and the roles
that can perform them.
The following table lists the tasks associated with viewing and managing system utilization data, the
associated commands, and the user roles necessary to perform them.
Roles
Associated
command
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
chlparutil
Change the
settings for
utilization-data
collection for a
managed
system
X
X
X
X
Remove the
rmlparutil
utilization data
collected for a
managed
system
X
X
X
X
View
lslparutil
utilization data
for a managed
system
X
X
X
X
Task
viewer
X
For more information about using the commands, see Using the remote command line.
Frame tasks:
Learn about tasks that you can perform to manage your frames and the roles required to perform them.
The following table describes frame tasks, associated commands, and the roles that can perform each
task:
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Roles
Associated
command
super
administrator
Add a
managed
frame
mksysconn
Create a
network
connection
with a frame
mksysconn
Task
operator
product
engineer
X
X
X
X
X
X
Force an HMC rmlock
to release its
lock on a
managed
frame
X
Modify the
properties of a
managed
frame
chsyscfg
X
Power off all
unowned I/O
units in a
managed
frame
chsysstate
X
Rebuild a
managed
frame
chsysstate
X
service
representative
viewer
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
rmsysconn
Reset the
network
connection to a
managed
frame
X
X
X
Remove the
rmsysconn
network
connection to a
managed
frame
X
X
X
Update a
chsyspwd
password for a
managed
frame
X
View which
lslock
HMC owns the
lock on a
managed
frame
X
X
X
X
X
View managed lssyscfg
frames
X
X
X
X
X
View
lshwinfo
environmental
information for
a managed
frame
X
X
X
X
X
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Roles
Task
Associated
command
View
lssysconn
connections for
a managed
frame
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
viewer
X
X
X
X
X
For more information about using commands, see Using the remote command line.
Service tasks:
Learn about problem determination tasks and the roles that can perform them.
The following table describes the service tasks that you can perform in the HMC. The associated
command and required user role for performing the task are also provided.
Roles
Associated
command
Task
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
X
X
X
Activate
dedicated
service tools
(DST) on a
logical
partition
chsysstate
X
Clear all
partition
configuration
data on a
managed
system
lpcfgop
X
cpdump
Copy a
managed
system or
frame dump
from the HMC
to DVD or a
remote FTP
server
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Disable a
remote service
session for a
logical
partition
chsysstate
X
Dump all
logical
partition
configuration
data on a
managed
system
lpcfgop
X
Dump IOP
chsysstate
control storage
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X
X
X
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Roles
Task
Associated
command
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Enable a
remote service
session for a
logical
partition
chsysstate
X
Enable or
disable service
processor
failover on a
managed
system
chsyscfg
X
Initiate a
service
processor
failover
chsysstate
X
X
Launch the
Advanced
System
Management
(ASMI) menu
asmmenu
X
X
Modify the
state of an
LED on a
managed
system
chled
X
X
X
Modify the
state of a
logical
partition LED
chled
X
X
X
viewer
X
Modify Service chsacfg
Agent
customer email
notification
settings
X
X
X
X
Modify Service chsacfg
Agent FTP
firewall
settings
X
X
X
X
Modify Service chsacfg
Agent FTP
offload server
settings
X
X
X
X
Perform an
operator panel
service
function on a
logical
partition
chsysstate
X
X
X
X
Reset or reload chsysstate
a disk unit IOP
X
X
X
X
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Roles
Associated
command
Task
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
Retrieve a
dump from a
managed
system or
frame
getdump
X
X
X
X
Save and
display an
image of an
HMC window
hmcwin
X
X
X
X
Start a dump
on a managed
system or
frame
startdump
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Transfer a file sendfile
from the HMC
to a remote
system using
File Transfer
Protocol
viewer
X
X
Update a
serviceable
event on the
HMC
chsvcevent
X
X
X
X
View available
dumps on a
managed
system or
frame
lsdump
X
X
X
X
X
View LED
resources of a
logical
partition
lsled
X
X
X
X
X
View LED
resources of a
managed
system
lsled
X
X
X
X
X
View
serviceable
events for a
managed
system
lssvcevents
X
X
X
X
X
View reference
codes for a
logical
partition
lsrefcode
X
X
X
X
X
View reference
codes for a
managed
system
lsrefcode
X
X
X
X
X
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Roles
Associated
command
super
administrator
service
representative
operator
product
engineer
viewer
View Service
lssacfg
Agent
customer email
notification
settings
X
X
X
X
X
View Service
Agent FTP
firewall
settings
lssacfg
X
X
X
X
X
View Service
Agent FTP
offload server
settings
lssacfg
X
X
X
X
X
View managed lsdump
system or
managed
frame dumps
residing on the
HMC
X
X
X
X
X
lssyscfg
View the
current state of
readiness for
service
processor
failover on a
managed
system
X
X
X
X
X
Task
For more information about service and support, see Overview of service and support. For more
information about using commands, see Using the remote command line.
Managed system power-on and power-off modes
Learn about the power-on options and the power-off options for a managed system.
This topic describes the power-on options and the power-off options that are available for starting and
shutting down a managed system using a console.
The following table describes the power-on options. Power-off options are also available and described in
a second table below.
Power-on mode
Description
Partition standby
Use this mode to create and activate logical partitions. When the partition
standby power-on is completed, the operator panel on the managed system
displays Partition Standby, indicating the managed system is ready for you
to use the HMC to partition its resources.
Note: Autostart partitions will not start if you power on using this mode.
For more information about logical partitions, see Partitioning the server.
System profile
This option powers on the system according to a predefined set of profiles.
Note: The profiles are activated in the order in which they are shown in the
system profile. For more information about system profiles, see System
profile.
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Power-on mode
Description
Partition autostart
This option activates logical partitions that have been previously designated
as autostart.
For more information about logical partitions, see Partitioning the server.
For more information about powering on the managed system, see “Powering on a managed system” on
page 20.
Use the following power-off options for shutting down a managed system.
Power-off mode
Description
Normal power off
The Normal power off mode shuts down the system’s operations in a
controlled manner. During the shutdown, programs running active jobs are
allowed to perform cleanup (end-of-job processing).
Fast power off
The Fast power off mode shuts down the system by stopping all active jobs
immediately. The programs running those jobs are not allowed to perform
any cleanup. Use this option when you need to shut down the system
because of an urgent or critical situation.
Managed system states
Learn about the operational states that are displayed for managed systems in the HMC.
You can monitor the current state of a system (server or frame) that is connected to the HMC. The state
for each system that you are managing is displayed in the Contents area of the HMC window, in the
column labeled State.
The following table describes the various states for managed systems. To view the states for frames, see
“Frame states” on page 19.
State
Description
Power off
The managed system is powered off.
Operating
The managed system is powered on and functioning correctly.
Initializing
The managed system is powering on.
Error
The managed system’s operating system or hardware is experiencing errors.
See Correcting the managed system operating state.
Error - Dump in Progress
The managed system has started a system dump. When the dump is
complete, see Managing dumps in the Troubleshooting topic.
Error - Terminated
The power-on operation failed.
Incomplete
The HMC failed to get all of the necessary information from the managed
system. The managed system is not responding to requests for information.
See Correcting the managed system operating state.
Pending Authentication - Password
Updates Required
The managed system passwords have not been set. You must set the
required passwords for the managed system, to enable secure authentication
and access control from the HMC. See “Overview of passwords” on page 21
for information about setting the required passwords.
Failed Authentication
The HMC access password for the managed system is not valid. Enter a
valid password for the managed system. See “Overview of passwords” on
page 21 for more information about the HMC access password.
Recovery
The partition data and profile data stored in the managed system is
damaged. See Correcting the managed system operating state.
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State
Description
No Connection
The HMC cannot contact the managed system. See Correcting the managed
system operating state.
Standby
The managed system was powered on using the partition standby power-on
option.
On Demand Recovery
The anchor card has been replaced; activation codes for Capacity On
Demand must be entered again.
Frame states
Learn about the various operational states that are displayed for frames in the HMC.
The following table describes the states for frames that the HMC displays in the Contents area under the
State label.
State
Description
Starting/Unknown
One of the bulk power assemblies (BPAs) contained in the frame is in the
process of starting. The state of the other BPA cannot be determined.
Standby/Standby
Both of the bulk power assemblies (BPAs) contained in the frame are in the
standby state. A BPA in the standby state is operating normally.
Standby/Starting
One of the bulk power assemblies (BPAs) contained in the frame is
operating normally (in standby state). The other BPA is in the process of
starting.
Standby/Not Available
One of the bulk power assemblies (BPAs) contained in the frame is
operating normally (in the standby state), but the other BPA is not operating
normally.
Pending frame number
A change to the frame number is in progress. No operations can be
performed when the frame is in this state.
Failed Authentication
The HMC access password for the frame is not valid. Enter a valid
password for the frame. See “Overview of passwords” on page 21 for more
information about the HMC access password.
Pending Authentication - Password
Updates Required
The frame access passwords have not been set. You must set the required
passwords for the frame, to enable secure authentication and access control
from the HMC. See “Overview of passwords” on page 21 for information
about setting the required passwords.
No Connection
The HMC cannot connect to the frame.
Incomplete
The HMC failed to get all of the necessary information from the managed
frame. The frame is not responding to requests for information. See
Correcting the managed system operating state.
Note: For information about the operational states of the managed systems contained in the frame, see
“Managed system states” on page 18.
Working with managed systems and frames
Learn how to perform actions on the HMC that pertain to the managed system.
You can use the HMC to communicate with the managed systems and frames in your environment. For
example, you can use power-on options to start and shut down your managed systems, and to monitor
system states.
Use the information in this topic to learn more about the tasks that you can perform using the HMC to
work with the managed system and frames.
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Powering on and off a managed system
Read about how to use the HMC to power on and off a managed system. Also find information about
scheduling managed-system power operations.
You can use the HMC to control the power on a managed system. The following tasks describe these
activities:
Note: For information about the power-on states that display for managed systems in the HMC, see
“Managed system states” on page 18.
Powering on a managed system:
Understand how to power on a managed system using the HMC.
You can use the HMC to power on a managed system and to monitor the power-on state.
To power on a managed system, you must be a member of one of the following roles:
v super administrator
v service representative
v operator
v product engineer
To power on a managed system, complete the following steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
In the Navigation area, expand the Server and Partition folder.
Click the Server Management icon.
In the Contents area, select the managed system.
From the menu, click Selected → Power On.
5. Select the desired power-on mode and click OK.
For more information about each power-on mode, see “Managed system power-on and power-off modes”
on page 17.
Powering off a managed system:
Understand how to use the HMC to power off a managed system.
By default, the managed system is set to power off automatically when you shut down the last running
logical partition on the managed system. If you set the managed system properties on the HMC so that
the managed system does not power off automatically, you must use this procedure to power off your
managed system.
Attention: If possible, shut down the running logical partitions on the managed system before powering
off the managed system. Powering off the managed system without shutting down the logical partitions
first causes the logical partitions to shut down abnormally and can cause data loss.
For more information about shutting down your logical partitions, see the following topics:
v Shutting down AIX
v Shutting down i5/OS
v Shutting down Linux
To power off a managed system, you must be a member of one of the following roles:
v super administrator
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v service representative
v operator
v product engineer
To
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power off the managed system, complete the following steps:
In the Navigation area, expand the Server and Partition folder.
Click the Server Management icon.
In the Contents area, select the managed system.
From the menu, click Selected → Power Off.
Select the desired power-off mode and click OK.
For more information about the power-off modes, see “Managed system power-on and power-off modes”
on page 17.
Scheduling power-on and power-off operations for a managed system:
Use the HMC to schedule power on and off operations for a managed system.
You can power your managed system on and off at regular intervals by scheduling an operation using
the HMC.
To schedule a power on or off operation for the managed system using your HMC, complete the
following steps:
1. In the Navigation area, expand the HMC Management folder.
2. In the Navigation area, click the HMC Configuration icon.
3. In the Contents area, click Schedule Operations.
4. From the list, select the managed system for which you want to schedule an operation and click OK.
5. Select Options → New.
6. In the Add a Scheduled Operation window, select the managed system power operation that you
want to perform and click OK.
7. In the appropriate fields, enter the time and date that you want this managed system power operation
to occur.
8. If you want this scheduled operation to repeat, click the Repeat tab and select the intervals at which
you want the power operation to repeat.
9. When you are finished, click Save.
Accessing a managed system
Learn how to access a managed system from the HMC after the HMC has been connected to it.
This topic describes how to access the managed system for the first time, after you have connected the
HMC to the managed system and powered on the managed system.
The following topics explain more about accessing your managed system using the HMC.
v “Overview of passwords”
v “Virtual operating system consoles” on page 26
For more information about connecting the HMC, see Setting up the Hardware Management Console.
For more information about the Advanced System Management Interface (ASMI), see Managing your
server using the Advanced System Management Interface.
Overview of passwords:
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Describes the passwords that you need in order to access a managed system using your HMC.
The first time you access a managed system using an HMC, the system prompts you to enter passwords
for each of the following:
v Hardware Management Console: HMC access
v Advanced System Management Interface: General
v Advanced System Management Interface: Admin
If all required passwords are not set, the state of the managed system displays Pending Authentication –
Password Updates Required until these passwords are set.
To change the managed system’s password, see “Changing the managed system’s password.”
If you are using an HMC to access the managed system before all required passwords have been set,
enter the appropriate password for each password that is presented in the Update Password Pending
Authentication window. If another HMC subsequently needs access to this managed system, upon
attempting to access this HMC the user is presented with the Update Password Failed Authentication
window, which will prompt for the HMC access password you entered.
In the event that the HMC access password changes while you are logged in to the managed system,
your HMC will discover that it can no longer authenticate after it attempts to reconnect to that managed
system. This will result in a state of Failed Authentication for that managed system. You will be required to
enter the new password before any actions can be performed.
For more information about the Advanced System Management Interface (ASMI), see Managing your
server using the Advanced System Management Interface.
Changing the managed system’s password:
Update a managed system’s password using the HMC.
You can use the HMC interface to change a managed system’s HMC access password. If you change this
password, you must change the password for any other HMCs that connect to this managed system.
The super administrator user role is required to change this password.
To change the managed system’s HMC access password, complete the following steps:
1. In the Navigation area, expand the Server and Partition folder.
2. In the Navigation area, click the Server Management application icon.
3. In the Contents area, right-click the managed system and then select Update Managed System
Password.
4. Type in your current password and new password in the entry fields.
5. Click OK.
For information about additional passwords that must be set before you can perform any tasks, see
“Overview of passwords” on page 21.
Enabling service processor failover
Enable a secondary service processor if your managed system’s primary service processor fails.
You can use your HMC to have your managed system automatically enable a secondary service processor
if your managed system’s primary service processor fails.
To enable service processor failover, you must be a member of one of the following roles:
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product engineer
enable service processor failover, complete the following steps:
In the Navigation area, expand the Server and Partition folder.
Click the Server Management icon.
In the Contents area, right-click the managed system or frame.
Select Status.
In the Service Processor Connection Status window, click Service processor failover enabled.
6. Click OK.
In the error log, an informational SRC of B1xxE66C indicates that the primary service processor in the
managed system has performed an administrative failover and transferred system management to the
secondary service processor. The error log entry that contains this SRC is created in the primary
service processor’s error log and copied over to the secondary service processor’s error log.
Initiating a service processor failover:
Force a failover after enabling the service processor failover mode on your managed system.
After enabling service processor failover mode on a managed system, you can use your HMC to initiate a
failover. This task is useful for forcing a failover to test that the secondary processor is activated during a
failover event. The service processor readiness state must be ready before you can initiate a failover.
To initiate a service processor failover, you must be a member of one of the following roles:
v super administrator
v service representative
v product engineer
To
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initiate a service processor failover, complete the following steps:
In the Navigation area, expand the Service Applications folder.
Click Service Focal Point and select Service Utilities from the Tasks list.
In the Service Utilities dialog box, select the managed system and click Selected from the Service
Utilities menu.
4. Select Service Processor Failover.
5. In the Administrative Processor Failover dialog box, ensure that the service processor failover is
enabled and the readiness state is ready.
6. Click OK.
In the error log, an informational SRC of B1xxE66C indicates that the primary service processor in the
managed system has performed an administrative failover and transferred system management to the
secondary service processor. The error log entry that contains this SRC is created in the primary
service processor’s error log and copied over to the secondary service processor’s error log.
Setting huge-page memory values
Specify the number of 16-GB pages to allocate to a huge-page memory pool.
On managed systems that support huge-page memory, you can use the Hardware Management Console
(HMC) to set the value for the huge-page memory pool. You can also specify values for the number of
huge pages to allocate to logical partitions.
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Using huge pages can improve performance in specific environments that require a high degree of
parallelism, such as in DB2® partitioned database environments. You can specify huge-page memory that
can be used for the shared-memory buffer pools in DB2. For logically partitioned systems, you can
specify the minimum, desired, and maximum number of huge pages to assign to a partition when you
create the partition or partition profile. See Creating logical partitions and partition profiles.
To set the huge-page memory values, the system must be in the powered-off state. The new value will
take effect when you restart the system.
Use the following information to determine the requirements and appropriate values for your specific
application, and to set the huge-page values.
Calculating huge-page memory requirements:
Calculate the value for the number of pages to allocate to a huge-page memory pool.
To use huge-page memory, you must ensure that your system has adequate memory resources to
dedicate to the huge-page memory pool. The huge-page memory pool is a region of system memory that
is mapped as 16-GB page segments and is managed separately from the system’s base memory. Before
you can specify the value for huge-page memory, you must determine which applications you are
running and what the huge-page requirements are for your applications.
Determining huge-page memory requirements for your application
The huge-page memory pool can be used to enhance performance for DB2 partitioned database
environments in AIX operating systems. For DB2 applications, you would typically use huge pages for
large DB2 multipartitioned database environments to efficiently support the degree of parallel activity
required of shared memory buffer pools. To determine this value, calculate the amount of memory
required for the shared buffer pool to support your DB2 applications. Refer to the DB2 recommendations
for buffer pool memory for your particular application.
In logically partitioned systems, you can assign huge-page memory when you create the partitions. This
value is separate from the value that you specify for the configured-partition memory region. You can
specify a minimum, desired, and maximum value. To determine the number of huge pages needed for
your logical partitions, see the section below that discusses calculating huge page values.
Note: The huge page memory allocation cannot be changed dynamically. Changing the number of huge
pages on the server requires a server reboot, and changing the number of assigned huge pages for a
partition requires a partition reboot.
Considerations for calculating the huge page values
The amount of huge-page memory that you can allocate is dependent on the following factors:
v Total amount of licensed memory for your server
v Amount of available memory after configured memory resources are accounted for
v Number of physical IO connections to the server (each IO connection requires memory for the IO
tables, which can be distributed among the physical memory regions and reduces the memory
available for huge pages)
v Base memory configuration for logical partitions (huge pages are not calculated as part of the
configured-partition memory allocation)
v The requirements that define a huge page, that is each huge page requires 16 GB of contiguous real
memory and must start on a 16-GB memory boundary
v Huge pages cannot span memory affinity nodes. Each memory affinity node requires 32 GB to ensure
at least one 16 GB huge page when all of the other considerations listed above are taken into account.
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Note:
1. For the 9133-52A, 9133-55A, 9116-561, 9406-550, 9406-570, and 9117-570 a physical processors card is
a memory affinity node, so the 32 GB must be put on a single 2-way processor card.
2. For the 9119-590, 9119-595, and 9406-595 each 4-way processor on the 16-way processor backplane is
a memory affinity node, so the 32 GB must be put into the slots on the same 4-way processor on
the backplane.
Attention: The server firmware will reduce the huge-page pool size to satisfy some of these
dependencies. When this occurs, error log entries are generated to indicate that the huge-page pool size
was reduced. The error log reference code is B700 5300. The reference code details will indicate
hexadecimal values that indicate why the huge-page pool size could not be satisfied. The following
example shows the possible entries and how to interpret the additional words in these entries:
v word 3 = 0x0000000100000106 - huge page pool reduced to satisfy system hardware configuration
– word 4 = number of user-configured huge pages
– word 5 = number of huge pages that could be provided
v word 3 = 0x0000000100000105 - huge page pool reduced to satisfy the memory configuration of
partitions
– word 4 = number of huge pages before partitions were created
– word 5 = firmware calculated number of huge pages after satisfying partition memory requirements
– word 6 = number of huge pages in the pool
Calculating huge-page memory values
To calculate the server memory requirements to support huge pages, use the following steps:
1. Determine the amount of base system memory and round that figure to the next 16-GB value. To
determine the base server memory requirements, which includes the POWER® hypervisor and
partition, but not huge pages, use the LPAR Validation tool (LVT) or System Planning Tool. See
Planning for logical partitions for information about using these planning tools.
2. Determine the number of IO connection loops on your system and multiply the number by 16 GB.
This calculation is required because the server needs a memory table for each IO connection, and a
16-GB huge page cannot be located where an IO table exists.
3. Take the larger of the values determined in step 1 and step 2. This will be your base memory value.
4. Determine the number of huge pages that will be required for your AIX applications. To determine
this value, use the guidelines provided by your application documentation and the AIX Performance
Management Guide. Multiply the number of anticipated huge pages by 16 GB. Add this figure to the
base figure determined in step 3. The resulting figure provides an estimate of the amount of licensed
memory required to satisfy partition and huge-page pool memory requirements for your system.
Viewing and setting huge page memory values:
View and set values for huge-page memory allocation.
On systems that support huge-page (16 GB) memory allocation, you can view and set the current value
in the huge-page memory table. On a new system you must set this value initially to establish the
huge-page memory pool. You must set the value when the managed system is in the powered-off state. If
this value is already set, you might need to change the value to adjust for performance needs based on
the applications that you are running and your partitioning configurations. You can also change the
values set for the number of huge pages allocated to your logical partitions.
Use this task to view huge-page values and to set or adjust the number of 16-GB pages for the huge-page
allocation according to your needs. Before setting a value, review the information in “Calculating
huge-page memory requirements” on page 24.
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To view or change huge-page-memory table values, you must be a member of one of the following roles:
v super administrator
v service representative
Note: You must power off the managed system before you can change the huge page memory value for
the system. To change the values for logical partitions you must shut down the partition. The new value
will take effect when you restart the system.
To
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view or set huge-page memory values, complete the following steps:
In the Navigation area, expand the Server and Partition folder.
Click the Server Management icon.
In the Contents area, select the managed system.
In the menu click Selected, and choose Properties.
In the Managed System Properties dialog box, view the Capabilities information to determine if huge
page memory allocation is supported on the managed system. Click the Memory tab to view or
change the huge page memory allocation displayed under Advanced Options. If the information is
not displayed in the Advanced Options area, click Show details.
Note:
a. You can view and change the current settings for huge-page minimum, desired, and maximum
values for logical partitions by viewing the partition properties. See Modifying partition properties
for further details.
b. When you change the huge page memory value, you need to power on the managed server to
standby before the changes will be visible.
c. When you change the huge page memory value, you can go to advanced system management and
select System Memory Page Setup to check the setting before powering on the system.
Virtual operating system consoles
Learn how to use virtual operating system consoles on your HMC.
You can connect to logical partition operating systems, for example to manage i5/OS resources, by using
your HMC interface to open a virtual console window. The following task explains how to verify that
consoles are configured.
Verify that consoles are configured:
Explains how to verify that an i5/OS console is already configured for an operating system.
To verify that a console is configured for your i5/OS logical partition, check the logical partition’s
properties.
To view a partition’s properties, complete the following steps:
1. In the Contents area, right-click the logical partition and then select Properties. The Properties
window lists which console is configured for this logical partition.
2. Click the Settings tab. The Tagged I/O field lists console information.
For more information about items displayed in this field, refer to the online help on the HMC interface.
Finding and updating managed systems data on the HMC
Find and update managed-system information that is displayed on the HMC interface. Also, learn more
about working with managed system profile data.
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This topic describes how to find information about each of the managed systems that are attached to the
HMC. Also, learn how to perform tasks to ensure the integrity of the managed system data maintained
by the HMC.
Viewing information about the managed system:
View information about the managed system’s configuration and capabilities.
You can view the managed system’s configuration and capabilities. Any user can view managed system
properties. To view information about the managed system:
1. Expand the Server and Partition folder in the Navigation area.
2. Click the Server Management.
3. The Contents area expands to show each managed system, which you can then expand to show
information about the managed system, including its name, its state, and the operator panel value.
4. To expand your view of the managed system’s properties, click the plus sign (+) next to the managed
system’s name to view its contents.
To view the detailed managed system properties, do the following:
1. In the Contents area, select the managed system.
2. From the menu, click Selected.
3. Click Properties.
The HMC displays the system’s name, logical partition capability, state, serial number, model and type,
and policy information. A system that is powered on using the Partition Standby option displays this
information, as well as available and assigned processors, memory, I/O drawers and slots, power-on
parameters, reference codes, and policy information. The HMC also displays power-on parameters and
reference codes for a managed system in the power-off state.
The Processor tab displays information that is helpful when performing Dynamic Logical Partitioning
processor tasks. Use the Processor tab to view processor usage data for partitions and determine whether
a processor is assigned to a logical partition. The information in the Processor tab is also helpful when
you need to know if processors are disabled and therefore cannot be used by any logical partition.
The Memory tab shows deconfigured resources, as well as information about available and configured
memory. To view or change memory allocation on systems with huge page table support, use the
Memory tab and select Show details in the Advanced Options area. To change the requested value for
huge page memory, the system must be powered off.
The information provided in the memory tab (for example, deconfigured resources), along with the
information provided on the I/O tab, is useful for planning for processors and dynamic logical partitions.
Updating managed system or frame information:
Update the system information for a managed system or frame in the HMC that is in an Incomplete state.
Updating, or rebuilding a managed system or frame acts much like a refresh of the managed system or
frame information. Rebuilding the managed system or frame is useful when the system’s state indicator
in the contents area of the HMC GUI is shown as Incomplete. The Incomplete indicator signifies that the
HMC cannot gather complete logical partition, profile, or resource information from the managed system.
This operation is different from performing a refresh of the local HMC panel. When the managed system
is updated, the HMC reloads information stored on the managed system.
To update managed system or frame information, you must be a member of one of the following roles:
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update the managed system or frame information, complete the following steps:
In the contents area, select the managed system or frame.
From the menu, click Selected.
Choose from the following options:
v To rebuild a managed system, click Rebuild Managed System. The current system information
displays.
v To rebuild a managed frame, click Rebuild Managed Frame. The current system information
displays.
4. Click Yes.
Disconnecting another HMC connection:
Read about how to manually unlock an HMC locked connection to the managed system.
If you have two HMCs connected to the managed system, one HMC temporarily locks the other out
while it is performing operations. This action prevents the other HMC from operating on the managed
system because simultaneous operations could cause conflicting results. If the interface is locked, most
console operations automatically wait for the lock to release.
However, in the rare event that an HMC has a problem that prevents the lock from being properly
released, you need to manually disconnect the connection to the managed system. Typically, if one HMC
has locked the connection, you must unlock it from the other HMC, which then allows other HMCs to
communicate with the managed system and run further commands.
To release a lock on a managed system requires the super administrator role.
To unlock an HMC connection, complete the following steps:
1. In the Contents area, select the managed system.
2. In the menu, click Selected.
3. Select Disconnect another HMC. The Disconnect Another HMC window opens.
4. From the list, select the HMC that you want to disconnect, and then click OK.
Recovering partition data on a managed system:
Learn how to recover the partition data on your managed system if it becomes corrupted.
Through the HMC interface, you can recover partition data on your managed system if the data becomes
damaged. This partition data includes information about logical partitions, partition profiles, and system
profiles. If the partition data on your managed system becomes damaged, the managed system is in
recovery state. You can either restore the partition data from a backup file that is saved automatically on
your HMC by selecting Restore profile data from the HMC backup data, or clear all partition
configuration with Initialize the managed system.
This procedure recovers the partition data in the service processor of your server. To recover the partition
data on your managed system, see Restoring profile data.
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Note: The HMC might not show operating state for the managed system after completing this recovery
procedure. After a partition is activated, the managed system will transition to an operating state and clear
the A700 4091 or C700 4091 SRC.
To recover the partition data on your managed system, you must be a member of one of the following
roles:
v super administrator
v operator
To recover the partition data on your managed system, do the following:
1. In the Navigation Area, open Server and Partition.
2. Select Server Management.
3. In the contents area, right-click the managed system whose partition data you want to recover and
select Recover Partition Data.
4. Select one of the following:
v Restore profile data from HMC backup data: This option restores the partition data using the
backup file that is saved automatically on the HMC.
v Initialize the managed system: This option clears all partition configuration data, and can only be
used if all partitions are in the Not Activated state.
5. Click OK.
Managing frames using the HMC
Learn about the tasks that you can use to manage your frames in the HMC.
This topic describes how to perform various tasks related to managing your frame that is connected to
the HMC.
Adding a frame:
Use this procedure to add a frame manually to the HMC.
New frames are automatically detected, or discovered, by the HMC when the HMC is configured as a
DHCP server. For information about configuring your HMC as a DHCP server, see The HMC as a DHCP
server. Upon detection of a new frame, the DHCP server assigns an IP address to the frame. This newly
assigned IP address remains static as long as the MAC address remains unchanged. When a frame is
replaced, the DHCP server assigns a new IP address and broadcasts an update to all HMCs on the
network.
Note: Add a frame by configuring your HMC to automatically detect new frames. Use the instructions
provided at the link referenced in the preceding paragraph.
In addition to adding a frame automatically, the HMC allows you to manually add frames to the
managed frames of this HMC. You will need to provide the host name and IP address for each frame that
you want to add. You can also find a frame on the network within a specified IP address range. The
discovery processing time can vary depending on the range of IP addresses that you entered and your
network configuration.
To add a frame, you must be a member of one of the following roles:
v super administrator
v operator
v product engineer
To add a frame, complete the following steps:
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1. In the Navigation Area, expand the Server and Partition folder.
2. Select Frame Management.
3. Select Add Managed Frame(s). Type the requested information. If you want to find a frame in the
network, select Find managed frames and type the IP address range.
4. Click Next.
5. Click Finish.
Initializing a frame:
This topic explains how to initialize a frame after a new frame has been added.
After you add a frame in the HMC, it must be initialized before it can be detected by the managed
system. Initialization of the frame consists of powering on all the I/O drawers followed by powering on
all the managed systems that belong to the managed frame. The initialization time might vary depending
upon your setup.
To initialize a frame, you must be a member of one of the following roles:
v super administrator
v operator
v product engineer
To
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initialize a frame, complete the following steps:
In the Navigation Area, expand the Server and Partition folder.
Select Frame Management.
From the menu, click Frame Management.
4. Select Initialize Frame(s).
5. Click Continue.
Modifying information about a frame:
Change a frame’s name and number.
You can view frame information and change the frame name and number.
Any user can view or modify frame properties.
To view and change the frame’s properties, complete the following steps:
1. In the Navigation Area, expand the Server and Partition folder.
2. Select Frame Management.
3. In the Contents area, select the frame.
4. From the menu, click Selected.
5. Click Properties. You can also access this option by right-clicking the frame and selecting Properties
on the menu.
By default, you are viewing the General tab that includes the frame name, number, state, type and
serial number. To view a list of all the managed systems contained in the frame, use the Managed
Systems tab. The information in the I/O Units tab is helpful when you need to know all the I/O
Units contained in the frame.
6. Change the frame name and number, if desired.
7. Click OK.
Updating frame information:
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Rebuilding the managed frame information for theHMC. This procedure is helpful when clearing an
Incomplete state.
Updating, or rebuilding, the frame acts much like a refresh of the frame information. Rebuilding the frame
is useful when the system’s state indicator in the contents area of the HMC GUI is shown as Incomplete.
The Incomplete indicator signifies that the HMC cannot gather complete resource information from the
managed system within the frame.
This operation is different from performing a refresh of the local HMC panel. When the managed system
is updated, the HMC reloads information stored on the managed frame.
To update frame information, you must be a member of one of the following roles:
v super administrator
v operator
v product engineer
To update the frame, complete the following steps:
1. In the Navigation Area, expand the Server and Partition folder.
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Select Frame Management.
In the Contents area, select the frame.
From the menu, click Selected.
Click Rebuild Managed Frame. The current frame information displays.
Click Yes.
Resetting or removing a frame connection:
This information explains how to reset the HMC connection to a frame, or remove a locked connection to
a managed system.
When you no longer want to manage a frame using the HMC, you can remove the connection. You must
remove the connection before you physically disconnect the HMC from the managed frame (or from the
network).
In the rare event that the frame is in the No connection state, you can recover by resetting the connection
with the frame. Reset the connection with the managed frame after you have verified that the network
settings are correct on both the HMC and the managed frame. Performing this action will break and
reestablish the connection.
To reset or remove a frame connection, you must be a member of one of the following roles:
v super administrator
v service representative
v operator
To
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reset or remove a frame connection, complete the following steps:
In the Navigation Area, expand the Server and Partition folder.
Select Frame Management.
In the Contents area, select the managed system.
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In the menu, click Selected.
Select Reset or Remove Connection from the menu.
Click Remove Connection or Reset Connection.
Click OK.
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After the frame’s logical connection is removed, you can remove the HMC from the network.
Managing operating systems
Understand how you can use the HMC to interact with the operating systems running on the managed
systems.
You can force some operating systems to shut down or reset using the HMC interface. For more
information about these tasks, review the following topics.
Resetting the operating system on a partition:
Restart the operating system when an operating system in a logical partition hangs.
The HMC enables the operating system on a logical partition to be reset when errors are encountered in
the operating system. The system can undergo either a soft or hard reset.
To reset the operating system, you must be a member of one of the following roles:
v super administrator
v service representative
Note: For i5/OS logical partitions, use this task only if you cannot restart the i5/OS logical partition from
the command line of the operating system. Using this window to restart an i5/OS logical partition will
result in an abnormal IPL.
To reset the operating system on a logical partition, complete the following steps:
1. In the Navigation Area, expand Server and Partition.
2. Click Server Management.
3. In the Contents area, select the logical partition that is running the operating system that you want to
reset.
4. In the menu, click Selected → Restart partition.
5. Select the type of operating system restart.
6. Click Yes.
Shutting down an operating system:
This information explains how to shut down an operating system in a logical partition.
You can use the HMC interface to perform shutdown operations on a logical partition. You can perform
this task only if the operating system that is running on the logical partition supports this function.
Note: If your logical partition is running i5/OS, shut down the operating system manually through the
operating system, if possible. Using the HMC interface to power off the logical partition operating system
will cause longer restart times. For more information about shutting down an i5/OS logical partition, see
Shutting down i5/OS.
To shut down an operating system on a logical partition, complete the following steps:
1. In the Contents area, select the logical partition running the operating system that you want to reset.
2. In the menu, click Selected → Shut Down Partition.
3. Select the type of shutdown that you want to perform.
4. Click OK.
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Adding managed systems to the HMC environment
Understand how to add managed systems to the HMC, so that you can manage them using the HMC
interface.
You can manage multiple systems from a Hardware Management Console (HMC). To add a managed
system to the HMC, you must establish a network connection between the HMC and the service
processor of the new system. Configuring the HMC to work with the new managed system depends on
how you have set up and configured the existing network connections between the HMC and the
already-installed managed systems, including connections to the logical partitions.
For more information about configuring network connections on the HMC, see HMC network
connections.
Use the following topics to determine how to add a managed system to your HMC environment based
on your existing network configuration. After completing the HMC connection, add the system to your
HMC environment by selecting the managed system connection in the HMC GUI and selecting Add
managed system from the Selected menu. Follow the instructions in the Add managed system window
by specifying the name or IP address of the managed system or specifying a range of IP addresses to find
and select the managed system to add. For more information about the Add managed system function,
refer to the HMC GUI help.
Using an existing private network with the HMC acting as a DHCP server:
Use a dedicated private network that you already have set up with the HMC acting as a DHCP server to
manage your system.
If your existing network is already set up as a ″private″ dedicated network with the HMC acting as a
DHCP server, then you must physically connect to the new system. For more information about
physically connecting to a new managed system, see Setting up the Hardware Management Console. If
you have an Ethernet switch with available ports connected to the HMC, connect the Ethernet cable from
the service processor of the new system to the Ethernet switch. When the connection is made, the HMC
automatically detects the managed system and adds it to the Contents area of the HMC interface.
Automatic detection does not occur if you removed the managed system prior to its availability.
Using an existing open network:
Understand the requirements for using the HMC in a configured open network.
If the HMC was connected to existing managed systems over an ″open″ (public) network, other types of
devices and systems can exist on the network. More specifically, the HMC is not acting as a DHCP server.
In this environment, you must take one of the following actions to use the HMC:
v Manually configure the new managed system’s service processor with a static (fixed) set of IP
parameters using the Advanced System Management Interface.
v Manually configure the IP address of the new system’s service processor, if there is an existing DHCP
server on the network.
When the connection is made, you can add the managed system by using the Add managed systems
function or the mksysconn command.
Deleting a managed system
Disconnect a managed system from the HMC before you physically detach it from the HMC.
If you no longer want to manage a particular system, you can delete it from the Contents area of the
HMC GUI.
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Note: You must delete the managed system from the Contents area before you disconnect the Ethernet or
the network-attached cable from the hardware.
To delete the managed system from the Contents area, you must be a member of the super administrator
role.
To delete the managed system from the Contents area, complete the following steps:
1. In the Contents area, select the managed system.
2. From the menu, click Selected.
3. Select Reset or Remove Connection from the menu.
4. Click remove, then click OK.
After the managed system’s logical connection is removed, you can remove the managed system from the
network.
Moving the managed system from an open network to a private network
Learn how to move a managed system that is attached to an HMC on an open network to an HMC that
is located on a private network.
You can move a managed system from an open network to a private network. It is recommended that
you configure the HMC that is located on the private network as a DHCP server before you attach the
new managed system. This configuration will allow the HMC to automatically detect the newly added
managed system and assign it a unique IP address.
To perform this operation, you must be a member of one of the following roles:
v super administrator
v service representative
v product engineer
To move the managed system from an open network to a private network, complete the following steps:
1. Configure the HMC that is located on the private network as a DHCP server. For more information,
see Configuring the HMC as a DHCP server.
2. Remove the static IP address of the managed system that you want to move using the Advanced
System Management Interface (ASMI). For more information about how to use ASMI to configure the
HMC as a DHCP server, see Configuring network interfaces.
3. Disconnect the cable of the managed system that you want to move from the HMC that is located on
the open network.
4. Connect the cable of the managed system to the HMC located on the private network. Because you
previously configured the HMC that is located on the private network as a DHCP server, the newly
attached managed system is automatically detected and assigned a new IP address.
Servicing the managed system
Understand how you can use the HMC to perform service actions.
The Customer service, support, and troubleshooting topic provides an overview of the elements of the
service and support environment. It also describes the different functions and features of the environment
and the HMC applications that provide those functions.
Using the IBM Network Manager
Learn how to use the IBM Network Manager to manage InfiniBand networks.
The IBM Network Manager enables you to manage your InfiniBand network from the Hardware
Management Console (HMC).
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Use the IBM Network Manager to manage IB switches, update switch software, view network topology
information, and view and modify management properties. You must enable the Network Manager from
the HMC before you can use it to manage your network.
For information about setting up the HMC in an InfiniBand network, see Setting up the HMC.
The following topics describe the tasks that you can perform with the IBM Network Manager:
Enabling and disabling the IBM Network Manager
Enable the IBM Network Manager to manage your InfiniBand switch network.
Before you can use the IBM Network Manager to manage your InfiniBand network switches and systems,
you must enable it from the HMC. When you enable the IBM Network Manager, it starts discovery and
begins providing data about the status of your IB switch network.
Any user can enable or disable the IBM Network Manager.
Note: If you decide to move the IBM Network Manager functions from one HMC host to another HMC
host, you must first disable the IBM Network Manager on the first HMC host before enabling it on the
second host.
To enable or disable the IBM Network Manager, complete the following steps:
1. In the Navigation area, expand the Switch Management folder.
2. Click IBM Network Manager.
3. In the Network Manager menu, select Enable IBM NM Software.
To disable the IBM Network Manager, select Disable IBM NM Software.
Viewing switch topology information in an InfiniBand network
View information about the switch layout and connectivity in your InfiniBand network.
You can view information about the switches in your InfiniBand network that identifies the physical
location and connection activity for all connected switch devices. From within the topology view window,
you can access additional menu options for the objects that you select in the list. For example, when you
select a switch and then click Selected → Properties, you can view system, subnet manager, and
backplane details for that item. For more information about the menu options in the switch topology
view, see the online help.
Any user can view the switch topology information.
Note: The IBM Network Manager must be enabled in order for you to access this task in the HMC.
To
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2.
3.
view the switch topology information, complete the following steps:
In the Navigation area, expand the Switch Management folder.
Click IBM Network Manager.
In the Network Manager menu, select View Switch Topology.
The HMC displays a table with a list of the switches in the IB network. By default, the information
presented shows the switch device name (or identifier), location code, frame information, power on
and off status, GUID, port status, and neighboring port (link) information.
To change the columns displayed in the list of information, click View → Show Columns and select or
clear the check box for the columns that you want to designate as the default columns.
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Viewing server topology information in an InfiniBand network
View information about the physical layout of your InfiniBand network.
You can view information about the servers, adapters, and ports in your InfiniBand network.
Any user can view the server topology information.
Note: The IBM Network Manager must be enabled in order for you to access this procedure.
To
1.
2.
3.
view the server topology information, complete the following steps:
In the Navigation area, expand the Switch Management folder.
Click IBM Network Manager.
In the Network Manager menu, select View End-Point Topology.
The HMC displays a table with a list of the servers in the InfiniBand cluster. By default, the
information presented shows the server name, location code, power on/off status, frame/cage
information, adapter status, port status, and neighbor port (link) information.
To change the columns displayed in the list of information, click View → Show Columns and select or
clear the check box for the columns that you want to designate as the default columns.
Viewing logical topology information in an InfiniBand network
View information about the logical server layout in your InfiniBand network.
You can view information about the servers, adapters, ports, and related status for the logical partitions
in your InfiniBand network.
Any user can view the logical topology information.
Note: The IBM Network Manager must be enabled in order for you to access this procedure.
To
1.
2.
3.
view the logical topology information, complete the following steps:
In the Navigation area, expand the Switch Management folder.
Click IBM Network Manager.
In the Network Manager menu, select View Logical Topology.
The HMC displays a table with a list of the servers and partitions in the InfiniBand configuration. By
default, the information presented shows the server name, location code, system or logical partition
status, adapter status, type, the GUID, port status, and neighbor port (link) information.
To change the columns displayed in the list of information, click View → Show Columns and select or
clear the check box for the columns that you want to designate as the default columns.
Viewing IBM Network Manager properties
View and manage switch information and the properties of the currently enabled IBM Network Manager
for your InfiniBand environment.
You can view and modify the IBM Network Manager properties and the switch-management properties
for your InfiniBand network. For example, use this procedure to change the IBM Network Manager
default name assigned to the managed switches. Using switch names provides a convenient way to keep
track of the switches you are managing (particularly when frame numbers or cage numbers are not
readily available). You can also change the switch-management priority (change the subnet manager
master and succession order), synchronize the switch local time with the HMC time (NTP time is not
currently supported), and view the switch topology.
Any user can view the Network Manager properties.
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Note: The Network Manager must be enabled in order for you to access this task from the HMC.
To view the properties, complete the following steps:
In the Navigation area, expand the Switch Management folder.
Click IBM Network Manager.
In the Network Manager menu, select View Management Properties.
Click the IBM NM tab to view the IBM Network Manager properties.
The HMC displays the HMC host name, the IP address, and version number of the currently enabled
IBM Network Manager.
5. Click Switch to view and modify information about the switches in your InfiniBand environment.
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3.
4.
Viewing the IBM Network Manager log
View the IBM Network Manager event log.
The IBM Network Manager maintains an event log that you can view to track the IBM Network Manager
activities.
Any user can view the event log.
Note: The IBM Network Manager must be enabled in order for you to access this task in the HMC.
To view the IBM Network Manager event log, complete the following steps:
1. In the Navigation area, expand the Switch Management folder.
2. Click IBM Network Manager.
3. In the Network Manager menu, select View IBM NM Event Log.
The HMC displays the contents of the log file.
Updating switch software
Use the IBM Network Manager to update the software for all the switches in your InfiniBand network.
You can update multiple switches simultaneously for a single software version, or choose a switch and
the version of software to apply for the update of that switch. You can start another switch installation
before a switch update procedure that is currently running has finished; however, if both installations run
concurrently and contain the same switch, the subsequent installation action might fail.
An Import option allows you to add more software versions from a DVD.
Any user can update the switch software.
Note: The IBM Network Manager must be enabled in order for you to access this task from the HMC.
To update your switch software, complete the following steps:
1. In the Navigation area, expand the Switch Management folder.
2. Click IBM Network Manager.
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4.
5.
6.
In the Network Manager menu, select Update Switch Software.
Select the switches that you want to update.
Select the software version to install for the selected switch or switches.
Click OK to start the software update.
Note: To uninstall the last update, select Return switch to previous software.
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Related information for Managing your server using the HMC
Product manuals, IBM Redbooks® (in PDF format), Web sites, and information center topics contain
information related to the Managing your server using the HMC topic. You can view or print any of the
PDF files.
Manuals
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Managing the Hardware Management Console
Managing your server using the Advanced System Management Interface
Clustering systems using InfiniBand hardware
Partitioning the server
v Working with Capacity on Demand
v Setting up your server to connect to service and support
Other information
v HMC Education module in IBM Resource Link™
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Accessibility features help users who have a physical disability, such as restricted mobility or limited
vision, to use information technology products successfully.
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v Interfaces that are commonly used by screen readers
v Keys that are tactilely discernible and do not activate just by touching them
v Industry-standard devices for ports and connectors
v The attachment of alternative input and output devices
IBM and accessibility
See the IBM Accessibility Center at http://www.ibm.com/able/ for more information about the
commitment that IBM has to accessibility.
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