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Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Course description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Agenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
Unit 1. Introduction to the SDMC software and hardware appliance . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
IBM Systems Education Test Drives for Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
IBM Technical Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Unit 1: Introduction to the SDMC software and hardware appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Unit objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
1.1. Features and functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Features and functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Power Systems management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Power Systems management: Previously . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Systems Director Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
SDMC user interfaces: Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Next-generation management for Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Systems management hierarchy with HMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Systems management hierarchy with SDMC: Today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Systems management hierarchy with SDMC: Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
SDMC connection scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
Management of Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Management of SDMC appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20
Tasks and functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
Transition to SDMC from HMC or IVM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22
1.2. Appliances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24
SDMC hardware/physical appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25
SDMC virtual/software appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26
SDMC appliance licensing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27
Installing SDMC virtual appliance on VMware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28
Installing SDMC virtual appliance on RedHat/KVM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29
SDMC Guided Setup Wizard: Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30
Setting up date/time and password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31
Configuring LAN adapters and network type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-32
Configure the Agent Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33
Processing information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-34
Starting the console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-35
Configure the SDMC for the first time (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36
Configure the SDMC for the first time (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-37
1.3. Enhanced manageability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-39
Enhanced manageability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40
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Enhanced manageability (1 of 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-41
Enhanced manageability (2 of 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-42
Discovery: IBM Systems Director Express (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-43
Discovery: IBM Systems Director Express (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-44
Enhanced manageability (3 of 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-45
Redundancy and high availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-46
SDMC network connections (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-47
SDMC network connections (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-48
Backup and restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-49
Enhanced manageability for Power Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-50
1.4. New terminology and synonyms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-51
New terminology and synonyms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-52
New synonyms for standard Power terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-53
Terminology changes: Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-54
Terminology changes: Users and roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-55
Terminology changes: Host states (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-56
Terminology changes: Host states (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-57
Terminology changes: Virtual server states (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-58
Terminology changes: Virtual server states (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-59
Terminology changes: Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-60
Checkpoint (1 of 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-61
Checkpoint (2 of 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-62
Checkpoint (3 of 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-63
Unit summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-64
Unit 2. Using the SDMC interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1
Unit objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2
Access and log in to the SDMC (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Access and log in to the SDMC (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Welcome to IBM SDMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5
Welcome page (1 of 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
Welcome page (2 of 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-7
Welcome page (3 of 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8
Welcome page (4 of 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-9
Welcome page (5 of 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10
Welcome page (6 of 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-11
Welcome page (7 of 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Welcome page (8 of 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-13
Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Breadcrumbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
Searching tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
Filter tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-17
Sort tables (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-18
Sort tables (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-19
Customize tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-20
Resource view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-21
Table view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-22
Properties view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-23
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Topology view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Set up your startup page (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Set up your startup page (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Navigation pane (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Navigation pane (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Command line interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Open 5250 console locally (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
Open 5250 console locally (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31
Open 5250 console remotely (1 of 4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Open 5250 console remotely (2 of 4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Open 5250 console remotely (3 of 4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
Open 5250 console remotely (4 of 4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35
Checkpoint (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36
Checkpoint (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Unit summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Unit 3. Additional topics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
3.1. Connecting the SDMC and the managed system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Connecting the SDMC and the managed system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Topic objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
SDMC and managed system LAN topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
SDMC network options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Lab exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
3.2. Using SDMC to work with Power Systems management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Using SDMC to work with Power Systems management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Topic objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Lab exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
3.3. SDMC advanced functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
SDMC advanced functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Topic objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Lab exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
3.4. SDMC firmware updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
SDMC firmware updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Topic objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Hardware and firmware structure and components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Lab exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
3.5. SDMC: High availability and redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
SDMC: High availability and redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Topic objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
Redundancy and high availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28
3.6. Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30
AS5C0 / OV5C0: SDMC for System i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-31
What Technical Training offers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-32
Technical Training offerings www.ibm.com/training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33
Lab Services offerings http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/services/labservices/ . . . 3-34
Test Drives for Power: Survey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-35
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Course description
An Overview of SDMC on Power i
Duration: 1/2 day
Purpose
This course enables you to acquire the skills necessary to explore and
use the IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) to
manage Power System servers. You will learn about the major
functions of the SDMC, how to access applications and tasks,
customize views and data, access the SDMC command line, and run
SDMC commands. A comparison to the Hardware Management
Console (HMC) will also be provided. The emphasis is on hands-on
lab exercises to reinforce the lectures. The lab environment includes
SDMC virtual appliance and Power Systems server.
Audience
This is an intermediate course for IBM Business Partners, service
professionals, and other individuals who will administer Power System
servers using the SDMC.
Prerequisites
You should have base knowledge of the IBM i operating system and
familiarity with the Hardware Management Console (HMC).
Objectives
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Describe the major features and functions of SDMC:
- Hardware management
- Virtualization management
- Appliance management
- Service management
Describe the differences between the IVM, HMC, and SDMC
Describe the new terminology
Describe the hypervisors supported by the SDMC appliance
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Describe how to access the SDMC graphical user interface and
command line
Log in to the SDMC using a web browser
Log in to the SDMC using a terminal emulator (PuTTy)
Describe the login and logoff options
Execute SDMC commands from SSH command line
Find your way around the SDMC appliance graphical user interface
Describe how open 5250 console
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Agenda
Day 1
Welcome
Unit 1 - Introduction to the SDMC software and hardware appliance
Unit 2 - Using the SDMC interface
Unit 3 - Additional topics
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Unit 1. Introduction to the SDMC software and
hardware appliance
What this unit is about
Describe the major features and functions of SDMC.
What you should be able to do
After completing this unit, you should be able to:
Describe the major features and functions of SDMC
Hardware management
Virtualization management
Appliance management
Service management
Describe the differences between the IVM, HMC, and SDMC
Describe the new Power Systems terminology
Describe the hypervisors supported by the SDMC appliance
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Figure 1-1. IBM Systems Education Test Drives for Power Systems AT591.0
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IBM Systems Education Test Drives for Power
Systems
Welcome to a Test Drive on Power i!
This course is designed to provide you with introductory information
on leading edge technology. You may be surprised about the
capabilities, functions, and solutions that are available. Get ready to
take the wheel and enjoy the ride!
Test Drives:
Series of free 3-4 hour classes in key systems technologies
A technical presentation where you can interact with the instructors
See complete schedule:
Check out the schedule at www.ibm.com/training/stg/testdrive
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Figure 1-2. IBM Technical Training AT591.0
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We are here to offer you a breadth of technical topics in your areas of interest and need.
Nobody knows IBMs hardware and software products better than we do our instructors
are experts in the technologies they teach, and our course developers work closely with
product development. Whether you choose public classes, onsite training, e-learning or a
combination of all three, youll find that our classes cover everything your employees need
to know, from product basics to time-saving tips and tricks.
We also offer a wide range of training services to help streamline your technology
implementation even further. Instructor mentoring brings IBMs expert instructors right to
your employees desks for on-the-job assistance learning to use new hardware and
software. Technical conferences let your key IT people network with peers, explore new
technologies, and learn about evolving IT trends from the people who set them.
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Comprehensive education and
training offerings

Expert instructors, world-class


content
Multiple delivery options, including
classroom public and private classes,
online learning and customized

IBM Technical Conferences explore


emerging trends and product
strategies
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Figure 1-3. Unit 1: Introduction to the SDMC software and hardware appliance AT591.0
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Figure 1-4. Unit objectives AT591.0
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Unit objectives
After completing this unit, you should be able to:
Describe the major features and functions of SDMC
Hardware management
Virtualization management
Appliance management
Service management
Describe the differences between the IVM, HMC, and SDMC
Describe the new Power Systems terminology
Describe the hypervisors supported by the SDMC appliance
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Figure 1-6. Power Systems management AT591.0
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Power Systems management
Unique web-based UIs and considerable functionality overlap
Advanced System Management Interface (ASMI)
Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM)
Hardware Management Console (HMC)
Converge on IBM Systems Director base
IBM Systems Director is the strategic management tool for IBM
servers
SDMC
(Systems Director
Management
Console)
HMC
(Hardware
Management
Console)
IVM
(Integrated
Virtualization
Manager)
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Figure 1-7. Power Systems management: Previously AT591.0
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Power Systems management: Previously
Power Systems
ASMI only IVM only Desktop HMC
Rack-mount
HMC
No LPAR
Limited CoD
Basic service
functions
Entry-level LPAR
controls from IVM,
based on AIX VIO
Server (VIOS)
Limited CoD
Limited service
functions
Basic desktop,
worldwide support,
long production
cycle
Full function LPAR
controls
Full service functions
Virtual OS consoles
Redundant HMC
optional
Stackable, with
shared flat
panel/keyboard
drawer, well suited for
clusters
Full function LPAR
controls
Full service functions
Virtual OS consoles
Redundant HMC
optional
ASMI / TTY
to
FSP directly
Browser
to
VIOS
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Figure 1-8. Systems Director Management Console AT591.0
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Systems Director Management Console
Integrated Virtualization
Manager
Hardware Management
Console
IVM
SDMC:
Manage multiple systems
New user browser
interface
Enhanced functionality
Support 1000 LPARs
Supports P6 and P7*
Express
Edition
* Statement of direction for POWER7 C models announced October 2011
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Figure 1-9. IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) AT591.0
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IBM Systems Director Management Console
(SDMC)
Same functionality as Hardware Management Console (HMC)
Provides hardware, service, and improved virtualization management
for IBM Power Systems servers with IBM AIX, IBM i , or Linux, and
IBM BladeCenter Power Blade servers
Same capabilities as IBM Systems Director (ISD) Express
Graphical user interface (GUI) consistency with ISD
Command line interface (CLI) consistency with HMC
x86-based
Hardware appliance for managing all Power servers
Virtual appliance for managing all small-tier Power servers
Both are closed appliances
No other software allowed to be installed
New synonyms for standard Power Systems terminology
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Figure 1-10. SDMC user interfaces: Welcome AT591.0
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The SDMC is positioned to unify platform management for IBM Systems, providing a
consistent look-and-feel for common management tasks. By integrating Power Systems
management into the IBM Systems Director framework, it allows for easy management of
many systems of different types.
SDMC enables administrators to work with a high-level view of systems. It organizes tasks
in a single panel instead of using different menus like the Hardware Management Console
(HMC) and the Integrated Virtualization Manager. This single panel simplifies views of
systems and day-to-day tasks.
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Figure 1-11. Next-generation management for Power Systems AT591.0
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Next-generation management for Power Systems
Replace HMC and IVM for Power Systems management
Power Systems directly
Power Systems indirectly through HMC
Power Systems side-by-side with HMC and IVM
Power Blade servers to high-end systems
Power Systems starting from POWER6 (P5 through HMC)
Directly discovers managed systems FSP or HMC
Can manage (subject to change):
Up to 48 small-tier entry servers or 32 large-tier servers
Up to 1,024 partitions (virtual servers)
Can be upwards integrated with IBM Systems Director
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Figure 1-12. Systems management hierarchy with HMC AT591.0
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POWER servers
BladeCenter
Private
Mgmt
Network
end
IVM
HMC
IVM
Optional
Upward Integration and
Service Management Software
End-to-End
Management
End-to-End
Management
Service
Management
Service
Management
Optional
IBM Systems Director
VMControl
AEM
Storage
Control
Network
Control
Systems management hierarchy with HMC
Base management no Director
Add optional Director and Tivoli
Systems Director hierarchical
management for advanced
managers
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Figure 1-13. Systems management hierarchy with SDMC: Today AT591.0
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POWER servers
BladeCenter
Private
Mgmt
Network
end
Optional
Upward Integration and
Service Management Software
End-to-End
Management
End-to-End
Management
Service
Management
Service
Management
Optional
IBM Systems Director
VMControl
AEM
Storage
Control
Network
Control
Systems management hierarchy with SDMC:
Today
Base management no Director
Add optional Director and Tivoli
SDMC manages Power Blades
Systems Director hierarchical
management for advanced
managers statement of
direction
SDMC HMC
IVM
VMControl
AEM
Storage
Control
Network
Control
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Figure 1-14. Systems management hierarchy with SDMC: Future AT591.0
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POWER servers
BladeCenter
Private
Mgmt
Network
end
Optional
Upward Integration and
Service Management Software
End-to-End
Management
End-to-End
Management
Service
Management
Service
Management
Optional
IBM Systems Director
VMControl
AEM
Storage
Control
Network
Control
Systems management hierarchy with SDMC:
Future
Base management no Director
Add optional Director and Tivoli
Systems Director hierarchical
management for advanced
managers
SDMC
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Figure 1-15. SDMC connection scenarios AT591.0
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HMC SDMC
P6/P7
Through HMC
The same SDMC can manage
two different Power systems,
where one is managed through
an HMC
Redundant SDMC
Both SDMCs manage the
same server at the same
time
P5/P6/P7
Multiple Power Servers
Hierarchical Management
Future IBM Systems Director can
hierarchically manage other Director
Appliances, SDMC, and HMC
P6/P7
P6/P7
P6/P7
P6/P7
ISD
HMC
P6/P7
HMC and SDMC dual management
HMC and SDMC can manage the same
server at the same time
P6/P7
Active/Passive HA SDMC
Both SDMCs can manage
same server at the same time
P6/P7
P6/P7 P6/P7
SDMC
SDMC
SDMC
SDMC
Active
SDMC
Passive
SDMC SDMC
SDMC connection scenarios
SDMC
Active
SDMC
Active
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Figure 1-16. Management of Power Systems AT591.0
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SDMC provides you with a user interface that is tightly integrated with the broader IBM
Systems Director user interface.
Most of the tasks in an SDMC have the same flow they had in the HMC, with slight
enhancements and adjustments made to provide an IBM Systems Director look and feel.
Some of the functions have been enhanced for ease of use.
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Management of Power Systems
Management of Power Systems by SDMC
Power Systems Management ISD Express plug-in
Power Systems Manager command line psm bundle
Power Systems Resources tables
Right-click menu
Actions drop-down menu
Power Systems properties views
Actions drop-down menu
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Figure 1-17. Management of SDMC appliance AT591.0
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Management of SDMC appliance
Management of SDMC appliance by ISD Express
IBM Systems Director Express edition
IBM Systems Director Discovery mechanism
Management of the appliance software
Update
Users
Settings
Communication to and from IBM (remote support)
Electronic Service Agent over Internet
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) with or without proxy server
IPSec Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
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Figure 1-18. Tasks and functionality AT591.0
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Tasks and functionality
Most tasks are the same with the same functionality
New Power Systems terminology synonyms
Virtual server new synonym for logical partition (LPAR)
Host new synonym for managed system
Tasks organized in a single screen
Instead of using different menus
Provides same CLI functionality
For management of Power Systems
Legacy HMC commands are shell aliased
Prefix with smcli or smcli psm when scripting
The following example commands are all equivalent (interactive):
lssyscfg r sys
smcli lssyscfg r sys
smcli psm lssyscfg r sys
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Figure 1-19. Transition to SDMC from HMC or IVM AT591.0
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Transition to SDMC from HMC or IVM
Transition is the conversion of the managed system(s) to the
SDMC environment:
Currently managed by the Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM)
Currently managed by the Hardware Management Console (HMC)
What is not transitioned:
Dumps, system/error logs, and currently not user data
All partition related information which is stored on the managed
system itself
Partition profiles are reconstructed from the managed systems partition
data (in the case of IVM) and FSPs Save Area (in the case of HMC)
Transition tool to help bring over static IP managed servers
Using SDMC graphical user interface and connecting to HMC using SSH
Using HMC and SDMC command line interface
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Figure 1-20. Appliances AT591.0
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Figure 1-21. SDMC hardware/physical appliance AT591.0
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The required firmware levels are:
For POWER7 servers require 7.3.0 of the POWER firmware to support SDMC
For POWER6 technology-based POWER processor-based blades require firmware at
level 3.5.7
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SDMC hardware/physical appliance
The SDMC V6.730.0 Hardware Appliance (5765-MCH)
7042-CR6 Rack-mounted Hardware Management Console system
With IBM SDMC indicator (#0963)
Similar configuration to HMC, with the following exceptions:
Two 500 GB hard disks with hardware RAID (HMC has one 500 G hard
disk)
8 GB DIMM Memory (HMC has 4 GB)
No modem (HMC has a modem)
Minimum 1-2 Ethernet adapters
Only one NIC required if not acting as DHCP server
Supported Power Systems
POWER7: 710, 720, 740, 750, 780, 795, PS700/701/702/703/704
POWER6: 520, 550, 560, 570, 595, JS12, JS22, JS23/43
Note: Does not support 575, POWER5 systems, POWER5 I/O towers
connected to POWER6 systems. Statement of Direction for POWER7
C models announced October, 2011
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Figure 1-22. SDMC virtual/software appliance AT591.0
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SDMC virtual/software appliance
The SDMC V6.730.0 Virtual Appliance (5765-MCV)
Require customer supplied IBM System x x86-based server
Require customer setup of appliance virtualization environment
Minimum configuration:
4-core Nehalem (Intel E5630) or better, 4VCPU (guest)
6 GB RAM Memory (guest) ~ 8 GB RAM (host)
500 GB hard disk (guest can be thin-provisioned)
1-2 Ethernet adapters (one to four networks)
Only one vNIC required if not acting as DHCP server
Graphic display adapter
Hypervisors: RHEL 5.5 with KVM, or VMWare ESX 4.0 or ESX/i V4.01
Supported Power Systems:
POWER7: 710, 720, 740, 750, PS700/701/702/703/704
POWER6: 520, 550, JS12, JS22, JS23/43
Note: Statement of Direction for POWER7 C models announced October,
2011
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Figure 1-23. SDMC appliance licensing AT591.0
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SDMC appliance licensing
For each installation of the hardware or virtual appliance
Included with the SDMC feature code
And for each server managed by the SDMC
Software Announcement ENUS211-101, dated April 12, 2011:
Licensee must obtain entitlements for each server that is made available
to the program, regardless of the number of processor cores or partitions
in the server or the number of copies of the program on the server.
In addition to the entitlements required for the program, licensee must
obtain entitlements sufficient to cover the servers managed by the
program, as follows:
IBM AIX Enterprise Edition entitlements or IBM Systems Director Editions
entitlements are required for the total number of activated processors
(including any temporary processors) on each server being managed by the
program.
A server is a physical computer that is comprised of processing units, memory,
and input/output capabilities and that executes requested procedures,
commands, or applications for one or more users or client devices.
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Figure 1-24. Installing SDMC virtual appliance on VMware AT591.0
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Installing SDMC virtual appliance on VMware
Use one of two ways to deploy the SDMC appliance:
1. Deploy using the VMware vSphere Client
Web browser to <ESX hostname>
Select Download vSphere Client
2. Deploy using the VMware Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Tool
from the command line
http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/server/vsphere/automat
iontools/ovf
Install the VMware OVF Tool on a separate Windows or Linux machine
Create an VMware Virtual Machine (VM) for SDMC appliance
Configure public and private network interfaces for SDMC VM
Map logical adapters in SDMC VM to the VM networks defined in
VMware (part of the Guided Setup Wizard process)
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Figure 1-25. Installing SDMC virtual appliance on RedHat/KVM AT591.0
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Installing SDMC virtual appliance on RedHat/KVM
Deploy SDMC appliance with pre-installed virtual disks:
Configure RedHat/KVM public and private network bridges:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/lnxinfo/v3r0m0/index.jsp?topic=/l
iaai/kvminstall/liaaikvminstallstart.htm
Extract pre-installed virtual disks from downloaded installation media
Customize the domain XML file
Update bridge, MAC, and Virtual Machine (VM) information
Create the RedHat/KVM VM using the domain XML file:
virsh define <XML-file>
Start the RedHat/KVM VM:
virsh start <VM-name>
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Figure 1-26. SDMC Guided Setup Wizard: Welcome AT591.0
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The setup wizard guides you through the SDMC installation process.
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SDMC Guided Setup Wizard: Welcome
Use the Guided Setup Wizard to configure the SDMC
Click Next and follow the instructions
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Figure 1-27. Setting up date/time and password AT591.0
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The first step is to setup the date and time.
Then you have to change the password for sysadmin root and pe user.
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Setting up date/time and password
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Figure 1-28. Configuring LAN adapters and network type AT591.0
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The next step in the process is to configure the LAN adapters and to select the network
type.
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Configuring LAN adapters and network type
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Figure 1-29. Configure the Agent Manager AT591.0
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SDMC is based on system director. At this point we are ready to configure the Agent
Manager.
An agent (CAS agent) can only be managed by only one Agent Manager.
In this example, the wizard did not accept usmi as the password. We had to specify a
longer password. In this example, we used sdmcusmi.
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Configure the Agent Manager
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Figure 1-30. Processing information AT591.0
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After all the required parameters have been specified, press the Finish button to start the
setup process.
Once the setup process has completed, a reboot will occur.
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Processing information
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Figure 1-31. Starting the console AT591.0
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Once the reboot has completed, point your browser to the SDMC using:
https://ip_address:8422/ibm/console
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Starting the console
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Figure 1-32. Configure the SDMC for the first time (1 of 2) AT591.0
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Configure the SDMC for the first time (1 of 2)
1. To configure the SDMC for the first time:
Start the SDMC interface
Click the Console tab
Select the locale
Accept the license agreement
2. The Welcome window opens
Set date and time
Set password
3. Configure network settings
4. Configure Agent Manager (for IBM Systems Director)
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Figure 1-33. Configure the SDMC for the first time (2 of 2) AT591.0
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Configure the SDMC for the first time (2 of 2)
5. Perform any required post configuration tasks
Electronic Service Agent, Updates, Users, and so on
6. Configure primary network interface (for sysadmin access)
Select an available network interface (vNIC or NIC)
Select network type (Standard or DHCP Server)
Configure IP address
Configure firewall settings, or leave as default
7. Configure second network interface (for FSP access)
Best practice to separate sysadmin and DLPAR from FSP access
8. Configure the host name and gateway
9. Configure DNS
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Figure 1-34. Enhanced manageability AT591.0
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Enhanced manageability
Topic 3
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Figure 1-35. Enhanced manageability (1 of 3) AT591.0
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Enhanced manageability (1 of 3)
Virtualization management
Simplified partition create flow
Only virtual server name required
All profile options can be fine tuned after creation
Can work with the current partition configuration directly
Manage virtual server allows for direct partition resource modification,
combining partition properties and DLPAR operations into one task
Enhanced VIOS and virtual adapter management
SDMC can manage virtual storage and virtual slots
SDMC can see the storage devices attached to a virtual server
SDMC and HMC dual management side-by-side
Requires proper HMC Version with service pack and PTF
Will not support new virtualization functionality, if enabled will disconnect
the HMC to prevent malfunction
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Figure 1-36. Enhanced manageability (2 of 3) AT591.0
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Enhanced manageability (2 of 3)
Firmware / Device code updates
Provided by IBM Systems Director: Update Manager
Remote support (PHYP/IBM i )
Provided by IBM Systems Director: Console Management
Call Home / Electronic Support Agent (ESA)
Provided by IBM Systems Director: Service and Support Manager
Modem support is not available
VPN supported for inbound remote support, but not for outbound
Discovery provided by IBM Systems Director
Directly discovers managed systems (if DHCP is enabled)
Can be directed to discover specific, or ranges of IP addresses
Can access and manage POWER5 servers
By discovering and controlling the HMC that are managing them
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Figure 1-37. Discovery: IBM Systems Director Express (1 of 2) AT591.0
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Discovery: IBM Systems Director Express (1 of 2)
Systems Discovery (Basic Discovery)
Represents finding network-level resources and their basic attributes
First stage of discovery before credentials are available
Discover resources such as: Hosts (FSP), Power Units, Virtual Servers,
Operating Systems, HMC, Switches, Print Servers, Storage, and so on
Inventory Discovery (Extended Discovery)
Represents a detailed introspection of resources and relationships accessed
through end-points
Three tiers/levels of endpoints:
Level 2: Local execution from agent
Level 1: Remote execution from management server
Level 0: Remote execute from management server following push down of
executables (run-once)
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Figure 1-38. Discovery: IBM Systems Director Express (2 of 2) AT591.0
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Discovery: IBM Systems Director Express (2 of 2)
Discovery UI Inventory UI
Discovery
Service
Platform Inventory
Module
Advanced Mgr
Inventory Module
Resource
Collection
Service
Advanced Mgr
Inventory Provider
Agent Inventory
Module
Platform Discovery
Module
Discovery
Integrator
USMi
Database
Base Discovery
Modules
Advanced Mgr
Discovery Module
Platform Inventory
Provider
CAS
Base Discovery Team
Platform Teams
Advanced Managers
Extended Discovery
Service
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Figure 1-39. Enhanced manageability (3 of 3) AT591.0
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Enhanced manageability (3 of 3)
Redundancy and high availability
Power System FSP support
Up to two authenticated SDMC per FSP (on 1 or 2 ports)
Connecting more than two SDMC per FSP is not supported
SDMC support similar redundancy model as HMC
SDMC access the active/current profile configuration from FSP
Dual SDMC parallel access
Active/Active mode
SDMC support high availability
SDMC synchronize profiles and other configuration within SDMC cluster
Dual SDMC sequenced access
Active/Passive mode
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Figure 1-40. Redundancy and high availability AT591.0
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(HA) or a redundant setup, can provide improved serviceability to the SDMC appliance and
provide backup to the system in case of a disaster.
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Redundancy and high availability
Redundant
Two SDMCs can manage the same Power System host at the same
time
Active/Active mode
Without configuration synchronization
High availability
Two SDMCs can manage the same Power System host one at a time
Active/Passive mode
With configuration synchronization
High availability setup:
Settings tab > Configuration Tasks > High Availability Settings
P6/P7
SDMC
SDMC
P6/P7
SDMC
Active
SDMC
Passive
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Figure 1-41. SDMC network connections (1 of 2) AT591.0
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SDMC network connections (1 of 2)
SDMC to host (managed system)
Control function requests through the hosts FSP
Required for managed system management
SDMC to virtual server
Collect platform-related information
Coordinates certain platform activities (dynamic and hot-node repair)
Required to use service and error notification features
SDMC to remote users
Access to SDMC management interfaces and functions
Remote client or web browser
Secure Socket Shell (SSH) to access the SDMC command line
SDMC to service and support (call-home)
Transmits data, such as hardware error reports, inventory data, and
microcode updates, to and from service provider
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Figure 1-42. SDMC network connections (2 of 2) AT591.0
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SDMC network connections (2 of 2)
Use HMC network design principles
The same SDMC networks as for previous HMC networks
Best practice:
Use at least one separate isolated network for FSP communication
The SDMC can be DHCP server on the isolated FSP network
The FSPs can be added with static IP addresses or address ranges
If the SDMC is not enabled as DHCP server then auto discovery will be
disabled and all network objects will have to be added manually
Use at least one separate network for accessing the SDCM
management interfaces, and network connection to virtual servers
Optional third interface for network connection to virtual servers
Limit changes to the firewall configuration
Can lead to adverse results if not configured properly
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Figure 1-43. Backup and restore AT591.0
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Backup and restore
Backup and restore method differs between appliance types
SDMC virtual appliance
Backup/restore via virtualization snapshots from the hypervisor
SDMC hardware appliance
Backup/restore on disk level, not file-level as HMC
Backup SDMC resource configuration (USB and FTP)
Resources view Actions > Manage Virtual Server Data > Backup
CLI: backup command
Restore SDMC resource configuration (USB and FTP)
Resources View Actions > Manage Virtual Server Data > Restore
CLI: restore command
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Figure 1-44. Enhanced manageability for Power Blades AT591.0
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Enhanced manageability for Power Blades
Simultaneously manages blades and rack-based servers
Enables full PowerVM virtualization for Power Blades
Multiple shared processor pools
Active Memory Expansion
Virtual server (partition) suspend and resume
Support for multiple virtual I/O servers on Power Blades
Supports Live Partition Mobility (LPM) of workloads
Between blades and rack-based servers
Firmware
SDMC requires latest generally available version
Updated to the supported level through IVM, before connecting to SDMC
Power Blades only have a single FSP (no redundant FSPs)
Single FSP can be managed by dual SDMC
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Figure 1-45. New terminology and synonyms AT591.0
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New terminology and synonyms
Topic 4
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Figure 1-46. New synonyms for standard Power terminology AT591.0
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New synonyms for standard Power terminology
Most important (SDMC HMC and IVM)
Virtual server Partition, logical partition or LPAR
Utility virtual server Virtual I/O server or VIOS
Host Managed system, server, FSP, or CEC
Power unit Frame
Most important user
sysadmin instead of hscroot
A server is a physical computer that is comprised of
processing units, memory, and input/output
capabilities that execute requested procedures,
commands, or applications for one or more users or
client devices.
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Figure 1-47. Terminology changes: Objects AT591.0
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Terminology changes: Objects
SDMC name Description HMC/IVM name
Power Unit
The power assembly for processor,
memory, FSP and IO enclosures.
Frame or BPA
Host
A physical server that contains physical
processors, memory, and I/O resources
and which is often virtualized into virtual
servers, also known as logical partitions.
Server, Managed System,
System, Flexible Service
Processor, CEC
Virtual Server
The collection of processor, memory and
I/O resources defined to run an operating
system and its applications.
Logical partition, partition,
LPAR
Utility Virtual Server
A virtual server that provide virtualization
capabilities for a particular environment.
Virtual I/O Server (VIOS)
Platform Manager
A platform manager manages one or more
hosts and their associated virtual servers
and operating systems. Power Systems
platform managers are HMC and IVM.
Hardware Management
Console (HMC), Integrated
Virtualization Manager (IVM)
Virtual Farm
A virtual farm logically groups like hosts
and facilitates the relocation task. This is a
new term for Power Systems.
N/A
Standard network
The standard network can be connected to
a firewall or router for connecting to the
Internet.
Open network
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Figure 1-48. Terminology changes: Users and roles AT591.0
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Terminology changes: Users and roles
SDMC name Description HMC/IVM name
sysadmin
Predefined administrator user for the platform
manager.
hscroot
pe
Predefined service and support user for the
platform manager.
hscpe
SMAdministrator
The Administrator role has full authority to all
resources and tasks, including security
administration, product installation, and
configuration.
Hmcsuperadmin
SMManager
The Manager role can perform a subset of the
tasks that an Administrator can perform,
typically system administration, system health
management, and configuration tasks.
hmcoperator
SMMonitor
The Monitor role can access those
administrative functions that provide read-only
access. Primarily, monitoring, notifications, and
status tasks are available.
hmcviewer
SMUser
The User role includes any authenticated user
and allows only basic operations such as
viewing resources and properties.
N/A
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Figure 1-49. Terminology changes: Host states (1 of 2) AT591.0
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Terminology changes: Host states (1 of 2)
New terminology for object operating states
For Host/Managed System (SDMC HMC/IVM)
Starting Initializing
Started Operating
Standby Standby
Stopped Power off
Waiting for input Pending authentication
Not available Failed authentication/No connection
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Figure 1-50. Terminology changes: Host states (2 of 2) AT591.0
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Terminology changes: Host states (2 of 2)
SDMC
operating
states
SDMC
detailed
states
SDMC
health
states
HMC
states
Started N/A OK Operating
Standby N/A OK Standby
Stopped N/A OK Power off
Starting N/A OK Power off in progress
Started Service processor
failure
Degraded/warning Service processor
failover
Not available Unknown Unknown No connection
Waiting for input Password updates
required
Degraded/warning Pending authentication
Not available Unknown Unknown Failed authentication
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Figure 1-51. Terminology changes: Virtual server states (1 of 2) AT591.0
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Terminology changes: Virtual server states (1 of 2)
New terminology for object operating states
For Virtual Server /LPAR (SDMC HMC/IVM)
Started Running
Starting Starting
Stopping Shutting down
Stopped Not activated
Relocating Migrating (not activated/running)
Waiting for input Open firmware
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Figure 1-52. Terminology changes: Virtual server states (2 of 2) AT591.0
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Terminology changes: Virtual server states (2 of 2)
SDMC
operating
states
SDMC
detailed
States
SDMC
health
states
HMC
states
Started N/A OK Running
Starting N/A Starting
Stopped N/A Unknown Not activated
Stopping N/A OK Shutting down
Relocating N/A OK Migrating - not
activated
Relocating N/A OK Migrating
running
Waiting for input Open firmware OK Open firmware
Started Performing hardware
discovery
OK Hardware
discovery
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Figure 1-53. Terminology changes: Tasks AT591.0
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Terminology changes: Tasks
New terminology for tasks
For Virtual Server/LPAR (SDMC HMC/IVM)
Power on a partition Activate
Power off Shut down / restart
Live relocation Live Partition Mobility
Static relocation Inactive partition mobility
For Host/Managed system (SDMC HMC/IVM)
Remove host Remove connection
Edit host View properties
Create Virtual Server Create logical partition
Access Connection
System Discovery Add managed system
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Figure 1-54. Checkpoint (1 of 3) AT591.0
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Checkpoint (1 of 3)
1. True or False: The new hscroot username used by SDMC is
secofr.
2. What are the types of SDMC appliances?
a. Hardware
b. Virtual
c. None of these
d. Both of these
3. SDMC will support which of the following operating systems?
a. IBM AIX
b. IBM i
c. Linux
d. All of the above
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Figure 1-55. Checkpoint (2 of 3) AT591.0
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Checkpoint (2 of 3)
4. True of False: A virtual SDMC appliance will only support the
management of small-tier Power servers.
5. True or False: A hardware SDMC appliance will support the
management of all Power Systems.
6. Which of the following is not supported by an SDMC?
a. Up to 48 small tier entry servers
b. Up to 32 large tier entry servers
c. Up to 1024 partitions
d. Up to 2048 partitions
7. What is a virtual server?
a. Logical partition
b. Virtual I/O server
c. Managed system
d. Frame
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Figure 1-56. Checkpoint (3 of 3) AT591.0
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Checkpoint (3 of 3)
8. What is a host?
a. Logical partition
b. Virtual I/O server
c. Managed system
d. Frame
9. True of False: SDMC does not provide a command line
interface.
10. What is a power unit?
a. Logical partition
b. Virtual I/O server
c. Managed system
d. Frame
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Figure 1-57. Unit summary AT591.0
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Unit summary
Having completed this unit, you should be able to:
Describe the major features and functions of SDMC
Hardware management
Virtualization management
Appliance management
Service management
Describe the differences between the IVM, HMC, and SDMC
Describe the new Power Systems terminology
Describe the hypervisors supported by the SDMC appliance
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What this unit is about
Describe the major features and functions of SDMC.
What you should be able to do
After completing this unit, you should be able to:
Describe how to access the SDMC graphical user interface and
command line
Log in to the SDMC using a web browser
Log in to the SDMC using a terminal emulator (PuTTy)
Describe the login and logoff options
Execute SDMC commands from SSH command-line
Find your way around the SDMC appliance graphical user interface
Describe how open the 5250 console
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Figure 2-1. Unit objectives AT591.0
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telnet emulator that supports SSH.
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Unit objectives
After completing this unit, you should be able to:
Describe how to access the SDMC graphical user interface
and command line
Log in to the SDMC using a web browser
Log in to the SDMC using a terminal emulator (PuTTy)
Describe the login and logoff options
Execute SDMC commands from SSH command-line
Find your way around the SDMC appliance graphical user
interface
Describe how open the 5250 console
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Figure 2-2. Access and log in to the SDMC (1 of 2) AT591.0
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Access and log in to the SDMC (1 of 2)
Log in and log off only
No disconnect or reconnect to previous sessions
Supported web browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 7.0 and 8.0)
Mozilla Firefox (version 3.0, 3.5 and 3.6)
The JavaScript language and cookies must be enabled
Self-signed certificate must be installed for the browser
Other unsupported versions and browsers might work
WebSphere Application Server Administrative Console
Secure Socket Shell (SSH) accessing SDMC command line
Require enabled firewall rules for the network interface (default)
Virtual Network Computing (VNC) graphical desktop sharing
Require enabled firewall rules for the network interface
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Figure 2-3. Access and log in to the SDMC (2 of 2) AT591.0
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Access and log in to the SDMC (2 of 2)
Open a supported browser
SDMC HTTPS on port 8422 (default)
URL local path on HTTP server /ibm/console/
Point the browser to the host name or IP address of the SDMC
https://<hostname | IP-address>:8422/ibm/console/
Use the same hostname or IP address for SSH and VNC
SSH port 22
VNC port 5901
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Figure 2-4. Welcome to IBM SDMC AT591.0
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The SDMC web interface provides tasks and views to help you manage your environment.
Welcome page for SDMC is displayed in the content area.
The content area changes depending on the item that you select in the navigation area.
The content area displays the view, pages, or forms for the tasks that you launch on the
managed systems.
The views, pages, and forms are displayed as tabs in the content area.
You can open multiple views or pages and have them open as tabs at the same time.
You can switch between the tabs in the content area performing multiple operations at
the same time.
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Navigation
pane
Task groups
Task links
Scoreboard
banner
Dashboard
work pane
Dashboard tabs:
Resource
Manage
Settings
Learn
Resources
table
Infocenter
link
Resources table
navigation pane
Logout
Context help
Minimize pane
Restore pane
Actions
drop-down menu
Common tasks
drop-down menu
Active links
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Figure 2-5. Welcome page (1 of 8) AT591.0
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Welcome page (1 of 8)
Use the Find a task link to directly access a particular task
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Figure 2-6. Welcome page (2 of 8) AT591.0
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Welcome page (2 of 8)
Welcome page dashboard contains four tabs:
Resource, Manage, Settings, and Learn
Content area might include:
Links, tables, pull-down menus, buttons, tabs, and dialog boxes
Table objects are grouped by type (default)
Tables can be searched, sorted, filtered, and column customized
Automatically lineup of content to fit in the browser
Hierarchical and Explorer style navigation
Tree node selection updates contents area
Hosts
Virtual servers
Power units
Operating systems
Use common Systems Director UI tables
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Figure 2-7. Welcome page (3 of 8) AT591.0
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Banner and Compliance status bar on top
Updated dynamically as status changes
Labels (Problems, Compliance) in context into Active status
Always enabled
Status counts (numbers) in context of Category and Severity
Always enabled
Icons are inactive (grayed) if counts are zero
If critical count is greater than zero, category background turns red
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Figure 2-8. Welcome page (4 of 8) AT591.0
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Welcome page (4 of 8)
Resources tab
Power Systems Resources table with navigation pane
Common Tasks drop-down menu
Actions task drop-down menu
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Figure 2-9. Welcome page (5 of 8) AT591.0
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Welcome page (5 of 8)
Resources tab
Right-click over resource to see drop down menu
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Figure 2-10. Welcome page (6 of 8) AT591.0
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Welcome page (6 of 8)
Manage tab
Launch point for Power Systems Management plug-in
Launch point for other advanced managers
Additional Director functionality
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Figure 2-11. Welcome page (7 of 8) AT591.0
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Welcome page (7 of 8)
Settings tab
Appliance life cycle
Shutdown, Restart, and Update
Appliance configuration
User configuration
Users, Passwords, and Groups
LDAP and Kerberos authentication
Network configuration
LAN / VPN
High availability
Serviceability
Date and Time
Electronic Service Agent (ESA)
Update
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Figure 2-12. Welcome page (8 of 8) AT591.0
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Welcome page (8 of 8)
Learn tab
Quick links to education materials
Infocenter content
e-Learning tutorials
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Figure 2-13. Menus AT591.0
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Menus
Power Systems management menus
Right-click on objects within tables
Single select
Task enablement similar as on HMC
User access
Object states
Actions drop-down
Table actions
Multi-select
Task alternative
approach
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Figure 2-14. Breadcrumbs AT591.0
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Breadcrumbs
Hierarchical navigation trail (path)
Select upper levels to step back
Select current level to refresh current pane
Breadcrumb
Top level
Breadcrumb
Current level
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Figure 2-15. Searching tables AT591.0
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Searching tables
Search matching table content and only display the results
Type search text in the search field
Matching text on the current page are highlighted
Click Search button to search the entire table
Only matching entries will be displayed
Click X to clear search
Page stepping at the bottom of tables
Forward, backward, jump to page
Search text
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Figure 2-16. Filter tables AT591.0
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Filter tables
Filter displayed table content based on selected columns
Select the Actions drop-down menu
Select Show Filter Rows
To remove select Clear All Filters
Column filter field is displayed under column titles
Select Filter under desired columns
Select filter condition in Filter pop-up (Contains, Starts with, Ends with)
Type filter text, optionally select Match case
Click OK to enable filter
Deselect column filter to disable
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Figure 2-17. Sort tables (1 of 2) AT591.0
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Sort tables (1 of 2)
Sort table content based on column order and direction
Default column title sort button only swap selected column sort order
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Figure 2-18. Sort tables (2 of 2) AT591.0
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Sort tables (2 of 2)
Sort table content based on column order and direction
Default column title sort button only swap selected column sort order
Select the Actions drop-down menu
Select Edit Sort
Select columns and sort order in Edit Sorts pop-up
To remove select Clear All Sorts, or select non-sort column sort button
Numbered column sort order displayed by column titles
Swap sort order by selecting column title sort direction button
Ascending or Descending
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Figure 2-19. Customize tables AT591.0
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Customize tables
Customize table columns
Select the Actions drop-down menu
Select Columns
Select a column and click Add in pop-up Order tab
Select the selected column and click Remove to remove
Select the selected column and specify table order by Up or Down
Under Width tab, optionally specify column widths
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Figure 2-20. Resource view AT591.0
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Resource view
SDMC provides a number of ways to view information about
your resources and manage them.
The views are displayed only from the Navigate Resources page.
The different views available are:
Table view
Properties view
Topology view
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Figure 2-21. Table view AT591.0
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The table view displays a list of resources along with their information in a table Format.
The various properties of the resource are displayed in the various columns of the table.
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Table view
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Figure 2-22. Properties view AT591.0
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The properties view displays a list of properties and other detailed information related to the
selected resource.
You can access the properties view from any view by selecting a resource and selecting
Action > Properties.
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Properties view
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Figure 2-23. Topology view AT591.0
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The topology view displays the relationship between your resources.
Select a resource > Actions > Topology Perspectives > Basic
The Basic selection provides a topology map that shows key resources that are related
to the selected resource.
The topology map view shows a graphical view of your resources and their
relationships.
You can drill down and view the relationships among these resources and other
resources in your environment.
You can also view and edit resource properties.
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Figure 2-24. Set up your startup page (1 of 2) AT591.0
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Use My Startup Pages to configure which pages will automatically load when you login to
the console.
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Set up your startup page (1 of 2)
You can set up your own startup page by using top right
Select Action > Add to My Startup Pages
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Figure 2-25. Set up your startup page (2 of 2) AT591.0
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In the Console navigation default view you can chose one of three option
All tasks
My Tasks or
IBM System Director.
All changes will take effect after next logon.
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Set up your startup page (2 of 2)
Use My Startup Pages link to manage your pages and
Navigation view.
New startup
page
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Figure 2-26. Navigation pane (1 of 2) AT591.0
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Navigation pane (1 of 2)
Use the Navigation pane to see grouped tasks and links.
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Figure 2-27. Navigation pane (2 of 2) AT591.0
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On the Navigate Pane you can directly access a lot of useful links / tasks.
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Navigation pane (2 of 2)
Quick access to standard
and additional tasks
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Figure 2-28. Command line interface AT591.0
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SDMC provides all the commands that were available in the HMC.
You can run the same command on the SDMC as you can in HMC, but you must use the
smcli prefix.
For example:
the HMC command lssyscfg -r sys
becomes smcli lssyscfg -r sys.
Note: To perform work using the command line, it is recommended that you should be
logged in with an SDMC user that has proper rights.
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Command line interface
You can run
smcli commands locally from
SDMC, or
remotely by accessing the
SDMC using a remote access
utility, such as secure shell
(SSH), telnet, putty
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Figure 2-29. Open 5250 console locally (1 of 2) AT591.0
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Note: If you choose to use a Dedicated 5250 Console, only you can perform console work.
If any body else wants to use the console, you will first have to disconnect.
The alternative is to use a shared 5250 Console Window. Then, if any body else needs a
console they can connect to your session.
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Open 5250 console locally (1 of 2)
You can open 5250
console locally by:
Expanding Hosts
(servers)
Under Hosts, click the
desired host
Right-click the virtual
server (partition)
Choose Operations >
Console Window >
Open Dedicated 5250
Console or Open
Shared 5250 Console
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Figure 2-30. Open 5250 console locally (2 of 2) AT591.0
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Open 5250 console locally (2 of 2)
Or to open 5250
Console on the local
SDMC you can:
Select the checkbox
next to virtual server
(partition) on select
column, or
Right-click the virtual
server to select
Then click the Actions
button.
Then choose
Operations >
Console Window >
Open Dedicated 5250
Console or Open
Shared 5250 Console
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Figure 2-31. Open 5250 console remotely (1 of 4) AT591.0
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Configuration remote access to 5250 console will done in this same way like on HMC
Console. In this course we show how configure console session using IBM Personal
Communications.
If you choose to use IBM System i Navigator, you should enter Q#HMC for the User ID.
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Open 5250 console remotely (1 of 4)
Open IBM Personal communications
Click Link Parameters
Type IP Address or System Name and
Port 2300 (2301 for SSL)
Click OK and start session
You cannot directly open a 5250 console remotely on SDMC. To open, you need to
use IBM System i Navigator or IBM Personal Communications.
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Figure 2-32. Open 5250 console remotely (2 of 4) AT591.0
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Note: You can use scroll down(F8) and scroll up (F7) to select the appropriate language.
You can also use F1 for help.
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Open 5250 console remotely (2 of 4)
Once you connect to the console, type the associated
number to choose your language and press Enter.
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Figure 2-33. Open 5250 console remotely (3 of 4) AT591.0
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Note: When prompted enter an SDMC user id that has the appropriate rights to perform the
actions you intend to perform. In this example we used sysadmin.
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Open 5250 console remotely (3 of 4)
On the displayed screen:
Type your user ID and
password
Then press Enter to see a list
of available hosts (servers)
Next choose your host and
press Enter
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Figure 2-34. Open 5250 console remotely (4 of 4) AT591.0
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Note: If you choose to use a dedicated connection then no one else can connect to this
session until you disconnect.
When you choose a shared connection, if somebody else wants to connect they will also
select option 2 shared. Or this second user could choose option 3 - Show Details where
they will see an option to disconnect an existing session.
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Open 5250 console remotely (4 of 4)
Next you choose a
Virtual Server
(partition) to display
its console screen.
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Figure 2-35. Checkpoint (1 of 2) AT591.0
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Checkpoint (1 of 2)
1. True or False: You can disconnect and reconnect SDMC login
sessions.
2. Which of the following is the default port used for an SDMC https
connection?
a. 2001
b. 2005
c. 2901
d. 8422
3. Which tab off of the Welcome page is used to select a virtual server?
a. Resources tab
b. Mange tab
c. Setting tab
d. Learn tab
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Figure 2-36. Checkpoint (2 of 2) AT591.0
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Checkpoint (2 of 2)
4. True or False: The customize columns option allow you to
specify a column width.
5. True or False. The SDMC GUI does not allow you to
customize what pages are automatically started.
6. True or False. You can directly open a 5250 console
remotely to an SDMC.
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Figure 2-37. Unit summary AT591.0
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Unit summary
Having completed this unit, you should be able to:
Describe how to access the SDMC graphical user interface
and command line
Log in to the SDMC using a web browser
Log in to the SDMC using a terminal emulator
Describe the login and logoff options
Execute SDMC commands from SSH command-line
Find your way around the SDMC appliance graphical user
interface
Describe how open the 5250 console
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Unit 3. Additional topics
What this unit is about
Describe the major features and functions of SDMC.
What you should be able to do
After completing this unit, you should be able to:
Understand the additional content of the SDMC Overview course
and educational opportunities
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Figure 3-1. Connecting the SDMC and the managed system AT591.0
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Connecting the SDMC and the managed
system
Topic 1
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Figure 3-2. Topic objectives AT591.0
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Topic objectives
After completing this topic, you should be able to:
Understand and explain Power System architecture
SDMC
Service processor
Hypervisor
Perform discovery and authentication of hosts
Use Setup Wizard to connect managed system
Configure SDMC Network parameter
Using Advanced System Management Interface (ASMI)
Manage system power
Manage host state
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Figure 3-3. SDMC and managed system LAN topology AT591.0
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Now that you have powered on your new SDMC and configured some basic network
options, the nest step is to see how to get the SDMC communicating with a managed
system.
Both the SDMC and the managed system must be connected to the same network
(private or open).
By connecting the SDMC (either directly to a port, or to a port through an internet or
intranet) to the managed system, you are establishing communication between the
SDMC and the service processor (SP).
Continue on the next visual.
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SDMC and managed system LAN topology
SDMC (Software and hardware appliance) connects to the
Service Processor (SP) of the managed system:
Local network or
Open network
Optionally: Partitions
SDMC
Service
processor
Private
network
Open
network
Service
processor
SDMC - Partitions
connection
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Figure 3-4. SDMC network options AT591.0
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A Private Network includes only the SDMC and the managed systems. The Ethernet port
on the SDMC, defined as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server usually
automatically recognizes the managed systems (defined as DHCP clients) in a private
network when the process is carried out correctly. SDMC provides an automated method
for the DHCP server to assign an IP address to DHCP clients in a network.
SDMC is directly connected to the managed system via a private network.
The SDMC in your private network has one of its Ethernet ports configured as the
(DHCP server) for your private network.
The managed system has its HMC port configured as a DHCP client.
A second Ethernet port on the SDMC can be configured to connect to an open network,
as a DHCP client or with a static address.
The cabling option are:
Option-1: Connect one of the Ethernet ports on the SDMC directly to one of the service
processor (HMC) ports on the managed system; the diagram on the left.
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SDMC network options
Private network:
SDMC = DHCP server
Managed systems = DHCP client
DHCP client
Direct attach:
SDMC
Managed system
Indirect attach:
SDMC
Hub/Switch
Managed systems
Open
network
Open
network
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Option-2: Connect one of the Ethernet ports on the SDMC to a hub (private), which
also has the managed systems connected to it through the service processor (HMC)
ports, the diagram on the right.
Note:
The SDMC cabling options are the same as they were for the HMC.
If you configure a DHCP Server on the SDMC, you have to connect the SDMC to the
managed systems HMC port before you supply power to the managed system. If not
the managed systems service processor can assign the IP address.
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Figure 3-5. Lab exercise AT591.0
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Lab exercise
Connecting the SDMC and the managed system
What you should be able to do after this lab:
Configure the SDMC network interface
Launch ASM
Use the SDMC to power on / power off the system
Schedule jobs
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Figure 3-6. Using SDMC to work with Power Systems management AT591.0
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Using SDMC to work with Power Systems
management
Topic 2
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Figure 3-7. Topic objectives AT591.0
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Topic objectives
After completing this topic, you should be able to:
Navigate the Power Systems Management plug-in GUI
Access Power Systems Resources table
Use the Actions drop-down menu for Power Systems
management
Use the right-click menu for Power Systems management
Use the Power System Management plug-in
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Figure 3-8. Lab exercise AT591.0
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Lab exercise
Using SDMC to work with Power System management
What you should be able to do after this lab:
Access and use System plan on the SDMC
Back up virtual server data
Work with Capacity on Demand (CoD)
Configure and work with virtual resources
Create and manage a System Profile
Use Tasks Management
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Figure 3-9. SDMC advanced functions AT591.0
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SDMC advanced functions
Topic 3
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Figure 3-10. Topic objectives AT591.0
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Topic objectives
After completing this topic, you should be able to:
Manage SDMC security settings
Perform automation settings
Access the SDMC CLI
Use commands for Power Systems management
Acquire command specific information
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Figure 3-11. Lab exercise AT591.0
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Lab exercise
SDMC advanced functions
What you should be able to do after this lab:
Manage SDMC user accounts
Perform automation settings
Access the SDMC command line interface
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Figure 3-12. SDMC firmware updates AT591.0
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SDMC firmware updates
Topic 4
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Figure 3-13. Topic objectives AT591.0
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Topic objectives
After completing this topic, you should be able to:
Describe how to back up console data
Describe how to install corrective service code on the SDMC
Describe how to upgrade the code on the SDMC
Describe how to save upgrade data
Install PTFs on service processor firm ware
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Figure 3-14. Hardware and firmware structure and components AT591.0
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Hardware and firmware structure and components
IBM i /OS
License Internal Code
(LIC)
POWER-Hardware
IBM i /OS
LIC in partition
57xx-999,
System firmware
SF240 or EM310 Hypervisor - FSP
System i hardware
Processor, memory, I/O, and so forth
SDMC- V6.730.0 + latest Fixes
Disks Disks
Tape drive/library
System Firmware
IBM i /OS
License Internal Code
(LIC)
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Figure 3-15. Lab exercise AT591.0
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Lab exercise
Firmware updates
What you should be able to do after this lab:
Verify installed Power System firmware
Check for available updates
Manually download updates
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Topic 5
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Figure 3-17. Topic objectives AT591.0
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Topic objectives
After completing this topic, you should be able to:
Describe the terminology used by the SDMC
Describe the SDMC high availability (HA) function
Describe the differences between redundancy and high
availability in the SDMC environment
Describe HA configuration process
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Figure 3-18. Redundancy and high availability AT591.0
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Implementing IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) in a high availability
(HA) or a redundant setup can provide improved serviceability to the SDMC appliance and
provides backup to the system in case of a disaster.
Users familiar with the redundant HMC setup in their Power Systems environment can use
the same setup in SDMC, as multiple SDMCs can connect to and actively manage a single
managed server.
Users can also implement SDMC High Availability, which provides active/passive failover
capability, with one active SDMC and one passive SDMC on standby to take over in case
of failure.
In addition to providing the management capabilities currently in the HMC for the managed
Power System servers, the SDMC also can manage the operating systems of the servers
themselves by connecting to the Common Agent Services (CAS) agent on the managed
systems through an agent manager. However, the CAS agent is limited to a single
connection to an agent manager and is not capable of a redundant connection.
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Redundancy and high availability
Redundant
Two SDMCs can manage the same Power System host at the same
time
Active/Active mode
Without configuration synchronization
High availability
Two SDMCs can manage the same Power System host one at a time
Active/Passive mode
With configuration synchronization
High availability setup:
Settings tab > Configuration Tasks > High Availability Settings
P6/P7
SDMC
SDMC
P6/P7
SDMC
Active
SDMC
Passive
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Topic 6
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AS5C0 / OV5C0: SDMC for System i
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Technical Training offerings www.ibm.com/training
Whats next? Check out the following technical training courses:
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AS5C0 / OV5C0 Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) for System i
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1. True or False. The new hscroot username used by SDMC is secofr.
The answer is false. The correct answer is sysadmin.
2. What are the types of SDMC appliances?
a. Hardware
b. Virtual
c. None of these
d. Both of these
The answer is both of these, hardware and virtual.
3. SDMC will support which of the following operating systems?
a. IBM AIX
b. IBM i
c. Linux
d. All of the above
The answer is all of the above.
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4. True of False: A virtual SDMC appliance will only support the management of
small-tier Power servers.
The answer is true.
5. True or False: A hardware SDMC appliance will support the management of all
Power Systems.
The answer is true.
6. Which of the following is not supported by an SDMC?
a. Up to 48 small tier entry servers
b. Up to 32 large tier entry servers
c. Up to 1024 partitions
d. Up to 2048 partitions
The answer is up to 2048 partitions. An SDMC will support up to a maximum of 1024 partitions.
7. What is a virtual server?
a. Logical partition
b. Virtual I/O server
c. Managed system
d. Frame
The answer is logical partition.
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8. What is a host?
a. Logical partition
b. Virtual I/O server
c. Managed system
d. Frame
The answer is managed system.
9. True of False: SDMC does not provide a command line interface.
The answer is false.
10. What is a power unit?
a. Logical partition
b. Virtual I/O server
c. Managed system
d. Frame
The answer is frame.
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1. True or False: You can disconnect and reconnect SDMC login
sessions.
The answer is false.
2. Which of the following is the default port used for an SDMC https
connection?
a. 2001
b. 2005
c. 2901
d. 8422
The answer is port 8422.
3. Which tab off of the Welcome page is used to select a virtual server?
a. Resources tab
b. Mange tab
c. Setting tab
d. Learn tab
The answer is Resources tab.
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4. True or False: The customize columns option allow
you to specify a column width.
The answer is true.
5. True or False. The SDMC GUI does not allow you to
customize what pages are automatically started.
The answer is false.
6. True or False. You can directly open a 5250 console
remotely to an SDMC.
The answer is false.
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