This makes me think of the Big Bang Theory episode where Howard gets the robotic arm he invented stuck somewhere south of his belt buckle. : )

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Nelson
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2012 2:06 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: Remote power up of System i 520

I would venture a guess that Dr. Franken could engineer a little robotic arm that would reach out on command and press the power button.


Paul Nelson
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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Oberholtzer
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2012 2:02 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Remote power up of System i 520


Remember the FSP is an independent device and it powers up and boots, when power is applied to the system chassis without any intervention at all. Your HMC connects to that, so in effect, you are connecting to a powered up portion of the system. The FSP, which can control all the hardware can then cause the SPCN network to power up all of the chassis and devices it is aware of.

While power is has not been restored to the CEC and the expansion chassis, the FSP is up and running.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 12/28/2012 1:27 PM, Kirk Goins wrote:
He is sure.. with only the FSP up No LAN Console functions.. gota have
LIC up for that.

On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 11:23 AM,<rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Are you sure there's no remote control panel when it's powered off?
Because my 9117, while HMC controlled, can still be powered off
way and yet I can remotely access the control panel to do stuff
like change it from a T to P side ipl

Rob Berendt
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept
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Garrett, IN 46738
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From: Jeff Crosby<jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical
Date: 12/28/2012 02:18 PM
Subject: Remote power up of System i 520
Sent by:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Short of an HMC, is there any way to remotely power up a System i 520?

I have LAN Console and Remote Control Panel on my desktop at work.
Due to
power issues last week (low voltage from utility) after a power
outage, I
changed QPWRRSTIPL to 0 for no power up when power is restored.

In a future outage that results in my power handling program
the system, I have no recourse to power it up other than 1) drive
work, or 2) get an HMC, correct?

I can remote from home to my work desktop, but since the System i
is powered off, there ain't not no Remote Control Panel.


Jeff Crosby
VP Information Systems
UniPro FoodService/Dilgard
P.O. Box 13369
Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369

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